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Eduardo's Tiny Sanctuary

Name:

Eduardo

Location:

New York, New York

Division:

Tiny

Square Feet:

500

What I Love About My Home


Two things I love most about my apartment: the high ceilings and the open layout that make the space look airy and spacious —it feels like a tiny New York loft. Even though the space is quite small, I was able to use every single inch to include everything I needed, even a small home office and a separate dining area. I simply love living here, it is my tiny sanctuary.

Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home


Because of the lack of square footage, my biggest challenge was to have a place for everything. So storage, storage, storage was the number one priority on my list. Taking advantage of the height, I was able to accommodate several storage solutions. There's no one who visits the apartment that's not amazed by the amount of closet space in such a tiny space.

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beautiful.

posted by hotpaprika on April 22, 2011 at 8:35am
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love what you did in the kitchen!

posted by lorrinm on April 22, 2011 at 9:13am
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What a beautiful space, Eduardo!

Is the kitchen set on a platform?

posted by librarianarpita on April 22, 2011 at 9:57am
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SUCK IT MORGANS GROUP!!!! This is the best boutique hotel in New York City!

Very nice Eduardo, you have exquisite taste and you spared no detail. I'm curious as to whether you work in the fashion or design industry? To me, the best spaces are the ones that make me curious about the inhabitant.

Also, what's the nightly rate off season? :)

posted by cvgmiami on April 22, 2011 at 10:53am
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Hermosisimo ;)

posted by finlaycm on April 22, 2011 at 10:56am
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Masterful - I think I'd be afraid to cook in your kitchen because it's toooo beautiful... but that's OK! It's New York City - go out to eat!

posted by citipearl on April 22, 2011 at 11:29am
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I love the art above the couch!

I love everything about this space :)

posted by pheebs79 on April 22, 2011 at 11:43am
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Modern, but yet warm...there's nothing small about the amount of style this apt packs in...love.

posted by jLo305 on April 22, 2011 at 11:50am
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Love it. Prefect use of every inch of space.

posted by Miguelpla on April 22, 2011 at 11:59am
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The carpet leading to the bedroom is a runner we bought with that cool print and surrounded it with FLOR carpet tiles to make it look like on big piece.

posted by Kike_ on April 22, 2011 at 12:12pm
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Yes, we raised the kitchen on a platform to visually separate it from the rest of the living space.

posted by Kike_ on April 22, 2011 at 12:16pm
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I love it! :D
I need your advice on how to make my studio better Eduardo!
Saludos a Oliver!

posted by Neto Sanchez on April 22, 2011 at 12:41pm
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Love the place...

posted by Eusmaca on April 22, 2011 at 12:52pm
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What a gorgeous place you have Eduardo. Fantastic use of space I cant believe it only 500 sq ft.

posted by MHL on April 22, 2011 at 1:41pm
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Love it. When can you come to Geneva to do ours?

posted by Juan Pablo Pena-Rosas on April 22, 2011 at 1:42pm
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Beautiful job.

posted by Kacie3 on April 22, 2011 at 2:35pm
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So beautiful and elegant :)

posted by MindShapedBox on April 22, 2011 at 2:38pm
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love it! the only thing that i have question on is the little round table in front of the bed. it looked as if it's blocking the way. do you usually just walk from the other side of the bed? or, is the table only there for photographic purpose?

posted by pier723 on April 22, 2011 at 2:49pm
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I love it!

