Monday, May 14, 2012


Photos courtesy of Trad Home
What makes a designer a New Traditional? The ability to design with furniture and decorative elements  from the past and make them look fresh for today? Or, is it the way traditional forms are re-invented in environments for today? Whatever the reason, the designers selected this year bring their skilled eye, talent at editing, sense of color, arranging and mixing and matching. With the May arrival of the 2nd annual Trad Home Digital Issue came my Stylebeat submission selection project by Christina Murphy.  It was so cool to see her kelly-green tinged living room and the entire project come to life on the digital pages. Filled with color, personality and great art, Murphy leaves a Colorful Impression with this well-thought out New York City apartment for a growing cosmopolitan family. The entire issue is filled with great designers projects, artisans and more. Download the digital issue to peruse the talent to watch.

Christina and I wanted to have our photo shoot together, but I was in her Florida hometown when the project was photographed. It was a busy March for us both!

Cards,  anyone?

With multiple seating areas, catchy art and plush upholstery, this room is versatile and vibrant.

A concealed bar is symmetrically balanced with doors flanking the other side of the fireplace.

Pops of green make the living room energetic. A place to entertain and hang out, it suits the many needs of the busy family that lives there.

The serene dining room is sophisticated and sparkly. With a feel similar to that of a boutique hotel space, the room transforms at night with the glow of candles. Add the view and you are on vacation suspended in time.

It's all in the details. Here, shimmery brass  accents in the dining room add a deco allure.

Garnering interest the minute you walk in the front door, a zig zag painted floor and high back chairs with a unique double tape trim running down the center make the entry eye-catchingly exciting.

A playful, wide horizontal stripe took a windowless space to wow where the family spends time together.

 The jewel of a powder room where the graphic wallpaper and bold cut out mirror do the work.

Custom detailing make a pretty trad headboard more than just a cut corner headboard.  Catching the light, nickel nailheads sit on top of a grey blue tape trim that coordinates with the nickel swing arm lamp. A neutral palette makes the bedroom a sanctuary.


Dovecote Decor said...

Hi Marissa: It is really is a great looking apartment, and the message is fresh--those card chairs! I thought I'd seen it all.

Marisa/Stylebeat said...

Hi Liz! Yes the chairs are wonderful right? What a talent she is