July 2015

When their jobs were moved to NYC, this suburban couple moved to the city. Their 7,000 sq foot home was cavernous as empty nesters. So they sold it and moved to a luxury building in NYC with 1500 spacious sq feet on the upper West Side of Manhattan. An outdoor deck overlooking the Hudson River was the perfect backdrop for the breathtaking city views, and a city sized BBQ! (View all photos)

The key to the smooth transition was in the planning, as seen in this short video explained by Denise Wenacur. ( View Video.) Having worked with them in their large home, we cataloged, measured and chose the pieces that would work best in their new city dwelling. ( See 'Moody Greys' Album) Scale furniture plans were created for approval, and to have in their hands when the movers delivered the furniture so no decisions needed to be made on the fly.

"They are so happy enjoying this next chapter in their life and I was so happy to be able to help them be City Chic!" ~ DW


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