It's so well-organized in the way you use the storage pieces to separate the spaces. I also love the chartreuse pop in the kitchen.

posted by emmelemm on April 22, 2011 at 3:12pm
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Masterful to the max! What an inviting, refreshing, artistically satisfying space you have created. Bravo. Full tour please AT!

posted by visualeyes on April 22, 2011 at 3:38pm
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I love your kitchen!

posted by robertspeg on April 22, 2011 at 3:47pm
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Amazing how great the apartment looks. So small yet so comfortable. Love it!!

posted by mar123 on April 22, 2011 at 3:49pm
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This apt is beautiful. The only thing I would change is the artwork hanging above the sofa.

posted by Mjl86 on April 22, 2011 at 4:40pm
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I am in love. Everything is beautiful. So crisp and clean. A+!

posted by ElaneB on April 22, 2011 at 4:52pm
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house tour!

posted by tmilan on April 22, 2011 at 5:51pm
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LOVE IT! This is my absolute favorite so far. I love the colors and the use of the small space.
The only complain I have is the floor plan, you can't see it. Other than that, just beautiful.

posted by iDesign19 on April 22, 2011 at 8:00pm
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A MASTERPIECE! Kudos Eduardo. I only wish the floor plan was lighter so I could understand the layout.....

posted by modernsteven on April 22, 2011 at 7:29pm
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So much color, contrast and texture in such a small space without looking cluttered. That dining area strums at my modernist heartstrings.

posted by analogdialog on April 22, 2011 at 7:34pm
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Love the dining room!!! I would love to know where you got the chair pads/covers?

posted by evablue on April 22, 2011 at 7:59pm
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Eduardo, good luck with the contest. Your place truly looks amazing!!

posted by LuisHoracio on April 22, 2011 at 8:11pm
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I just voted!!! OMG he place is beautiful WOW!!! I cant believe it’s only 500 sq ft.

posted by Rosalba on April 22, 2011 at 8:13pm
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Great pad!! Great blog!!
Go, Eduardo, go!!!!

posted by Thebestfriend on April 22, 2011 at 8:32pm
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I love it .....

posted by JorgeSer on April 22, 2011 at 8:45pm
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I could live here forever! Gorgeous! (And with not a single window in any of the shots, how does it appear so light and airy? Outstanding!)

posted by kellykat0 on April 22, 2011 at 9:23pm
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As soon as I saw the yellow wall in the kitchen, I was smitten.

posted by woolly mittens on April 22, 2011 at 9:28pm
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Wow! Fantastic!

posted by Beacon on April 22, 2011 at 9:30pm
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I am curious as to what kind of rent you pay for this structurally great apartment, and what you do for a living.

posted by dkzody on April 22, 2011 at 10:26pm
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House tour please! This place is fabulous! And the dressing area looks like it provides twice the storage we would have at our place! Absolutely fabulous!

posted by HandmadeKatie on April 22, 2011 at 11:21pm
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Your place is great! It's exactly the style I like. Even though the space is small, it's clear that you used quality materials throughout, and made furniture and accessory selections that really compliment the space!

posted by D2 pad on April 22, 2011 at 11:30pm
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I loved this place when I first saw it house-crashed on Young House Love, I love it still. Excellent job!

posted by fleo on April 23, 2011 at 1:22am
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i think this is my overall favorite. i just love your style. so crisp and clean yet with color. AT house tour please!

posted by queenyellowsun on April 23, 2011 at 2:25am
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I'm stunned by how well you've handled the chopped up spaces (which I love; they give a space character). I wouldn't change one small thing ... wonderful home!

posted by tinos on April 23, 2011 at 3:29am
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I love your whole house. Very good use of colours and space.

Eduardo, may i know where you bought the posters in your living room?

posted by HannahF on April 23, 2011 at 5:15am
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I'm guessing you are a professional designer for hotels, if not, someone should hire you at once.

posted by Kate (NC) on April 23, 2011 at 7:10am
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I'm in awe. Please would you tell us about the storage solutions? The use of space is incredible.

posted by Terry3 on April 23, 2011 at 1:47pm
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I'm in awe. Please would you tell us about the storage solutions? The use of space is incredible.

posted by Terry3 on April 23, 2011 at 1:47pm
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this is by far the best entry in this entire competition. I hope you will win, Eduardo!

posted by agatkamuminek on April 23, 2011 at 10:11am
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Love it. It's stunning. It will inspire me, for sure.

posted by lidi on April 24, 2011 at 1:54pm
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amazing!! love it... but are there any windows in your condo?

