A Look Inside This Elegant + Chic Jersey City Apartment

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Now that we’ve all been cooped up in our homes for quite some time, ideas of redecorating might start popping up in our heads. Of course, with any redecorating project comes the need for some visual inspiration. Enter Antoinette Allande Interiors — a Hoboken-based interior designer who is quite literally a mastermind at sprucing up or upgrading a space, so naturally, we’d turn to her for some home decor inspiration. This time, she is sharing the details behind the design of an “elegant bachelor” home in Jersey City — our latest interiors feature:

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^ The view from this luxury apartment!

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About the Design

The conceptual style of the apartment is that of an elegant modern bachelor. Antoinette’s vision for her elegant bachelor client’s home was informed by the ultimate bachelor, Tom Ford. She had recently seen his chic movie, A Single Man, and found inspiration in the design and characters’ elegant lifestyles, which she then used to fuel the design of this home.

Her client has a strong preference for a tailored look when it comes to his home and fashion. All of the furnishings selected have a similar DNA that embodies rectilinear forms, clean lines, and luxurious materials. Most of the furnishings are from the glamorous modern retailer, Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams, Barney’s NYC, and design icon Jonathan Adler.  The color scheme is black and white with a dash of blue. Black and white interiors exude a chic, cosmopolitan lifestyle + vibe that is perfect for a luxury high-rise on the Jersey City gold coast.   

See More: Inside Antoinette + Michael’s Eclectic Apartment in Midtown Hoboken

The Living Room

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The decor game is on point in this space. Decorative pillows are a must to really articulate the design of a space and are a great way to add pattern to a room. These aubergine velvet pillows are from Barney’s NYC and the patterned pillows are custom made of a geometric blue and white Nate Berkus fabric from Kravet.

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Prints by Robert Longo from his “Men in Cities” collection bring an energy to the room that is perfect for a lively entertaining space.  

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Now on to the coffee table. Beautiful flowers like peonies in a stylish vase, art books, and vintage ceramics create an interesting “cocktail table moment.” Accessories styling is the final layer of furnishings that bring individual personality into a space. The books and accessories here were purchased from Antoinette’s friend and fellow designer’s shop, J. Patrice Design in Hoboken.  

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A glass and metal desk are the hallmarks of modern design and really shine through in this space. To complete the look, Antoinette used a vintage chair by Milo Baughman which is covered in a designer fabric by Holland + Sherry to bring the whole thing together.

The Kitchen

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The modern kitchen with an open layout to the living room features designer pendants by Thomas O’Brien, white lacquered cabinets, and Carrera marble countertops. It is an expansive, luxurious space to prepare a beautiful meal at home.

Now, accessories are important even in the kitchen. These items should be attractive yet functional, as a kitchen is both a workspace, a hub for coming together, + sees a lot of activity. Here, Antoinette used storage jars and boxes that can help with organization and filled bowls with fruits so that they can be easily accessed when needed to prepare a meal — creative and functional.

Teapots and fancy olive oil cans also look appealing in a kitchen, which Antoinette incorporated into the design here. Finally, the black and white color scheme is consistent throughout the apartment, even in the kitchen, to achieve an elegant and tailored look, but uses green items to decorate as it looks fresh and crisp as an accent in this room.  

The Bathroom

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Wallpaper is a great way to elevate the design of a space, particularly in a bathroom. Antoinette selected a vibrant fretwork pattern by Quadrille {Trade source only} for the master bathroom. She also repeated the navy blue pattern in the living room carpet here, too, as a successful approach to designing a home is to carry a concept throughout the entire residence. This ultimately creates cohesive and harmonious interiors.  

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The famous photograph of the Hotel du Cap in Antibes is by Slim Aarons. In the immortal words of Slim, “ Attractive people, doing attractive things in attractive places.” Purchased at Jonathan Adler.

Read More: This Colorful, Eclectic Hoboken Home Will Spark Marie Kondo-Level Joy

The Bedroom

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Now on to the most important room of all, where we lay our heads at night — the bedroom. This room is all about the view in this elegant bachelor-style apartment. The room is home to a vintage ceiling light by Stillnovo, a custom carpet, seriously luxurious bedding by Matouk, and furniture by Mitchel Gold and Bob Williams. As for the details, the Aerin table lamp was purchased at Circa Lighting, and the window treatments are made of a designer fabric by Nate Berkus and custom made by Alluring Window.

Finally, the master bedroom is covered in a steely blue designer grasscloth by MDC to add texture to the walls. The MGBW used oak chest is washed in a warm gray stain to keep on theme, the mirror was purchased from RH, and the walls are covered in a steely blue designer grasscloth by MDC to add texture to the walls and ultimately bring the whole space together.  And above all else, the pièce de résistance, is the wallpaper —  it really takes the room to the next level and makes it more luxurious {and is definitely worth the splurge}.

And there you have it — a quick breakdown to how this smartly decorated bachelor pad in Jersey City was done. Remember, a well-designed apartment feels great to come home to, and since we’ll all be home for the foreseeable future, make the most out of the space you’ve got. 

What are some of your top interior design tips?  Let us know in the comments below!

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