Name: John and Tup
Location: Greenwich Village, NYC
Size: 535 sq. ft. Studio Loft
The internet. We found all our appliances, furniture and lighting online, and we really scoured the web for the best deals on everything from bathroom floor tile to marble countertops.
What inspired you?
The image of a well-built boat came to mind, where there is a place for everything and every square inch counts. We purchased this apartment as a "fixer-upper" and kept one thing in mind throughout the recently completed gut-renovation: "EDIT"! After stripping the apartment down to its bare bones, we added back only the key elements which we felt we needed. [more below]
... We painted the entire space white and kept the furniture (and clutter) to a minimum. We added built-ins for hidden storage, and a swing-out table which slides under the kitchen counter after mealtime.
We installed dimmer switches on all the lighting fixtures, allowing us to create different "looks" by simply changing the ambient light in the room.