A 550-Square-Foot Home’s Bedroom Is a Mini Cabin
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Name: Sara Blomberg and dog Gus
Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Size: 550 square feet
Years lived in: 6 months, renting
I live with my puggle, Gus, in this apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. When I looked for an apartment, the first thing on my list was light, lots and lots of light. This apartment faces Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg and I have a corner unit.
The kitchen is decorated with antiques—the red EAT letters are from a carnival that ran from the 1950s to 1970s along the Southeastern Coast, the sweet bell sign is from a farm in the middle of Mississippi (it was found covered in soil), the washboard is from the 1920s.
I bought the chesterfield couch in my living room after a trip to New Orleans, where I was inspired by the French decor. That also inspired the mirror.
The bedroom is my mini cabin in Brooklyn. I want to own a cabin upstate one day, but in the meantime I light cedar in my apartment and pretend I’m there with the wallpaper of birch trees and the string lights that make it feel whimsical.
Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Airy, light, whimsical, bohemian
What is your favorite room and why? The living room. It gets so much light.
If you could magically change something about your home, what would it be? That I would have a working fireplace.
Which fictional character would be most at home in your place? The Cookie Monster, since I’m always baking.
Any advice for creating a home you love? Fill it with the things that make you feel most at peace. Make it your sanctuary. Light colors are always a good idea.
Thanks, Sara Blomberg!
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