Pete's Place with More Space

Pete's Place with More Space

Aaron Able
Mar 10, 2011

Name: Pete
Location: Williamsburg — Brooklyn, New York

After several years of living in Manhattan we felt we needed to experience what it was like to have some space. We found a 1,200 square foot (that what the realtor said but I think its more like 1,000) in Brooklyn that we decided to make our new home. At first it was a challenge since the space was so much bigger then our original 400 square foot apartment. We struggled with paint colors and then realized it was best if we kept the walls white and used bright furniture and art to add splashes around the place.

Part of my job is designing store window displays so we have a nice collection of props and neons that are spread thoughout the house (not all shown). We like to mix up bold patterns and textures and love using plants anywhere we can.

I think our proudest design moment is the custom printed vinyl wall. Since I work with vinyls a lot for the window displays we thought it would be a great alternative to wallpaper. We fell in love with the Margiela home collection wallpaper but couldn't find the amount we need to cover our walls. So we did it ourselves! The closets also didn't have doors, so we found some mismatched doors at at salvage yard and had them cut down to fit.

Thanks Pete!

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