Inside Out: A showcase for those who transform their residences into homes via innovative intervention
Name: Dante Location: South-Eastern Soho Size: 600 sqft. rental Years lived in: Moved in 2 weeks ago Dante designs and sells handbags through her company Dante Beatrix. She moved in to a space in the same neighborhood as our Apartment Therapy office and as a result I have had the honor of closely tracking the transition of her space from its former use as the We Mi Skin Care Spa/Salon to its nearly completed residential glory . I was most impressed by Dante’s diligence and productivity. No complaining about the heat, no procrastinating, no sign of weariness at this daunting task. jill AT apartmenttherapy DOT com
The open plan apartment transformed before my very eyes from a giant pile of plates, boxes and fabric samples into a well-organized space. Dante used furniture, storage pieces, and color to define different 'rooms' in her apartment; is on a path to hiding most of her potential clutter (despite the fact that the apartment has absolutely no closets); and is instituting a decorative playfulness that reflects intention and a secure sense of style. Over the past year, Dante has survived in temporary sublets with all her varied and sundry belongings in storage. Here, once again reunited with her things, she has managed to find a place for most of them, selling or discarding that which no longer made sense to keep. She is not finished yet. This post is just a teaser for the final presentation. Dante is still waiting for under cabinets in the kitchen and for the perfect curtain tie for her wall of covered shelving. Unlike most of us who move in and create a home sporadically while living amongst boxes and chaos, Dante will have minimized that resettling purgatory to less than a month! Stay-tuned!