We’ve featured many clever solutions designer Laura Handler has come up with over the years, including her brilliant duct tape disguises for the homely door bell (turned harlequin print), TV (turned burlap) and AC (turned checkerboard); her white-painted parquet floors and her Montana log cabin to name a few.

 

So we were thrilled when mega home design site, Houzz, featured Laura’s renovation of her Harlem coop. The ‘before’ photos Laura show just how dramatic a transformation Laura’s budget reno was. She turned a dilapidated prewar apartment with very good bones…

 

©2017 Houzz

…into an expansive loft-like space that floats above the roof line. Check out the Houzz article here...

 

Margot Hartford Photography ©2017 Houzz

Our favorite idea among MANY is Laura’s solution to the problem of “headboard”: she printed 30 black-and-white images she’d taken over several seasons from her log cabin in Montana:

It is a mountain called Emigrant Peak. I had photographed it in snow, lilac season, hail, bright summer sun and a double rainbow. It keeps me from getting too homesick.

 

The pictures are printed on computer paper and just nailed up there.

 

I like how it looks casual. 
Margot Hartford Photography ©2017 Houzz – Search bedroom design ideas

printed on computer paper and just nailed up there.

!!!

 

great!