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.
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- 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.
- I Yarn Bombed This: Artist Agata Oleksiak (aka Olek) covers every square inch of living space in crochet.
- 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."
- Masking Apartment: Fashion designer Sylvia Heisel worked with interior designer Doug Meyer to cover her walls in a spiderweb of artist's tape.
- Home Shopping Network: Architect-designer-antique-dealer David Biscaye decorates his Upper East Side apartment in leather, gilt, and crystal.
- 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?"