Before & After: A Park Avenue Prewar Apartment Gets a Multihued Makeover

An old flat in a Carnegie Hill co-op building gets a vibrant update that maintains its prewar bones.
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Take one look at the home of Laura and Jason Schwalbe, and you’d never guess that it was once a drab apartment with limited natural light. The space did have herringbone wood floors, a fireplace, and French doors—the bones for the flat of their dreams—it just needed a designer’s touch.

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Jen Woo
Dwell Contributor
Founder of Rogue Habits, Jen is usually writing, wandering, or eating; chasing her insatiable lust for noodles, travel, and design.


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