Extreme Homes of Amy Sedaris, Jason Oliver Nixon & More

Extreme Homes of Amy Sedaris, Jason Oliver Nixon & More

Sarah Coffey
May 3, 2011

New York Magazine visits the homes of six eccentric New Yorkers, each with a strong personality that manifests itself in over-the-top decorating. Designers Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke share their wallpapered oasis, comedian Amy Sedaris explains her approach to decorating "as if I owned a child," and artist Agata Oleksiak (aka Olek) covers her entire living space in crochet.

To read the full stories and view the accompanying slideshows, click the bolded links below.

  1. Paper Planes: Designers Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke wallpapered the ceilings of their Lefferts Garden home — for a longer look, see the full three-part Apartment Therapy tour here, here, and here.
  2. I Yarn Bombed This: Artist Agata Oleksiak (aka Olek) covers every square inch of living space in crochet.
  3. I Decorate As If I Owned A Child: The always-hilarious Amy Sedaris explains, "I'll toss a tiny pair of shoes in the hallway or lean small wooden crutches in what I refer to as "the baby's room," which is actually a tiny space where I make things. I continue to call it the baby's room because it confuses people and it's creepy."
  4. Masking Apartment: Fashion designer Sylvia Heisel worked with interior designer Doug Meyer to cover her walls in a spiderweb of artist's tape.
  5. Home Shopping Network: Architect-designer-antique-dealer David Biscaye decorates his Upper East Side apartment in leather, gilt, and crystal.
  6. If Marie Antoinette Took the A Train: Benjamin Noriega­-Ortiz and Steven Wine answer the critical question, "Like, if Marie Antoinette was to find an apartment at Rockaway Park in 2011, what would she have?"

Photos: Dean Kaufmann | New York Magazine

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