Apartment Envy: Nicole Cohen of Sketch42

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Nicole Cohen of Sketch42 recently did a little refresh to her gorgeous Manhattan apartment.  You may remember her 2011 renovation that received beaucoup accolades in the blogosphere (see previous post here).  Her updates lean a tad more cozy, trading hollywood regency flare for mid-century modern.  As always, she scored some amazing thrifty finds, including two Tobia Scarpa chairs previously discarded on the street (these babies sell for upwards of $8900 at Kelly Wearstler, among other sources).  For more details on the before and after, check out Rue Magazine (here).

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Lovely–don’t you think?

Images via: Rue

A Killer Manhattan Pad

My jaw dropped when I saw this gorgeous Manhattan apartment in Rue Magazine.  Turns out it’s occupied by artist and blogger Nicole Cohen.  Faced with a major apartment overhaul and not a scrap of furniture, Cohen started her blog, Sketch42, as a means of creating a community of fellow design lovers to offer feedback as her renovation project progressed.  The result is an elegant and eclectic modern mix that looks both fresh and inviting. 

The furnishings were personally curated by Cohen through a wide range of resources from ebay to Restoration Hardware and 1st Dibs.  She even scavenged a chair from the side of the street, which she recovered and now calls the “garbage chair.”  Love that! 

Below is the infamous “garbage chair” accented with a black leather pillow.

I’m in love with Cohen’s Warren Platner-inspired gold leaf coffee table.  Of course, it’s way over my budget!

I’ve been eyeing the Hicks Pendant Light from Circa Lighting for my own home for some time.  They strike a nice balance here with the modern furnishings.  I love the black and gold.

Just lovely!