posted by mattNmags on April 23, 2011 at 10:30am
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Perfection! That kitchen is to die for!

posted by A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie on April 23, 2011 at 11:17am
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Does anybody actually live here? I'd love to love this, but it looks so sterile. I like an apartment that looks like someone actually lives there and loves their space. Not just a place that looks well designed- it would be like living in a CB2.

posted by jessicabrooke on April 23, 2011 at 11:35am
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I appreciate all the effort that went into this place, but while I love modernism, I question some of the aesthetic choices here.

posted by waterville on April 23, 2011 at 12:23pm
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House tour please! A primer for small spaces!

posted by emmajay on April 23, 2011 at 2:05pm
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I love it ..this is one of the most cozy and perfect small spaces in NYC...congratulation

posted by Carlos Billini on April 23, 2011 at 2:07pm
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We love it!

posted by Marco & Liliana Rosales on April 23, 2011 at 4:44pm
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One of my favorites!! I loved every single shot! You've managed to brilliantly separate each function without giving up any space. I love the accent color cabinet in the kitchen and putting it up on a platform was really different, love it. I wish I could see the layout shot, it's showing up as black on my screen.

posted by mauishopgirl on April 23, 2011 at 6:15pm
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I already know your amazing apartment from your blog and Small Cool is just the perfect place for it.

Good luck!

posted by *Mig* on April 23, 2011 at 9:12pm
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I love it but the floor plan just shows black on my screen. And because I love it, it matters to me to see how it's laid out.

posted by Dulcibella on April 23, 2011 at 9:32pm
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Sorry, a little tacky

posted by tackyu on April 24, 2011 at 12:45am
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Hi, thanks so much for your kind comments on my apartment, it means a lot. Some are wondering if my place has windows. There are two, one by the dining room and one in the bedroom. As for the prints behind the sofa, they're by Cuban artist Consuelo Castañeda. BTW, I'm sorry about the floor plan not showing up. I'm not sure what's going on, it's fine in my browser :(

posted by Kike_ on April 24, 2011 at 1:10am
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I love this apartment. The space is used beautifully and the decorating is gorgeous. Sophisticated, modern and fresh! It reminds me of a boutique hotel.

posted by linsinto on April 24, 2011 at 3:11am
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My, this place is gorgeous! I love the use of color and space. I want to see more.

posted by oliverny on April 24, 2011 at 11:46am
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Wow!
Easily one of the best!

posted by carlhag on April 24, 2011 at 12:15pm
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Beautiful. I'm about to move into a tiny apartment and I'd love to know who designed/installed your tiny office. THX!

posted by Faffer on April 24, 2011 at 12:50pm
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The Floor plan is not showing up. Anyway to notify Apartment Therapy of this?
It's a lovely place. would like to see how it all flows!

posted by Cartwright on April 24, 2011 at 1:00pm
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I love everything about this space.
Colors, furnitures, ... it seems like I could live in there with a great pleasure

posted by TheodoraB on April 24, 2011 at 1:33pm
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This is the best apartment. I love it!

posted by carolejoseph on April 24, 2011 at 3:23pm
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The floorplan isn't showing - is it just my computer??

posted by justjude on April 24, 2011 at 3:26pm
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Amazing!!!!

posted by Myrto C. on April 24, 2011 at 3:33pm
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I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it !!!!!!!!

posted by Myrto Carole on April 24, 2011 at 3:47pm
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officially in love with all the pops of yellow. You definitely get my vote.

posted by Pamela L on April 24, 2011 at 7:46pm
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I love how the kitchen is above the rest of the place.

posted by House Voyeur on April 24, 2011 at 7:46pm
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superb!

posted by giovana on April 25, 2011 at 12:19am
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Such amazing use of color without over doing it! I really want to know where you got those cool green chair pads for the dining room! Love it!

posted by evablue on April 25, 2011 at 5:32am
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This place is incredible! And very, very cozy!

