Residential Interior Design In New York City

Let's dive into the heart of home transformation. Imagine structural renovations as the blueprint - a practical foundation. Now, think of interior design as the brushstrokes that add life and character to this canvas. At Gallery, our residential interior design services embrace this harmonious blend of structure and aesthetics. With our full-service design-build approach to NYC renovations, we create spaces where our clients can truly settle in, creating a home where every element resonates with their lifestyle and taste. 

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Our Interior Design Philosophy

Personalized Approach

At the core of our design philosophy lies a commitment to personalization. We believe every home should mirror the distinctive essence of its occupants. Our approach involves listening, understanding, and infusing your personality into the design, ensuring your living space is a genuine reflection of who you are and how you live. The Gallery Way means crafting interiors that go beyond aesthetics, embracing your unique story and lifestyle in every nook and cranny.

Maximizing Your Space

Our design philosophy centers around optimizing your living area, regardless of size. We believe that every nook and cranny holds immense potential. Our approach involves thoughtful spatial planning, smart storage solutions, and innovative design concepts that maximize functionality, allowing you to make the most out of every square foot. Together, we transform your home into a spacious haven, tailored to suit your lifestyle and needs.

Innovative Trends

Incorporating cutting-edge technology and contemporary design trends is essential to our design philosophy. We believe in embracing advancements that enhance your living experience. Our approach involves seamlessly integrating smart home technologies (Read: Nuances In Smart Home Technology And What To Understand Before Installing) and staying updated with the latest design trends to ensure your space is not only aesthetically appealing but also equipped with the most modern conveniences.

Core Design Services

Design Consultation

Embarking on the design journey begins with our comprehensive design consultation. Design meetings at our in-house design studio and outside showrooms allow us to delve into your world, understand your unique needs, taste, and lifestyle. We prioritize open dialogue to grasp your preferences, enabling us to tailor a design approach that encapsulates your essence and paves the way for a truly personalized and inspired design experience.

Space Planning

Efficient and aesthetic space planning is the backbone of our design process. We meticulously analyze your space, considering every angle, dimension, and flow. Our approach involves creating layouts that optimize functionality, ensuring each area serves purpose without compromising style. By carefully orchestrating the placement of elements, we craft a seamless and harmonious environment, elevating the potential of your space to the fullest.

Material Selection

In our approach to material selection, we meticulously curate a palette that aligns seamlessly with the envisioned design concept. Our team scours for the finest materials that not only exude quality and style but also perfectly complement the overall aesthetic. Through a discerning eye and extensive industry knowledge, we ensure every element selected enhances the space, embodying the essence of the design and contributing to a cohesive and captivating environment. For instance, see how we found complimentary matching tiles to blend with 100-year-old Dutch tiles our clients wanted to use within the kitchen backsplash for their apartment renovation at 91 Central Park. View the full renovation before and after.

3D Renderings & Visualizations

Get a sneak peek into your future home with our 3D renderings and visualizations. We employ cutting-edge technology to craft a virtual representation of the finalized design, allowing you to step into your dream space before it becomes a reality. These detailed and realistic renderings provide a tangible preview, empowering you to make informed decisions and refine the design to perfection, ensuring the end result aligns precisely with your vision. The render on the left was completed for our Manhattan condo renovation at The Chelsea Mercantile on 252 7th Ave, while the completed renovation can be seen below.

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Specialty Design Areas

Kitchen & Bathroom Renovations

With vast experience in residential renovations of all shapes and sizes throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, our expertise extends to the vital spaces of your home, especially the kitchen and bathroom. We believe these areas should seamlessly blend functionality with aesthetic allure. Whether it's transforming your kitchen into a culinary haven or redesigning your bathroom for a spa-like experience, our approach is rooted in maximizing utility while creating captivating designs that elevate these essential spaces to a new level of comfort and style. View our portfolio of kitchen renovations and bathroom renovations.

Pre-War Restorations

Preserving the charm and character of pre-war spaces while infusing modern functionality is a cornerstone of our approach. We understand the unique architectural elements and historical significance present in pre-war buildings (Read: 10 Tips To Amplify Interior Architecture In Your NYC Renovation). Our expertise lies in delicately renovating and restoring these spaces, breathing new life into them while honoring the rich heritage and aesthetics of a bygone era. From intricate moldings to timeless layouts, we ensure a seamless fusion of the old and the new, creating homes that pay homage to their distinguished past while meeting contemporary lifestyle needs. View our full portfolio of pre-war renovation in NYC.

Apartment Combinations In NYC

Unlock the potential of your living space by seamlessly merging adjoining apartments. Our expertise in apartment combinations allows us to transform separate units into a unified, harmonious living space. Through careful planning and innovative design, we create a cohesive layout that maximizes space, functionality, and aesthetic appeal. Whether you're envisioning a larger family home or a spacious retreat, our approach ensures a flawless blend, providing you with the home you've always dreamed of within the footprint of your existing apartments. View our full portfolio of apartment combinations in NYC.

