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57th Street | Interior Design by Ana Claudia Design | Private Residence, Manhattan in New York
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57th Street | Interior Design by Ana Claudia Design | Private Residence, Manhattan in New York
57th Street | Interior Design by Ana Claudia Design | Private Residence, Manhattan in New York
57th Street | Interior Design by Ana Claudia Design | Private Residence, Manhattan in New York
57th Street | Interior Design by Ana Claudia Design | Private Residence, Manhattan in New York
57th Street | Interior Design by Ana Claudia Design | Private Residence, Manhattan in New York
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57th Street | Interior Design by Ana Claudia Design | Private Residence, Manhattan in New York

57th Street - Interior Design

In the Upper East Side we encountered this beautiful apartment from my clients. Although the location and the architecture is amazing, this client is renting it short-term therefore we couldn’t make any major cosmetic changes. Luckily the canvas was clean and white, easy for us to add their personality and charm.

The living room is an open floorplan with the dining and kitchen. To separate it from the rest we selected a long neutral sofa and anchored with a soft sheen rug and framed it with two marble base floor lamps. In addition, two coffee tables and two sideboards were added to accentuate the length.

This may be a short-term rental, but my clients host a lot of guests, therefore we needed to add an 8 seat table for large dining parties. Timeless colors and clean lines with a touch of brass. Beautiful potted plants or flower arrangements are used to anchor the center because a chandelier was not an option.

But we needed a chandelier moment and made it happen in the kitchen by replacing a simple light fixture with a graphic black finish pendant.

It’s important to enter and leave your home on a positive note so we beautified what was a stark hallway with a long Persian runner, vintage finish mirror and added a unique walnut floating shelf for storage.

Just as important is the bedroom; we created a minimal and serene room to relax and rest.

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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.