Genevieve Renovates an 1850s NYC Brownstone

In HGTV's series Genevieve's Renovation, design celeb Genevieve Gorder expands and transforms her small New York apartment, creating a fabulous new space as only Genevieve can. Check out two of the first spaces to be renovated.

Photo By: Chris Amaral

Photo By: Chris Amaral

Photo By: Chris Amaral

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Photo By: Chris Amaral

Photo By: Chris Amaral

Photo By: Chris Amaral

Photo By: Chris Amaral

Photo By: Chris Amaral

Photo By: Chris Amaral

Photo By: Chris Amaral

Photo By: Anders Krusberg

Photo By: Chris Amaral

Photo By: Chris Amaral

Photo By: Chris Amaral

Photo By: Chris Amaral

Photo By: Chris Amaral

Photo By: Chris Amaral

Photo By: Chris Amaral

Photo By: Chris Amaral

Photo By: Chris Amaral

Photo By: Chris Amaral

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Getting in the Swing

Genevieve sits on the custom swing she made for her daughter Bebelle's bedroom in their newly renovated Manhattan home.

All In the Details

Candles and plants add color, light and warmth in a newly remodeled main floor bath.

Celebrating the Old and the New

An antique sewing machine serves as a nightstand next to a hand-carved bed from India and fresh new bed linens in Genevieve's newly converted master bedroom suite.

The Nitty Gritty

Genevieve takes on her most difficult design challenge yet by converting her current Manhattan apartment and a recently purchased adjacent unit into a single beautiful home. As seen here, Genevieve doesn't shy away from the physical aspects of this ambitious undertaking.

Downstairs Bathroom, Before

The first project in the renovation was this first-floor bathroom in the newly purchased adjacent apartment. The current tile had been installed improperly over brick, and the tub was improperly installed as well.

Downstairs Bathroom, After

The renovated bathroom functions as the guest bath and also as the bath space for Genevieve's young daughter Bebelle. It's luxuriously appointed with a new freestanding tub, brass fixtures, marble vanity, oversized mirror and new toilet.

Downstairs Bathroom, After

Genevieve wanted a space that was visually graphic and felt cool and serene; a space with a feminine feel for Bebelle, but also one that she could grow into. Budget for the bath upgrade was $12,000.

Downstairs Bathroom, After

A luxury rain showerhead replaces the standard one that was there previously.

Downstairs Bathroom, After

Ornate Moroccan tile now lines the bathroom's new walls and shower.

Downstairs Bathroom, After

A brass plate sits mext to the marble sink to hold perfumes and fragrances for guests.

Downstairs Bathroom, After

Turkish towels and imported soap help accessorize the guest bath.

Downstairs Bathroom, After

Genevieve retained an antique bathroom door for the main floor bathroom.

Downstairs Bathroom, After

A vintage brass "City of New York Public School" doorknob, with patina indicating it's authenticity, is used as an architectural accent on the bathroom door.

The Dirty Work

Genevieve and her friend Aimee Scher rip up floorboards in the recently purchased adjacent apartment that will double the space of Genevieve and Bebelle's home.

Bebelle's Room, Before

This room in the adjacent apartment will serve as the new bedroom for Genevieve's daughter, Bebelle. In the remodel, Bebelle's old room will become a new living room.

Bebelle's Room, After

Genevieve created this colorfully pink and playful room for Bebelle, including a wooden rope-swing mounted from the ceiling.

Bebelle's Room, Before

 

Bebelle's Room, After

A bunk bed serves as storage until Bebelle is old enough to access it via a ladder. Genevieve saved on expenses by repurposing some old family furniture, including this antique bed that belonged to her grandmother. The wooden bed frame is freshly painted black, and the bed is tucked beneath the bunk shelf.

Bebelle's Room, Before

 

Bebelle's Room, After

Modular shelving with soft-sided bins provide plenty of storage for a little girl's belongings.

Bebelle's Room, After

A hand-painted "B" adorns the antique door to Bebelle's room.

Bebelle's Room, After

A tiny succulent in a mini-terrarium adds a bit of green and brings just a touch of the outdoors in.

Bebelle's Room, After

Bebelle's hat rests next to a couple of hardbound books and ceramic container with fun geometric designs.

Bebelle's Room, After

A child-sized desk painted black to match the bed frame, wooden chair painted in turquoise and a vintage department store mannequin are among the eclectic mix of accessories in Bebelle's new room.

Bebelle's Room, After

An antique doorknob embossed with the letter "B" adds a charming and customizing touch to the antique door at the entrance to Bebelle's room.

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