Location: Carroll Gardens — Brooklyn, New York
My boyfriend Shant and I moved into our one bedroom apartment a year ago after living separately in two very different spaces. He was in a two bedroom (same building as we live in now), and I was in a one bedroom in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. After some serious discussions about living together and the financial demands of Shant’s start up, I decided to make the move to Carroll Gardens and Shant decided to move three floors down into a one bedroom, which we now call home. With all of the turbulence that could have come with cohabitation, a conflict in taste was not one of them; Shant and I shared the same vision of what we wanted our home to be. The challenge was making something special out of an apartment that was smaller and had considerably less light.