Jove’s Bright Home with Inventive Features

published Jan 18, 2015
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Name: Jove Meyer, Owner of Jove Meyer Events and creator of “Totes Getting Married!” tote bags
Location: Crown Heights; Brooklyn, New York
Size: 1,200 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years; owned

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Jove is a creator without boundaries. He lives for carrying out a vision—both in his life and in his work as an event planner—and his resourcefulness helps him achieve the result he’s after regardless of limitations. Jove’s two-story unit in Brooklyn was a sea of large expansive white walls when he first moved in; a blank canvas ready for an artist’s eye. Jove’s solution: A warm and rustic salvaged wood wall which serves as the focal point for the entire space.

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The view from the lofted bedroom. (Image credit: Tamara Gavin)
(Image credit: Tamara Gavin)

Other unique solutions that Jove came up with for his voluminous, sunny space was a custom installation of copper planters to create a green wall effect, a DIY wallpapered wall made from vintage art history books, and a form-meets-function rack for his bike on the main feature wall. A white metal plate on the ceiling that Jove first thought was an electrical connection for a chandelier in the living room turned out to be a sprinkler. But Jove easily responded to that problem with bistro lights which now provide elegant and friendly light along the vaulted ceiling.

(Image credit: Tamara Gavin)

All these elements (along with the fresh flowers that are always in the home of a wedding planner) come together to create a space that feels a bit like an inviting outdoor patio; the perfect setting for an evening gathering with friends. Dogs welcome!

(Image credit: Tamara Gavin)

Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: Clean, yet eclectic. Modern, yet vintage.

Inspiration: The various places I’ve traveled to; places I’ve stayed.

Favorite Element: The reclaimed wood wall—designed by me and built by Eric Lind. All wood comes from old barns and farms from upstate NY.

Biggest Challenge: The custom copper planters with ivy vines. They are each 8 feet long and had to be carried up to the lofted room, secured on the railing, filled with liner, rocks, soil and plants!

What Friends Say: They love all the different vintage pieces, especially the vintage dog portrait wall.

Biggest Embarrassment: Luckily nothing yet.

Proudest DIY: Handmade wall paper from vintage art books.

Biggest Indulgence: The reclaimed wood wall that covers the largest wall in the apartment and makes its way up to the lofted master bedroom.

Best Advice: Do what you love and make your home your happy place!

(Image credit: Tamara Gavin)

Resources of Note:

PAINT & COLORS

  • Floors: An outdoor deck paint product in white by Behr.

LIVING ROOM

  • Vintage Chesterfield sofa: Craigslist
  • Vintage suitcase coffee table: Found on the street
  • Vintage leather chairs: HousingWorks, Brooklyn
  • Vintage floral chair: Craigslist

DINING ROOM

BEDROOM

  • Headboard: West Elm
  • Side Tables: IKEA
  • Vintage Desk: Housing Works
  • Dresser: IKEA
  • Vintage Suitcases: Etsy

DOWNSTAIRS BATHROOM

  • Shower curtain: Bed Bath and Beyond
  • Art: Junk
  • Reclaimed wood shelves: West Elm
(Image credit: Tamara Gavin)

Thanks, Jove!

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Re-edited from a tour originally published January 2015