A Gut Renovation Transforms a Tiny Manhattan Apartment
Not long ago, James Davison and his wife, Fanny Abbes, left lucrative careers in finance to start a company, the New Project Group, that rents out designed, furnished apartments in New York City. More recently, the pair parlayed Abbes’ degree from Parsons the New School for Design into a subsidiary interior-design venture that they are calling the New Design Project.
Get carefully curated content filled with inspiring homes from around the world, innovative new products, and the best in modern design
For one of their first projects, they were approached by a young couple who had just bought their first apartment, a cramped, uninviting space on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. "They bought it back in October or November, and it didn’t have much going for it; it needed a complete overhaul," Davison says. "So they asked us to come in and gut-renovate it. So we ripped out the kitchen, ripped out the bathroom, and gave it a complete cosmetic makeover."
Click through the slideshow to see more.