Inside a Luxury Model Residence at 555TEN

We have a lot of new images of the recently completed luxury model residence at Extell’s luxury rental building, 555TEN for you to view.

This three bedroom – three bathroom apartment’s interior has been designed by Jonathan to a glamorous heaven high in the sky stating: “The apartment is on a high floor—it’s like being in the clouds. I wanted the apartment to be serene and calm; the perfect retreat from the endless energy of New York City. The cool color palette and squishy furniture are comfortable, and the layered accessories—which add just the right dash of eccentricity—make this a glamorous cloud in the sky for a young, urban family.”

This luxury rental was designed to reflect sophistication, cheerfulness, warmth and welcomeness through a combination of sleek and modern luxury pieces with cheerful accents and colorful pieces like Barcelona lamps, colorful art, textured tile cub boards, patterns and plush textures.

Jonathan kept the furniture low in the dining area with a white chair and white table to keep uninterrupted sweeping views on New York’s Skyline.

Opposite from the residence’s living and bedrooms, the dining area with white chair and a white table places emphasis on the towering windows with sweeping views. Furniture is low and sleek to ensure the view for residents is uninterrupted.

555TEN is a 56-story, 650 feet high luxury rental building overlooking the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline located in Hell’s Kitchen offering a unparalleled level of luxury services in the rental market.

Available are lofts and one to three bedroom luxury apartments. Also, and very important for a luxury rental building like 555TEN are the amenities and you can expect an outstanding fitness center, an impressive saltwater lap pool, a private bowling alley, an arcade, a children’s playroom, a rooftop bar and lounge and also a sundeck with private cabanas, chaise lounges and swimming pool.


By Ton Peelen

A luxury apartment in New York City designed by Robert Couturier

High above mediocrity and on the 52nd floor high above New York’s cityscape, world famous interior designer Robert Couturier has unleashed his fabulous interior design talents on this spacious apartment in the 252 East 57th Street building, located on much desired Billionaire’s Row. This luxury apartment building has been designed by acclaimed Daniel Romualdez, A100 and Robert Couturier.

The 3000+ square foot, 3 bed rooms, 3,5 bath rooms apartment has been transformed into a well-balanced luxury home filled with light as you can see in some interior images below. The interior looks grand!


Robert himself explained a bit about what he was envisioning for this apartment during the design process:

  • Instead of creating a contemporary apartment,” Robert explained, “we wanted to balance the modern and light-filled rooms with traditional fabrics and furniture placements.
  • On the mix of furniture and decor, he “used contemporary furniture interspersed with antiques and strong art pieces.” He felt that “the tension between the modern and customary made for more dynamic and interesting spaces.”
  • Working within the space, Robert tells us: “The living room does not have an obvious furniture placement as a typical living room would, so it was interesting to come up with different solutions and ultimately settle on the one we felt was best for the space.”



The apartment also features a south-facing balcony with a lot of privacy, 11’ ceilings in the living and dining room, huge windows to give you dramatic views stretching from the East River to Central Park, and white oak floors everywhere in the apartment. There is even a window in the kitchen.

The master bedroom is generous in size and has two large closets and en-suite bathroom with radiant heat floors. Also it features a custom 6’ bathtub and a beautiful separate glass-enclosed shower.

This amazing luxury residence is currently listed for $7.995 million.

by Ton Peelen

Waterfront Retreat with Zen Intentions

Key Biscayne is a well-known island town that is part of Miami-Dade County, Florida and when you would put a label on it, it would be labeled luxurious. The town itself, is bordered by parks on the North and South sides, by Biscayne Bay on the West and the Atlantic Ocean on the East.

B Pila Design photo by Robin Hill (c)


B Pila Design photo by Robin Hill (c)


This Key Biscayne waterfront retreat and vacation home is the ideal balance between luxury and comfort and is ideally suited for a family of 6 and features a Balinese theme throughout the property. Asian accents, tropical undertones and blue accents matching with the ocean colors give it a tranquil setting to enjoy while taking in the breathtaking views.

B Pila Design photo by Robin Hill (c)
B Pila Design photo by Robin Hill (c)

The Balinese themed property was designed to create balance and to give the homeowners a calming and Zen-like experience while lounging on the grand-sized furniture.

It features 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms and measures 13,000 square feet (1207m2). So you wouldn’t call it small. There is enough room for a huge family and/or a lot of friends.

B Pila Design photo by Robin Hill (c)
B Pila Design photo by Robin Hill (c)
B Pila Design photo by Robin Hill (c)

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