We came across this bright studio inhabited by fashion designer Christopher Crawford and instantly noticed the dramatic tension between the dark modern wooden elements of the apartment and the cheery personal items that are peppered in throughout.
Crawford says his home is styled as though "retired grandma and grandpa from the southeast move into a luxury condo." His trick for storing all his belongings in a small studio is to find beautiful things that also have a storage capacity - like vintage suitcases and intricately carved boxes. A custom-built reclaimed wood room divider creates a private sleeping area while still letting light through to the back of the space. For more of Crawford's tricks, tips, and amusing commentary, visit the full tour at Time Out New York.
Via: Time Out New York; Images: Imogen Brown.