Midwest Finalist - Suzi's L.E.S. Meets Le Marais

Midwest Finalist - Suzi's L.E.S. Meets Le Marais

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Janel Laban
May 14, 2008

Name: Suzi
Location: Columbus, OH
Size & Type: 557 sf studio
Original Entry: Click Here

Who was your favorite entry and why?

I envy a lot of the international spaces because of the architecture...great bones on which to further great design. The entry that keeps charging my batteries is Luca's. The ingenuity to create a workable space with such SF constraint is really stimulating. The place is disciplined to say the least. (Of that I lack.) This tied with my adoration of Stephanie in Chicago. Anyone who creates a goddess shrine in the closet is obviously devoted to details. Without formally knowing her, I am sure we would be fast friends; her personality is so delightfully reflected in her choices. Draw of the 2 extremes.

What's your next improvement?

The kitchen, of course, is where I would improve next. I believe you should spend the most time and money on the spaces in which you utilize most. The kitchen to me, is no more than a hallway and a location to store a corkscrew and champagne flutes. I would have liked to have changed the tile, counters, lighting, all fixures and the cabinets. But, I actually think it is really wasteful to purchase a completed refurb and then gut it, so I decided to live with the developers decisions. Maybe next year now that Smeg is in the states.

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