Matthew Kowies Empire Decorated NYC Studio Apartment

Matthew Kowies Apartment Featured In Lonny Magazine

 In Lonny’s December Issue reveals a beautiful New York City apartment of Matthew Kowies.  The apartment shows off great placement of furniture, a lovely collection of artwork, and a few fabulous antiques.  Proves that small spaces can have finesse, and sophistication.

“It was important to create different areas that performed different functions.”

As general manager of interior designer Charlotte Moss’ international firm, Kowies knows how to organize a home, without it being cramped.

Here are a few of Matthews tricks:

– Create A Gallery Wall– After establishing a neutral background,  Kowies worked with plush textiles first, and then accessorized with pieces of art, which shows like a gallery, and lengthens the appearance of the studio.

– Use Free Floating Shelving– He also replaced closet doors with a tented drapery treatment and displayed his book collection on invisible Umbra bookshelves which allowed him to make use of the wall space.

– Invest In Multi-Functional Pieces– “I was inspired by the British campaign style,” says Kowies. “Campaign furnishings were made to be movable and look just right in a small space.”

– British Campaign Furniture- White Campaign Dressers- The White Dresser

– Campaign Furniture – The White Dresser

– Go For One Shocking Or Interesting Piece– “Every room, no matter how well planned or glorious in its execution, needs a dose of  “laissez-faire,” some offhand element that just wandered in. sat down, and made itself at home. An object, a color, or an oddity of some kind is always a good conversationstarter and sets people at ease. If you’ve ever been in a perfect room, then you know that it’s actually quite boring.

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