posted by RJBroadway on April 25, 2011 at 10:06am
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You've taken NYC small space confines and showed it what time it is! Kudos to you, my friend! A++!! I really hope you win.

posted by SDazzle on April 25, 2011 at 11:48am
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Love your place! Where did you get your bedside tables?

posted by Leslie P on April 25, 2011 at 1:44pm
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Hi Leslie,
The bedside tables are artist storage units I bought at Lee's Studio in NYC. I painted the frame white to give them a different look and changed the handles to nicer ones.

posted by Kike_ on April 25, 2011 at 1:48pm
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Hi Evablue,
thanks for your comment! The pads for the Bertoia chairs in the dining room are from Knoll. You can go on their website and order from different colors and fabrics.

posted by Kike_ on April 25, 2011 at 1:50pm
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Beautiful space. This is definitely a favorite and should be up in the top few for sure. Amazing style, great finishes and furniture. Looks like it should be in Elle Decor. Tasteful editing, refined - simple luxury. Nice job!

posted by Tom_415 on April 25, 2011 at 2:28pm
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Very clever use of the space and division of it, and great design to make it all feel bigger, particularly the bedroom with the dark floor.

posted by mrjameskent on April 25, 2011 at 3:50pm
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Biutiful, speechless!
qué lugar tan maravilloso

posted by Vicglamar Torres on April 25, 2011 at 4:57pm
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Thank you Eduardo! I just love the color of your dining room chair pads! Good luck in the contest!

posted by evablue on April 25, 2011 at 5:13pm
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most original!

posted by nato on April 25, 2011 at 5:25pm
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YAY! Eduardo!!!!! I'm rooting for you.

Alexis

posted by lexlucia on April 25, 2011 at 5:58pm
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Love the Eames Molded Plywood chair!! : )

posted by Betty from Miami on April 25, 2011 at 10:18pm
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Looks like an explosion at the DWR warehouse

posted by fiatblanco on April 26, 2011 at 1:31am
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Gorgeous !!!

posted by onails on April 26, 2011 at 5:13am
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Simply Stunning! Hands down you have the best use of space and your design and decor are first rate. Good Luck, not that you'll need it.

posted by Tabs on April 26, 2011 at 12:40pm
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keep revisiting and makes me want to shop at highbrowfurniture! amazing!

posted by artist girl on April 26, 2011 at 2:41pm
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Love the kitchen! love the bright colors.

posted by msgoddess on April 26, 2011 at 3:23pm
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UNREAL!!!!!!!!!!

posted by laurengrossman on April 26, 2011 at 4:29pm
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Beautiful job! I'm cheering for you!

posted by rozjones on April 27, 2011 at 7:04pm
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I'm impressed with the distribution of the whole place...simply genius! congratulations. By far my favorite in the competition.

posted by creativega on April 26, 2011 at 6:16pm
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Where did you get the two pillows on the sofa with the black/grey pattern? Thanks.

posted by Tom_415 on April 26, 2011 at 9:50pm
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Hey Tom,
the black/grey patterned pillows on the couch I made myself. :)

posted by Kike_ on April 26, 2011 at 10:51pm
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Good job!

posted by Niurka on April 26, 2011 at 11:34pm
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A tiny and super chic habitat creating a total comfort with an exquisite tastefulness blending functional details and design.
Antonio from Dubai

posted by Antonio Gutierrez on April 27, 2011 at 12:32am
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Fussy, over-designed.

posted by quechnier on April 27, 2011 at 12:40am
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beautiful. great job.

posted by rstano on April 27, 2011 at 3:05am
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when is this place up for sale?! love it.

posted by kelazegui on April 27, 2011 at 11:16am
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I'm smitten by your use of color, bold yet elegant. Good luck. I'm crossing my fingers for you.

posted by frida6 on April 28, 2011 at 12:48pm
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beautiful place!

posted by noheliachaase on April 27, 2011 at 3:13pm
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bellisimooo...

posted by maria garcia on April 27, 2011 at 4:35pm
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Amazing use of space! Am a big fan of your blog - keep up the good work! p.s. Would you like to vote for me too? I am in the international section - merci!

posted by neerehs on April 28, 2011 at 9:02am
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I'm especially thrilled with your arrangement of the closets/ wardrobes. With built-in-closets not being standard in Germany I am already used to arrange wardrobes in an unconventional way - not just along a wall.
But what you've done with them simply is genius!

