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Jan152009

NYC apartment tour

Over a year ago artist, stylist and designer Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo of ABCD Design emailed us with some photos of her home that her and her husband were renovating. We were happy to post them, and to my delight, she emailed photos yesterday of the completed renovation! To quote ABCD: "now that the renovation is complete, we are moving on to a new project". HUH??? When you see the photos below of this phenomenal NYC apartment, you too will be asking how she could possibly leave this. There's nothing I don't love about her home. It's an eclectic mix of styles that works so well together, bold use of colour throughout that stands out against the white walls, the dramatic artwork, those to-die-for hardwood floors, and don't get me started on that kitchen and bathroom (I'm pretty sure I had a dream recently about that exact bathroom). Thanks for sharing these with us ABCD!




This is the great room (*sigh*...a great room would be really great) where ABCD works, and she and her husband Scott live in the back section.








I love her home so much that I wanted to include more photos that she took over the holidays that show other angles of the spaces. Just more eye candy. DELISH.




Reader Comments (29)

I said it in today's post on my blog *but seriously* to have Desire to Inspire feature my interior design work is a true highlight of my interior design career!

I truly believe that living with and incorporating the things we love and cherish along with displaying the collections we hold dear to our hearts adds to the space in a very special way.

I can't wait to start over in a new spot. I will find new ways to display and decorate all while incorporating "our stuff" and personality as a couple. I will be sure to share pics of the next incarnation!

Thanks again for the lovely post.

Warm regards,
ABC Dragoo

15 Jan 2009 | Unregistered CommenterABC Dragoo

What a wonderful apartment! I looove the vintage art posters and the use of large mirrors. I also like the combination of old and new. Thatnk you for a great post!

15 Jan 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMy Decor Style

You are too kind ABC Dragoo. Thanks for letting us have a peak at your home and we hope you will share your next project with us!

15 Jan 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that apartment. The vintage posters are WONDERFUL. Actually, their isn't one thing I don't like in it. Awww, soaking in that tub...or just making coffee in the kitchen. Mixture of styles...Perfect!

Thanks for posting:-)

15 Jan 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRobin from OK

THIS IS A HOME ??? An Apartment?!?? woww I almost thought it was a show room!! amazing!

15 Jan 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRoom design studio

oh. my. goodness. if you took all of my completely unrealistic apartment dreams and decorating fantasies and smushed them together in one fantastic space - this would be it. good heavens. i can't stop looking at the photos! it is PERFECT. truly. those huge windows are mind boggling. and the kitchen. oh the white kitchen! thank you for sharing. if ABC needs someone to , you know, keep house please let me know. i am very handy.

and i'm dying to know - where in nyc is this beautiful apt?

15 Jan 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthe sassy kathy

Kudos for posting ABCD's digs - and I assure you she is as fantastic as her living space! Brides-to-be, check her out for your invitation suites!

15 Jan 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

I want to live there!!!! Such an unbelievably gorgeous home :)

Classic, modern, visually harmonious. Beautiful blog by the way, what great taste you do have! Greetings from interior designers from Portugal, at TemaHome.
Rafael, online media editor.

15 Jan 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRafa

WOW! Such lovely compliments, many thanks! To answer your questions, The Sassy Kathy and Room Design Studio, it is a loft in the heart of Soho. In 1890 (when the building was first built) it housed a hat factory. Then, it became a rug storage facility.An artist from Mexico bought the floor around 1980 and never lived in the space. We got it in Fall of 2006 and renovated it to our specifications.

As for the vintage posters, I started collecting my first year of college. I buy at vintage poster shows and at auction. All the rosy cheeked gals are either winged creatures, doing housework or sometimes they are wearing wings WHILE homemaking. It is a really fun collection to build on.

Thanks again for the kind words, I am glad you like it!

15 Jan 2009 | Unregistered CommenterABC Dragoo

That's it I'm officially jealous. The vintage, the collections, the glam and THE SPACE!!!!!! ABC Dragoo you are one talented lady!

15 Jan 2009 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

I love vintage posters!

Certainly is a show piece but the thing I like most was knowing the floor plan.

15 Jan 2009 | Unregistered Commentermel bomba

I was completely loving pouring over the pictures of this fabulous apartment. The kitchen is gorgeous and I too absolutely love the vintage posters. They have an amazing impact grouped together on the wall. Hayley

Your apartment is wonderful and thanks for sharing. I was scrolling through the pics and thought - nice, armchairs at the end of the bed, but I wonder how often they sit in them, and then scrolled further to see that they form part of a wonderful huge room. So a post full of surprises which is also fun I am very jealous of your Christmas shots - one of my favourite things in life is a twinkling Christmas tree but here in Sydney you only get that effect from about 9.30 at night. Also love the big wooden armoire.

15 Jan 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFolder of Ideas

I remember when you profiled her pre renovation apartment over a year ago. In fact I think I have some of those pictures still saved to my inspiration folder. And wow. I didn't think it could get better but this apartment is perfection! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

15 Jan 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

If I could make my own apartment look like anything, it would be that! Amazing. I really do get so much inspiration from this blog (which is important for an interior architecture/ design student).

16 Jan 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCassandra Gustafson

That is my dream kitchen! My husband and I are in the process of buying a home and that is the kitchen I envision for it. Could anyone make out the dimensions of the kitchen? I couldn't read it clearly in the blueprint. Is that a soapstone countertop? Anyone know how the cost of Soapstone compares with other countertop prices, such as grantite?

16 Jan 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatyO!

KatyO!, the kitchen is 13'8" x 10'7". When I was looking for countertops for my new kitchen, I found a place that sold quartz cheaper than any other engineered stone or granite. And with granite you are more limited in colours and they are usually pretty busy patterns in comparison.

16 Jan 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

Our counter top is soapstone with an extra-deep undermount square bottomed sink made out of the same material. I chose it for it's beautiful matte finish and to be true to the era when the loft was built. It is incredibly resisiant, and beautiful. I love that the shade of the counter will darken overtime.

Including the custom sink, our counter top was only a few hundred dollars more than if we did it in granite.

16 Jan 2009 | Unregistered CommenterABC Dragoo

thanks so much!!

17 Jan 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatyO!

Stunning!!! Woow! I love how all rooms, cabinets and closets are on one wall. So you have all those windows and a big long space free. The posters are amazing too and I love how they're grouped. They really grab your attention.

17 Jan 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKittyMeow

Absolutely stunning and very comfortable and personal at the same time, a rare combination in the design business. Your loft truely looks like a home! Love the dinning room chairs!!! What are they and where did you find them? Cindy G

5 Aug 2009 | Unregistered Commentersam

What a gorgeous and welcoming home you've created! Putting together everything you love creates such a unique style and this one definitely has your own unique stamp. Bravo, can't wait for more. But for now, enjoy it!

2 Sep 2009 | Unregistered Commenterparisapartment

I buy at vintage poster shows and at auction. All the rosy cheeked gals are either winged creatures, doing housework or sometimes they are wearing wings WHILE homemaking. It is a really fun collection to build on.

29 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHailfawebbe

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