Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Duffy London to create such an simple yet complex solution for the need for multipurpose transformation furniture. The MK1 is a chunky, yet beautifully made coffee table that easily converts into a dining table with just a few simple moves. Check out the conversion after the jump.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Home Section of the NY Times about both the gardens and gardeners of moss, and it's been on my mind ever since.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Saarinen table in the nook in front of that window, I think that the space is pretty good to go. And speaking of the window, again: That view! Replacing the old window with the new picture window really did wonders, no?
Monday, April 7, 2014
Part of the trick for me was to make a space that was super stylish, but not too specific so as to turn away perspective renters who might have different tastes. My game plan has been to create the bones of a classic Manhattan apartment, but I also wanted to keep everything clean and modern to compliment the insane Manhattan views.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Okay. Well, I have to say that I really like how these bathrooms turned out. Although it would have been amazing to open up the the walls and really create the luxurious master bathroom we originally intended, I think the final result is really lovely, clean and stylish.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
RE the Cabinet door handles: Whoops. My bad. (This story has a happy ending.)
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014
bathrooms to the kitchen. The apartment's galley kitchen is quite small, with old, outdated appliances and cabinets. The wall that separated the kitchen from the small eat-in area really made this a dark, sad place. The first thing was to pull everything out and knock down that wall. Once that was done, the difference was like a literal night and day in terms of light.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
faucets and fittings I chose for the bathrooms, I wanted to use Restoration Hardware for the sinks. I planned on using the Park console pedestal sinks to keep my "classic Manhattan" look going, and also they'd give the smallest footprint possible, but the contractor couldn't place them in the small space without the pipes jutting out from the side, ruining the effect of the slim base. Infuriating.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
as discussed in yesterday's post, the tile was picked for the batrooms. The workers started putting them up. The second bathroom was tiled first, and the workers were doing a great job. It is so exciting when it all starts to come together! Then I got the call from the contractor saying that the bullnose tiles did not match in color, which only became clear once the tiles were all up and the grout was wiped away. I ran to the site to see what he was talking about. When I got the the apartment and took a closer look, I panicked.