Relocating from one part of the country to another is not always easy, especially when it comes with other big decisions. ‘We were house-hunting from afar and only had two days to view places and decide,’ says Ally Pang, who wanted to find a home with her husband, Stephen, and their son, Miles, now five. When they discovered the perfect apartment in Brooklyn, New York, they called on help to take it to another level.
Designer Ruchi A Mohan of Design by RUCHI, immediately saw the existing beauty of the space and envisioned how she could make it come together. ‘My first conversation with the homeowners was full of open communication, aligned design vision and instant connection,’ says Ruchi. ‘The relationship was fantastic – there was a shared excitement for the space and everyone was involved, including Miles.’
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