Many people in the process of selling their apartments in New York City often use stagers to increase the value of their home. The best staging shows the apartment in its very best light and de-personalizes the space so that anyone could see themselves living there. (Take those family pictures off the wall; put those children’s toys away!)
And while staging is a great way to allow the New York City apartment buyer to envision themselves living in the apartment, frequently they’ll want to re-design the space to suit their tastes.
That’s where interior designer extraordinaire James “Ford” Huniford comes in. He’s known for incorporating Industrial design into his rooms, and we feature an interview with Ford in our second issue of One212.
Ford Huniford: “Often in apartments people tend to think to bring more color into a space that gets less light, believing that it will have more impact. But from my experience…”
I asked him about the greatest challenges to designing a Manhattan interior.
“I think the biggest challenge is working in a New York apartment that might have a limited size for light,” he told me. “Often in apartments people tend to think to bring more color into a space that gets less light, believing that it will have more impact. But from my experience, I think a calming palette in a space that has less light can be more tranquil than jumpy colors that can be sometimes unsettling.”