A Small NYC Apartment Is Slightly Bohemian, All-the-Way Cozy
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Name: Astrid Parenty and my husband, Jack
Location: Greenpoint — Brooklyn, NY
Size: 700 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, renting
My name is Astrid and I’m a 27 year-old art director. I live in my Brooklyn apartment with my husband Jack. The apartment is located on a quiet street in Greenpoint, in between two parks. It’s a railroad apartment featuring an eat-in kitchen, a small living room, a tiny bathroom, and a super spacious bedroom/office. It’s not much but we’ve made it very cozy and personal, with refurbished family furniture, vintage pieces, and objects we’ve collected from our travels.
Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Cozy, Worldly, Eclectic, Slightly Bohemian.
What is your favorite room and why? My favorite room is our bedroom, not only because it’s the most spacious, but also because it faces west, so we have light pouring in until very late in the evening. We’ve kept it mostly white with a few touches of bright colors. We have beautiful art on the wall, including a large Cambodian painting above our bed and a huge map of Madrid above our desk.
If you could magically change something about your home, what would it be? I would change our kitchen backsplash as well as the tile in the bathroom! It’s the same beige tile in both rooms, with a few flower motifs here and there… and it’s hideous.
What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? I bought a beautiful vintage dresser from the store Adaptations in Greenpoint.
Here’s the link to an Instagram photo of the piece.
And here’s the link to their website.
Any advice for creating a home you love? Always keep in mind that building a home you love is a slow process. I would recommend taking your time when decorating. Start collecting beautiful things you find here and there, without necessarily trying to keep within a style or aesthetic. Things will end up looking good together if you pick only things you love.
And don’t follow home decor trends. They change quickly and it’s too expensive keeping up with fads!
Thanks, Astrid Parenty!
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