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350-Sq.-Foot Darkish and Moody Studio Condominium Photographs


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Title: Robb Wexler
Location: Higher West Facet, NYC
Measurement: 350 sq. ft
Kind of Residence: Studio condominium
Years lived in: 1 12 months, renting

I discovered my condominium smack dab in the midst of the pandemic in November 2020. I figured like most New Yorkers that caught round, I ought to not less than capitalize on the true property offers on the time. I actually lucked out and bought this place for nicely under the same old hire (a lot to the chagrin of my landlord). I lived on the Higher West Facet 28 years in the past, which was a magical time in my younger life, and I used to be very excited to return to the neighborhood. The fantastic thing about this space coupled with the proximity to Central Park and the river is simply unbeatable. Although I stay within the thick of all of it I can simply entry an space of serenity and calm.

The constructing was renovated within the ‘70s and undoubtedly lacks the character of different brownstones. The perfect half about it was that it was a clean, blindingly white canvas as you may see by the earlier than picture. This gave me the prospect to utterly rework the house into one thing very private, which tells my story. I completely adore the excessive ceilings (10.5 ft tall), which supplies the house an immense open really feel and actually makes it appear a lot greater than 350 sq. ft.

For 12 years, I ran my very own manufacturing firm Atomic Leisure. Specializing in bespoke leisure and design for company and personal occasions. COVID actually made public efficiency not possible in NYC, so throughout that point I took the chance to transition my firm into Atomic Studios. With our huge choice of costumes and props we can be found to type picture shoots, music movies, and promotional occasions, in addition to be a rental useful resource for different stylists and manufacturing firms. We additionally promote a few of our stock and can be found for customized creations as nicely.  

Condominium Remedy Survey:

My Model: Moody, inky, darkish, elegant, whimsically opulent with a humorousness.

Inspiration: Being extraordinarily photosensitive in addition to by no means shedding my punk/goth teenage roots, I instantly  knew I needed to go darkish but hold it subtle. I found I’m very a lot influenced by British designers Like Abigail Ahern, Home of Hackney, Anna Hayman. Rockette st george, luxeology dwelling. The record goes on. The British appear to have extra of a fearless strategy to design that basically appeals to me.

Favourite Aspect: Sitting within the nook of my residing space on both sofa going through the dressing space. I simply actually love the perspective from the actual nook.

Largest Problem: The kitchen, which is a tiny field and the fridge took up a lot room it didn’t even have drawers and ZERO counterspace! I remedied this by pulling out the fridge and placing it within the entry closet and coated it with drapes! This allowed me some house to IKEA hack a small Kallax shelf, customizing it with drawers and casters and including a wooden countertop. The structure was additionally a problem. I feel I attempted 15 or 16 totally different configurations however as soon as it was settled I used to be in a position to create an entryway, eating space, bed room, workplace house, front room, and dressing space and it actually seems like an enormous house to me with so many choices and rooms to select from.

Proudest DIY: My finest DIY second was taking a $50 ground size mirror from HomeGoods with the ugliest beige wooden border and remodeling it with Farrow & Ball paint and gold leaf distressing.

Largest Indulgence: Positively the Knoll Krefield love seat. I fell in love the second I noticed it and needed to have it. Whereas it’s not big, it’s tremendous comfy and nonetheless my favourite piece to take a seat on. I bought it off of eBay.

What are your favourite merchandise you will have purchased on your dwelling and why? Although I contemplate myself a maximalist, I’ve a ardour for minimal storage elements, just like the shoe racks, bins, and baskets from Open Areas and my Yamazaki line coat rack. I used to be skeptical  to spend that type of cash on a storage bin however they’re price each penny.

Please describe any useful, inspiring, sensible, or simply plain helpful small house maximizing and/or organizing suggestions you will have. Make your mattress on a regular basis and carry on prime of your laundry. After I let these issues slip I discover my whole dwelling begins to crumble fairly shortly. And hooks, hooks, and extra hooks. Additionally: Show your issues proudly. (I’ve a bag-display fetish.)

Lastly, what’s your very best dwelling secret or adorning recommendation? Don’t take heed to the haters. Do what YOU need to do and at all times take heed to your intestine. It by no means steers you mistaken. The worst that may occur is you don’t prefer it and have to alter one thing. Be part of e mail lists for designers and firms you want, as you typically get nice offers unique to mailing record members. I’ve by no means paid full worth for something.

Additionally try Instagram and search for any account utilizing the phrase stooping plus your space, like @stoopinguws, @stoopingnyc, and so forth. This metropolis is the epitome of 1 man’s trash being one other’s treasure and now you don’t even have to roam with a procuring cart; you may simply scroll your cellphone for the most important scores ever. It’s superb what individuals throw away on this city. It’s additionally type of superb how unimportant one thing can all of a sudden turn into whereas within the midst of the transferring course of.

This home tour’s responses had been edited for size and readability.



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