Before: His hard-edged chairs and
modern art clash with her traditional furniture.
problem: Eve Feuer, the style director of Fitness magazine, and her husband, Ron, a businessman,
have been married eight years and have two daughters. They were grown-ups when
they married, with different ideas about what's beautiful and comfortable and
two apartments full of stuff to prove it. They'd been living in his digs until
recently, when they moved into a new home—and swept the discussion, if you will,
under his rug.
"This is not
what I would have done if I had started from scratch," says Eve, gesturing at
her patterned sofa, his modern chairs, her delicate family photographs in a pile
on a shelf, his edgy art stacked behind the sofa, the Oriental rugs crowded
together on the floor. But who ever starts from scratch? You've got yours and
he's got his, and you try to fit the pieces together. That's called