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Wendy Goodman is Curbed and New York Magazine’s design editor. She began as the magazine’s fashion editor in 1984 and began writing the “Design Hunting” column in 2007. She is the author of The World of Gloria Vanderbilt and May I Come In? and co-authored Tony Duquette with Hutton Wilkinson.

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    Fashion Editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson’s House in Bed-Stuy“I became obsessed with Live Auctioneers. I didn’t have the time, or the bandwidth, or the driver’s license, for going to estate sales.”
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    Living With His Husband and His Own Furniture Designs in GreenpointEver since Jeremy Silberberg started Studio S II with Erica Sellers, they’d been “digging for reasons to fund our own work!”
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    Craftsman HomeIn a Prospect Heights floor-through, a set designer pays homage to her art form.
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    The Empty Dry Cleaner That Became a Printing StudioArtist Leslie Diuguid needed a larger space to work (and her bedroom back).
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    2400 New Vibe Yoga
    The Yoga Teacher Living Over an East Village Karaoke BarAlex Schatzberg also teaches in his apartment, in an 1833 building on St. Marks Place.
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    A Serene Gut-Reno in the East Village, Six Flights UpMagdalena and Jonathan Keck wanted to live on the top floor no matter what.
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    Federico de Francesco Gave up Finance to Be an Artist (and Live Like One)A visit to his Bohemian Tribeca loft
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    You Should Know About Textile Designer Marguerita MergentimeFrom Radio City music hall to Keds sneakers.
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    His Name Was Picked Out of a Hat to Get This Gramercy Park ApartmentMichael Shane Neal is just the third artist in 117 years to occupy this studio at the National Arts Club.
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    Curbed’s Most-Read Great Rooms Stories of 2023Including a mosaic-tiled backyard, a loft with floating bedrooms, and a transformation.
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    A Tribeca Duplex Inspired by Cloud City and the Fortress of SolitudeAfter Inna Khidekel and Bert van der Walt bought this apartment, they let their designer, Timothy Godbold, surprise them.
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    A Place, at Last, for Everything (Including the Teenager and the Shoes)A family thought they’d outgrown their apartment, until they met the architects Ideas of Order. Before and after photos for what they did.
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    The Photographer Who Taught Herself How to Renovate Her Own ApartmentAfter living in this apartment for nearly 18 years, Amanda Weil wanted a change, but first she fired her architect.
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    TM Davy’s Fairy-, Satyr-, and Plant-Filled East Williamsburg Loft“I don’t really know that there are many places left like this.”
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    A Student of Corbu’s in NutleyGlenn Mariconda and Asaka Midorikawa’s house was designed by Edward T. Bowser Jr., who had worked with Le Corbusier.
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    A California Artist Lives His Mexico City DreamBrian Thoreen’s studio and home has a tree growing in the middle of it.
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    She Finally Got Around to Really Decorating Her Tribeca PenthouseArtist Claudia Doring Baez lived in the former Wool Club space atop American Thread Building for 22 years before enlisting the help of an architect.
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    Sarah Nsikak Is So Happy to Be Back in Bed-StuyThe designer of the upcycling fashion line Le Réunion tried living upstate. It wasn’t for her.
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    They Still Make Art in SohoReformed “wild man” artist John Alexander and ceramicist Fiona Waterstreet’s loft life together.
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    Hollywood Regency in Park SlopeWhen Anna Turner bought her first apartment, she wanted “eclectic, maximalist.” But somehow practical, too.
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    Michael Henry Adams’s Candlelit Harlem ApartmentThe author and architectural preservationist has filled his home with the history of Harlem. He found some of it on the street.
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    The Sisters Sharing a House in Prospect–Lefferts GardensZoë Wendel moved into her sister’s three-story house to help with renovations. She made this floor entirely her own.
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    It’s Giving HalstonEvoking “the spirit of a bygone hedonism” in a sensible mid-century West Side co-op.
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    Donald Judd’s Soho In His Own WordsThe story behind 101 Spring Street.
