Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Soho studio

One of the coolest girls I know recently bought a little studio in Soho and we've been working on it ever since.

The before pictures don't look good, but they also don't show just how BAD the place was.  The walls were horribly stained with smoke tar, the bathroom was a complete disaster and nothing had been touched in 40+ years.  I welcome that though.  It gives complete freedom to start fresh without the slightest tinge of gilt.  I always preserve historic details but all of the original moldings and fixtures had already been replaced so there was nothing left to save. 

Don't you want to just move right in? 

Over the last three months we've made a huge amount of progress.. a new layout, all new cabinetry, refinished floors, tons of storage and a fresh clean bathroom!  Here's a little sneak peak at what's happening.

 Bed alcove with the cutest little reading lights you've ever seen.

Love this light pattern!

Shoe shelves and closets... the most important part!

We went dark with the cabinetry for some contrast.  The cabinets will look
great with our stainless appliances (once we clean the dusty doors off of course!).

Hello gorgeous subway tile!  The dark gray grout will be applied next.

It's still very much a job site but we're getting close!  The extra fun part of adding color through textiles and artwork is just around the corner.  I can't wait to show you the finished apartment!


  1. I know this looks great already! Just can't wait to see it done and IRL! =)

  2. I'm with you on that - can't wait!!