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Andrew Suvalsky

Andrew Suvalsky Designs • New York City, NY

Designer's Lower East Side NYC Home

This is my own residence, the place in which I live and work, and frequently entertain family and guests. Located on the Lower East Side, with spectacular and largely unobstructed views to the north over the Williamsburg Bridge and of sizable portion of the Manhattan skyline, this three-bedroom, two-bath apartment was obtained through the gutting and combining of two adjacent spaces; a one-bedroom and a large studio. By reallocating space at nearly every turn, a breezy circulation from public to private spaces was achieved. Small hallways and even smaller closets were given over to enlarge each of the bathrooms. The old-fashioned eat-in kitchen was opened up to the living room, resulting in a spacious living/cooking/dining area whose central focus is both food prep and eating (at a generous 8’ foot island) as well as TV viewing, which is afforded from all areas of the space. The oversized L-shaped sectional was designed to sleep two comfortably, like separate twin beds. The smallest bedroom, a conversion of the studio apartment’s kitchen, was divided from an enlarged vestibule off the master bedroom by a large sliding, mirrored panel (usually left fully open). The result makes this room – used as my office – feel much larger than its actual square footage. Colors flows from white and putty, to cream and warm chocolate browns. Accents of blues (powder and aqua) as well as bright oranges and golds give the apartment an overall feeling of fun and freshness.