Multi-Family To Single-Family Conversions

Unlocking the potential of a multi-family residence to form a singular, cohesive living space demands a comprehensive transformation. This process involves a complete redesign of the existing floor plan, often requiring structural modifications to seamlessly integrate separate units. Walls may need to be removed or repositioned, while rooms may undergo reconfiguration to optimize flow and functionality. By meticulously reassessing and redefining the space, we create a layout that not only meets your unique requirements but also fosters a sense of unity and spaciousness in what was once disparate living units. The end result is a custom-designed, single-family home that perfectly aligns with your lifestyle and aesthetic preferences. For more information on this topic, read Unlocking Value In NYC: Converting A Multi-Family To Single-Family Home.

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The Process: From Concept to Completion

Step 1: Interior Design Planning

Design encompasses everything from the actual layout of the floor plan to the more decorative elements that fall under traditional interior design. As an all-inclusive design-build firm in NYC, our specific expertise is in catering to every single design element that could arise in an interior renovation. If you want a better traffic pattern in your kitchen, a specific bathroom tile type, or to turn an unused closet into a washer/dryer room, we can make that happen. At the front of every renovation, our designer works with the client to identify all the finer points of their renovation, understanding where the design priorities are and helping guide their vision to success with as much or little feedback as needed to achieve the most cohesive and functional home design possible.

Step 2: Materials Selection & Procurement

Our design team curates all the finishes and fixtures your project requires – everything from penny tiles in the bathroom to chandeliers for the foyer and the whole world of finishes and fixtures in between. Our project coordinators then procure every selection, while also handling the logistics of material inspection and delivery.

We are not limited in material choices, as we are totally brand agnostic and able to purchase any item from any vendor, anywhere, on your behalf as our client. In fact, with us, you don’t ever need to set foot in a showroom - unless you want to, of course. If you’re stuck at home, we’ll bring material samples right to you. Plus, we always pass our trade discounts to clients.

Step 3: Interior Design Installation

When the interior designer and contractor come from different companies, there’s an added element of uncertainty when finalizing a renovation. Once construction is started, the interior designer’s job is typically done and the design and blueprints are in the hands of the contractor. Not with Gallery. Thanks to our full-service design-build process, our dedicated design specialist manages the entire process from start to finish, ensuring the design exceeds expectations and is seamless from room to room.

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Why Choose Gallery KBNY

Experienced Designers

Our team at Gallery comprises seasoned designers with a wealth of experience in crafting exceptional interiors. With a deep understanding of architectural principles, design aesthetics, and the pulse of contemporary trends, our designers bring a dynamic approach to every project. Their expertise, honed through years in the industry, ensures that your vision is not only understood but elevated, resulting in spaces that reflect a perfect blend of creativity and functionality.

Client Testimonials

When you partner with Gallery to create your dream home, we listen every step of the way. That doesn’t end when your project is over. We love to hear our clients’ perspectives on the project after the dust has settled and been swept away—the successes and surprises, the hiccups and highlights. For instance, view a video testimonial from our client to the right, who enlisted us to complete a full renovation of her pre-war co-op in Manhattan on 1035 5th Ave. Or, see what one client had to say about our full gut renovation to their Manhattan apartment below, or review our full list of testimonials.

"Worked with the Gallery Team to do a full gut renovation of our home. As a young family we wanted a more modern and open layout but needed a practical and functional layout which the Gallery Team worked with us to design. They were very helpful through the entire process and worked with us each step of the way with great responsiveness and care for our project. They were helpful but not pushy through the design process and efficient through the construction process. They maintained open lines of dialogue and we are very happy with the way our home turned out. Thank you Gallery!"

Award-Winning Designs

Since striving to exceed the standards for New York City renovations is second nature, we’re proud to be a consistent recipient of numerous awards in service and design. We are equally as proud of the reviews our clients have given to both Houzz and Google, resulting in a combined average of 4.9 stars. You won’t find anyone better suited to handle your interior renovation project in Manhattan or Brooklyn, whether your home is a co-op or condo, brownstone or townhome, or loft. Your vision is preserved and enhanced with our expertise to create a home that is as gorgeous as it is comfortable and functional.

Some Of Our Favorite Residential Interior Designs In NYC

Helpful Articles On Residential Interior Design In New York City

Wet your design appetite via more in-depth articles on various topics in the NYC residential interior design space from our Design & Renovation blog below:

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In the world of residential interior design, your home becomes a canvas, and every room tells a story. We believe each space should be a reflection of your personality and lifestyle, illuminating the design of your dreams and providing function in ways you didn’t realize were possible. To explore the full potential of your home, inspire ideas by viewing our portfolio of NYC apartment renovation before and afters, learn more about Gallery, or contact us today.

We are an award-winning design-build firm in New York City with a full-service approach to renovations in Manhattan and Brooklyn that includes everything from interior design and architecture services to filing permits and construction management. We’re experts in pre-war apartment renovations, apartment combinations, room creations, full gut renovations and all that falls in between. Let us bring your dream home to life.




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