Name: Veronique & Thierry
Location: SoHo, Manhattan
Size: 700 square feet, 1 bedroom rental
Years lived in: 1+
When Vero and Thierry moved in together, they shed their respective furniture histories. Their new home might seem reminiscent of a couple of recent tours. That's because Maxime of house tour and house call fame has taken it upon himself to help out some friends in need. First it was Pierre, with his apartment in the sky and now Vero and Thierry in SoHo.
Maxime likes clean lines and his friends generally take most of his advice. He'll even make a proposed floor plan and take them shopping! Because the apartment has a bit of a rustic feel — thanks to the exposed wood beams — everyone agreed that it would be most striking to contrast the bones of the space with white and modern elements.
Veronique, a budding career coach, recognizes how incredibly essential Maxime was to putting the apartment together. "He saved us so much time," she said. "We didn't make all those mistakes" inevitable in the process of creating a new home together from scratch.
Apartment Therapy Survey
Style: Cozy and warm (mountain cabin like) — exposed brick walls and wooden beams with terrace and modern furniture.
Inspiration: Maxime Leroy-Tullie our friend and interior designer. He had a real vision for our apartment!
Favorite Element: Chinese antique trunk
Biggest Challenge: Small bedroom & almost no storage space
What Friends Say: Very charming and cozy
Biggest Embarrassment: Two is a crowd in the bedroom when it comes to getting ready
Proudest DIY: Our IKEA kitchen furniture and our terrace as a whole
Biggest Indulgence: Our marble top Room & Board dining table
Best Advice: If you have a small room, take a soft bed frame rather than a hard one with sharp corners — that way even if you bump into it, it won’t hurt.
Dream Source: Kartell, DWR, Room & Board, Armani Casa, Roche Bobois and Ligne Roset
Room & Board dining table
Asian Antiques trunk
IKEA mix and match kitchen parts
Check out the details of Vero and Thierry's Kitchen in their Kitchen Tour at the Kitchn.
Images: Jill Slater
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