Design Lovers Mix Their Style & Stuff in Brooklyn

Design Lovers Mix Their Style & Stuff in Brooklyn

Our living room is centered around two hand-made coffee tables by FromTheSource and a Steven Alan shag carpet from West Elm.
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Name: Zachary Ioannucci
Location: Greenpoint — Brooklyn, NY
Size: 1000 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, renting

I live with my boyfriend Travis. We're both into interior design and I'm sure we both wish we could start over again and do that. The furniture is a mix of his and mine. Nothing was really planned. We just went forward with what we already had/found and built around that. Also, fun fact — we had seen twenty six apartments before seeing this one.

East wall of the living room features a print by artist Dan Bones, a Japanese puzzle box from Kyoto and a lamp bought on the street for $2.50.
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Describe your home's style in 5 words or less: I love diagonal wood floors.

Another view of the west wall in the living room features floor to ceiling shelving from IKEA with a statue of Ganesh, T.C. Boyle books and a vintage globe that unfortunately doesn't light up.
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If you could magically change something about your home, what would it be? There are quite a few things I'd change. But if I had to pick one, I'd like to be one floor up. My neighbor above has slightly more of a view and slightly more light. The extra flight of stairs is worth it.

The west wall in the living room features a console table by UrbanOutfitters and a lamp from West Elm.
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What's the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? The last thing I bought for the apartment was probably flowers and dried lavender from RoseHip. The lavender helps with sleep and the flowers are just pretty.

View from the living room through to the other side illustrates the typical railroad style apartment found in Brooklyn.
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Which fictional character would be most at home in your place? I just saw Lady Bird so I think she'd be pretty comfortable here.

Dining room facing the living room features Travis' prayer rug from Turkey on the left and yet another purchase from West Elm, the chandelier.
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What is your favorite room and why? Despite its small size and having no windows, I enjoy the dining room the most. There's a lot of nostalgia in there I think for both of us. Travis has his prayer rug from Turkey on the wall. The two shelves are from my grandmother's basement. It may not look it, but I think it's a very personal room for both of us. Plus, we eat there.

View of the bedroom showcases the exposed brick, fireplace and another find on the street: the mirror with attached shelf.
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Any advice for creating a home you love? Before you buy the expensive pieces, go walk around the neighborhood on garbage day. You'd be surprised at what people want to get rid of. Also, avoid overhead lighting.

East wall of the bedroom showcases Travis' vintage mid-century dresser and the baseboard molding that encircles the apartment.
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Thanks, Zachary!


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