#60 - Paul's Heaven over Hell’s Kitchen (last one)

#60 - Paul's Heaven over Hell’s Kitchen (last one)

Maxwell Ryan
Mar 31, 2006

Name: Paul
Location: New York, NY
Size: 495 sq. ft. Alcove Studio on the 11th floor of a 36 floor hi-rise

Favorite resource:

The flea.

What inspired you?

A stunning view of the decaying opulence, hi-rise construction and expressive skyline over Hell's Kitchen.

Design Tip:

Work with what you've got. Add and subtract. Mirrors & fresh flowers.


(photo: entry/dining)
A long entryway is nice because it's not like I'm welcoming people into my bedroom—I ask for their coat first.

(photo: living room from entry hall)
My studio doesn't feel small because you walk in and your eye goes right out the windows to the view.
I always leave the blinds open.

(photo: living room from bed alcove)
If you have enough going on in your place, people won't notice that you don't have a bedroom.

(photo: bed/work alcove)
There is nothing more attractive than a comfortable bed. The kidney-shaped desk fits perfectly in the
corner and makes a great work space with a view that can be a nice distraction.

(photo: view from bed)
A long window ledge make for great storage. The work station is functional, yet doesn't scream, "freelance."

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