Name: Dontay Thompson
Location: Downtown Brooklyn "The Oro"
Size: 710 Sq ft
Dontay Thompson's sleek Brooklyn condo was designed with music in mind. As a music exec, Dontay wanted tech that would be seamlessly integrated into his home and would allow him to listen to his music in every room without unsightly wires. With space at a premium in a 1 bedroom, every piece of furniture and tech had to be carefully considered, and it shows in this clean and modern space.
My style: Modern and classic blended to take maximize my square footage.
The inspiration for my home office/home theater: The inspiration for my home theater: Needed to be an extension of the overall style. Classic but high end technology. As a music exec I regularly get music emailed to me, the sound and ability to listen to anything in any room was important.
Favorite element in your space: Managing my music choices from my MacBook and iPod throughout my entire condo. I can have my MacBook with me anywhere and wirelessly send music to my multi-room audio system. Watching a movie in Blu-ray with the P100 TruAudio Left, Center and Right speakers makes an incredible difference over traditional boxed home theater systems. The sub woofer from Sonance is incredible!
Biggest challenge in designing my space: Getting a bigger condo to do everything that I really wanted to do! We got to crawl before we run.
What friends say about my space: The responses range from "Wow," to "I want something like that in my place," to "Movie nights at Dontay's."
Area where there is room for improvement/future projects: Future whole home lighting control and maybe integrate an iPad to control most of my devices in the home. Or a Red Eye iPod universal remote... very cool thing that can control just about anything...
Proudest DIY (do it yourself) project: Me and "do it yourself" shouldn't be used in the same sentence. I'd ruin everything!
Biggest indulgence with respect to my space: My whole home entertainment system hands down. I also splurged on a new closet sliding door to match my floors that really utilizes the space better.
Best advice about organizing or incorporating tech into the home: Making sure its built for you not for the average buyer. A system designed specifically for your home is best and just more exclusive. The colors and overall design are important and the options are endless with looks for modern and classic.
Dream source for stuff: I am a big fan of Crate and Barrel and CB4. From organizing to tiny details they are great!
Home Tech Hardware:
- Macbook "can't live without it"
- Two Sony HD LCD TV's
- Denon Network AVR3310 Receiver
- Denon Blu-ray
- P100 TruAudio LCR speakers in piano black
- Airport Express from Mac
Appliances: All kitchen appliances are GE Profile. The wine cellar is Cuisinart and the washer/dryer is Bosch.
Additional Elements: I love my sliding door in my bedroom that replaced my traditional swing open one. I can access my closet with ease, it matches my dark hard wood floors and I could still fit my huge bed!!