Ghiora Aharoni's Airy Apartment

Ghiora Aharoni's Airy Apartment

Aaron Able
Oct 22, 2009

Another apartment featured in New York Magazine — the West Village home of Ghiora Aharoni of Ghiora Aharoni Design Studio. This space was created by combining two tenement apartments into a single unit that is both modern and respectful of the building's history.

The space was stripped of plaster and excess walls exposing original bricks, beams, and wooden studs — which were all painted white. The lightness and openness is amplified even further with the 8 windows along a single wall.

One of the smartest tips to learn from Ghiora Aharoni is his system of covering 2 windows with a single, larger shade — with only 4 shades instead of 8, the space has less distraction and fussiness.

See the whole story, furniture and lighting resources and more pictures (including many before images) at New York Magazine | An Archaeological Dig in a 1903 Tenement and the accompanying slide show.

Images: Paul Warchol

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