THE YOUNG AND THE NESTED

THE SHELTER INDUSTRY GOES ON TREND AND HEADS FOR A NEW DEMOGRAPHIC AS GEN XERS BECOME GEN NESTERS

Caitlin and Samuel Dowe-Sandes live in New York City's once infamous Hell's Kitchen, just north and west of Times Square, but their tiny one-bedroom apartment is more like a jewel box than a jail. Antique furniture and Persian rugs are complemented by original art on the walls. A vintage yellow icebox opens to reveal liqueurs, whiskeys and port glasses. On top sits the couple's decanter collection. This one is Danish, 1890s; these two are French, 1920s. Duke Ellington's jazz floats from the bedroom, and Sam's latest purchase, a gold jacquard smoking jacket, hangs behind the door. Caitlin, an ad copywriter for...

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