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    Loft Tour: Curated Chelsea Home

    Photographer Anita Calero migrated to West Chelsea long before the current stampede of millionaires. Back in the 1990s, she rented a 2,000-square-foot loft in an artists’ condominium, which she then bought and began to reconfigure. Calero knocked wide doorways into several rooms, including the new eat-in kitchen with its major appliances carefully hidden from the adjacent spaces. The dining table and chairs are lightly restored Jean Prouvé “standard chairs,” with a faux-coral chandelier above (Calero frequents furniture dealers and flea markets). Of course, this kind of archaeology isn’t possible in the ultra-luxury apartments rising around Calero’s building. We especially love how she has embraced the older elements of the space.

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    i absolutely LOVE this, with the exception of the tiny little bed.
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    i don't usually love places like this, but I LOVE this place!

    I was surprised this apartment belongs to a woman, it is very masculine looking to me, but it in a really good way. And no, I don't think it has to have pink frothy drapes and crystal flower vases to be feminine, I really mean that this really looks like a cool place for a guy to live.

    And the tiny bed is not going to work for me either.
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    it's funny but i think it's very feminine in a way. obviously not in a girly-girl way because this woman clearly loves clear lines and modernist furniture but there are all these little details that i think are quite feminine. i'm not a girlie-girl at all when it comes to architecture and décor and i hate frou-frou shit but this space definitely speaks to me.
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    I Like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    it's funny but i think it's very feminine in a way. obviously not in a girly-girl way because this woman clearly loves clear lines and modernist furniture but there are all these little details that i think are quite feminine. i'm not a girlie-girl at all when it comes to architecture and décor and i hate frou-frou shit but this space definitely speaks to me.
    yeah, I can't really put my finger on what is not exactly feminine to me about it, I thought it was funny that when I just looked at the photos (without reading the article), I assumed a man lived there and I actually asked myself why I automatically would come to that conclusion. What made it even weirder was that I liked it, could imagine myself living there even though I like "girlier" homes (I guess? lol, maybe not after all!). This space definitely speaks to me, too.
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    I thought it looked very feminine! The plant, the bird cages and especially the light fixture in the kitchen. Love the bulletin board on the fridge.
    I like it, but it does look more like Sput lives here!
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    I hate this and isn't "West Chelsea" actually somewhere like Fulham?
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    All that furniture is ugly and looks so uncomfortable. Blech.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novice View Post
    I hate this and isn't "West Chelsea" actually somewhere like Fulham?
    it's west chelsea in nyc.
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    i hate it.
    can't post pics because my computer's broken and i'm stupid

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    I like some of it, but hate other bits. The sofas look really uncomfortable and itchy

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