Saturday, June 26, 2010
Small is the New F-ING HUGE
I want every last one of you to RUN to your newsstand and pick up the July/August issue of House Beautiful because mi amigo David Kaihoi, a.k.a Lil' Sip o' Jesus, a.k.a. Mugatu's current right hand man, has his apartment on the cover!!!! I die die DIE at its chicness!!!!!!!
He and his family occupy 390 square feet smack dab in the middle of Bohemia, or Avenue C in the East Village, and prove that style and storage can go-hand-in-hand. And since David's humility is only surpassed by his talent I'll give you a little backstory: DIY doesn't begin to cover it where Doodad is concerned. This apartment was a character-free white box when they moved in -- those hefty window and door casings? David installed them. That tufted corner banquette? He built and upholstered it himself. Same for the headboard and kiddie trundle, plus he took on the Chinese wallpaper hanging and patching, all the painting AND most of the artwork (he's also a brilliant collage artist and sculptor) ...
I got exhausted just writing that. Oh and did I mention David and his wife, Chic Monique, both work full-time and have an adorable three-year old? I want to be reincarnated as Mirabelle in my next life just to wear her little outfits. These folks have hipster style and Midwestern soul and I love them to pieces. Biggest kudos ever, Davey!!!!!