Angel Dormer was a former assistant to Todd Oldham. This was her incredibly tiny Manhattan apartment in the 1990s.
Oldham said in a quote from the article: "I love(d) visiting Angel's house because it's like a tiny museum show. Her style is eclectic, luxurious, and pedestrian---all at the same time."
- Angel's rug was made of inexpensive runners she found at ABC Carpet & Home that she then nailed in place.
- Curtains were made out of scrap canvas then appliqued with black velveteen cutouts resembling huge eyelashes.
- Her sofa was half of a sectional (the other half wouldn't fit) that she glued fabric over the original upholstery with a glue gun.
- If you look closely you can see where she applied a Sharpie marker to the walls, creating scalloped moldings.
- The apartment decor is mostly DIY, including all the upholstery work and her homemade leopard spotted and patchwork pillows.
- Did you see all of that built-in storage? I believe the two doors near the kitchen are for her Murphy bed.
Angel also painted the interior of her non-working fireplace with polka dots and used it as a picture gallery and studio space where she created her thumbnail painted canvases.
The Killer quote that ends the article,
"A house," explains Dormer, "is like a jewel box. It's a place to keep your dearest treasures."
Said just like a true SHELTERgirl.
Credits: HG magazine, date unknown. Article by Amy Taran Astley.