Name: Amy Feezor
Location: Brooklyn — New york, NY
Size: 575 square feet
Years lived in: 5 — rented
When you are as busy of a writer as Amy Feezor is, you want to come home to a joyful abode that let's you be exactly who you are. Luckily, we were able to take in some of the bliss that seems to emanate from the design details in Amy's Brooklyn studio.
Amy Feezor is the epitome of a busy bee. As copy director for Real Simple magazine, a contributor to Herman Miller's Lifework blog, and the brains behind one of our favorite design sites M-Dashing.com, it's safe to say that Amy is one incredibly diligent writer - as well as a talented miner of design gems on the internet. That's why we felt so lucky that she took some time out of her active schedule to give us a peek into her cheery apartment in Brooklyn.
By keeping her walls white and furniture simple, Amy has allowed her love of "little surprises" to take precedence. Throughout the studio, small charmers such as an unexpected, tiny picture frame near the terrace and a bright, yellow stool in the bathroom demonstrate Amy's careful dedication to keeping her space as individual and blissful as she is. We fell in love with her thoughtfully arranged artwork and the color coordination of her book collection - every element of Amy's design seems to perfectly match her optimistic attitude and reflects her M—Dashing manifesto of appreciating the wonderful details personalized design elements can bring into one's home.
Although Amy admits to having a lot of "things", her studio maintains an open and airy feel - and from creating her own artwork above the bed, to surprising guests with quirky messages on her kitchen menu board (ahem, we LOVED the twitter shoutouts!), she has successfully created a lovely, inviting space that not only showcases her most prized treasures, but also truly reflects her wonderfully sunny personality.
Apartment Therapy Survey:
My Style: Eclectic (but not cluttered) and colorful injected with a little bit of humor.
Inspiration: Illustrations by M. Sasek and Maira Kalman. Growing up surrounded by antiques. Independent artists in Brooklyn.
Favorite Element: It sounds totally self-involved, but I love the three portraits of myself that hang above my desk. (Read about that here.)
Biggest Challenge: Making everything I have fit into my small space. To reach anything, it always seems to end up involving a step ladder (or the occasional "I'll just climb up on the counter" episode, which I always regret).
What Friends Say: "It's so cute!"
Biggest Embarrassment: The sisal rug in my living space. It's a constant dust-creator (and stress-creator). Don't ever buy one.
Proudest DIY: Either the fabric art I hung over my bed or the wooden stool I painted "yellow rain coat" (that's as fancy as I get).
Biggest Indulgence: The Eames Molded Plywood Coffee Table in my living space. I treated myself to it after a freelance gig a few years ago. It's the one piece of furniture I know I'll always keep.
Best Advice: Don't be afraid to paint something. And don't climb up on the counter.
Dream Sources: BDDW, Bonluxat, Normann Copenhagen, and SCP.
Resources of Note:
• Couch: ABC Carpet and Home
• Coffee Table- Eames Molded Table
• Chair: ABC Carpet and Home
• Mirror Side Table: City Foundry in Brooklyn
• Orange Pillow on Couch: Thomas Paul
• Brown Pillows on Couch: ABC Carpet and Home
• Lamp on Side Table: West Elm
• Framed Print on Wall (Aqua Sea Urchins) is by Superdeluxe
• Orange "A" Tray on Coffee Table: Superdeluxe
• Subway seats Print: By JamieLatendresse at Etsy
• Bedding: Dwell
• Monogrammed Pillows: Custom
• Artwork Above the Bed: Made by Amy with Material From ABC Carpet and Home
• Art Next to Bedside Table (Rainbow Colors) is Called "Periodic Table - Original Art on Antique Book Paper" by kipi at Etsy
• Desk: Ballard Designs
• Silver Lamp Sitting on Chair: Jonathan Adler
• Paint Color: Baby Green by Benjamin Moore
Enter House Tour
• Napoleon and Josephine Silhouettes: Ebay
• Print of "Young Man Reading Collette on the Train" (a poem by Patrick Donnelly): The Center for Book Arts
• Little Yellow Stool: Pottery Barn (Painted by Amy)
• Shower Curtain: Crate and Barrel