I looked again through all my favourites - quite a lot ;-) - you're apartment is the best! I want you to win!

posted by MollyHeyer on April 28, 2011 at 11:03am
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Molly, thanks for your comment and good wishes.

posted by Kike_ on April 28, 2011 at 11:16am
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Incredible attention to scale and proportion. I love how he uses white as a unifying color throughout the space-makes it look much larger. gets my vote for sure!

posted by boclectic on April 28, 2011 at 3:46pm
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I see Eames, I see Jonathan Adler! I see love in the air!!! Eduardo y Herman! God bless your palace! BESOS! Jeniffer!

posted by JenifferRosaLopez on April 29, 2011 at 10:17am
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Elegant!! Amazing!! just perfect in every detail!!

posted by Alejandra Rosales-Alcorta on April 28, 2011 at 11:21pm
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Like the ball clock!

posted by clifforded on April 29, 2011 at 12:28am
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Awesome apartment!

posted by davinci1979 on April 29, 2011 at 1:20pm
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I love it! it's amazing that so many thing fit in such a tiny space! I love the taste :)

posted by Denise50 on April 29, 2011 at 3:24pm
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the home office in the entry way is superb. is the desk actually a shelf? everything is perfect!

posted by pkpk on April 29, 2011 at 7:19pm
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We love NY, we love this place! Space, colors, and details are great!!

posted by Johann&Kiki on April 29, 2011 at 7:44pm
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I love everything about it every since I found it on his blog.. and I'm so glad that I found it here so I can vote for it.. you can see more about the apartment http://thedesignerpad.com/

posted by Eusmaca on April 29, 2011 at 9:17pm
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ESPECTACULAR!! FELICITACIONES EDUARDO!!

posted by Vicky Sampedro on April 29, 2011 at 10:09pm
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I loved your apartment! Amazing! And your blog great too... checking it pretty often... bravo Eduardo!

posted by dimilady on April 30, 2011 at 6:55am
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Eduardo, You continue to evolve your sophisticated style with a unique combination of whimsy and beauty. Painfully talented!

posted by Andrew in Miami Beach on April 30, 2011 at 7:46am
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I'd say this is my favorite... love the colors, the style, and the peaceful feeling. It is decorated with style and sophistication. I like your art above the sofa... it has humor... which gives a lightness to your place. Good luck to you!

posted by NHRecycler on May 1, 2011 at 7:46am
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My favorite one.
I love the style, color.
beautiful!

posted by cmcmcmcmcmcmcm on May 1, 2011 at 11:50am
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The best!

posted by Armando Lucas Correa on May 1, 2011 at 11:26pm
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I can't believe you didn't make it as one of the finalists! I LOVED your home the best. Very well done! Plenty of interest and style without being overdone or cluttered! I really hope Apartment Therapy does a House Tour on you! I want to see More Please!

posted by evablue on May 5, 2011 at 2:07am
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I've written twice about the dearth of small and cool selections for finalists again this year.

When I consider a space I look for selection of materials, accents, placement and is it, frankly, magazine ready. None of this year's crop fits that.

However, when I see an apartment like this one, I have to praise it's use of art and the aforementioned qualities. Stunning.

posted by minimalist1 on May 5, 2011 at 4:14pm
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Perfection. I don't want to see any others.

posted by Summer Hut on November 21, 2011 at 3:46pm
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I really love your place, the use of storage, and how you separated the spaces.

posted by Martha Jones DW on January 22, 2012 at 7:13pm
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