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Display Name: LQN
Member Since: 11/20/08

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Dear AT readers, we would first like to thank you for all the thoughtful comments and questions. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that it generated so much commentary and discussion. After living in only one half of the apartment for many years complete with all the quirks of a tenement apartment, including a shower in the kitchen, our new home embodies all that the previous was lacking - space, light, functionality and our own aesthetic. When we agreed to a photo shoot and to virtually invite everyone into our home, we decided that it was important to let you view it as we live in it every day. The apartment was not "styled" for the shoot. So yes, we did not put away our laundry. And yes, the mess on the desk is real mess. But we also live with a newborn so cut us some slack. And what is wrong with creating a space (and not a "stage") for a growing child to play in? That said, we'll try to answer some of your questions and respond to some of your comments as best as we can.

The couch against the island was more out of necessity and a lack of space for bar stools.

The bookshelves were custom designed by our architect and constructed by our carpenter.

The white leather couch is actually a pull-out from Jennifer Convertible and the espresso leather couch is from IKEA. Both are very comfortable and practical. Glad you like them.

The white vase is from a store on Avenue A called Alphabets. Also check out Lancelotti (also on Ave. A) for great and affordable home items including furniture.

mollybb is indeed correct - the large prints in the LR and BR are Marimekko. Check out: http://store.txtlart.com/ for wall hanging kits.

The knobs are made by Sagatsune America, Inc.: http://www.sugatsune.com/products/ProductDetails.cfm?CATID=4&SUBCATID=5&PRODUCTID=3262

We wanted to be playful in the bathroom and decided to paint it with a color that reminded us of water. It actually came out looking very much like the classic Tiffany teal.

Actually, we have a ton of storage space (something completely lacking in the previous apartment) - take a look at the hallway - it is entirely closets seamlessly hidden by painting the doors the same color as the walls. One of them holds our stacked washer/dryer unit.

Thanks again AT!

Apartment Therapy New York | House Tour: Lucinda and Nicholas' Transformed Tenement New York
11/20/08 06:57 PM