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A completely renovated first apartment

We received an email from Ron and it started off like this: "I'm 27 years old and live in Tel Aviv Israel, currently an industrial design student. Me and my girlfriend just bought our first apartment and decided to design it completely by ourselves." Now before I continue I have got to show you a few of the before photos.


And some info on what went on after they had their way with their new apartment:
"In short we re-did the whole place:
Tore down the wall in the kitchen opening it up to the living room and dining area.
United the the bathroom making one long and spacious bathroom
Made the bedroom bigger by closing a indoor balcony.
A bar that comes out of the wall.

I personally designed and built most of the items seen in the pictures:
Large wall clock
Floating unit below the tv
round table and red chairs
table, pipe lamp and the cats playing area which is hung in the red room
faucet in the bathroom
wooden bar
lights in the living room (with red cords)
bed and side table in bedroom.

I cannot even put into words how in awe I am of Ron's talent. Seriously. This apartment is FULL of creative and such well-executed items. See for yourselves. (I told him I may steal the cat play area idea). Check out his website HERE.

And SO MUCH MORE after the jump.




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Reader Comments (560)

Wow! some of the ideas are so creative! i especially like how they did the "faucet"/towel rack combination! that was genius...

13 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMike

The green bedroom is fabulous! He's got talent!

13 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Okay, that faucet/towel rack in the bathroom is genius!

And YES I want to steal the cat play area idea too!!!

13 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErin

I would really love to know the name of the grey used in the living room areas and the grey-blue in the bathroom.

13 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Any timelines for production for the faucet? I want one! Great work.

13 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

That is just too fabulous! No wonder he's a design student, such talent! And I see they have IKEA in Israel, too. LOL. Again...fab.

13 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRacu

Wow! I want an apartment this cool someday. And such a switch from the '60's pink nasty. I love the kitty wall area, the kitchen redo, the open living space, the awesome wall inserts. And I'm generally a sucker for exposed brick any day-- this was done so FUNCTIONALLY! great job.

13 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStaci


13 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRLG

The hidden bar is such a great storage solution. I love the pipe lamp, too! it's very "wall-e."

His girlfriend sure hit the jackpot :)

13 Aug 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjosephine

This is a great before and after. Clearly this is the home of a creative and talented couple. Really well done!

13 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTara

two words - good job!!

13 Aug 2010 | Unregistered Commenterab

The clock is so cool! How creative.

13 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaime

What a lovely job!!! I love it all, especially the wall clocks display!

13 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTamara Nicole

This is incredible. How much fun it is to be able to say, "Yeah, I did that." To decorate a space is one thing, to design and make so much of what went into it, is so much more. I just had to laugh when I saw the clock. That is truly clever, not to single it out, in a crowd of wonderful creations, of course.

13 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

That's amazing! i especially love the floating clock idea. i would love to live there!

13 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA.su.

I think that this guy has found his calling. I cannot believe that is the same place! I'm shamelessly copying that clock wall, and the faucet/towel bar? That design should get sold to Ikea..

The wall clock is just awesome!

13 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLukeSF

Amazing¡¡¡¡ Congratulations to the happy couple, an apartment full of beautiful and original details. That clock is the most and the bathroom, I loved everything. Claudia from Argentina.

13 Aug 2010 | Unregistered Commenterclaudia

OMG! it's awsome! I totally love the floor in dinig room! such a great job! absolutely amazing!

13 Aug 2010 | Unregistered Commenterm

love the clock =)

13 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly-Ann

WHAT!?! STUDENT!?! You are so hired.

13 Aug 2010 | Unregistered Commentercharmz

what a makeover! this made me feel 'myownapartamentsick' even more than ever :)
bulb-lamp is great, i also made something like that, but there were less bulbs so the effect wasn't that stunning. love the shower, look really great, also the brick wall and, what surprised me, that green tone in the bedroom.

you had great ideas and you fortunately put them into effect.

the one thing i dislike is a study room. i hate that desk and chair, they just so boring actually. but i adore the red wall and those cat-things, sorry, i have no idea how to call it. ;)

great job!

13 Aug 2010 | Unregistered Commentermon

you ruined it. how could you touch that bathroom?!!

just kidding very wonderful work. amazing that you could conceptualize this project and execute it yourself.

mazel tov!

13 Aug 2010 | Unregistered Commentergreybreaks

I am in love with the clocks! Amazing job overall!! You will have no problem finding a job lol

13 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDS

I am in awe. The lightfixture! The green bedroom (especially that floor!) It's all so very well done- I loved this- thank you so much for sharing!

13 Aug 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlojo

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