Interior Design by Michele Safra Interiors seen at The Plaza Hotel, New York - Interior Design
Interior Design by Michele Safra Interiors seen at The Plaza Hotel, New York - Interior Design
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A traditional and elegant French look was what was required for this pied-à-terre in one of New York’s finest hotels. The brief might have seemed straightforward but our client also wanted to keep some works of art, such as their Botero collection, in place. This meant that we would have to make sure that our French makeover didn’t clash with the more contemporary elements of design already at play within the apartment. Certainly, the residents of this apartment would require 21st century comfort, so this had to factored into the interior design also.
With this in mind, our interior designer gave the living room an injection of French elegance by installing Louis XVI style white wood panels with gilded moulding, handcrafted in the French tradition. A neutral palette was the preferred option to provide the backdrop for the Botero painting. The contemporary influence was provided by a large, modern and luxurious sofa with Bergeres coffee table, complemented by Louis XV chairs and antique side-tables, thus achieving a perfect blend of traditional elegance and modern comfort.

We knew that it was the entrance hallway where first impressions would be formed so we paid particular attention to detail here, adding a long oriental rug and an impressive Botero sculpture atop a podium at the end of the hall to draw the viewer’s eye along its length.

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Michele Safra Interiors

Michele Safra Interiors

New York, NY

A native of Milan, Michele Safra, ASID, Allied was virtually swaddled in Fortuny and Dupioni silks at birth, thanks to her mother, an interior designer. Branded as the brainy one in the family, young Michele earned her degree in Business Administration and was pushed to become a financial advisor. But, even as she studied voraciously and excelled in the world of numbers, Michele was busy absorbing the world of beauty, learning how to fashion homes in Paris, Brussels, Geneva and Monte Carlo at her mother’s side. Even though her financial career was on the fast track, Michele heard the irresistible call of her artistic muse. Throwing caution to the wind, she dared to follow in her mother’s footsteps to pursue a career as a top interior designer. She turned her sights to design, earning her degree from the New York School of Interior Design and soon founding her company, Michele Safra Interiors. Michele Safra Interiors is one of New York City’s hottest boutique interior design firms, with Michele leading the company as she builds out her career as a top interior designer for the New York City area.

Michele’s artistic roots, global upbringing, and financial expertise give her a distinctive blend of creative, cultural and business sense that’s not often found in the design world. An allied member of ASID, Michele has developed an international clientele for both residential and commercial projects. When she isn’t scouring European flea markets and exclusive showrooms, she can be found doting on her family in New York City. With a multicultural background and a flair for the eclectic, contemporary, and timeless, Michele Safra is dedicated to helping clients create beautiful spaces that resonate with their own unique spirit.

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