This cosy home in New York is guaranteed to make you happy

In a market that feels oversaturated with new developments, renovating an old school, pre-war apartment into one that sings a fresh, new design tune, is one to take note of. This is the story of a two-bedroom home located in Carnegie Hill, New York blessed with high ceilings, charming aboriginal crown moldings, a vintage fireplace, old world furniture and more. A full gut renovation of this once-glorious space was the need of the hour, and husband and wife duo Britt and Damian Zunino of Studio DB stepped up for the challenging, yet rewarding task.

‘The apartment formerly featuring outdated design trends was swapped with a mix of bright and neutral colors, airy spaces, and maximalist wallpapers,’ says Britt. ‘The clients, who work in finance and fashion, have two young kids and wanted a home that was ideal for modern living. Style-wise, our clients loved classic European apartments that celebrate traditional, historic details juxtaposed with contemporary furnishings and art,’ says Britt. ‘They wanted the home to feel elegant, but not fussy and formal.’