Jacquelyn Opts for Opulence

Jacquelyn Opts for Opulence

Jill Slater
Jan 5, 2011

Name: Jacquelyn
Location: Financial District — Manhattan, New York
Size: 712 square feet — one bedroom
Years lived in: 1 month

Jacquelyn's goal for the design of this apartment was to infuse it with glamour — a home and a "life filled with beautiful objects, imbued with femininity and opulence."

Jacquelyn is the final of three young designers we are featuring, and who was selected to transform one of the empty units for sale at the 99 John, an Art Deco building designed by the architect of the Empire State Building and located in the Financial District.

By striking up a working relationship with a great, inexpensive upholsterer, trolling through a treasure-filled flea market via Craigslist, and improvising on art for the walls, Jacquelyn was able to put together a cool apartment on a very tight budget. Her imagined client — a sophisticated, independent, Financial District woman would clearly be very happy here.

Apartment Therapy Survey

Style:: Modern Baroque or Modern Ba-Roke

Inspiration: Dorothy Draper

Favorite Element: Too Many: Fuchsia Sofa, Lips Wallpaper, Shades from Delia Shades, and Painted gate headboard are among my favorites.

Biggest Challenge: BUDGET!

What Friends Say: They love the whimsical play of antiques and art.

Biggest Embarrassment: Antique frames falling off the walls.

Proudest DIY: Spray painting the bedroom headboard silver and spray painting all of the antique and vintage frames which were originally gold, silver and black.

Biggest Indulgence: Fuchsia Sofa

Best Advice: Find the room of your dreams and let modern, antique, and vintage sources make your dreams come to life.

Dream Source: Film, the Strand, and 1stDibs.com



    • Art and red objet from IKEA Silver Bowls from West Elm


    • Dining Chairs from Craigslist recovered in green velvet fabric from Mood Fabrics and upholstered by David & Sons (37-06 36th Street Suite 403 Queens. (347) 849-1201

    • Dining Table from IKEA

    • Tabletop from CB2 Silver Rabbit from West Elm Glass Cloches from TF Cornerstone Warehouse

    • Colorful Art was rented for the duration of the competition from Anton Perich.

    • The art in the frames were either pulled out of art books from Kara Walker, John Currin, and others that I had laying around my house or printed pieces that I loved from web searches. Not sure what the copyright issues may be :)

    • All photo printing by Digitech Printers

    • Rug is Corinth by Edward Fields (On Loan) Edward Fields

    • Sofa from Antique Warriors in Sturbridge Mass. Upholstered in fuchsia ultra suede fabric

    • Vintage Side chairs from The Brooklyn Furniture Warehouse on Grand Street

    • Lucite coffee table from CB2

    • Custom Shades from Delia Shades

    • Vintage Danish Side Table from Furnish Green

    • Chandeliers from location on Bowery

    • White Shelves from IKEA

    • Vintage frames and mirrors found on Craigslist from Antique Warriors. Repainted in black or silver with spray paint

    • Bench from Furnish Green. Upholstered in cut velvet

    • Walls covered in Benjamin Moore's Constellation from the Affinity Collection


    • Large Scale Lip Wallpaper- Magic Murral Magic Mural by Duggal - custom printed self-installable wall covering Cesarina Ferro Director Fine Art & Business Development Duggal Visual Solutions, Inc.

    • Vintage frames and mirrors found on Craigslist from Antique Warriors


    • Custom Shades from Delia Shades

    • Duvet cover pillow set from IKEA Bedding pillows

    • Bed skirt from Bed Bath & Beyond

    • Decorative pillow from Crate & Barrel

    • Flokati Rug from ABC Carpet & Home Warehouse

    • Lucite Chair from the Brooklyn Furniture Warehouse reupholstered in living room sofas original fabric

    • Side tables, Table lamps, and chest of drawers from TF Cornerstone Warehouse

    • Silver Accessories from West Elm


    • Towels, accessories, and shower curtain from Bed Bath & Beyond

    • Vintage frame found on Craigslist from Antique Warriors

Images: Jill Slater

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