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'Orange Is The New Black' Jason Biggs, Wife Hire 'Ellen's Design Challenge' Cliff Fong To Make Child-Proof, Stimulating NYC Apartment

Posted by Staff Reporter on Mar 22, 2016 08:56 AM EDT
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Actors Jason Biggs (L) and Jenny Mollen pose backstage at the Christian Siriano Fall 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at ArtBeam on February 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo : Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

"Orange Is the New Black" actor Jason Biggs and actress author wife Jenny Mollen needed to beautify their home and only one person came to mind. Cliff Fong, an interior designer for the celebrities and judge on famed "Ellen's Design Challenge" was their pick. The couple had been collaborating with Fong for years and they recently hired him to help them with their New York City penthouse.

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"Ellen's Design Challenge" Fong using a combination of vintage and contemporary pieces from Wayfair, he turned their loft space into a family-friendly haven. They made sure that the features well accommodate their love of performing without leaving behind their 2-year-old son's play needs. The couple was excited about the way the new items the interior designer brought as it complemented their favorite items.

Fong was also complimented on his choice of layout as it made the space feel wider, according to Great Ideas.

Taking the couples list of wants, he initially loved the space's exposed beams and brick walls. Hence, he just added bold masculine colors and details. These were then balanced out through putting rich, layered decor. Fong also worked with the couple's longtime loved pieces, including Biggs' 1920s Parisian club chairs and Mollen's Moroccan rugs.

Working on home with children was a welcome challenge for the designer. He claimed that many people get overwhelmed by the concept of things, mainly emphasizing practicality. While this is a great start, this often overlooks options that are both stimulating and engaging. He told Wayfair that once one has crossed off all the points concerning safety, everyone should surround their child with things that are stimulating and fun. At all times, it should serve as an extension of the feel of the home.

"American Reunion" actor Biggs and Mollen's eclectic and comfortable style was also exemplified in the living room where a dining table sat in front of a rustic lounger and a large scale modern painting. Art was the couple's biggest splurge, as well as the giant TV that the husband has purchased for the family to enjoy.

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