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herrera in a bedroom that needs some work. take a look as she breathes new life into this space? just one day. >> hi, i'm frances herrera of interiors by francesca. i'm standing in my client's home, the bedroom which is in desperate need of a makeover. it's got bland walls, matching furniture, which is dark, which really weighs the room down. i need to brighten it up, bring in a lot of the energy into the space. and most importantly, color. this corner is a waste right now. it's a great opportunity to make it feel elegant, cozy, and much more functional. the betting ensemble is looking a little granny, and my client is a sophisticated bachelor. i'm going to reinvent this bed so that it's much more polished. i definitely have my hands full today. so i need to get started. when starting a makeover, the first thing you need to do is take everything away. that way you have a blank canvas.
photos add a lot of personality, but these frames are not cutting it. this lamp belongs back in grandma's house. that's everything. it looks better already. mirrors are not only to be hung above dressers. look how fabulous they look above this bed. i'm loving these lamps. when you're choosing lamps to go on top of dark furniture, always go for contrast. your artwork does not have to be expensive, but it definitely has to be professionally framed and matted for a high-end look. i love to use euro shams. they're much more comfortable and cozy, perfect for reading in bed. there, that's more like it. the transformation is complete.
in just a few hours, i completely changed the look of this space. let me show you what i did. now there's this burst of color which adds visual interest to the space and makes it much more polished and refined. before there were a lot of knick knacks, and we added pieces that were much more sculptural and had purpose. we still wanted to keep the homeowner's personality, so i kelp the photograph but placed it in a frame that's much more sophisticated. by bringing in the round mirror and the round column lamps, it automatically softened up this wall, made it crisper and brighter. i like to treat floors like a fifth wall. a flat weave like this is like art for your floors. instead of buying a bed in a bag, i like to mix my ensemble. i chose pillowcases and sheets that has a modern geometric print that makes the bed feel masculine. i love the stroke of blue which
brings the bed to life. this corner used to be a waste of space. by bringing in a chair, you can sit down, have coffee, and enjoy the amazing view. i had so much fun with this transformation with a few accessory changed the look of the space. i hope you got some great tips. see you next time. that's it for this episode of "open house nyc." we'll be back next week with more tips, and if you want to check out the homes, go to openhousetv.com. you can also join our facebook family and join us on twitter at lxtvopenhouse. thank you very much for stopping in. we'll see you next time for an all new "open house nyc." this week we're inside a
sprawling estates in westchester. we show how to decorate like the pros. a gorgeous home situated on trump national golf club. and i surprise an nypd cop with a dream home. you are throwing me off with this apartment. there are no words. >> welcome to "open housnyc," i'm george oliphant from "george to the rescue," filling in for my friend, sara gore, who i'm happy to announce is at home with her beautiful baby boy. today i'll be bringing you the best in new york real estate and design. i'm in an elegant tribecca loft. this renovation has three bedrooms, an open kitchen, and gorgeous wood and brick details. now we're here with siggy. a dating coach looking for a bright and simple two-bedroom
for under $2 million. let's see if toni can help her find her perfect match. >> hi, my name is toni haber. i'm with prudential douglas element. i've been selling residential real estate in new york city for 28 years. >> my name is siggy flicker, i'm a matchmaker and dating expert in new york city. i'm looking for a love shack for me and my fiance michael. >> siggy's price range is between $2.5 million and $3 million. their primary home is in new jersey. this will be a getaway. >> we're getting married at the plaza hotel in april. i think this would be the perfect opportunity to stress him out even more and look for place this months. in today i'm showing two two-bedroom apartments. one in chelsea, one in midtown. we're at 101 west 24th street, between 6th and 7th avenue. >> i'm excited about meeting with toni and finding my love shack. thank you. toni! >> siggy! how are you?
