Open, modern styled apartments that combine antique and contemporary elements offer the best of both worlds. This open-styled apartment boasts vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors and painted brick walls. New York apartments with this open-air element tend to include mixtures of the old and the new, expertly blended. Stately wooden furnishings and oversized throw pillows give the living areas a decidedly youthful aura, but the metal-barred windows give away the apartment’s true age. Exposed brick and a tiny but quaint kitchen island sets the cooking area apart from the rest of the open-air space. White linens, French doors and soft lighting keeps the mood of this NYC apartment calm and eloquent. Accents of deep, royal blue tie the open air theme even into areas of the apartment that are enclosed.