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    Ten Years Later, Still Coming SoonFabiana Faria and Helena Barquet opened the Lower East Side home-design shop on 11/12/13.
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    A Decamping to a Broad Channel Swim ClubComing Soon co-founders Helena Barquet and Fabiana Faria left the Upper East Side for the Rockaways.
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    A Fairy-Tale Beach Cottage in Cherry GroveAllison Michael Orenstein and Simone Saint Laurent have a motto: “When in doubt, paint it white.”
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    Charles Renfro’s Fire Island Beach House Feels Like a StageThe architect bought the simple 1961 bungalow designed by Horace Gifford, and only added outdoor rooms.
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    An Edible Garden in Bed-Stuy That Feels like a Living RoomJC Garcia-Lavin and George Fesser had a barren backyard when they bought their house in 2019. Then things went wild.
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    The Tribeca Townhouse of an Art Collector Who ‘Doesn’t Like Boring’After Page West had the six-story building to herself, it was time for a bold redesign.
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    A Writer’s Shed in the SpringsGlyn Vincent writes his books in a former workshop for duck decoys.
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    Let’s Tile the Yard!Thirty friends pitched in on Ellen Van Dusen’s Bed-Stuy mosaic. “It felt like a quilting group.”
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    Artists in the Potato BarnDesigner Aelfie Oudghiri is opening a residency in her family’s place in Sagaponack.
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    54 Years on Washington Square North“Well, I married the apartment,” says John Githens of the floor of the 19th century townhouse he shared with artist Ingeborg ten Haeff.
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    How to Collect Furniture Like Dennis Freedman“Function is not necessarily the point.”
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    The 11,000-Square-Foot Soho Loft ‘Bad Paintings’ BoughtWhen artist Neil Jenney paid just $36,000 for this full-floor space 1973, it was “completely unlivable.”
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    House of JulioArtist and fashion designer Julio Espada’s floor-through apartment in Prospect–Lefferts Gardens reflects his former shop’s aesthetic.
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    Memoirs of a Perfectly Imperfect Fourth-Floor Walk-upAlex Tieghi-Walker, founder of the gallery Tiwa Select, had just gotten his Noho apartment the way he wanted it. Then his lease ended.
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    Just Follow the Red Door Through the TreesAn excerpt from Country Life, by William Abranowicz.
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    A Jubliantly Traditional Carnegie Hill Classic SixElizabeth Pyne Singer allows that parts of her home “could be construed as totally kooky-looking.”
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    Object & Thing Goes to the BeachA selection of 100 objects by 34 artists will spend the summer at the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton.
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    You Could Make a Movie in This 1885 Park Slope ‘McMansion’In filmmakers Kate Novack and Andrew Rossi’s brownstone, “there are all these stories within the walls.”
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    An ‘Old School’ ’80s Soho Loft Gets a Family-Friendly Makeover“You want a place where the kids can run around or knock something over,” says father of four Greg Griffith.
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    Hiba Schahbaz Pictured Herself Painting HereShe found the Bushwick building after walking by one day and admiring the windows; she imagined that it would be a great place to work.
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    Hannah Levy’s Two Studios in OneThe sculptor took over a floor of this South Bronx building with ten friends, each carving out their own space.
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    Artist Firelei Báez Has Always Kept It Moving“I think growing up in precarity prepared me for the life of an artist because I knew that poverty wasn’t the end of things.”
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    Hugh Hayden Makes Art in a Former Fruit WarehouseZebras and Barbies and bears and a dog named Mars.
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    The Interior World of Photographer Richard AvedonOn the occasion of what would have been his 100th birthday, a look back at the photographer’s Upper East Side apartment on the year of his death.
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    Wendy Goodman’s Postcards From Milan Design WeekThe 61st edition of the Salone del Mobile celebrated history while ushering in the new.
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    Casa Fornasetti Is the Most Captivating House in MilanThey let me take pictures when I visited.
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