>> what are we seeing first? >> two bed, two bath on the 18th floor. you ready? >> so excited. let's go. >> okay. siggy, i'm so excited for you to see. this we're going into the living room. we're facing south and west. and you get beautiful sunsets in the evening. >> this is beautiful. it's open, i'm getting a lot of light. >> it's quiet. >> and it's quiet. >> here's the kitchen. >> oh. i really don't care about the kitchen. i want to see the bedroom. >> okay, let's go. enter master bedroom. you have the floor-to-ceiling windows, tons of light. >> king-size bed, calm, beautiful. look at that -- looks like a park on top of a roof. >> a roof garden. and you have the same here. you see the whole entire city from there. >> that's great. what about the bathroom? >> there's an on-suite bathroom with a separate tub and shower. then there's two closets in the master. one is a really big walk-in closet. >> wow. that's a big closet for new york city! this is nice. i'll give michael that area and this can be mine. this is not about michael. this is about michael buying
this place. >> there's a second bedroom and second full bathroom. go check it out, and i'll meet you. >> okay, that sounds great. i have to say, i am impressed. it's remarkable. >> great. let me call my driver, and we'll head to the other place. we're going to a building called the sitai. on 37th and 5th avenue. >> okay, very exciting. hey, siggy, welcome to 52-i. >> kitchen, okay, i don't really care about the kitchen, but okay. >> okay. >> no -- this is not real. this -- oh, my god. that's my building that i work at. we have to stop for a second. this is magnificent. now this is a two-bedroom apartment? >> two beds, 2 1/2 baths. >> how much more is this than the first? >> about $1.7 million more.
>> oh, just about $2 million. okay. >> come into the second bedroom. >> toni, seriously, you want me to have a heart attack? nobody can throw me off -- you're throwing me off with this apartment. there are no words. toni -- you had me at hello. i am in love with this apartment! this is my love shack. can you imagine? toni, this the master bed room? >> yeah. >> seriously, somebody shoot me in the head right now. >> you just about have 360-degree views from your master bedroom. >> that's new jersey? >> that's new jersey. >> that's where i live. >> that's where you live. >> hi, kids. you'll never be here. but hi. i love you guys. you have to take a picture of me. i've never seen anything like this. some smile. >> can we send it to michael? honey, welcome home. >> siggy, i think i know how you feel it today.
>> i'm not one to hold back. i'm impressed, overwhelmed. >> let's get michael back here. >> okay. toni, thank you. before we break, here's a sneak peek at what's coming up on "open house nyc." [ scream ] no! >> i guess you know who i am. you know what i'm here to do. >> yes. >> i'm going to take care of that house of yours. >> thank you. there she is !q hey, i got a leak ! yoo hoo ! wait a minute, come back ! um, miss ? up here! right. like 85% of us, you have hard water stains and that cleaner's not gonna cut it.
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also includes a full indoor gymnasium. take a look. >> hi, i'm mady from vincent and whitmore real estate. this is stonehill. i'm excited to show you around. stonehill was built in 2003, and it sits on over 30 acres. isn't this foyer impressive? there's a ton of surprises awaiting us, so let's start with the dining room. this oversized dining room is perfect for parties and family dinners. and the secret china closet is a perfect place during those holiday dinners when you want to hide. let me show you another quiet place to hide. shh. this special mahogany library was built by the owners after they visited a library in paris.
but if you want a little more action, i've got just the place for you. this is the indoor gymnasium with radiant floors. perfect for basketball or whatever else you want to do. there's a more formal living room, but this is the place to relax. the magnificent 19-foot fireplace is doublesided and was built using stones from the property. this is a huge kitchen. it was inspired by the owners' visit to italy. there's also a sun-filled breakfast room and enclosed porch. the grounds of this property are extraordinary and stretch out for over 30 acres. there's a huge pool, this also a seven-hole putting green. there's even a barbecue pit where you can grill or make s'mores. what really make this home speciaial is that it's great fo
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it's got four window that go all the way up to the ceiling. which is a wonderful thing to find in a new york apartment. the challenge in this space was that it's a small space. we painted everything the same color. the ceiling, the floor. in order to lose the limit of this space. the hallway to the back of the apartment is completely uneventful without the treatment we gave it. we wanted to do something simple, and we found this string of fabric and put it up. and it's so much fun because it moves. i mean, we literally have walls that move. it's really delicious. this is our den, our hangout room. this is a room where we sit a lot.
we have this extra large sofa that is extremely comfortable. it's all about comfort. a den is a room where you want to be comfortable. this is our master bedroom. it's very, very pleasant, wonderful room to be in. very comfortable. everything we need is here. the french chairs flanking the chest between the windows are really beautiful. they're done in a velvet that has such good texture and feels so good. it's very important to not only think of a fabric in terms of its color, style and design, but also in terms of how it feels. i've loved sharing with you my apartment, my personal space, and my design statements about who i am.
