Small Cool 2009: Nathan Andrew's Serene & Masculine

Teeny-tiny Division #20

Who Lives Here: Nathan Andrew Location: Midtown East, New York City Size: 296 square feet

What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home? Its furniture composition and materials. The play between positive and negative space, contrast, and materials sculpt a space that's masculine, but lush; confident but serene; stimulating, but not trendy. Although small, the space feels airy and comfortable and functions really well.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your small home? After getting the background right (repainting everything white, including the floors), finding the absolutely, perfect pieces of furniture proved the most difficult challenge. The furniture needed to be beautiful, functional and affordable. Several pieces are my design to assure maximum benefit. Sticking to a game plan and concept often times left no other alternative than to wait until the object was found. Besides the custom designs, the objects were found everywhere: antique shops, retail stores, online sellers, thrift shops, and the sidewalks of New York! I still keep my shopping list and swatches stuffed in my pockets.
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