PHOTOS: Take a Tour of Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber’s Gorgeous N.Y.C. Duplex

02/03/2016 at 01:24 PM ET

Naomi Watts Apartment
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Turns out second time’s the charm when it comes to interior design — according to Naomi Watts.

In the March issue of Architectural Digest, on newsstands Feb. 9, the actress gives fans an exclusive look inside the New York City duplex apartment she shares with husband, Liev Schreiber, and their two sons, Alexander and Samuel.

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While the polished home isn’t Watts’ first home in the Big Apple, the star tells the magazine her first apartment — which she purchased after seeing it once — was a lot less dreamier than her current home.

“Not because I loved it but because of the pressure!” she recounts. “I had no idea deals here moved that fast. After I closed on it, I showed it to my mother, who is a bit of a bohemian — and a super-talented decorator. She walked in and said, ‘This is horrible. No soul. No character. It’s a businessman’s apartment.’ I was crushed. But she was right.”

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Naomi Watts Apartment
Douglas Friedman / Architectural Digest

But none of that matters now, considering the family’s current duplex vibe was dreamt up by esteemed design duo Ariel Ashe and Reinaldo Leandro of the firm Ashe + Leandro.

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It took a total of 10 months for the entire the 19th century inspired home to come to life. According to Leandro, Watts “brought a great eye and taste to the project,” which mimicked a modern take on vintage décor staples by incorporating graphic details such as black-and-white tiles in the kitchen, while still staying true to the retro feel by adding in chairs and art from that era.

Naomi Watts Apartment
Douglas Friedman / Architectural Digest

“One thing I’ve learned,” Watts tells the magazine, “is when it comes to big renovations, no one gets an easy ride.”

But from the looks of the family’s downtown Manhattan abode, it was certainly worth it.

—Grace Gavilanes

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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cds on

Very nice and kid friendly being that she has two boys. I like the choice of colors and the windows are great!

Sugah on

The complaining of the Rich and Spoiled!

Dana on

She has good taste..

kelly on

get some citizenship you australian rat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! or get out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs. B on

I love her “living room” furniture, but not sure I like how it’s arranged. When entertaining guests, I want everybody to be able to face each other while talking. Everything else about that room is gorgeous. I don’t care for her kitchen. It looks like a diner, especially with that black and white tiled floor.

Boo on

Kelly – first of all she’s British. Secondly, you’re an idiot.

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Stacy on

lovely. both she and her husband are really good actors whose work I always enjoy.

Christine Blum on

Does anyone know where to get the quilts in her boys room?

Glen Hart on

This is just great, she has such a good taste. If every no fee apartments nyc were like this I could be living in one of them, so nice.

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