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    Default Restoration of a 1919 New York town house



    Before Previous renovations had distorted the living room’s proportions



    After Glass-shelved niches helped restore balance. Over the fireplace is Miró’s La Reine des Ephémères, 1975



    A print by Robert Motherwell, Burning Elegy, 1991, is one of several artworks in the living room. J. Robert Scott drapery and sofa fabrics; Jim Thompson drapery lining silk; Brunschwig & Fils fauteuil passementerie; John Boone lamps; Mrs. MacDougall low table.



    Before “The dining room was dark; a shed in the garden was obscuring the view.”


    After French doors and an 18th-century palette opened the room up and recalled the Georgian Revival spirit in which the house was built. Sconce and chandelier, Marvin Alexander



    Before “The library was painted a dull green color,” Dandridge recalls



    After He brought in a faux-boiserie specialist to add warmth to the walls. A Philip Pearlstein work, Model in Green Kimono, is over the fireplace. Marvin Alexander sconces; Chelsea Editions Roman shades









    Gotham Revivalism: Homes: architecturaldigest.com

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    ooh i love it!
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    They did a good job renovating, but many of the furnishings are not my taste at all. Also not a fan of wood paneling.....
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    Overall I like it. Not wild about the artwork but love the rugs and the open fires (gas?) in all the rooms.
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    why do they take hot buildings and decorate them so fug

    Whatever happaned to modernism, or even art deco? that would look so much better in there than that 70's pastiche of crap
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    It looks gorgeous. My only beef is that when you have an historic home, its nice to attempt to do the inside in a fashion that is similar to the home's era. The paintings just don't fit in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    why do they take hot buildings and decorate them so fug

    Whatever happaned to modernism, or even art deco? that would look so much better in there than that 70's pastiche of crap
    word.

    i really dislike that stuffy look.
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    Love the townhome itself. I don't hate the decor but it's not how I would have decorated it. My taste is more minimalist and arts and craft this day.

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