Honey, I'm home! We visited the apartments of local Tel Avivians for an intimate look into their collections, hobbies, passions, and design choices to match a range of colorful personalities.
An inside look at Tel Aviv's apartments
House Hunters: Zvia & Boaz Laor, Chen Blvd, Tel Aviv
Zvia and Boaz Laor Good morning America! Such an eclectic apartment you have not yet seen, complete with chairs from a factory, lamps from a gas station, and a cabinet from a church cellar. Zvia and Boaz Laor plowed abandoned spaces in the United States to furnish their dream apartment: Americana style. © Nimrod Saunders Location Chen Blvd Seniority 4 months, rented Size 130 sq m, 4 rooms Here lives Zvia Laor (60), owner of the "Backyard" furniture store, and Boaz Laor (65), venture capital fund manager © Nimrod Saunders
House Hunters: Ori Paniri and Tom Dvash, Elazar ben Yosei St, Jaffa
Ori Paniri and Tom Dvash Ori Paniri and Tom Dvash, two artists in different fields, coupled up in a vibrant, spacious apartment on the outskirts of the flea market. We felt the Jaffa breeze on our way to their kitchen filled with wallpaper, tin boxes, and more. © Nimrod Saunders Location Elazar ben Yosei St, Jaffa Seniority Two years, rented Size 70 sq m, 2.5 rooms Here lives Ori Paniri (29), actor, and Tom Dvash (29), art photographer © Nimrod Saunders
House Hunters: Nesh Bruic, Haim Ben Atar St, Tel Aviv
Nesh Bruic Carpenter Nesh Bruic's apartment is full of his own creations: paintings, ceramic sculptures, and recycled wooden furniture. We took a glimpse into the apartment with a fireplace that doubles as a television, and a guitar literally inside the table. © Nimrod Saunders Location Haim Ben Atar St, Florentin Seniority Two months, rented Size 120 sq m, 3 rooms Here lives Nesh Bruic (49), carpenter and interior designer, and Shuki The Cat (9 months) © Nimrod Saunders
House Hunters: Dari Shechter, Hess St, Tel Aviv
Dari Shechter Dari Shechter lives in a huge and bright apartment on Hess Street, right on Bialik Square. We came to visit and discovered an impressive collection of postcards from London, masks from Panama and plants from Tel Aviv. © Nimrod Saunders Location Hess St, Tel Aviv Time frame Five years, rented Size 100 sq m, three rooms Inhabitants Dari Shechter (30), VP of Creative and Design in the work space: Mind Space © Nimrod Saunders
House Hunters: Dikla & Amos, Redifim St, Maoz Aviv
Dikla & Amos He is a network engineer, she is a vintage junkie and repairs furniture, and together they raise three children and two cats alongside nostalgic dolls, old photos and antique chairs. A glimpse into the apartment of Dikla Menahem and Amos Rosenbaum. © Nimrod Saunders Location Refidim St, Maoz Aviv neighborhood, Tel Aviv Time frame Four years, owned Size 97 sq m, four rooms Inhabitants Dikla Menahem (40), owner of a studio for home styling, specializing in vintage and furniture renovation; Amos Rosenbaum (42), network engineer; their children Uri (13), Rotem (8) and Tedhar (10 months), and the cats Tuli (4) and Mishka (15). © Nimrod Saunders
House Hunters: Karin Zalait, Mohiliver St, Tel Aviv
Karin Zalait The home studio takes up the top floor, and the lower floor is shared by two cats, the head of an elephant and the bones of an ox. We went for a visit to the fashion designer Karin Zalait’s crib. © Nimrod Saunders Location Mohiliver St, Tel Aviv Time frame One year and three months, rented Size 89 sq m, three rooms Inhabitants Karin Zalait (29), a fashion designer and radio broadcaster at Jerusalem Radio, and the cats Vashti (1) and Sami (5 months). © Nimrod Saunders
House Hunters: Roza Sinaysky, Shtand St, Tel Aviv
Roza Sinaysky Perfumes and fashion magazines are scattered throughout the house, luxury bags adorn the walls, and a babushka – a gift from a Vogue party in Paris – smiles demurely. We donned our stilettos and paid a visit to the fashionista - Roza Sinaysky. © Nimrod Saunders Location Shtand St, Tel Aviv Time frame Eight months, rented Size 70 sq m, two rooms Inhabitants Rosa Sinaysky (33), journalist and fashion blogger, social networks manager and digital consultant, and Mitska (5) the cat. © Nimrod Saunders
House Hunters: Gal Itzhak, Jaffa Rd, Tel Aviv
Gal Itzhak The kitchen faces one of the busiest streets in the city and the rest of the apartment is overtaken by musical instruments, an old movie projector and a chair that once belonged to Tel Aviv’s mayor Ron Huldai. The young photographer Gal Itzhak raises Tuli the cat in an airy apartment on Derech Jaffa. © Nimrod Saunders Location Derech Jaffa Rd, Tel Aviv Time frame One and a half years, rented Size 75 sq m, two rooms Inhabitants Gal Yitzhak (21) and Tuli the cat (8). © Nimrod Saunders
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