Inside Out: A showcase for those who transform their residences into homes via innovative intervention
Location: Upper West Side
Size: 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.
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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: 12 years
My Style: undefined
Inspiration: flea markets everywhere
Favorite element: the 10-foot ceilings and long hallways
Biggest Challenge: finding the space and resources to accommodate my acquisitive obsession
What friends say: "You have a lot of 'stuff'"
Biggest Embarrassment: not enough bathrooms
Proudest DIY: chandelier in the dining room
Best advice:More is more.
Dream Source: 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.