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Another inspiring project from Jana Bek! In this New York apartment, Jana worked with existing furniture to maker her client’s stark apartment colorful and cozy…

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My New York client recently moved into a new stark space. The leather sectional and a clunky coffee table came with his apartment. The coffee table needed to go, but the challenge remained as how to add elements to brighten up the dark sectional to make it fit into this airy apartment. west elm’s Spindle Coffee Table was a perfect piece to balance to the weight of the structural sofa — its round shape, glass top and natural wood base gave a lightness to living area that was desperately needed. We choose rust and butter accents to complement the honey floors and the Cutouts Rug pulled everything together while making the colors pop. Another challenge was the lack of wall space for art so I made the most of the narrow space behind the sofa with a bold brushstroke painting of my own design.

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Jana Bek has always had a love for color, pattern, and mixing high & low elements to create compelling spaces. You can follow her on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook — or request her “Edesign” services for virtual interior design consulting.


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Images: by Erik Melvin via Jana Bek Design


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August 19, 2013

Love the room! I am just finishing up working with Jana on my family room and everything is coming together even better than I hoped for. She is a joy to work with! We look forward to designing another space with Jana.


August 19, 2013

I love the rug and the painting you created!


August 19, 2013

I LOVE how Jana used pops of color to brighten up the space but still made it look warm!! Love the rug and the pillows! Jana just designed my living room also! She really listened to what I wanted and created a design that my husband and I fell in love with! We also hope to work with Jana on other projects!!


August 19, 2013

I’ve worked with Jana before on a few spaces and I’m working with her again. She’s a delight and is so talented. I love this living room – especially that rug and painting. Well done!


August 19, 2013

wonderful transformation – love the brushstroke painting! i have used jana’s edesign services for many rooms in my house and have really loved every design. she’s great to work with.


August 20, 2013

Jana did such a great job on this space. The apartment is modern and fresh and perfectly styled. Love everything about it!


August 20, 2013

Beautiful space! I’ve always been a big fan of Jana’s work and would love to have her help me with my own home some day.


August 21, 2013

The room look great, it is colorful but yet elegant. I really like the pillow pattern on the last picture.


August 24, 2013

What a breath of fresh air! Jana Bek has perfectly melded New York City modern with the warmth of West Elm for this yet another beautiful transformation. Everytime I see one of her designs I am inspired by her familiarity with product and personal style that leave a room airy, luxurious and iconic.

Meghan Darlson

August 28, 2013

what a lovely room! love how the modern room still feels cozy and welcoming that’s not an easy task. Great Job!


September 3, 2013

Jana!!!! Congrats on this new West Elm contribution. Lovely to bump into you on this page this morning. You’re becoming a big star:) Serafima

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