House Tour: Modern Duplex

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Looking at the light-filled pictures of Aaron Kristen's duplex apartment in the far West Village, one wouldn't immediately guess that a majority of the 2,400 square feet is below grade. The apartment Aaron shares with his two children uses a variety of mixed light sources to give the recently-renovated modern space plenty of light...

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The hand-painted wallpaper in Mr. Kristen's bedroom is by Carly Margolis.

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By using a mix of floor lamps, under-shelf and ledge lights and ceiling lamps. The light bounces around the space. Mr. Kristen recently changed career paths and designed the space himself. He believes that "improving your life often means improving where and how you live" and we couldn't agree more! We're fans of the walnut tread, open stairway and the hints of bright colors throughout the space. The full article: Turning Minuses Into Pluses with slideshow.

(Pics: Kate Glicksberg)

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