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Nov272010

No Clutter, Please

The owner of a cleaning company in New York, Barbara Roche Fierman, lives in this small flat in the East Village designed by Oskar Torres. Her company, New York's Little Elves, often does show houses and cleans after multimillion dollar apartments that have been renovated by some of the most recognized interior designers in the city. After having raised her kids, she wanted to have a paired-down place. She went as far as taking the stove out of her kitchen because she feels burners are ugly — even the shelves are half full to avoid clutter. The whole apartment is all white since she wanted a “light neutral color that was totally non demanding” of her attention. After many years, Ms. Fierman has realized that objects are not worth worrying about. Living only with what is necessary is her motto. I guess that's key when having a small place. 

To read more about Ms. Fierman's apartment go to The New York Times.
Images Oskar Torres via The New York Times

Reader Comments (2)

I love this place and how the sleek white surfaces contrast with the brick fireplace and the dark wooden floors! Thanks for sharing =)

Nov 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEleni

Thank you "Designer Pad" for sharing my project with your readers.

Oskar Torres

Nov 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteroskar

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