A custom fireplace was added to the living room, incorporating a geometric design that is echoed throughout the apartment. Many of the decorative elements in the apartment - in this room, the rug and curtains - were custom made with the same pattern.
DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor, hosted by "Contractor to the Stars" Stephen Fanuka, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most amazing spaces and construction of Manhattan's high-end luxury homes. This hallway chest was transformed into a piece of graffiti art complimenting the black and white striped mirror above.
An engaging living space with a big screen TV and couch, a timeless fireplace mantle and table for games, it's perfect for family and friend fun on DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor. Stephen Fanuka had a unique challenge in building the custom cabinet under the stairs in the living room. The goal was to maximize the use of space in the apartment, and not an inch is wasted. The cabinet is crafted from walnut, and integrates a wine rack, a desk and workspace, bookshelves, and hidden storage areas. The living room fireplace was also replaced, and fitted with a custom stone mantle.
Not many NYC apartments have 20 foot ceilings, so the design took advantage of the height and beaux arts details in the living room of this 100-year old apartment. The existing columns were all refinished, and the walls were treated with Venetian plaster, creating a look that's both classic and modern. Motorized shades were installed, and on the balcony, the original railing was replaced with star fire glass. This has the visual effect of opening the space even more, and allowing the natural light to flow into the foyer and hallway featured on DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor.
DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor, hosted by "Contractor to the Stars" Stephen Fanuka, put an interesting twist to this upstairs hallway seating area. He combined a tufted alcove seat with carpeted walls in the same tone of blue. Storage was provided underneath the seating area.