Parsons School of Design alumnus with a BFA in fashion, who has worked in the menswear industry for several years. Past lives have been in the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan; more recently transplanted to Harlem. Currently living in a 1907 "French flat," an Edwardian era middle-class apartment.
There is nothing like rich woodwork as a design element within a townhouse but sometimes a little paint can add some excitement to an otherwise sombre color palette. The above photo is that of a Sugar Hill house on St. Nicholas Avenue which has been renovated with a vibrant blue accent color for the front door. Most Harlem townhouses have neutral brownstone or limestone facades so this hit of color really makes many homes more vibrant in their overall appearance. Other popular hues for entrance doors include rich reds and saturated greens.