Ghislaine Viñas provided a much-needed refresh to this 3,300-square-foot duplex in New York City's Tribeca neighborhood, updating nearly every aspect of the home to bring in more light and color. The result is an eclectic space that reflects the playful style of a young family. 72
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The entryway is playful and full of bold color, hinting at what's to come in the home beyond. Visitors are greeted by a custom bench and cabinet with a neon tongue-in-cheek play on the client's last name. The entry runner features a rainbow band, which is a nod to the client's love of rainbows and echoes a large rainbow color rug that is used in the living room. The entry hallways leads into the main living space through an archway, which delineates the two buildings that make up the apartment.
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The existing kitchen was gutted and built out from scratch to make a more usable space. A bright orange backsplash pops against the white cabinetry and custom wall buffe by UM Project, a frequent collaborator of the firm.
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In the dining room, the American ash table was made by
BDDW and is surrounded by Saarinen chairs. A focal feature on the wall is a red cabinet that is part storage and part artwork. Viñas and Francois Chambard collaborated on the design of the piece, which was made by UM Studio.
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The rainbow theme is especially prominent in the living room, where the color of the furniture coordinates with the striped rug. To lighten the space, the design team worked with the contractor to sand the home's floors down from their dark brown color to their natural state and cover with a clear finish. The fireplace was refaced with white stone and provides a clean accent in the colorful room.
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The powder room also harkens to the client's name with its gold pendant fixtures and tile.
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The master bedroom is a soft sanctuary of whites and grays but is punctuated with pops of black and orange. Custom bedsides tables connect with a dresser and desk that wrap around the room.
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Color even finds its way into the master bathroom with an art piece by Jason Woodside over the bathtub that adds a bright accent to the neutral tones.
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The children’s bedrooms feature ample storage space thanks to custom designed built-ins.
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The home's downstairs level includes a TV room, billiard table, and office, in addition to another full bathroom.
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Here, cooler blues paired with a bit of orange were used to tie in with the colors of the upper floor.
Photography by Garrett Rowland