An Ethereal New York City Loft With West Coast Light

Louetta R. Clark

It was the consummate New Yorker Walt Whitman who once wrote, “Keep your face to the sun—and shadows will fall behind you,” but anyone who’s lived in the dark, often view-deprived confines of a Manhattan apartment knows that’s easier said than done. So when one family discovered a pristine loft apartment with soaring ceilings and monumental windows in a historic 19th-century building in Tribeca, there was no question where the focus would land.

“When you walk off the elevator, you’re immediately hit with this diffused northern light, which is just spectacular,” says Los Angeles designer Kelly Bergin of the wall of expansive windows in a sitting area adjacent to the entrance. “The space feels very natural and soothing—and completely removed from the city. We knew right away that we wanted to maintain that sense of the ethereal.”

<div class="caption"> “We began with a blank slate and worked with what was there, adding millwork to visually and functionally define spaces within the main living area,” says Bergin. In the dining room, a custom table by <a href="http://patrickkeesey.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Patrick Keesey" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Patrick Keesey</a> is paired with chairs by Guillerme et Chambron and plaster pendants by <a href="https://www.roseuniacke.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Rose Uniacke" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Rose Uniacke</a>. The shelf ledges highlight art by Beverly Buchanan, Emily Sundblad, and Patricia Iglesias. </div>
“We began with a blank slate and worked with what was there, adding
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Virtual Design Services – Modsy Online Design During a Pandemic

Louetta R. Clark

For many people, home improvement and redesign projects were halted when shelter-in-place orders went into effect as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. With contractors and interior designers no longer allowed to set foot physically in their clients’ spaces, executing the dreamed-of design visions has been difficult at best. So it’s only natural if you’re among those who want to turn to an online design company that offers completely virtual—i.e., no personal contact—design services, providing clients with the tools they need to keep their redesigns rolling during this new era of social distancing. ELLE Decor recently spoke with Alessandra Wood, the vice president of style at the virtual design firm Modsy, to hear more about its online design process and what trends she has seen developing over the course of the past two months.

ELLE Decor: Can you give us a rundown of how Modsy operates?

Alessandra Wood: Modsy

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Kim Kardashian showed off North’s all-pink bedroom, and experts say the minimalist design could promote focus and reduce anxiety

Louetta R. Clark
North West bedroom
North West bedroom

Architectural Digest

Kanye West’s unusual style is often mocked for being off-putting, so much so that it could “out-ugly Crocs.” But the rapper’s $60 million home he shares with his wife and four children might actually serve as a case study for other families. Many of the concepts are consistent with a cutting-edge design theory, which supports minimalism to promote focus, improve memory, and reduce anxiety in children. 

In the March issue of Architectural Digest, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West offer an intimate tour of their capacious 15,000-square-foot mansion, which they describe as having an aesthetic of a “futuristic Belgian monastery.”

kim kardashian kanye west
kim kardashian kanye west

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For the first time, the parents showed off their daughter North’s all-pastel pink bedroom, which deviates from the rest of the home’s muted beiges and whites. But it’s still simple enough for the 6-year-old to reap the educational and emotional

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From Frozen 2 to Paw Patrol, Walmart just slashed prices on kids’ bedroom furniture your little ones will love

Louetta R. Clark

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A perfect combination of space-saving and chic. (Photo: Walmart)
A perfect combination of space-saving and chic. (Photo: Walmart)

Got a hole burning in your pocket from that tax refund that’s either arrived already (be proud, early bird!), or coming soon a bank account near you? Don’t go blowing it on something random — spend it wisely on smart items that’ll bring you joy for years to come.

With this in mind, we’ve teamed up with Walmart for our 6 Weeks of Savings program. For the next month and a half, we’ll showcase new deals here and on Yahoo Shopping, spotlighting the smartest things to buy right now.

We’re thinking that it’s…kids’ bedroom makeover time! Let’s face it: Kids’ and grandkids’ rooms tend to get

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