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Location: Prospect Lefferts Gardens — Brooklyn, New York
My husband, two month old baby boy and I live in a bright two bedroom corner unit in Brooklyn. The apartment is modern and brand new (we moved in April 2016 and were the first ones to live in it) and has great amenities (washer/dryer, dishwasher and bathtub), which is hard to find in New York. We moved here because we were looking for these amenities with a baby on the way. I’m an interior design enthusiast and am proud that our entire apartment (furniture only) has been designed on a $3500 budget (we always look for cheap finds on Craigslist, at Salvation Army, IKEA or Wayfair). We’re most proud of our IKEA hack media console that we built ourselves. We also scored on our Moroccan Shag rug ($1600 retail – we got it 75% off!), on our massive wood bed frame that we found at salvation army for $100 and on our West Elm dresser that’s in the nursery ($1200 retail – we found it at salvation army for $110!).
I find inspiration everywhere and like to mix different styles (i.e. midcentury modern with Scandinavian and bohemian touches). I also tend to change my style with each apartment because I like to start off fresh and let the new place become a source of inspiration. My favorite room is the living room because it’s so bright and sunny, and after having lived in Harlem Brownstones, we really needed that (it makes getting up in the morning so much easier!). We really feel that this apartment reflects both our styles perfectly and even though we’ve only lived here for 7 months, it feels like home!
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