AT Book Alert House (TV) Tour: Curtis Goes 21st Century!

AT Book Alert House (TV) Tour: Curtis Goes 21st Century!

Jill Slater
Jul 2, 2008

Name: Curtis

Home then: 538 sqft alcove studio coop, Upper West Side

Home now: 1981 TV is replaced with a 2008 flat-screen


Curtis is somewhat of a cult figure in the AT world. His studio is so packed with Apartment Therapy worthy elements that he just keeps showing up in our posts. And when we designed our latest book, Apartment Therapy Presents: Real Homes, Real People, Hundreds of Design Solutions, we knew we had to include Curtis! Since we last visited, Curtis wrote to say that while his original baroque style gold TV was his pride and joy it was hard to ignore the poor image quality of a 27 year old piece of technology...

So Curtis decided to leap frog straight into the 21st Century. He bought a flat-screen TV and then transformed it and embellished it, Curtis-style, into something that would happily blend into his custom made apartment.

For Curtis, no solution, no purchase, no act of adding decor to his home is ever a simple act. Curtis is deliberate in his actions. He has a vision and will work tirelessly, through any number of experiments, to see it through to completion. He is patient to a degree that many people cannot even fathom let alone achieve. As a result, when Curtis finishes a project, he has few regrets.

Links to Curtis and his home over the years on Apartment Therapy:
I've Got Color! Contest: Curtis Paints Paris By Numbers
MarthaWatch: Curtis Gets On Martha
Inside Out: Curtis' Attention to Detail Will Blow You Away
Look! : Curtis Inspires a Show in Vermont
Close-Up: Curtis' Wallpaper by Hand
Book Party: Curtis Keeps Embellishing!

Curtis documented his entire process of trials and errors here. And if you want some nostalgia for that which is no longer, check out at Curtis' full story on the old TV here.

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