The design of this beautiful New York apartment was recently completed in record time. Interior designer Jon Call and his small team at Mr Call Designs pooled their resources to create this cohesive and expertly furnished space in just three days! Can you spot the west elm accents and accessories that help pull the look together?


For Mr Call Designs’ most recent project, the client β€” a future transplant to New York City β€” was visiting town for three days solely to outfit his new apartment. He requested that we complete all selections of furnishings and finishes during his visit, and furthermore to have the interior completely installed before the move-in date in two weeks’ time.



MCD used a combination of off-the-rack and high-end-vintage to pull the room together. The apartment is a focused and tailored mix of one-of-a-kind luxurious pieces side by side with beautiful, accessible furnishings. Needless to say, the room is developed and made complete by the use of west elm’s gorgeous accessories.




See more of Jon Call’s impressive design portfolio (and use of west elm!) at Mr Call Designs.


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Images: by Philip Ficks via Mr Call Designs


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September 17, 2012

Beautiful but I think the TV placement is impractical. I think I’d also use an ottoman since it’s a “bachelor pad” and there is the whole “feet on coffee table” issue to deal with.


September 17, 2012

Lighting in the living room area seems insufficient. Also, How is anyone watching that television in the corner at the end of the sofa? Seems like above the fireplace would have made more sense. The corner may have been better suited as a desk area.


September 17, 2012

Where is all of the furniture from? I attempted searching for the leather chairs on West Elm, but had no luck.


September 17, 2012

Hi Shannon β€” all of the items in the room from west elm are highlighted in the post. Perhaps Jon will give us more information about the other furnishings…


September 17, 2012

Agree. The design is beautiful but the TV placement is horrible. What bachelor is going to watch over their shoulder.


September 17, 2012

Totally agree that the TV is impractical – guys spend all of their time watching TV or listening to music, not talking. I’m sure they’d have all of the seating re-oriented toward the TV as soon as they walked in the door.


September 17, 2012

Beautiful design. Love the art piece behind the sofa. Agree about the awkward TV but perhaps its on a swing arm and then can be seen from the chairs? Definitely keeping this in mind.

Jeffrie Ann

September 17, 2012

Outside of agreeing on the TV placement issues, I would live in this space in a NY minute. And I’m not a bachelor. I just like no fuss, elegant but comfortable designs and furnishings. Frilly, busy or girly gives me a headache.


September 17, 2012

Love it! And personally, I’m glad Mr. Call chose *not* to place the TV over the fireplace. The two (amazing!) leather chairs can be angled to face it, and no doubt someone (or two) can recline on the sofa to watch. Great choice of masculine-but-warm accent colors for the fab neutrals, too.


September 17, 2012

This is a VERY welcoming space. The only thing that is out of place to me is the stacking of the books above the TV. While the space is minimalistic, this area is cluttered and looks like an after thought. But I love how everything looks like it was collected over time – and the art behind the sofa is AWESOME!

Jon Call

September 17, 2012

Hey you guys, Jon Call from MR CALL DESIGNS here. Love all the comments. It really is so cool to have the project launched by FRONT AND MAIN. Much thanks to Aaron for making this happen.

If you want to check out the resources for the furnishings, everything has been itemized on PINTEREST. Just follow the link here (http://pinterest.com/mrcalldesigns/project-no303/) and you should find the information you need. If by odd chance anything has been left out, feel free to get in touch (Jon@MrCallDesigns) and I will get you on the right track.

Now…about the TV. The client had a specific request to not have the media solutions center stage in his Living/Dining area. At night when he gets home, he likes to unplug and chill out. Most major television watching happens in his bedroom. While it was an unusual request, I too want to see some sort of media in the Living Room for when he had friends over, etc. The compromise was to build the floating shelf system and integrate the television in the corner. That way, when he is home alone, he can lay on the sofa to watch the TV. For when he has guests over, though, I mounted that damn think on the biggest swing arm that money could buy so it actually unfolds into the room, allowing people on the leather chairs, dining area, etc, the proper field of vision. It was the perfect solution for the client, and I think the results are pretty cool (albeit unconventional).

