Inside Out: A showcase for those who transform their residences into homes
via innovative intervention
Upper West Side
2000 sqft, 3 bedroom
"You buy one thing, and before you know it,
it becomes a lot of stuff." Such is the confession of this week's house tour host.
It is not a mystery how the collections that pervade this home have come to be. Our host is a dedicated flea market attendee. And not just in NY, but in LA, and Massachusetts and any other place he happens to be.
What is perhaps most shocking is that this is a whole new approach to style for our host. Believe it or not, his prior home was a minimalist loft like space. Perhaps it was a rejection of the monochrome aesthetic or perhaps he was inspired by the pre-war detailing of this classic Upper West Side apartment. Either way, the mood caught him and he went with it, full throttle. There is a whimsy and self-mocking that makes the home not only jaw dropping, but a pleasure to experience.
Years lived in:
flea markets everywhere
the 10-foot ceilings and long hallways
finding the space and resources to accommodate my acquisitive obsession
What friends say:
"You have a lot of 'stuff'"
not enough bathrooms
chandelier in the dining room
More is more.
other than the St. Ouen flea market in Paris, the store “The End of History” in the West Village; Liz’s Hardware in Los Angeles; Tepper Galleries auction house in NYC.
Originally Posted on July 25th, 2007
The main dining room! Apparently none of these portraits are relatives.