Monthly Archives: February 2012

Is 20 Henry is finally being converted ?

20 Henry Before the conversion

In 2008 in the middle of the Real Estate boom a developer we worked with just bought 20 Henry to redevelop it into new condos. Than came the downfall and this project was stalled until 2011. I used to pass by that building on my way to Dumbo and say “that is such a great location, I wonder when would someone jump on the opportunity”

Time passed, by and late last year we got a call from Cristina, a designer we work with to talk about apartment staging in 20 Henry. She said: (always on a rush, super speedy mode)
“can we meet later today with the developer we need to have shades done in one of the models, the meeting is this after noon…”

So we did meet and the process started, only the apartment we met at did not have floors, or ceiling or plumbing. You could see concrete everywhere. The contractor said in 30 days this would be ready and he almost did it. I think it took them about a month an a half to complete the renovation of that unit.

Arched Windows in construction

There were a few challenges for the window treatments. The unit we were staging was on the ground level and people passing by could see into the living room. The window were arched at the top, excluding many types of window treatments that cannot be installed on a curved window.

To save money, time Cristina came with an idea to install roller shades in the middle of the window. Normally we hesitate to suggest such a solution since it does look awkward but if you look at the result with the curtains it actually looks very good. In stalling the shades that way solves the problem of privacy, looks very modern and clean almost built into the window.

We ended up copying this installation to other units as the models were moved from place to place while units were sold.

20 Henry Living Room by Horizon Window Treatments

20 Henry Kid Bedroom by Horizon Window Treatments

20 Henry Bedroom shades by Horizon Window Treatments

More New Developments at Tempo, 300 E. 23rd Street

Here’s just a sample of the work being done for residents at Tempo, a brand new condominium in Gramercy Park at 300 E. 23rd Street. We’ve installed these Hunter Douglas Nantucket Shades, Electric Solar Shades, Custom Curtains and Motorized Hunter Douglas Silhouette Shades (See images bellow).  Check New Developments on our website for more to come!

Custom curtains and sheers in bedroom
Electric Solar Shades
More Electric Solar Shades


Electric Solar Shades with a view


Amazing view thought Motorized Hunter Douglas Silhouette Shades
Tempo 300 E. 23rd Street, New York City, Gramercy Park
Nantucket Shades installed in Tempo