The goal for this 400-square-foot Tribeca studio was to make it functional for two people to live in comfortably. The entire kitchen was ripped out and replaced with custom cerused oak cabinetry to utilize every inch of wall space. A custom bookshelf/media cabinet was designed for the center of the space to create a division between the sofa and the bed. The desk in front of the window doubles as a dining table when pulled to the center of the space. The owners love color but despise clutter and "fluff", so decoration was kept to a minimum. The walls were painted white and bold colors were used on the kitchen floor and new sofa upholstery.
This one-bedroom, West Village apartment underwent major renovations to attract higher rent for the owner. The original finishes and backgrounds in this apartment were almost 30 years old. The kitchen, bathroom, and flooring were all completely ripped out and new hardware, lighting, appliances, and closet doors were added. The original black and dark grey color palette was brightened up with white subway tile, carrara mosaic floor tile, and a soft grey quartzite countertop. Walnut stained engineered flooring adds contrast to the new light colors. Durability was key, so finishes were chosen to stand up to multiple tenants while also keeping renovation costs low.
This West Village Studio underwent minor renovations to open up a kitchen wall, adding much needed light and storage. Shelves were chosen over cabinets in the kitchen to keep costs down and a built-in bookcase with cabinets was added on the opposite side. Beyond functioning as extra storage, these shelves and cabinets created a valuable countertop. The warm grey and white color palette keeps this apartment open and airy while creating a clean backdrop for the large, colorful acrylic painting cherished by the owner.