The Opulent Empire Penthouse | Modern Home in New York – The Opulent Empire Penthouse is our new project with HOME’SOCIETY Studio. After already creating homes in Paris, Madrid and London, it is high time to explore the big apple, the city of dreams, the unique New York. Located in Midtown, Billionaires Row, the Opulent ‘Empire’ Penthouse has the best views over the iconic Central Park and the entire city.
Standing tall over the city, the ‘Empire’ Penthouse is located in a slim, elegant, and architectural wonder of a building. For a uniquely designed Penthouse, we needed a uniquely designed building, so choosing this one in Midtown, New York, seemed like the right choice, making us feel on the top of the world. The Opulent ‘Empire’ Penthouse has two rooms, a bedroom and an office, one full-service bathroom, and one service bathroom. Owned by a high-class businesswoman, this penthouse is filled with light, high-end modern design, and uniquely amazing views.
The Opulent Empire Penthouse
Exploring the Penthouse
As soon as we enter the penthouse, through one of two private elevators, we are greeted by a world of marble, soft tones and textures, and natural light coming from the open-space, common area. This common area consists of a kitchen, the living room, and dining room, joined at floor level but demarcated by the height of the ceiling, the kitchen and dining room share the same height while the living room has a double height, giving dynamism to the space. All around this open space we have the iconic Central Park.
Facing south, with views over Mid and Downtown, we have the penthouse’s private area. The main bedroom is designed with soft tones and textures, and the main bathroom is in gold tones over marble, inspired by the sunset. The other bedroom, transformed into a home office, is a calm and balanced area where the owner can concentrate and work. The dark and golden tones over a neutral base convey the idea that we are in fact in an office, without forsaking the comforts of home.
The Opulent Empire Penthouse
Room by Room
Fifth Avenue Entryway
Fifth Avenue is the most famous shopping street often being referred to as Millionaire’s Row. Being a high-class woman with expensive taste, the house owner decided that her entryway should feel as expensive and luxurious as this famous avenue. Dripping in luxury, this entryway certainly plays its fundamental role in setting the design tone for the whole house. Gold, black and white are famous for bringing a touch of class and modernity into a home and this is clearly the case and the perfect example of how to design with these luxurious colors.
Mirrors have always played a crucial role in home design for they serve both purpose and design: the KAAMOS Mirror fits the ideal mirror on the wall with a flat mirror and three different materials surrounding it. The BLACK INK Rug brings a modern classic element not only through its design but also through its colors, and the INFINITY Console and GALLIANO Wall Lamp complete this modern luxurious entryway design.
The Dendur Living Room
Inspired by the remains of an over 2,000-year-old Egyptian Temple in one of the best exhibitions at the Metropolitan Art Museum. The Temple of Dendur was commissioned by the Roman Emperor Ceasar Augustus in dedication to Isis and Osiris as well as two sons of Nubia, Pediese, and Pihor. This opulent, open space living room has all the awe-inspiring elements of this temple.
Just like the temple, this living room also protects something sacred: social interactions. Living room design is oftentimes focused on its practicality and functionality, with comfort and elegance being forsaken. This bright living room has all the comfort and functionality of the SHINTO Centre Tables in either the rectangular or square shape, the latter being used as a side table, showcasing these products’ versatility.
The Townhouse Dining Room
A modern townhouse is often one with a small footprint on multiple floors. The dining room can be the heart of a home. Not only do you share meals you connect with your family, after many hours of work. Therefore, the design is utterly important to make you feel at home and make a space perfect for some quality time. Embracing patterns and textures can be what completes the look to give a unique essence to the environment. This dining room maintains the warm pastel and white tones of the rest of the house, hence its name. Having a peaceful dining area can have a significant impact on our mood. Because of the peaceful feelings it transmits, it is beneficial when we want to spend time with family and friends.
This ambiance demonstrates how a zen-like environment may be quite relaxing. In order to get the right minimalism style, every dining room design should consider furniture that is captivating and mesmerizing in its most basic form. Our high-class businesswoman hosts a few business dinners as well as dinners with friends, so this dining room has all the formal and functional elements mixed with comfort and modernity. The SHINTO Rectangular Dining Table alongside the RUKAY Dining Chair provides the comfortable, elegant, and sophisticated elements for long and important dinners.
Hell’s Kitchen, also known as Clinton, is a neighborhood on the West Side of Midtown Manhattan in New York City. This area is known for its extensive and diverse range of multicultural, modest, and reasonably priced restaurants, delicatessens, bodegas, bars, and nightlife.
When designing a kitchen, we need to take into consideration the functionality and practicality without leaving aside comfort and sophistication. This beautiful kitchen’s design maintains the same color palette and textures with an island in white marble illuminated by the elegant brass with Quartz diffusers NAICCA Pendant Lights, and the new BOURBON Swivel Counter Stool with a swivel base giving a dynamic element to this design.
The Strand Office
The Strand was founded in 1927 on what was then known as ‘Book Row’ on Fourth Avenue. There were 48 bookstores on Book Row, which spanned over six city blocks. Inspired by this iconic bookshop, this home office is a calm and balanced area where the owner can concentrate and work.
Working from home has been one of the most popular trends in the previous ten years. It is no surprise that designers are paying as much attention to the design of such zones as possible: the atmosphere should be conducive to effective work and creativity, free of distractions. This home office has a calm and harmonious color palette that creates the ideal backdrop for concentration and focus while working. With a floor-to-ceiling window, this highly illuminated space has the comfort of the SIKA Armchair to be used by the owner, and the BATAK Armchairs to be used by the guests of her business meetings.
The High Line is one of the city’s biggest tourist destinations with a unique mix of artwork, nature, and architecture that justifies its popularity. This bedroom is designed with soft tones and textures with contrasting elements, reflecting the owner’s own personality.
With a neutral palette backdrop and floor-to-ceiling windows, this modern bedroom design exudes tranquility and harmony, with relaxing elements which shine the owner’s personality. Being a classy businesswoman, we have classical colors showcased on the black headboard, nightstand, and side table, and modern colors provided by the fully upholstered COMO Armchairs and WALES Bench. The AMIK Table Lights with the shader in light brown and structure in black harmonizing both styles.
nspired by the Plaza Hotel, known to be filled with modern amenities complemented by the opulent decor and old-world charm. Here, all that glitters is gold—literally. This mentality was brought to the main bathroom. The bathroom is our place of self-indulgence, private refuge, our relaxation space after a long day. Bathrooms are the sometimes neglected spaces in our interior design, we tend to think of them just as a practical space where we get ready and get out.
However, bathrooms can play a crucial role in our peace of mind and relaxation moments, with long candlelit baths with bubbles. When designing our bathrooms, we need to take into account the color palette. We need to make sure we choose colors that play well with the division but also with the rest of the house. After long days jumping from meeting to meeting, the house owner enjoys taking some time just for herself, claiming her time in her own private retreat. For that, the Symphony Bathtub with its oval shape is the ideal choice. Its elongated form allows for a long bath in the utmost comfort. The Koi Rug adds another touch of comfort to this beautiful bathroom. Fully illuminated by the Empire Snooker and Empire Wall, this bathroom shines just like gold in its luxurious gold and white decor.
City’s Island Powder Room
The City Island Powder Room is an idyllic paradise to refresh one’s soul inside one’s home. Designed just for the essentials, this powder room has the Metropolitan Washbasin in black with the Lapiaz Vessel Sink in gold. The Kilimanjaro Mirror is wide enough so the owner does not smudge herself, with the Ike Pendant providing just enough light to make sure everything is sleek and on point.
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