Sisters Brooke, Emma, and Jordana (from left) lounge on the sofa in the entry foyer.
The spacious living room glows with a warm, serene ambience in its calm palette. Artwork featuring vigor and movement adds striking bursts of color.
Active, oversized patterns and artwork are tempered by the graceful tables, finished in quieter tones.
Light and easy to move, a pair of matching antique benches in front of the fireplace provides extra seating in the living room.
Pocket doors between the foyer and the hallway that leads to the bedrooms can be pulled shut to buffer noise from the public rooms when a party is taking place and children are sleeping.
In the dining room, pocket doors can be closed during an intimate dinner party.
The neutral kitchen comes alive in joyous moments when the girls are completing art projects, tackling homework, or eating snacks after school.
Hanging above the dressing table in the master bedroom is a striking painting by artist Gus Yero. The large artwork injects a bold statement into the room, which otherwise is imbued with a soft, peachy glow.
Designer Flanders, who shies away from rooms that are too juvenile, created a stylish bedroom for Brooke, with oversized dots and stripes and fashion-forward purple and pink.
Robyn Price and her three daughters, from left, Brooke, Jordana, and Emma.
When it comes to finessing an interior with those accessories that exude personality, designer Jennifer Flanders (seen here in her own New York apartment) knows when something is missing--and when enough is enough. "Much of the process is instinctive," she says. "The eye knows when everything is visually complete and balanced." Flanders offers the following tips for a successfully accessorized space.
Divide and conquer Spread objects such as books, vases, and the like on a large table. Make one pile of "must-haves" and another that includes pieces you are willing to eliminate.
Accept change Keep an open mind when it comes to repurposing a piece or positioning it in an alternate room. After pieces are placed, you'll know where you need to fill in.
Take advantage of bookcases Don't limit bookshelves to books only. This is a great place for an ensemble of pieces--books, family photos, and other objects--that aren't special enough to stand on their own.
Create art tension If your interiors lean toward traditional and classic, contemporary artwork keeps the mood fresh and youthful.
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Colorful, Sophisticated New York Apartment
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