Interior: Old Hollywood decor
Meet the homeowners Homeowner and decorator Jessica Waks with fiance David Goodman. For design ideas and inspiration, check out Jessica's blog: jessicaclairesworld.blogspot.com.
Colour coded living room Instead of being a dizzying mishmash of styles, the living room works because the colours are repeated.
Eclectic furniture There may not be much colour in the apartment, but this room has a bright personality (and not just because of sphynx kittens Little Edie and Lucille II) with its eclectic mix of furniture.
Reinforcing the palette Floor lamps embellished with grosgrain ribbon flank a slim console that was updated with a coat of paint. The leopard-print cowhide reinforces the black-and-white palette, while the acrylic stool adds visual weight.
Dining room details "If I have something clean, I have something fussy next to it," says Jessica. In the dining room, she tempered Louis-style chairs and a gilded mirror and chandelier with a streamlined Parsons table.
Colourful accents Pink and gold accents extend even to the dishware and macarons.
Retro kitchen Plates on display in the kitchen pop against the neutral wall.
Black-and-white bedroom Jessica's signature use of black and white throughout the bedroom is surprisingly calm and soothing. The amber orange of the toss cushions and the photo of a vintage chandelier adds just the right amount of colour.
Diverse displays A floating shelf creates an instant mini-gallery. Jessica's evolving display includes a framed vintage Chanel No. 5 advertisement, a white model car (signed by The Fonz himself!) and a bust of Napoleon.
Vintage art A tin tea box, mirrored tray and even vintage jewellery count as art.