Out and About: 2 decorating styles worlds apart

(Flickr photo by Hennie Schaper)

The difference décor can make in an apartment is not always as graphic as in two co-ops that I visited on West End Avenue in the high 80s.

Although the one-bedroom units are in the same line separated merely by a number of floors, they present themselves as whole worlds apart.

The one that happens to be on the higher floor gripped me with its appeal.  The one on the lower floor repelled me, yet it wanted virtually nothing.

Sleek, spare and also inviting, the higher apartment was not decorated exactly to my taste.  But Continue reading