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Before and After – ixdesign in New York’s West Village

Before and after -  ixdesign in New York's West Village Before and after -  ixdesign in New York's West Village

This is a small corner of a 1,050 sf loft-style apartment transformed by ixdesign in New York’s West Village. We will be showing you some more small corners further on. And small corners are, indeed, what ixdesign were faced with. The apartment was within a building originally built in the 1930′s as a truck garage and converted into condominiums in the early 1980′s. As ixdesign say, the challenges included ‘awkward geometry, limited natural light and outdated decor’. They started by stripping everything back to its basic shape. They then set about modifying the irregular shapes. The wall surfaces, old and new, were painted white, making the most of the ceilings and allowing the architectural shapes to become the star of the space.

The owner wanted an inviting, warm retreat so ixdesign used natural walnut throughout with the effect of  anchoring and reinforcing the unity of the space. Juxtaposed against a bright architectural envelope, plush, engaging fabrics and contemporary lighting give a dash of luxury while classic modern furniture pieces provide functionality and a simple sophistication.

Before and after -  ixdesign in New York's West VillageBefore and after -  ixdesign in New York's West Village  And here’s the secret for small spaces – keep it simple! Another small corner which is now a stylish and generous.
Before and after -  ixdesign in New York's West VillageBefore and after -  ixdesign in New York's West Village

This is actually a good size compared to many New York kitchens we’ve known. And the after gets everything right – clean lines with lots of visual texture in the wood grain and back splash pattern.

Before and after -  ixdesign in New York's West VillageBefore and after -  ixdesign in New York's West Village   Ahhhh, we remember the 80′s. Hands up who had a pink shower basin? Really? How about avocado? Now there’s just a nice big shower, frameless shower enclosure rather than the inevitably grubby looking shower curtain and a favorite element in small spaces – a big mirror.

Before and after -  ixdesign in New York's West VillageAnd the team took the interpretation of all those architectural details to new heights by mirroring them in the raised platform bed.

Our thanks to ixdesigns for this considerate and mindful redesign. You can submit yours to beforeandafter@modenus.com

  • Anonymous

    Great example of before and after. The rendering is fantastic.

  • http://www.iamthelab.com/ I AM THE LAB

    Just outstanding!

 

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