Small Cool 2009: Craig's Eclectic Mid-Century

Small Cool 2009: Craig's Eclectic Mid-Century

Aaron Able
Apr 17, 2009

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Who Lives Here: Craig Midtown Manhattan
Location: Midtown West, New York City
Size: 500 square feet

What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home? My apartment's L-shape meant that there weren't a whole lot of places where I could put my bed other than the alcove. Thing is, I did not want to have to see the bed while in the dining/living area. The week before I moved in, I was browsing through the local Salvation Army where I found a beautiful vintage Biedermeier breakfront. I put it at the foot of my bed where it hides the bed from the living area and enhances my eclectic mid-century decor. I put several globes on top that almost touch the ceiling so that it not only serves as a bookcase/display case, but also acts like a wall between the two areas and makes my apartment feel like a true one-bedroom.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your small home? My kitchen cabinets were my biggest challenge. They were a hideous dark brown fake "wood" veneer that looked cheap and shoddy and were impossible to live with. Unfortunately, my building management would not let me paint or replace them. My solution: to cover the cabinets with a silver contact paper that make them appear to be stainless steel.

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