Contemporary New York Loft, HGTV

When interior designer Tara Benet was approached by a client who had recently purchased a fixer-upper apartment in a Madison Avenue prewar Bauhaus-style building, the former painter was excited. “My client and I were on the same page throughout the project,” Benet told HGTV. “We both really wanted a fresh, open space that was still rich in antiques and collectibles.” The resulting home featured heightened doors, a new open floor plan thanks to the removal of a couple of walls. A final touch was the addition of a range of furnishings, including a large Oushak vintage rug in soft blues that served as the home’s visual foundation, and a minimalist white pedestal table with armless chairs that evoke the mid century aesthetic.