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Great Room Archive

June 15, 2009
One Man’s Treasure

Designer and painter Richard Lee wants to be a minimalist. There’s just too much great stuff in his apartment.

April 27, 2009
Wild Blue Yonder

The wall holds up the ceiling. The color holds up the wall. How a bold palette choice turned an apartment conversion into an artistic statement.

March 2, 2009
Mod Men

A purple piano, a latex sofa, and a Ronald McDonald head make for a classic-kitschy mash-up at this former art studio, speakeasy, and morgue turned ad agency.

December 1, 2008
The Gangster’s Favorite

An antiques dealer’s home is a living tribute to a mobster-beloved designer.

June 9, 2008
Warmer When Occupied

A former cold-storage warehouse becomes a cozy family home.

April 28, 2008
Way Before It Was Cool

For four decades, a former synagogue on Hester Street has been a studio, living space, and renovation project for the artists Thomas Nozkowski and Joyce Robins.

March 3, 2008
Packed With Care

Harry Heissmann’s tiny living room overcomes its dimensions with a meticulously placed collection of art and furniture, and a fake fireplace with simulated crackles.

January 7, 2008
Bohemia in Midtown

The high-ceilinged, light-filled studios on top of Carnegie Hall have housed artists, musicians, and writers for more than a century; now, the remaining tenants are fighting to stay.

September 17, 2007
Loving Frank

Fifty-seven years after he designed it, the house that Frank Lloyd Wright thought might be his greatest has finally been built by one determined fan.

August 20, 2007

Humble vinyl tape turns an art collector’s floor into a Pop masterpiece.

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