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Orchard St. Penthouse | Interior Design by Ana Claudia Design | Private Residence, Lower East Side, Manhattan in New York
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Orchard St. Penthouse | Interior Design by Ana Claudia Design | Private Residence, Lower East Side, Manhattan in New York
Orchard St. Penthouse | Interior Design by Ana Claudia Design | Private Residence, Lower East Side, Manhattan in New York
Orchard St. Penthouse | Interior Design by Ana Claudia Design | Private Residence, Lower East Side, Manhattan in New York
Orchard St. Penthouse | Interior Design by Ana Claudia Design | Private Residence, Lower East Side, Manhattan in New York
Orchard St. Penthouse | Interior Design by Ana Claudia Design | Private Residence, Lower East Side, Manhattan in New York
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Orchard St. Penthouse | Interior Design by Ana Claudia Design | Private Residence, Lower East Side, Manhattan in New York

Orchard St. Penthouse - Interior Design

Entry
Entries can be tough spaces for adding artistic value! Especially in NYC apartments, they can be small and dark. We remedied that by hanging a custom Debra Folz, Sewn Surfaces Collection mirror on top of a basic electric panel cover that we created. And in a nod to the heart and soul of the LES, we commissioned a one of a kind graffiti mural!

Dining Room
Due to construction constraints in the building, we were unable to hang custom lights in this room. Our solution was the addition of creative lighting, specifically under cabinet lighting and the slim fixture opposite the dining table, which doubles as gallery lighting for the BeoSoundshape, customizable speaker wall, which is so beautiful, and acoustically amazing!

Kitchen
The petit kitchen with limited storage edged us towards both intrigue and function while conceptualizing solutions. What we finally custom designed was this opulent, hanging, glass, and brass unit that is lit from above, and from within the shelves. The result is multi-layered depth from lighting and sublime mood. The lux dimmers, outlets, and faceplates throughout add richness to the finishing touches.

Living Room
Our goal in the living room was to accentuate the amazing views! So we opted for low profile seating that was both comfortable and unique. We found these thick tufted sofas just edgy enough for a home with graffiti! Then we layered in bold Swedish rugs, punk art & light fixtures, plus more subtle and functional items like the coffee table and bureau, also a Swedish piece from No Early Birds.

Master Bedroom
Here we used high design, sculptural lighting, purely for light, and in place of art. We designed a custom, geometric headboard that plays impeccably with the neutral rug and then anchored it all with marble tables. The heavy geometry was subtlety offset with a soft color palette, plants, and table lamps.

Kids’ Room
Custom carpentry was created in all the rooms to camouflage the a/c vents and receivers. The children’s room and kitchen showcase these truly functional art pieces. Since two boys were sharing this space, we sourced precisely sized beds to fit both small walls. We kept it neutral in this room, with one exception, two bold, basketball court Graffiti artworks to inspire their love of sports and art.

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Meet the Creator
Wescover creator since 2020
IT’S ABOUT HOW YOU FEEL THE MOMENT YOU WALK IN THE DOOR. THOUGHTFUL, CONTEMPORARY INTERIORS

A native of Brazil, Miami-raised, long time resident of Brooklyn and now resident of Hudson Valley, NY, Ana Claudia is just as eclectic and diverse as her background.

Upon graduating from Florida International University with a Liberal Arts Degree focused in Architecture, Ana Claudia worked in architecture for about a decade only to realize she loved working in interior design. For 5 years she worked at Ligne Roset as an interior designer where she honed her skills not just in design but also became a better listener and developed strong customer service. While at Ligne Roset Ana Claudia also started her design company first as a jewelry company known as ACD Jewelry and soon after she decided to solely focus on interiors and never regretted a moment since.

A couple years working as an interior designer, Ana Claudia met her husband through a long time friend and sister of her husband Aaron Smyle. Aaron's and Ana Claudia's personalities not only connected but they also connected because they are both small business owners who are passionate about their careers. Soon after they moved in together…

“We moved into our ‘dream apartment’ in Brooklyn. I was content in the city and considered myself a New Yorker. My husband is an owner and accountant for Smyle & Associates, and I had my interior design company in the city.”

Yet less than 6 months after moving in, the couple took a weekend trip to Beacon. They fell in love with Upstate New York, and a new adventure had begun.

“Before we knew it, we had a realtor on speed dial and we’re looking for houses.” Soon after making an offer, Ana Claudia and her husband became the proud owners of a pristine condition midcentury modern home. Hello full gut renovation!

“By the time the extensive renovations were complete, we couldn’t wait to move in and live in the Hudson Valley full time.”

Today the interior designer is making a name for herself with projects in Hudson Valley New York, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New Jersey.