Eunsun Park and her boyfriend were facing a not-uncommon situation for those living downtown; in-between places, they were camped out in a temporary apartment, in this case a nearly-empty studio in New York's Lower East Side. Is it sensible to decorate now, even though you'll be expending all that effort only to do it again at your more permanent home, or better to accept a drab interior for a few months? Park was spared the choice, however, after winning an auction organized by design magazine Sight Unseen for a home makeover by the publication's editors, with proceeds benefitting the Urban Arts Partnership. Park's 450-square-foot space was illuminated with a colorful array of pieces from brands such as Artek and Good Thing. After appreciating the aesthetics on display at Sight Unseen's Offsite event during Design Week earlier this year, it was interesting to see how the editors handled a real apartment with space constraints. Without much effort, some of the hallmarks of temporary decor—the floor as bookshelf, low-to-the-ground seating—were swapped out in favor of something less dorm-like.
See the full before and after gallery at Sight Unseen.
·Before and After: Our First Home Makeover [Sight Unseen]
· A Look at Sight Unseen Offsite's Most Architectural Designs [Curbed]
· All Renovation Diary coverage [Curbed]