(Source: Photographed by Kyle Oritz for Black Laquer Design. )
Rental Challenges
So, what was the most challenging part of this redesign, and what especially rewarding for the designer and her client?

"Because the space is a rental, we didn't want to invest in any major architectural changes," she explains. "Don't get me wrong, the apartment boasts a lot of gorgeous existing details, but it can be challenging for me these days to not have total control over all finishes and materials since we’re mostly specializing in full renovations and new construction."