Apartment tour: 2BR on the Upper East Side

Interior designer Natalie Kraiem mixes bold colors and contrasting textures to create her Technicolor dream pad.

  • Natalie Kraiem (left) started her interior design firm JNK Interiors...

  • Natalie chose Benjamin Moore's "Violet Dusk," a soft purple paint color, for...

  • Natalie discovered these lively paintings at a flea market in Chile. "I saw...

  • This elephant is a souvenir from an elephant camp in Thailand. "We're always...

  • Natalie designed this chaise longue and had it custom-made using textured...

  • A pair of paisley armchairs from Room & Board (105 Wooster St between Prince...

  • A pair of Dal reproductions that Natalie picked up in Soho rest on a mirrored...

  • Natalie's grandmother bought her this silver tray and tea set as a wedding...

  • Argentine artist and architect Luciana Levinton (lucianalevinton.com), a friend...

  • Bright orange accent walls (Natalie used Benjamin Moore "Calypso Orange" paint)...

  • This crystal chandelier from an antique store was a labor of love: "We bought...

  • Rather than search for a painting that would complement her dining room decor,...

  • Sea-mist-colored walls, courtesy of Benjamin Moore "In Your Eyes" paint, and a...

  • Though both of the nightstands in the master bedroom come from Ethan Allen...

  • "I have all of the decor magazines and catalogues everywhere!" says Natalie of...

  • Another custom creation that Natalie designed, this headboard is made from...

  • "When my son was born, we lived in a one-bedroom apartment and we had a really...

  • The cheery lime-green walls are Benjamin Moore "Candy Green" paint. "I picked...

Natalie Kraiem (left) started her interior design firm JNK Interiors...

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Photographs: Imogen Brown and Brett Beyer

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Gracious Home
various locations; visit gracioushome.com
All of the accessories on Natalie's nightstands are from this local chainlet, but she also recommends it for linens. "It has really nice bedding and cushions," she says.

Lazzoni
(154 W 18th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves; 212-242-0606, lazzoni.us)
Natalie is a fan of this newer furniture store. "It sells everything for the living room, but I love its media units," she says. "It has those minimalist TV units in different types of wood."

Madura
(1162 Madison Ave between 85th and 86th Sts; 212-327-2681, madurahome.com)
Natalie bought the colorful pillows on her living room sofa from this French company. "It's an amazing store," she enthuses. "They have all ready-made pillows, curtains and bedding; it's really nice."

Z Gallerie
(zgallerie.com)
"I made a trip there and I bought my whole apartment!" jokes Natalie. The California-based home-design store has since closed its Soho location, but you can still purchase its stylish furniture online.

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