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Isaac Mizrahi's Village Apartment Is Surprisingly Restrained

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You'd think Isaac Mizrahi's apartment would be full of brilliant colors and zany patterns—after all, on the day Architectural Digest went to interview him, he was wearing sparkly toenail polish. But the designer's Greenwich Village digs are actually rather sedate, at least in contrast to his out-there personality. The 4,000-square-foot home off Sixth Avenue where Mizrahi lives with partner Arnold Germer was made by buying a one-bedroom, studio, and two-bedroom over 20 years and then combining them with the help of David Bers Architecture. The rooms are light and airy; the furnishing a cozy-yet-stylish mix of antiques, art, and classic pieces. Mostly, it doesn't look like he's trying too hard—a pleasant surprise, indeed. As Mizrahi told AD: "I work with color and pattern all day long, but there's a reserve to my personal taste."

Okay, the bright orange hand shower is the pop of color we were looking for. He had to give us at least one. Whew.
· Tour Isaac Mizrahi's Greenwich Village Home [AD]
· Adventures in Interior Design archive [Curbed]