Inside Out: A showcase for those who transform their residences into homes
via innovative intervention
Sarah and Jim
1100 sq ft, 2-bdrm co-op
Years lived in:
By choosing Jackson Heights five years ago Sarah and Jim were able to purchase a very spacious pre-war apartment that needed a lot of work.
Fortunately, the couple comes with a host of design and architectural skills...
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Not only did they design the renovated kitchen space, but Sarah and Jim also built many of the pieces in their home. They personally poured the concrete for the kitchen counter, and Jim built the baby changing station and the low lying toy storage in the living room.
Jim and Sarah have perfected the art of mixing the mass manufactured cheap with the high-end designer. Together, they have a home that feels lived in and looks crisp and well thought out.
Travel, friends, books, web, and the challenge of decorating with a 1yr old in mind
: How spacious the apartment feels, the light in the morning and couple favorite pieces of furniture.
Most Talked About Element:
The kitchen wall
The bathroom, we haven’t done anything with it yet. And corners here & there; it’s defiantly not a decorator’s apartment. We’re always fixing, streamlining and improving.
: Our kitchen, making the concrete counter top in particular.
Buy the best quality you can afford and those pieces will last longer than any temporary solution
Keeping a handle on all the clutter.
the knick knacks in all rooms most frequently. I’m always working on the perfect accessory vignette.
What Friends Say:
Nicknamed by one of our friends as ‘Urban Beach House’, that probably speaks for itself
Custom crafted anything, either by someone else or DIY, it’s such a great feeling to get exactly what you want and makes for a great story too.
Having our bed custom made.
Three words to describe my home:
Casual, comfortable & happy
Ikea, DIY, sample sales, Craigslist & Ebay.