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Friday
Jun032011

A Parisian Diamond in the Rough

The moment I started my love affair with Paris, I knew right away I wanted to live in this magical city at one point in my life. That dream hasn't come true yet, but I know deep in my heart it will someday. But for New York interior designer Kein Cross, it already did. When I was browsing through The New York Times Home & Garden section yesterday, as I routinely do on Thursdays, I came across his wonderful story telling how he was able to make his longtime dream of moving to Paris come true. He was lucky to find this adorable 18th century courtyard house near Notre Dame, ”it was a diamond in the rough.” With the help of a contractor, his design expertise and the use of black, white and gray, he was able to transform this 19 feet wide by 6 1/2 feet deep two-story tiny house into a gem. Of course, with lots of ingenuity and the clever use of mirrors, Cross made it look more spacious than it actually is. But don't take my word for it. You must see the before pictures to fully appreciate the incredible transformation. His story got me all excited and got me thinking, and it reaffirms what I've always believed: we must follow our heart and live our dreams. Happy weekend!!

Images Valerio Mezzanotti via The New York Times

Reader Comments (2)

I saw your blog nominated on Apartment Therapy and this is the first post I read. Loved it!
Feb 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLuna
Hi Luna,
Welcome to TheDesignerPad. I'm very glad you came across my blog through AT, and better yet you enjoyed this post. I hope you'll keep us in mind for your daily design fix. xo, Eduardo
Feb 27, 2012 | Registered CommenterEduardo

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