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Re: 'OLD SCHOOL' NEW YORK APARTMENT

Wow -- that's really nice!  That kitchen is amazing! 

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Re: 'OLD SCHOOL' NEW YORK APARTMENT

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There's an item here or there that is OK but, overall, it's just so far removed from a decorating style that I would like.  That wood flooring in the entryway along with the two-tone chevron pattern done in cork is absolutely beautiful though.  

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Re: 'OLD SCHOOL' NEW YORK APARTMENT

@NYCLatinaMe,  what you say about heirlooms vs. "clutter" is so insightful.   I think what is sometimes dismissed as 'clutter' is not that-- there can be deeply meaningful objects that enhance a room, because of provenance, family connection, or mere 'beauty'.   A gorgeous piece of Meissen can't equate to a crumpled cocktail napkin, after all.

 

So context is all.  A layered room can be life-enhancing, or can be a hoarder's nightmare.  A minimal room can be airy and graceful, or harsh and sterile.  It all depends!  And it mostly depends on the skill of the person who's conjured it up.

 

There's no question that we all have different thresholds for how much we want around us in a room... 

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Re: 'OLD SCHOOL' NEW YORK APARTMENT

Stunning and so spacious... Some of the rooms have a bit too much stuff in them for me, but for the most part, I reallylike this, and I love the kitchen, the fireplace and the Sitting Room!

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I feel like I've seen this living room before. There's an awful lot packed into this spacious apartment and at times it feels like perhaps too much, but for the most part, these are magical elements combined in a pleasing way. There are, of course, things I'd change and I think the apartment could stand at least a minimal edit, but overall, a comfortable, homey well done set of spaces. Among other elements, I partciularly like the wood framed settee upholstered in window pane plaid in the living room.


In my pantry with my cupcakes...