Apryl’s Technicolor Life

published Oct 25, 2012
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Name: Apryl Miller
Location: Upper East Side, New York, New York

Once upon a time, I found myself with a very large white box, divided into many other small, white boxes. I, who came from a DIY family, had to take these boxes and make a nest for myself and my young children.

Out of my passion for my children and wanting to create a childhood home that was unlike any other, I accomplished my goal. But in the process, what came out of it was the emergence of myself as an artist.

Much like the magician who begins pulling the silk scarf from his throat, I have continued to produce with an unabated creativity. My home is not one put together by curation, rather it was created.

Most items in it are custom designs and concepts, or they are reworked designs, such as my furniture, which is covered in vintage 1960’s garment fabrics. There are sprawling carpets with tear drops, a child sized loft and a stage for each daughter, imaginative installations in all corners, and indescribable tile work in the bathrooms, just to mention a few of it’s features. In the dining room there is an installation which dominates the entire room. It is called “The Where and The How Left you and your Silence” (shown in last photo).

My apartment has been described in the media as “fantastically whimsical.” It has over 150 paint colors, very little black and one small planned rectangle of white, that I had painted in my studio on the wall. It has patterns painted on the inside of the closets and none of the door knobs match. It is a world unto itself and it is unlike any other space, I promise you.

Thanks, Apryl!

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