Joe & Sveta Design Together

Joe & Sveta Design Together

Jill Slater
Sep 15, 2010

Name: Joe and Sveta
Location: West Village — New York, New York
Size: 1,600 square feet, two-bedroom
Years lived in: 3

Joe and Sveta say that they work seamlessly when designing their home together. Joe's prowess as a successful furniture designer, does not seem to intimidate his wife, a branding strategist.

Joe and Sveta's tastes align. They like scavenging in upstate junk stores as much as they do the high end showrooms in Soho. Sveta keeps abreast of new ideas in the design world as much as, if not more so, than Joe and he is quite open to her insights and suggestions.

Joe uses the high ceilings and open space of the apartment to experiment with his designs before they go into production. He likes how well his recent experiment with designing an oversized lamp fits into the high-ceilinged living space. Joe's designs pepper his and Sveta's home, providing personalization with precision.

Apartment Therapy Survey

Style:: Lived in contemporary

Inspiration: Our passions

Favorite Element: Photo wall

Biggest Challenge: Dusting

What Friends Say: It feels like the both of you.

Biggest Embarrassment: Pee stains on the sofa (our dog)

Proudest DIY: Lamp (it's a prototype of a design yet to be produced)

Biggest Indulgence: Art.

Best Advice: Don't let good taste and high design oppress you.

Dream Source: Custom couch we design and have made by Poltrona Frau

A mix of my designs (Joe) and finds from everything from Cappellini to IKEA.

To see details of Joe and Sveta's kitchen, check out Sveta Cooks with Zest and Precision on the

Images: Jill Slater

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