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Upper West Side    Real Estate - Renovation - Design


Buying the right home in the right location, regardless of condition, can lead to a very profitable return on your investment.


This apartment, on Manhattan's Upper West Side, saw a 45% return after just 3 short years.



Don't be daunted by a "fixer upper".


Make a very small, NYC apartment bathroom

feel and function like one much larger.



First we created a more modern look by tiling the shower enclosure from tub to celling with a 12" grey glass subway tile and stacked them one on top of the other. Then we added a glass shower enclosure which not only makes the room feel bigger and brighter, it makes the dramatic gray glass wall a focal point.


A vintage penny round tile on the wall, and a large porcelain tile with a subtle plaid pattern on the floor, were the perfect compliment.


Lastly we maximized storage and minimized space by hanging the vanity on the wall.

The end result is a tropical oasis in a concrete jungle.



Sky blue and sunset orange was the right pairing of pop colors against a backdrop of grey sky and brick buildings that make up New York City's concrete jungle.


The modern outdoor furniture, made from recycled milk jugs, is not only fun and colorful, it's also environmentally friendly and unbelievably durable: capable of withstanding winter snow storms and summer hurricanes.


Grey, black and glossy white is the perfect color

scheme for the kitchen in a modern urban home.



This chic, cosmopolitan kitchen was outfitted with sleek, high gloss white custom cabinets with minimal under mount stainless hardware, a black, grey and white stone bullet pattern backsplash, concrete colored matte finish Corian countertops and a black limestone floor.


A suite of stainless steel Electrolux Icon appliances add an upscale feeling and complete the design.


Pairing contemporary furniture with vintage, and using a

bold yet fun color scheme, creates an elegant, modern and

comfortable living space



Painting the fireplace a rich, dark navy blue serves as a focal point and ties the whole room together.  A great modern art painting, two fun chevron-striped and chrome vases plus greenery completes the design.


Pasadena    Renovation - Design


Working with existing elements such as carpet, kitchen flooring and appliances, we still achieved what we set out to do: create a clean, modern and colorful home without breaking the bank.


Making a statement with a graphic, bold and modern navy blue Moroccan style trellis rug adds the right pop of color partnered with a beige 1960's era inspired sofa, wood and glass coffee table and flea market find vintage yellow side chairs (the chairs were $175 each!).




Achieve a dramatic transformation even on a

limited budget.


"My See's Candy Kitchen" Karen Scauzillo, client



Using the existing black and white ceramic tile flooring and white  appliances as a jumping off point, we decided to have fun and play up the black and white color scheme.


We added new white matte finish custom cabinets with stainless hardware and drawer pulls and 2 pin-dot frosted glass cabinet doors for a retro modern touch that also highlights the client's vintage china collection.


A true black Quartz counter top with just a hint of shine was the perfect compliment to the existing floors and new cabinets.


For the final design element, we chose a black and white, smaller scale hexagonal shaped ceramic tile backsplash, adding an additional geometric pattern to the kitchen: a signature of the David Charles Klein design style.


In the eat-in kitchen we chose to incorporate the same shade of lime green used throughout the rest of the home, tying all the rooms together and adding a pop of color and a touch of whimsy to the design.

Everyone wants an open floor plan but not everyone

knows how to decorate one.



In this open kitchen, living and dining room space, we used 2 large, bold and graphic rugs to anchor and define the living and dining areas.


A new vintage-inspired sofa paired with 2 low profile and smaller scale chairs allows for additional seating while still keeping an open feeling and focus on the stunning views.


Grey, cream and beige serve as the main color scheme providing a sophisticated and elegant ambiance. For a touch of fun and whimsy we added a pop of orange in the accessories, pillows and 1 of the 2 occasional chairs.

North Beach    Design


This corner unit condo with floor to ceiling glass windows on the water in Miami Beach has views to die for! We used a soft, neutral grey and beige color palette with a pop of orange that accentuates the magnificent view rather than detracting from it.



Don't try to compete with a stunning view

…embrace it!


Don't be afraid of using a bold, bright paint color as an

accent wall.


Using a bright, bold and warm shade of orange helps to give this home office a burst of color and fun. A grey houndstooth sofa, modern trellis rug, cream and grey vintage cabinet and a gorgeous 1970's zebrawood desk not only ground the space, they work to tie everything together with the rest of the home. Pops of orange in the bench, desk chair and accessories complete the room and make this an office anyone would be happy to work in!


Finding a new purpose for an old

piece of furniture.



This wrought iron and wood vintage plant stand works perfectly re-purposed as a bookcase. Make sure to mix in plants and some whimsical and colorful accessories in addition to the books for a functional yet fun piece of furniture.


Miami Beach, FL - 786-930-4656 - david@davidcharlesklein.com