Bold Beauty in Manhattan

Designer Jodi Berger Transforms a New Apartment Into a Timeless Home

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Raquel Langworthy
12/02/2017

One great reason to hire an interior designer is to help a brand new space feel like it has been furnished over time and give it a “collected” feeling. The bachelor owner of this brand new two-bedroom apartment in Manhattan was looking for a bold, luxurious home, so he enlisted Jodi Berger with JLA Designs. Based in Washington, DC, Jodi has earned a stellar reputation for blending bold and beautiful to create homes with a timeless quality.

“The client was trusting of our vision and allowed us to be adventurous with colors, patterns and textures, which in the end paid off”, says Jodi.

Like many bachelors, one key ingredient in this apartment is electronics. Working large-scale TVs into a space has its challenges.

“Focusing on layout, we first made sure there was enough room for the client’s big screen TV. The designated living room space had no wall with floor to ceiling windows, so we flipped the floor plan to ensure the TV would be appropriately spaced near a large seating area.”

Next up was making the most of a small, open floorpan. “To achieve a luxurious yet cozy look we used a mix of warm and cool color tones while mixing in gold and brass accents. Punches of bold colors are brought in through textiles and artwork, while creating dimension throughout the open layout.”

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Raquel Langworthy
Shagreen console: Interlude Home | Mirror: Worlds Away | Artwork: Dwell Studio

In the small entry, a slim, simple console is offset by bold contemporary artwork and a traditional mirror. The use of old and new elements “creates dimension and layers within any space.”

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Raquel Langworthy

“Our goal is to create a balanced, functional and luxurious design, while reflecting the clients’ individual and unique personalities.”

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Raquel Langworthy

A bold area rug by Stark grounds the living area and adds a graphic element to the glamorous space.

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Raquel Langworthy

Dark, sleek cabinets in the kitchen have the feel of furniture and help the space harmonize with the living area. The large island provides ample prep space without feeling intrusive.

Photo by:
Raquel Langworthy
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Raquel Langworthy

Gold metallic touches like the Global Views bookcase and Regina Andrew bar cart add sparkle and shine in the light-filled space.

Photo by:
Raquel Langworthy
Photo by:
Raquel Langworthy
Maxime Dining Chairs: Jonathan Adler

A gorgeous chandelier by Dutton Brown floats over the glass-topped Nuevo dining table. The use of these downsized and airy elements help the small dining area feel spacious and comfortable.

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Raquel Langworthy

Today, graphic design plays a key component in the practice of interior design. Without graphic design, we would not have the benefit or ability to visualize, understand design concepts, or communicate with other parties involved within the project.  Jodi Berger

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Raquel Langworthy
Custom bed: ModShopNightstands and dresser: Worlds Away | Bench: Bernhardt

The master bedroom has a dreamlike quality – crisp white bedding softens the bold headboard and custom lighting adds a fanciful touch.

“Artwork over the console is by Picasso (really)!” How’s that for dreaming big?

Photo by:
Raquel Langworthy
Photo by:
Raquel Langworthy

Light marble and mosaic floor tiles clad all surfaces in the master bath. A large mirror adds dimension to the space.

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Raquel Langworthy
Photo by:
Raquel Langworthy
Photo by:
Raquel Langworthy
Nightstands: Anthropologie | Bed: Kim Salmela for One Kings Lane | Solstice Artwork: Minted

Guests may never leave this comfortable bedroom! Worlds Away table lamps bring in the metallic touches used throughout the apartment and make a bold statement in an otherwise quiet room.

Photo by:
Raquel Langworthy

My Modern Sanctuary is any space that is light, airy and relaxing with positive energy. Your immediate surroundings have a direct impact on your everyday world and everyone should always have the benefit of existing in a relaxed yet inspiring environment.  Jodi Berger

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Meet the designer Jodi Berger of JLA Designs
Bio:

From an early age, Jodi Berger had a passion for colors, textures and patterns.  JLA Designs is a boutique design firm specializing in interior design, eDesign and  interior architecture with a goal to create a balanced, functional and luxurious design for every client.

With a strong architectural background and extensive rendering skills, Jodi is able to offer her clients the complete design package, knowing, the ability to communicate visually is key to a successful design.  As a design firm, each of our projects are treated as a blank canvas with a priority to reflect the clients’ unique styles and personalities.  Jodi has mastered the art of mixing old and new elements, while working closely with her clients to ensure a timeless, fresh and chic interior.

To sum it up, Jodi is a detail-oriented perfectionist obsessed with interior design and decor. You can find some of her residential projects featured in DC Luxury Magazine and Home & Design.  Her design experience, expertise, and easy going personality makes the entire design process enjoyable and efficient.  The end result is a happy client with a stylish and comfortable space, always loved by all!

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