Take a tour around a designer-style New York town house

Property: A 5-storey town house near Greenwich Village, New York, with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a playroom/basketball court, loft-style kitchen-diner and terrace.

Property: A 5-storey town house near Greenwich Village, New York, with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a playroom/basketball court, loft-style kitchen-diner and terrace.

Light fittings that double as art installations provide an artistic touch to the long, narrow hallway. Rough concrete panels contrast with the intricate mosaic tiles, setting the tone for the rest of the house.

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room with white ceiling lamps white walls and printed flooring

(Image credit: Matthew Williams and Gap Interiors Costa Picadas)

The light shades by Pluma are available at Leigh Harmer (opens in new tab).

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living room with wooden flooring

(Image credit: Matthew Williams and Gap Interiors Costa Picadas)

The living room spills out onto the terrace, providing a seamless transition between the two spaces. A clever glass wall rolls out of the way onto the ceiling, like a garage door, to create a three-walled room.

For a similar wing-back chair, look at the Louis XV chair from French Furniture Revolution (opens in new tab). The photo is by Erwin Olaf (opens in new tab).

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kitchen room with wooden flooring and white kitchen cabinets

(Image credit: Matthew Williams and Gap Interiors Costa Picadas)

In the kitchen, a decadent streak reveals itself. A Venetian chandelier, bought in Nice, hangs above the island unit, out of reach of the kids, and providing a glamorous edge.

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room with wooden flooring and table with chairs

(Image credit: Matthew Williams and Gap Interiors Costa Picadas)

At the opposite end of the living area is a spacious kitchen-diner and floor-to-ceiling windows. The space is filled with statement retro pieces.

The Art Deco bench came from SoHo Treasures (opens in new tab). The fan is by Maarten Baas (opens in new tab) and the light box pictures are by New York artist Heidi Cody (opens in new tab).

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dining room with dining table with chairs

(Image credit: Matthew Williams and Gap Interiors Costa Picadas)

7 children means busy mealtimes in this household, so a large dining table is a must.

The large dining table was a flea-market find; Retrouvius (opens in new tab) sells similar. The painting is by Lisa Ruyter (opens in new tab).

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bedroom with wooden flooring and photoframe on white wall

(Image credit: Matthew Williams and Gap Interiors Costa Picadas)

The master bedroom is a tranquil space, flooded with light from the floor-to-ceiling windows. The antique bed, over 100 years old, vies for attention with an avant-garde chair.

The chair sculpture is by Fernando & Humberto Campana for Edra, available at Chaplins (opens in new tab). The pendant lights are from a flea market in Paris.

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bedroom with white wall and table lamp

(Image credit: Matthew Williams and Gap Interiors Costa Picadas)

To maintain the calming and relaxed feel of this minimalist bedroom, accessories are kept simple, with only the bedposts and calendar adding definition to the all-white space.

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bathroom with wooden flooring and white bathtub

(Image credit: Matthew Williams and Gap Interiors Costa Picadas)

The designer-chic element of this house is continued into the bathroom, with a pebble bath and rich wood flooring. Amid busy family life, the owners felt the only time they had to admire art was in the bathroom, so they put their favourite piece above the bath!

The Pearly Queen Of Bow picture is by Ann Carrington (opens in new tab).

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bedroom with bed with pillows

(Image credit: Matthew Williams and Gap Interiors Costa Picadas)

All the children's bedrooms have desks so the kids can do homework. The owners hope it will subtly get them into good work habits, and make them feel creative!

The daybed is from Bali, find one like it at Opium (opens in new tab). The desk and chair are from IKEA (opens in new tab).

Looking for more modern decorating inspiration? Check out our House Tours section for everything from an industrial-chic conversion to a retro 1970s-inspired bungalow.

Heather Young
Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.