Below are before and after shots of some of my work.

1. This loft was a thrill to work on. The space was empty and needed to be filled with furniture that would warm up the space for a young family with two little boys. I created two sitting areas, one for family and kid play, and one with a more sophisticated vibe for grownups to read the paper or have a cocktail with friends. The only request from my client is that she wanted color to abound “like she was living in a Genie bottle”. Her husband, on the other hand wanted things muted and calm. I think I was able to hit a happy medium for them both.

Here’s the before…

 

…And the after

 

Before…

 

After

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2. This next project was the communal spaces in the basement of a luxury high rise on the Upper West Side. Because there were no windows, I wanted to give the illusion of brightness, so we stripped and painted the walls, added reflective wallpaper in the inserts, and brought in much more festive furniture. Now the room can be used for recitals and parties, as well as for work or study space. The media room was transformed into a space much more conducive to hanging out, be it a Super Bowl or Oscar party, or to be rented out for a kid’s party.

Here’s the before…

 

…and after.

 

Before…

 

After

 

…the media room, before…

 

…and after.

 

3. A gutted office downtown. Tasked with helping my client create a strong office in his new building, I wanted him to feel like a king, but maintain the friendly, no frills attitude that he has.

 

4. For another young client, who bought a cavernous downtown loft, I wanted to help him create a modern sleek look to fit his lifestyle. Here’s the before:

 

…and after.

 

5. One of my proudest before and afters. My clients had lived in their apartment for 20 years and never changed a thing. The furniture was tattered and shoved into corners. We stripped the walls and floors, and I designed built-in bookcases to showcase all of their prized possessions that had previous been impossible to see through the chaos.

 

After.

 

Before…

 

and after.

 

6. A young family of four lived in apartment in the Flatiron area that was great, but needed some serious love. I started by painting out the bookcase and having the two couches re-stuffed and reupholstered.

 

After. Much better.

 

I also gutted the three bathrooms, and had fun with the powder room with great wallpaper. My clients were wary of it at first, but of course, it has become the most coveted spot in the home.

 

after.

 

The kid’s bath before…

 

and after.

 

The Master bath before…

 

…and after.

 

7. For this young bachelor living off Union Square, I was able to create a dream space, full of texture and style, but still subtle and in no way overly designed.

 

…after.

 

From the other direction. Before…

 

and after.

 

The bathroom gut was particularly successful for me. It was a very small, lackluster space. We gutted it and gave him a slick and elegant (and very resealable for down the line) new option.

Here’s the before…

 

And the after:

 

Finally, a project I am just finishing up on. THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. I am very excited for this space. I was able to work with my client to fill the oversized loft in TriBeCa and give her the Parisian chic feel she was so longing for. We started with nothing but this stunning chandelier, which wasn’t a bad way to start…

…and so far, the room is feeling fresh and as elegant as can be! We are still waiting on an oversized print (my client is a photographer and I really wanted her work in the space). that will go over the plants, with an overhanging Prouve swing arm sconce to the right of it, that will hover over the dining table. Also, a modern bright pink rug will anchor the table.

 

I hope you enjoyed the journey! Alec.