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"I'm used to spending time on boats," says New York based architect and interior designer Page Goolrick, who has been sailing competitively for 15 years. "It's influenced my design. Sailing vessels are beautifully designed, flexible, made for performance, but also attractive.

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  Goolrick designed sliding partitions that when closed still allow light to flow through her 560-square-foot space, and when opened reveal cocoonlike sleeping quarters.  Photo by: Dean Kaufman
    Goolrick designed sliding partitions that when closed still allow light to flow through her 560-square-foot space, and when opened reveal cocoonlike sleeping quarters.

    Photo by: Dean Kaufman

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  Storage beneath the bed obviates the need for a dresser and allows for a narrow pass between bed frame and sliding partition.  Photo by: Dean Kaufman
    Storage beneath the bed obviates the need for a dresser and allows for a narrow pass between bed frame and sliding partition.

    Photo by: Dean Kaufman

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  Dark-stained parquet floors offset the muted colors used throughout the space. The glass tiles used to finish the bathroom floor add depth and luminosity.  Photo by: Dean Kaufman
    Dark-stained parquet floors offset the muted colors used throughout the space. The glass tiles used to finish the bathroom floor add depth and luminosity.

    Photo by: Dean Kaufman

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  Goolrick reoriented the kitchen and chose sleek stainless steel countertops and bright white walls and cupboards to create the illusion of space.  Photo by: Dean Kaufman
    Goolrick reoriented the kitchen and chose sleek stainless steel countertops and bright white walls and cupboards to create the illusion of space.

    Photo by: Dean Kaufman

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  One of Goolrick’s custom lights cantilevers over a marble-topped Saarinen Tulip table with the slight camber of a laden fishing pole. The table acts as both dining and work space; the cabinets to the side store all of the requisite office supplies tucked away neatly in custom drawers.  Photo by: Dean Kaufman
    One of Goolrick’s custom lights cantilevers over a marble-topped Saarinen Tulip table with the slight camber of a laden fishing pole. The table acts as both dining and work space; the cabinets to the side store all of the requisite office supplies tucked away neatly in custom drawers.

    Photo by: Dean Kaufman

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  The blinds on Goolrick's Lexington Avenue windows are made from heave white sailcloth, a nod at the sport Goolrick has participated in competitively for over 15 years.  Photo by: Dean Kaufman
    The blinds on Goolrick's Lexington Avenue windows are made from heave white sailcloth, a nod at the sport Goolrick has participated in competitively for over 15 years.

    Photo by: Dean Kaufman

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  Goolrick’s space multitasks almost as efficiently as she does.  Photo by: Dean Kaufman
    Goolrick’s space multitasks almost as efficiently as she does.

    Photo by: Dean Kaufman

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