Kate & Cameron Surrounded by Art

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Name: Kate & Cameron
Location: Carroll Gardens — Brooklyn, New York
Size: 850 square feet — 1 bedroom
Years lived in: 10 months

Kate and Cameron are very in sync when it comes to style. They married a year ago, and moved into this great apartment soon thereafter. Buying furniture was easy as they both knew they wanted simple and efficient pieces.

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What really makes the apartment, however, is the fact that their landlord put in some great finishing touches and that Kate and Cameron's home is full of great art from up and coming local talented artists (one of whom is Cameron himself).

Kate works with people to help them find art for their home so it comes as little surprise that the apartment should be filled with so many gems. The work adds charm, color, and character to this sun filled space.

Kate grew up in a home where there was little sentimentality for stuff. As a result, she is quite comfortable purging without fear or apprehension. Cameron, however, is a bit more protective of stuff as a concept and in practice. Living in small spaces and learning from Kate's focus on simple living has equipped him with the motivation to adjust accordingly. In the end, they don't have many things, and their home is very inviting.

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Apartment Therapy Survey

Style:
Clean lines, neutrals and natural elements but with visual pops

Inspiration:
The farmhouse-meets-industrial look, merging old and new. Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Kate’s parents’ 200 year-old Connecticut home. The Foundry in Long Island City.

Favorite Element:
Our art collection! The bright, open walls and high ceilings make it a great space for art.

Biggest Challenge:
Breaking up the long living room and keeping it from feeling like a hallway.

What Friends Say:
“You have art!” or “What kind of cat is THAT?”

Biggest Embarrassment:
Our bathroom where we kept our old litter box.

Proudest DIY:
We’re lucky that this apartment has needed virtually no TLC, unlike every other apartment we’ve lived in.

Biggest Indulgence:
The 8x10 Madeline Weinrib rug in our living room. It was a priority to get one that was versatile and durable.

Best Advice:
The importance of good lighting. That and the power of simplicity. We try to be conscientious about what we collect.

Dream Source:
BDDW and other hand-crafted furniture sources.

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Resources:
Art

    • Kitchen: Betsy Walton
    • Living room: Jaclyn Mednicov, Jennifer Davis, Cate Woolner, Charles Tersolo, Shane Neufeld, EMA, Chris Mitton
    • Bedroom: Betsy Walton, Lizzy Janssen, Jenna Newton
    • Hallway: Dan-ah Kim, Cameron
    • Bathroom: Brenda Rose, Craig Hill
    • Office area: Katie Kulper, Stacey Durand, Cameron

For more details on the art, see Kate's blog, Art Hound

Kitchen

    • table by Room & Board purchased on Craigslist
    • chairs from CB2
    • lighting fixture by Lights Up!

Bedroom

    • Min bed by DWR
    • dressers: dark wood dresser is a hand-me down, birdseye maple dresser purchased on Craigslist
    • night table from Pottery Barn
    • mini Tolomeo wall fixture
    • desk by SILO made of reclaimed materials
    • lantern lamp purchased in Hong Kong
    • Mandala rug by Madeline Weinrib
    • sea green damask pillows from HomeGoods
    • red pillow cases from Anthropologie

Entrance

    • mirrors are a mix of hand-me downs and purchased antiques
    • white shelf and coat rack from CB2

Living Room

    • Paramount couch by Blu Dot
    • hand-made pillows by social venture, Gramshree (www.gramshree.org)
    • Chi Chi Kari rug by Madeline Weinrib
    • armchair by Rowe
    • Lack shelving from IKEA
    • Spine bookshelf from West Elm
    • painted side table from Fork & Pencil in Cobble Hill
    • Costanza lamps by Luceplan
    • Fado lamp from IKEA
    • hardwood side table purchased at estate sale
    • acrylic nesting tables from CB2
    • Modkat litter box
    • Hepper cat beds

Office Area

    • desks from IKEA and Elfa
    • desk chairs from Craigslist and Overstock.com
    • Trig bookshelf from CB2
    • pharmacist desk lamp from Pottery Barn

For more of the house, check out Kate and Cameron's Carroll Gardens Kitchen on the theKitchn.com

Images: Jill Slater

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