A Brooklyn Rental Loft Shows How to Get a High-End Looking Home With Thrifted Finds

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A living room with a wooden tv stand and a square coffee table
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Name: Taylor Migliazzo and husband
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Type of home: Two-bedroom loft
Size: 900 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years, renting


Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: My husband and I live in a two-bedroom Williamsburg loft. Designing this home has been a labor of love! I’m an interior designer (@intayriors), so it’s a true passion of mine. When we moved in 1.5 years ago, it was basically a huge white box with insanely high ceilings. By slowly decorating with mostly vintage pieces, it’s really become our own. I enjoy building character with objects I find at the great vintage stores in Brooklyn (Dobbin St. Coop, Home Union, Feng Sway to name a few). We love hosting people for dinner on the dining table that my dad built. Though dinner mostly consists of takeout since the kitchen is on the smaller side, but it does the job! I am very passionate about lighting. The giant windows provide good natural light during the day, but at night I try to keep things cozy and moody with accent lighting all over the apartment.

My home definitely reflects my identity. At a glance, it’s chill and welcoming. The more you look around the more interesting it becomes. I have items from travels around the world, abstract art sourced from Etsy, and a vintage Italian urn I found at a thrift store in Oklahoma. Everything is a hodge podge, but it works!

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Vintage, organic, elevated, earth tones

Living Room

What is your favorite room and why? The living room is my favorite room. It has the most character and hosts most of my vintage finds. My gold floor mirror was a steal at a thrift store in the Midwest. Basically everything except the sofa is vintage, and I love that my items are all one of a kind. When sourcing for clients I try to stick with vintage so every home feels unique. I balance form with function, assuring the space is beautiful and functional.

Dining Room

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? The last thing I bought for my home is a giant abstract piece of art that will hang above the sofa from Etsy.


Any advice for creating a home you love? Take your time! If you rush to furnish every room just to fill the space, you’ll get tired of the pieces you buy, and will most likely waste money.

Also, go with your intuition even if it’s not “trendy” and you will naturally build a home you love.

This tour’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.
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