It's hard to believe that for more than a year I've been living in a modern Manhattan high-rise, surrounded by glass walls, dark floors, little furniture and some wild design ideas. (Why not put a white baby grand piano in a 2,500 square foot space?) It's been a bit of an adjustment, coming from a tiny studio on the Upper East Side filled with antiques and damask. However, as the year has progressed and moved into the next, and as I have lived in the space and experienced the light, noises and room flow, my ideas have tempered (I don't play piano and don't really know anyone who does), and I've actually made a few design choices. (I can comfortably live with modern.)
For the next year, I will be sharing a behind-the-scenes look at the design process in this daily blog, from my choices and inspirations to actual interaction with experts on how to execute these ideas (without going broke). Follow my journey, a design work-in-progress with all its successes and pitfalls, here and in a bi-monthly Martha Stewart Living magazine column, on my weekly radio show on Sirius channel 112 and in television segments on the Martha Stewart Show.
Most importantly, I look forward to your feedback and interaction, sharing your renovation photos and design ideas.
Starting simple, here is the apartment as is.