New Nest for Empty Nesters

The owners of this Manhattan home were ready for a big change. For more than 20 years they had raised their large family in their immense Riverside Drive apartment, but now found themselves empty nesters with all the kids off to college. They were ready to turn the page and discover the next chapter of their story.

I started with a gut renovation that was quite emotional for the homeowners. My goal was to honor the memories they’d made in the space while keeping focused on the potential and amazing improvements ahead. The clean slate gave me an exciting opportunity to start fresh with the design, and let the couple begin imagining their new life of entertaining friends, family, and clients in high style.

A rewarding aspect of the renovation came in designing the kitchen. The husband, a hobby chef who absolutely loves to cook, was now able to explore his passion in a beautiful and functional space. From that kitchen to every new detail in the home, the couple was ready to embrace life as empty nesters.


Our homes are a reflection of who we are…they also help us become who we want to be.

Place objects that inspire and uplift you in key locations throughout your home. Also...a little Feng Shui goes a long way!