house envy.
by victoria comment

1/20/15

house envy / sfgirlbybay

have you ever taken a peek at daniel kanter’s inspiring home renovation over on his blog, manhattan nest? it is most enviable. this man has mad skills — not only in his home decorating taste, but his construction and carpentry talents, as well. no task seems too daunting for mister kanter (or should i say mister kan-do!?). his latest completed project is his living room, which has me jumping up and down in spirited congratulations because as i seek out a fixer upper of my own, he gives me so much hope as to what can be achieved from something that seems most impossible. you have got to go look at the before pictures.

house envy / sfgirlbybay

daniel has given so much attention to the largest (check out his building of a faux fireplace) to the smallest details — from the tiny porcelain knob on a chimney closet, the beautiful ceiling medallion, to the glossy black paint job he gave the old radiator — everything looks perfect. i love the black doors, too and i hope to be able to add that design detail to my own home when and where ever i should find it. now, if i could just fly mister kanter out west to assist me when that happens. bravo, daniel. love it all so much, and thanks for allowing me to share! follow along with daniel on Manhattan nest to be continually in awe and envy of his brilliant and beautiful renovation.

house envy / sfgirlbybay

house envy / sfgirlbybay

house envy / sfgirlbybay

house envy / sfgirlbybay

house envy / sfgirlbybay

house envy / sfgirlbybay

house envy / sfgirlbybay

house envy / sfgirlbybay

house envy / sfgirlbybay

house envy / sfgirlbybay

• all photos courtesy of daniel kanter at manhattan nest.

12 responses to “house envy.”

  1. His is one of my very favorite blogs to read. In fact, the minute I see a new post pop up on my feed, I read it first before all the others.
    The current project he’s undertaking on the house a few doors down has me fascinated. I love that he shows the play-by-play of the actual demo/construction and also talks about his though process behind all the decisions being made.
    He has an unbelievably good eye, and his enthusiasm comes through in his writing. One of my faves for sure.

  2. I’m a big fan of Daniel’s writing and skills. The blog both inspires and informs. On my to-do list is a ceiling medallion like his which he finished with plaster and paint to make it look original to the house – brilliant solution.

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