Look forward to more comments, and again, thanks to FRONT AND MAIN for doing such a bang up job with the editorial.



September 17, 2012

Lovely!It’s crazy how it looks even bigger than when it was empty. The only thing I’m not 100% on is totally covering the hardwood floors, maybe smaller area rugs for me would have been nicer.


September 17, 2012

TV placement is fine in my opinion. He probably would be lying down on the couch to watch it anyway. I agree with Alison about the covering the floor with smaller area rugs.


September 17, 2012

Really insufficient lighting. The only place one could read a book is at the dining table. It looks calm and comfortable, but at night it would be a dungeon.


September 17, 2012

I absolutely love it — classic, modern, and comfortable. What else do you need? And really, do you want a giant TV as the feature of your 2-room apartment? I think not.


September 17, 2012

Everything looks fabulous. I also watch most tv in my bedroom so this is perfect.


September 17, 2012

I so agree with Zak, it’s perfect!


September 17, 2012

It looks like there are 2 swing-arm floor lamps, one between the 2 awesome leather chairs and one next to the sofa (though it’s not visible in other pics). Those would provide sufficient reading lighting, but I agree that perhaps, there should be another more general ambient lighting provider in the living area besides the very large dining pendant lamp.
Overall, a very nice effort!
And I like the swing-arm solution for the TV.


September 18, 2012

would love to know the paint color used! Great look.

Jon Call

September 18, 2012

Hey, JK-

Colors for the Living Space are all Benjamin Moore. Walls are EDGECOMB GRAY (pearl), fireplace is STARDUST (semi-gloss) and ceiling is their Muresco brand in WHITE (This particular paint hides a million sins, contractors LOVE it, and the color is thick and matte like unglazed porcelain) .

Happy Painting!
Jon Call
Mr Call Designs


September 18, 2012

Answering client wants/needs and injecting an immense amount of style into one room with so much multi-function! BRAVO!



September 19, 2012

Brilliant! Was a bit suspicious of the television placement at first but after reading that it’s a swing arm I think it’s perfect πŸ™‚


September 20, 2012

So glad the tv is on a swing arm. I had suspected it might be. πŸ˜‰ That’s how my hubby would want it. πŸ˜‰

Karin dT

September 26, 2012

I think Jon Call has done and excellent job combining vintage and off the rack pieces. I would be so happy to sink into that room! Love it and all Jon’s work!

Donna MacDonald

September 27, 2012

Jon, I love the way you pulled the space together. I don’t know that I would call it masculine, it is simply, warm and inviting and it would suit my husband, as well as me. Frankly, I wouldn’t change a thing! I like the use of white in the furniture and in the large shade over the table, as well as the glass coffee table. It is a nice addition, large, but not too heavy. The two rugs work well. Smaller rugs would have made the areas too busy. Love the TV to the side. My husband and I recently moved into a modern condo, that was a bachelor pad, with the television over the fireplace. It is going! Who wants the television dominating the room? If we lived in NY, I would hire you in a moment! Great job.

Jon Call

October 12, 2012

Thanks a bunch, you guys! Looking forward to sharing the next project with you on FRONT AND MAIN! xx


February 5, 2013

I have nothing bad to say except I am jealous!! I love the room!


February 21, 2013

Not crazy about covering up the hardwood floors and the placement of seating / placement of TV. Why bother having a TV? The pendant over the dining area table is definitely not the proper scale. The dining area in general looks very sloppy. The art hanging behind the ivory sofa is nice, but I think maybe an accent color would have been a cool touch. The throw pillows on the couch are nice, but they are blah. Coffee table is a bad choice. It doesn’t seem to welcoming/warm; I almost feel like I’d be waiting in the dentist’s office to be called next. Not too crazy about it, sorry Mr. Call, not that impressed.


February 24, 2013

I think it looks lovely. But the TV placement is ridiculous.


May 21, 2013


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