Coveted Crib: Nick Olsen's Anti-Crack Den

Coveted Crib: Nick Olsen's Anti-Crack Den



In early October, 25-year-old Nick Olsen, a protégé of high-profile interior designer Miles Redd, moved into a studio apartment in midtown Manhattan, which he said looked like a "crack den." It didn't look like a lair for substance abuse for long; Nick has a history of overcoming the perils of big-city living. You may recognize Olsen as the "Deal Hunter" from Domino's blog, Daily Dose. Well, it was because of Olsen's thrifty, inspiring, and jaw-dropping transformation of his first NYC apartment, his refined sensibility and his can-do attitude that he actually landed the gig with Domino, in the first place. If Olsen couldn't afford high design, he "faked it" with flea-market finds and tactics like covering an Ikea table with faux marble paper . . . until it looked straight out of, um, a Condé Nast magazine. Redd saw the digs at Olsen's housewarming party and tipped off Deborah Needleman, Domino's editor-in-chief, who quickly snatched it (and him) up for her November '06 cover. For a tour, read more

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