Sabrina Soto's Penthouse Pops with Color

Sabrina Soto's Penthouse Pops with Color

Jill Slater
Oct 19, 2011
Name: Sabrina Soto Location: Upper West Side, New York Size: 1200 square feet, 2 bedroom, 2 bath rental Years Lived In: 7 months Sabrina, an HGTV designer and personality, just moved to NYC from Washington DC for her new show. She downsized from a sizeable house to a brand new 2-bedroom luxury rental, basically starting over from scratch. Sabrina's vision for her sun-drenched, penthouse apartment was to keep things neutral but to add a lot of color through accessories — both natural and man-made. As the Target Style Expert for Home, she has done a lot of work with Missoni for Target so you'll notice pieces from that line around the apartment. Sabrina also included antiques and vintage pieces throughout to ensure a unique look. Mixed in with the more expensive pieces are easy and accessible DIY solutions with a big impact. For example, for the master bathroom, Sabrina bought a bunch of inexpensive frames, painted them all the same color, and mounted them in a clusters on opposing walls. The result is a crisp, fun home full of clean lines, and lots of well spaced spots to take in the view. Apartment Therapy Survey Style: Casual Colorful Modern Inspiration: New York City Favorite Element: The view of Central Park. Biggest Challenge: The lack of time I had to decorate my own space. As they say, the cobbler's children have no shoes. What Friends Say: They think it's a fun and sophisticated space, which is a great compliment. Biggest Embarrassment: Not realizing that my sofa was a bit too high, so I had to cut the metal legs myself on set. Proudest DIY: My carbon steel coffee table. I had it made in a commercial kitchen manufacturing plant in Brooklyn and blackened it in the backyard of my friends place nearby. Needless to say, it's a VERY heavy piece, but can double as a dance floor if need be. Biggest Indulgence: The Michio Takayama painting above the couch. Best Advice: Although most makeover shows are about 22 minutes in length, it takes a lot longer than that to put together a cohesive room design. Take your time, don't rush the process. Dream Source: ABC Home & Carpet, Etsy.com, Target, AllModern.com, Ebay, NYC Flea Markets Resources: PAINT & COLORS
    • Master Bedroom: Benjamin Moore — Gray Husky • Office: Benjamin Moore — Silver Springs
ENTRY
    • Console - LAX floating console • Acrylic Wine Rack - CB2 • Martini Shaker - Missoni for Target • Clear tealight holders - Two's Company • Vintage Radio - Pip & Estella
LIVING ROOM
    • Art - Michio Takayama • Media Console - Design Within Reach • Decorative Plate - Missoni for Target • Chairs - Gus Modern • Vertical Garden - Urbio • Frank Gehry Wiggle Chair - estate sale • Planters - West Elm • Vintage Glass Water Buoy - pipandestella.com • Vintage Fans - A few are from ebay and others were passed down from family members
DINING ROOM
    • Table — Room & Board • Chairs — Herman Miller Eames • Chandelier — Iacoli & McAllister
BEDROOM
    • Bed — West Elm • Bedding — Dwell Studio • Bedding — Target • Lamps — Jonathan Adler • Pillows — Etsy & Gracious Home • Pouf — Calypso Home for Target • Felt Basket — Target • Accessories and Frames — Target
BATHROOM
    • Towels — Target • Wall Art — Kenneth Wingard • Framed Tiles — Target • Vintage Frames — Ebay, flea markets • Shower Curtain — Custom

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