Lauren Moffat's Vintage Modern Home

Lauren Moffat's Vintage Modern Home

Name: Lauren Moffatt
Location: Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York
Size:1600 square feet
Years lived in: 11 years; Own

Lauren's home is filled with design savvy details, which doesn't come as too much a of a surprise, since she is a women's wear designer with a sharp creative eye and strong sense of style. Despite the amount of personality evident in her space, there's also a feeling of spaciousness, and not just because of the square footage. Some would take the space available and pack it full to every corner, but not so for Lauren.

By letting key pieces stand for themselves, Lauren has kept the decor feeling fresh. Intentionally allowing a little blank space gives the eye a place to rest, and also creates a comfortable atmosphere and a wonderful place to call home, great for Lauren and her husband as well as their little girl, newborn baby and dog Gertie who (while a bit camera shy) can be seen alongside Lauren in the photo above.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style:Imperfect. My favorite things around my home are well lived-in pieces that have a history and tell a story.

Inspiration: Who knows where it comes from. It's more about what I love to live with and look at day after day.

Favorite Element: The bones: high ceilings, original wood floors, white plaster walls. Together, these create the perfect backdrop.

Biggest Challenge: Ugly windows. In NYC you want all the light you can get, but at the same time, I want my windows covered. My solution is to make curtains out of sheer silk from our collections.

What Friends Say: "Of course you'd have a brass railing on your staircase." It's true, I need a little a little gold in everything I do!

Biggest Embarrassment: Our fake fireplace. It was the first thing I bought when we did the reno.

Proudest DIY: It wasn't physically built by me, but my husband and I designed the large casement wall/door in between our dining room and tv room.

Biggest Indulgence: All our art is thrift shop and flea market finds. There is just one exception: the panels in our tv room. That's our one and only adult purchase.

Best Advice: Keep it simple. When like colors are grouped together, it creates a really cohesive, clean look.

Dream Sources: Solo Rago auctions and the Golden Nugget flea market.

Resources of Note:
PAINT & COLORS - Entire Home Except Kid's Room

    • All paint in our apartment is Benjamin Moore White Dove

PAINT & COLORS - Kid's Bedroom

    • Cot - Oeuf convertible crib (customized)
    • Paul McCobb bureau (the last of the 3)
    • Family heirloom quilt
    • Red hooks - Anthropologie


    • Sofa - Room and Board
    • Chair - Eames (found in the trash in two pieces)
    • Painting - Bradley Narduzzi Rex from Hubert Gallery
    • Table - West Elm
    • Wire Frame Chair - Flea Market
    • TV Console - Ebay


    • Table - Knoll
    • Chairs - Allen Gould Compass chairs
    • Animal heads - DFC Mexico City
    • Bureau - Paul McCobb (part of a 3 pc we bought for $150. The rest of the pieces are in the apartment as well)
    • Curtains - Lauren Moffatt
    • Fireplace Façade - Thrifted
    • Chandelier - Jean Pelle


    • Table - Room and Board
    • Pendant Lights - Ikea


    • Headboard - West Elm
    • Bureau - Antique from my mom
    • Chair - Hans Wegner
    • Bedding - John Robshaw
    • Silver lamp - trash find
    • Crib - Whitney Brothers clearside crib
    • Bedside Table - West Elm Pratt Collaboration


    • Radiator / Heating Pipe Cover - Custom
    • Sink - Paul McCobb, Customized Bureau
    • Industrial Faucets - Home Depot (retrofit)

Thanks, Lauren!

(Images: Liana Walker)

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