Name: Brandi Ware
Location: Crown Heights; Brooklyn, New York
Size: Approximately 970 square feet
Years lived in: 1.7 years; Rented
Born and raised in New York City, and then moving back after several years in Texas, presented Brandi with several unique (and welcome) challenges. The first Brandi would encounter, of course, was New York's notorious rental market, which is discouraging for even a blue-blooded New Yorker. But moments away from throwing the in the towel and staying at her childhood home in Queens, Brandi found her spacious one-bedroom apartment (with an eat-in kitchen!) through a friend. She demonstrates the pride of being in her very own place and back in her hometown through her use of curated family heirlooms and antiques, as well as a collection of refurbished furniture pieces that have ultimately led to her passion project, Brandi Ware Design.