welcome back to "open house nyc." next we take you behind the doors of an elegant home at trump national golf club. this three-bedroom condo is classically designed and in a gated community. >> hi, i'm gregg marks. welcome to my golf villa in briarcliff manor, new york. i was attracted to this area because of the trump national golf course. my homes sits on the 16th hole and 17th tee. the house features tall ceilings, amazing light. i felt it was going to be a great place to showcase my clocks, my antiques, my wine, and my car collection. the first thing that catches your eye when you walk into the entryway is the beautiful, open staircase. then you see the chandelier from 1900.
to the right of then tree is the living room. the tone of the room was set by the amazing mirror from the 19th century. on the other side is a beautiful tapestry, tall ceilings, tremendous amount of light to showcase all these great antiques. working our way through the home, this is the informal living space. the great open kitchen with a lot of light. i always wanted a pizza oven, couldn't have one. have a fake pizza oven. off the kitchen we have a dinette area. informal area where we hang out with friends. great trunks, english sofa, television. outside is our deck which overlooks the 16th and 17th hole of the golf course. rounding out the main floor is the first of two master suite. having the master suite on the main floor is very, very convenient. this room is very comfortable, it's where we relax at the end of the day. we have a beautiful, tufted leather bed, 70-inch tv, surround sound, and in the
morning hear the golfers teeing off. before i take you to the garden level, we should talk about our favorite rooms. my wife's is her closet off of the second-story master bedroom. and mine is -- welcome to garden level. this is over 2,000 square feet of pure entertainment space. pool table, steam room, guest bedroom. the most special part is my 1,400-bottle wine cellar. italian on one side, french on the other. oldest bottle, 1947 barollo. hope you enjoyed the tour of my golf villa, briarcliff manor, trump national. 45 minutes from manhattan. great lifestyle.
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veet wax strips have a hair coating technology that leaves skin smooth for up to 28 days. try getting that with a razor. veet. what beauty feels like. welcome back to "open house nyc." this is normally the part that sara introduces the latest "george to the rescue" segment. since i'm here, i'll have all the fun. boy, was it fun rescuing anita in brooklyn. a 25-year employee of the nypd. you'll never believe what we did for her house. >> my neat is anita e. clark, and i work for the new york city police department. i was born in greenpoint hospital, williamsburg section. living in the project was an awesome thing, but everybody wants that american dream to own a home. it's just been such a blessing
to get where i am today. one i moved in and got organized and settled, i learned some of everything is wrong with the house. the plumbing, my drafty bedroom, which i never thought would be so cold in a brand-new home. the deck that i'm scared to walk down the steps, pulling away from the house. i'm a first-time homeowner, don't know what to do. not the finances to fix it. >> we're at the 90th precinct in the height of williamsburg, brooklyn, home to one of the finest. we'll let anita know she's being rescued. >> oh, no! no! >> oh, my god! >> wow. feel like i've known you my whole life. >> thank you. >> so i guess if you know who i
am, you know what i'm here to do. >> yes. >> i'm here to take care of that house of yours, all right? i know you've got some problems. >> yes. thank you. oh, thank you. >> helping us out with anita's rescue are designer barbara moore and our contractor, amond roche. this is anita's house. unfortunately, it had problems ever since they got here. so that's what we're here to fix. >> okay. show to is what i see -- we've got great, high ceilings. three windows. >> yep. >> and a good amount of space. >> definitely we want to address the natural light. >> bring it in. >> wow. >> let's open this up and really utilize her space. >> the deck is in terrible shape. in fact, we probably shouldn't walk on it, although the only way to get to the back yard is going down the deck. one idea i had looking at it was it should clearly be larger. it could clearly be multilevel. >> all right, we've got a plan. what do you say we start rescuing? >> sounds good, george.
>> let's do. i got all the unions from new york city's building and trades council here. we have plenty of 3m safety gear. don't want any accidents. safety first. then let's take this place apart. you guys ready to rescue? [ cheers ] >> i love power tools. i'd say barbecue time. we're painting anita's ped room thornton sage. because we're using benjamin moore with its proprietary colorlock technology, she's guaranteed to have truer and richer color.
guys, what an amazing team. i had so much fun working on this project. i cannot believe how great everything came out. i'll tell you who's going to have a huge smile on her face -- anita. what do you say we go get her and bring her home? >> absolutely, let's do it. >> let's do it. all right, anita, welcome home. >> thank you! >> there have been a lot of the change since you and i first crossed paths. >> really? >> yeah. >> good changes? >> amazing change. without further adieu. three, two, one -- >> oh, my -- lord, have mercy! look at my house! this is nice! oh, this is nice! thank you.
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