“Frugal Yank” is how she describes her 1862 East Village co-op. “Everything feels like a perfect little sailboat or a really considered Hudson Valley river house from the nineteenth century.” (And can’t you just HEAR Drew Droge giving that a line reading?) From New York magazine: “‘I walked in and felt transported, like I wasn’t in Manhattan anymore,’ she says. ‘It just felt womblike.’ Her first order of business upon move-in was to cover up much of the exposed brick with plaster painted pale pink, blue, and yellow, just like the colors of her childhood room. ‘Unless you’re in a loft or you’re a college student, exposed brick just doesn’t work,’ she says. ‘I wanted this to be more glamorous.’ She also needed a way to hang her vast art collection, which includes a seven-foot-tall Paul Falconer Poole oil painting and controversial Gary Gross photos of a young, naked Brooke Shields. As Sevigny shows me around, she realizes that she had quite a bit of decorating help from an ex-boyfriend, musician Matt McAuley (A.R.E. Weapons, TV Baby), whom she dated for eight years and whose gifts are everywhere. The copper teakettle. A pitcher in a Tiffany toile pattern. A framed postcard of Jesus.” Watch the slideshow of the different rooms above.
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