After losing most of their belongings in a fire several years ago and finally having the time to decorate, a young family called on designer Lauren Rasken of Lauren A Balkan Designs to design a space that truly felt like home. Rasken responded by crafting an Upper West Side apartment that contains Western influences (the wife is from Texas) as well as a mix of California's beach style. But that wasn't the only thing she had to consider. With a second baby on the way, it was also important for the family home to be kid-friendly.
Rasken delivered on all fronts, creating a comfortable, yet stylish, environment for the growing family. From an eye-catching gallery wall including taxidermy to a mix of textured materials, see how the space came together under Lauren A Balkan Designs' direction.172