West Village Studio



The renovation of this 400 square foot studio apartment includes an office area, a formal dining space, an improved kitchen, and storage and display areas for books and collectibles. In order to meet the storage demands presented by the owner’s book and art collection, the interior walls were removed and replaced with thick storage and shelving walls. The ‘walls’ act as natural dividers between the living room, kitchen and sleep area without creating the appearance of excessive clutter. The furnishings and finishes throughout were selected in a muted palette to unify the apartment and allow the books and art to provide the color and visual interest.


Design by Richard Lavenstein
Photo copyright credit: Peter Aaron/Esto

The project was published in Studio Apartments: Big Ideas for Small Spaces by James Grayson Trulove and Il Kim.

  • 212.675.2823

    L+L Design Studio, llc
    20 West 22nd Street
    Suite 1611
    New York, NY 10010