This 625-Square Foot Brooklyn Apartment Skips the TV Over the Mantel In Favor of Artwork

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A fireplace and desk on a blue wall
Credit: Jenn Jacobs and Phil Shore
The Living Room

Name: Jenn Jacobs and Phil Shore
Location: Brooklyn — New York City, NY
Type of home: Apartment
Size: 625 square feet
Years lived in: 2 months, renting

Credit: Jenn Jacobs and Phil Shore
The Living Room

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: I am a Broadway stage manager, and my boyfriend is a musician. It was important to us to combine each of our own aesthetics and showcase previous works we’ve done without making it a shrine to our achievements. For us, having a comfortable place to come home to and unwind in after our evening shows was most important to us.

Credit: Jenn Jacobs and Phil Shore
The Dining Room

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Comfortable, Funky, Stylish

Credit: Jenn Jacobs and Phil Shore
The Living Room

What is your favorite room and why? The living room. Besides the incredible lighting, the plants and the color scheme make it feel like a jungle. It was important to us to not have a TV as the focal point of our space, instead opting for two bookcases and original artwork.

Credit: Jenn Jacobs and Phil Shore
The Bathroom

Any advice for creating a home you love? It’s sometimes worth it to spend a little more on quality pieces. Our couch was not cheap, but we plan on having this baby with us for the next 10+ years!

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