I'm excited to present a post from one of my favorite sites, Shelterpop!
Form follows function in designer Joe Doucet's bright and modern New York apartment.
Industrial designer Joe Doucet spends his days re-imagining everyday objects. So you might be surprised to see that when it comes to the Greenwich Village apartment he shares with his wife and son, less is more.
Doucet says he's not trying to make statements with his home, instead he wants a calm, livable space with few distractions.
"We want a space that works for us, not a space we work for," says Doucet. "A six-year-old son and the countless lightsaber battles that come with him will teach you that living in a museum is no fun at all. If it can be broken and cause you misery, lock it away somewhere."
Doucet is a huge bibliophile. "A home without books has no soul," he says, adding that aside from family, books are the one thing he couldn't live without. In the living room, Doucet color-coded the books on his floating shelves to make them look more organized.
The lamp and white chair in the living room are two of Doucet's designs, though he says he prefers not to live with too much of his work. "I tend to obsess over every detail and my life is more sane without being constantly immersed in my work," he says, although he will test out prototypes at home. Keep reading to continue the tour!
In the narrowest part of the apartment, this black wall adds some interest. It's filled with the family's collection of black-and-white photos and art. Doucet finds that adding interest opens up the space. And we're a big fan of mixing framed art with family photos.
The graphic work hanging in the living room, as well as the meat painting over the sofa, were made by Ukrainian artist Natalya Slikno, a friend of Doucet's. To see the rest of the apartment, head over to Shelterpop!
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