DESIGNER CAROLYN PRESSLY’S TRIBECA HOME IS GIVEN
In just two years, interior designer Carolyn Pressly,
along with her two kids and husband, have moved five times.
With five moves worth of picking up and putting down,
most homeowners would surrender to a move-in-ready,
fuss-free space to settle into. But that’s not Carolyn’s style.
The acclaimed designer was browsing through the pages of Street Easy
when she discovered a listing in one of her favorite buildings–a condo on a cherry-tree lined street in Tribeca’s historic district. She made an offer that same day.
The offer was accepted, and from that point forward she knew her work was cut out for her.
“The home was very dark and cavernous, the layout was weird and there was no overhead lighting. It felt oddly large but had no flow,” she says.
Only a short time after closing the deal, the renovations began.
Carolyn stripped down every surface of the home,
adding three custom doorways, creating four separate wings,
and completely reimagining the architecture, for better flow and light.
“Each wing has its own aesthetic, with everything from traditional
European influences to nomadic materials, all interpreted through a bold, clean-lined use of space. The modern twist on the old-world is the uniting factor in my home,” she explains.
A global nomad and self-proclaimed wanderluster,
Carolyn’s home is a distillation of fun, filled with refined and eclectic touches that balance old and new. The four bedroom condo is,
as Carolyn puts it, her “final landing pad.”
We got a chance to chat with the designer about her favorite spaces,
and the process of crafting the perfect home.
“I feel like we’ve been trained that what you see is what you get.
There’s a selection of things in the world and you choose one of things that’s supposed to be it,” Linda said.
With Etsy, “You aren’t restricted on everything. You have the the chance to co-create something with someone.” สถาปนิก