Home Inspiration: Sofia Coppola’s NYC Apartment

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“My apartment is pretty calm and restrained. I like a clean white backdrop set off by masses and masses of pink peonies.” -Sofia Coppola

I couldn't agree more with Sofia Coppola's favorite flower choice, though I'm more of a more is more type gal for interior design.  But since I've always been an admirer of Sofia Coppola, when her NYC apartment came on the market I had to share the photos. Not only is she an inspiring entrepreneur (Sofia champagne, anyone?), she's an incredible director (Marie Antoinette was visually stunning and had great musical contrast), but she's also just got such a cool easy-going minimalist style that sets her apart from many of today's young celebs. I love seeing a celebrity home that is laid-back...not trying so hard to be cool with trendy/tacky design cliches - this home just feels as casual & cool as Sofia.  Recently I designed a French Tudor style home for a client, and used a near monochromatic color palette, much like Sofia's.  I would have loved to help her with this apartment - keeping it clean and simple but I think it could use just a bit more edginess in some of the furniture shapes and perhaps a few more vintage pieces.

Sofia's apartment has a great color palette - it is muted color simplicity with the perfect mix of dusty blue, earthy and white tones. It feels like a relaxing retreat in the midst of the busy, bustling city. The uncluttered backdrop of her walls keep the main focus in the room on her unique pieces of art & photography, including pieces by Elizabeth Peyton, Helmut Newton (one of my personal favorites), William Klein and many more.

Take a peek from Sofia Coppola's NYC Apartment listing below...


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So, now the question remains - when can we move in?