Name: Emily Kellerman
Location: Ditmas Park — Brooklyn, NY
Size: 500 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, renting
This was the big solo no roommates move. I found a dream apartment in Ditmas Park Brooklyn. I was sold on the pink bathtub, moldings and unique entryways. It has been an absolute treasure to surround myself with everything I love and create a nest all of my own.
Describe your home's style in 5 words or less: Teeny white treasure-filled home
What is your favorite room and why? My favorite room is the corner of my kitchen with the banquette seating. I searched high and low for this item. It is like I created my own little perfect white diner. I love when life slows down enough to have a leisurely breakfast in this sunny spot with my plants.
If you could magically change something about your home, what would it be? Just your typical rental woes. Not a huge fan of the kitchen cabinetry.
And while I adore the parquet flooring if I had the option I wouldn't mind to lighten the stain and take the red out.
What's the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? My porcelain monkey! It is a family heirloom that has made its way to me and is filled with lots of meaning. Its face says so much and makes me think of the love and complexities of my family every time I look at it.
I slept in the apartment for about a year in a more open layout and something felt off. I needed a sleep nook to curl up into to feel at peace. I created this headboard/fake architectural detail with an old set wall from a photo shoot. The bed is from CB2 purchased on Craigslist, which I upholstered myself. The secret of this bed and bonus for small living is the storage underneath: The mattress is on hydraulics so you can easily lift it and stow away a ton.
Any advice for creating a home you love? I am not the first to say when you fill your home with things you love and that inspire you it will be a lovely place to live.
Thanks, Emily Kellerman!
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