Explore These Cozy Living Rooms By 2 Standout New York Designers


Two buzzworthy interior designers share the creative process behind a space they conceived.

Sarah Lederman

modern living room

Photo: Kirsten Francis

An Upper West Side living room by Sarah Lederman pairs traditional style and varied influences for a distinct result. The Luxe Next In Design 99 designer tells us more.

The inspo: I love to start with a classic base like the English roll-arm sofa and skirted chairs, and then tell a unique story through pillows, art, lighting and vintage pieces.

The stars: The sofa is RH, and we have an English writing table, midcentury coffee table and Moroccan jar lamps. The central artwork is Stephen Lavis, with pieces by RF Alvarez at left and Andrew Zimmerman on the right.

The palette: The common thread was a mix of blues and greens, starting with the Swedish-style rug and the Tulu Textiles print on the club chairs. The pillow fabrics are Nigerian embroidery, block print and traditional Palestinian needlework. Layering is truly the best way to play with color and texture.

Kyle O’Donnell

modern living room with large windows

Photo: Matthew Placek

When Gramercy Design founder Kyle O’Donnell was tapped to remodel this Amagansett home for a longtime client, he already knew the brief: comfortable, playful, and full of shades of blue. Here, the Luxe Next In Design 99 talent shares his process.

The inspo: We take a holistic approach, marrying architecture and interiors from the beginning. The materials and proportions of the paneling are aligned with the furniture, and the color story ties together all the pieces.

The stars: A Digby sofa by Dune, coffee table and lamp from 1stdibs, and a side chair we found at Wyeth’s Sagaponack showroom.

The palette: The homeowners love the color blue, and, because at any given time there are dogs and guests walking straight in from the beach, all the materials are durable and easy to clean. Living rooms are great spaces to add personality. Have fun and go bold!

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