A Homey Williamsburg “Sanctuary”

published Jul 13, 2016
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Name: Sunny
Location: Williamsburg — Brooklyn, New York

I moved into this apartment in 2009 with a roommate when I was 26, needless to say it has gone through MANY changes, from bad vintage furniture to a lace teepee in the middle of the living room, to finally, my little sanctuary that I call home.

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My husband and I share this modest 700 square foot, two bedroom apartment and I love coming home to it. I’m Iranian but I was raised in the states so I try to intermingle those two things. My husband is American and has a country heart but also loves textiles and Moroccan patterns, so we have hints of all of those influences in our house. We don’t own a TV but we have a large projector which feels like you’re at the movies.

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Special corners: We have a little corner in our bedroom with photos of our parents and family, my dry wedding bouquet and a neon sign we made for our engagement party. We have another corner with masks we’ve collected through our travels.

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I love my office because it’s completely me with no compromises, and all the plants that we keep alive remind of California where I grew up. The Persian rug in the office was brought here from Iran as a wedding gift, so that is very special to me as well as little items from our friends, like the plant pots, the photos and artwork.

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We try to live more minimally because we both admire that style, but I think at our core we are a little eccentric and nostalgic so we end up with more.

Thanks, Sunny!

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