FAMILY D E C O R AT E Y O U R D I G S
IN THIS ISSUE This month’s issue of DYDmag features the apartment of a busy, young family living in the West Village of New York City. Their large (read as: enormous) home was originally two apartments. The owners combined them to create one amazing living space for themselves and their two young sons. The apartment has retained much of its original INDUSTRIAL EDGE—folding steel shutters, exposed brick walls and pipes—but now it’s a comfortable and family-friendly home, too. It’s also full of clever design ideas. (To SHOP for items, look for ). Dig in.
INDUSTRIAL EDGE STYLE B U S Y F A M I LY IN NYC
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industrial strength The commercial grade Viking range, the subway tile backsplash, and the pendant lights all work with the apartment’s urban, industrial vibe.
kids in the kitchen
The family’s two young sons have their own ‘kitchen’ within the kitchen. A pint-sized wooden stove and shelves filled with books are tucked beneath the kitchen island. The play space keeps the kids entertained and nearby... but not so close that they can get into trouble.
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raising the bar
Manhattanites go out for drinks and dinner frequently because they’re forced to socialize outside of their home—-their apartments are simply too small for entertaining groups. But the generous size of this apartment meant the owners had room to install a custom bar. (And what says ‘entertaining’ more than a bar?) The open shelving and organized trays of libations make guests feel welcome and encourages them to help themselves.
tray chic Serving trays are a stylish way to organize and display attractive bottles of liquor and crystal decanters.
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living room INDUSTRIAL EDGE elements in this room: UÊ The wood sideboard, with its rough, unfinished feel. UÊ The large, brushed aluminum table lamps. UÊ The black and white prints of famous buildings in NYC. UÊ The side chairs with their chromed tubular steel arms. UÊ The side table by Eileen Gray with its glass top and chromed tubular steel frame. (Gray, a famous industrial designer, created her iconic heightadjustable table in 1927.)
Clever design choices in this room include: UÊ His-and-hers bedding in brown and pink. UÊ Her nightstand is covered in a feminine candy-pink striped fabric while his masculine side table is dark hardwood. UÊ The full-length mirror with its distressed finish pairs perfectly with the exposed brick wall. UÊ Floor to ceiling closets are fitted with custom-made louvred doors. (Louvres are typically used on home exteriors, not interiors. Here, they suit the design scheme and allow air to circulate.)
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What little guy wouldn’t love this whimsical room? Details to note: UÊ Thick, alternating blue and red stripes evoke the walls of a circus tent. UÊ That incredible tented ceiling! UÊ Framed vintage posters from circuses. UÊ The great bed. UÊ An abundance of built-in shelves for books and toys.
EASY FAMILY STYLE
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Find large, full-color pictures in vintage children’s storybooks and frame them. They’ll look like professional prints.
Glue children’s artwork to construction paper ‘frames’ and neatly tack them up on a bulletin board. It’s an easy, no-fuss way to let your kids know their artwork is treasured.
Place magnetic plastic letters and numbers on the back of a metal door. It’s a fun way for everyone in the family to leave notes to each other. DY Dmag 14
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HOMEOWNERS The Stiller Family
INTERIOR DESIGN Foley & Cox www.foleyandcox.com
PHOTOS Lilia De Gregory www.liliadegregory.com
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