This Chef and TV Personality Has a Perfectly Adorable Brooklyn Apartment

updated Jan 23, 2020

This Chef and TV Personality Has a Perfectly Adorable Brooklyn Apartment

updated Jan 23, 2020
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Name: Eden Grinshpan, co-founder and executive chef of Dez, husband Ido Nivron and daughter Ayv
Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York
Size: 1,490 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years

Eden Grinshpan is what you might call multi-talented. She’s a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in London, has hosted multiple cooking shows (most recently Top Chef Canada), and is the co-founder and executive chef of Dez, a fast-casual Nolita spot that serves Mediterranean food (and some killer style). As such, you’d expect her to have an enviable kitchen (which she does!), but the rest of her home is pretty great, too.

The Williamsburg apartment that Eden shares with her husband and daughter is spacious and full of light. In the main living area, a series of rugs helps define the different spaces: entry, living room, dining room. Eden’s a big fan of these floor coverings; she prefers to let color come from rugs and keep the rest of the elements more neutral. It works like a charm here: Eden’s home is lively but not overwhelming; full of stylish things but also beautifully uncluttered. It’s the perfect place to cook, to share with friends, or maybe just lounge around on a sunny day.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: Moroccan-inspired eclectic

Inspiration: My travels.

Favorite Element: Tall ceilings and all the natural light.

What Friends Say: My friends love how bright and homey it feels.

Biggest Embarrassment: Something happens at least once a day.

Biggest Indulgence: All my rugs.

Best Advice: Let your rugs do the talking. I love keeping my rugs colorful and then buying more neutral furniture.

Dream Sources: I source a lot of my furniture from flea markets and travels.


Mirror — Restoration Hardware
Bench — Flea market find

Couch — CB2
Sideboard/console — Antique
Rug — Moroccan

Dining set — Flea Market find
Rug — Moroccan
The art piece in the dining area was painted and gifted to us from my sister-in-law, Danielle Nivron, as a wedding gift.

Oven — Wolf
Fridge — Sub-Zero

Bed — Custom built from Etsy
Rug — ABC Carpet & Home

Dresser — Oeuf
Rocking chair — Monte
Crib — Babyletto “Scoot”

Thanks, Eden!