If there’s one place that truly sums up metropolitan chic, it has to be New York. And here we’re going to look at a few of the elements that deliver this legendary style.

The living area that defines New York chic has to be the loft apartment. This living room below quickly illustrates the ethos with its blacks, whites and neutral colours providing a modernist theme that is softened by the choice introduction of natural materials such as flowers, logs and subtly textured rugs.

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And this living room goes one step further by using shabby chic wooden wall panelling to provide a rustic backdrop to the modern living space – and provide an area to display that other great New York love; art!

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The New York kitchen is another area that is instantly recognisable with a few choice features. The chic and functional barstools at the kitchen counter, the modernist light fittings and the open plan living area all maximise the light and allow the space to breathe.

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One thing that the hyper-chic New York apartment has to contend with is limited space. The compact nature of many rooms means that in order to overcome the narrow confines, everything has to be reduced to its basic elements as perfectly illustrated by this stylish bedroom that uses restraint in its design and colour to provide a haven of chic minimalism.

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And this living area further proves the point. The open plan design, spare use of furniture and muted neutral colours all allow light to spread across the room and it becomes the embodiment of the chic, stylish and functional New York room!

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