Apartment Tour

Brooklyn Life

Welcome to my open house.

I’ll start with Emerson’s room – it’s a bit packed, as we wanted to bring our fold-out couch. The light in this room is hard to capture, but it’s so white and bright!

I love our bedroom – it’s small and simple with a pleasant view in the morning.

Still need to figure out where to hang those pics.

The hallway leads from the living/dining area to the two bedrooms.  We’re using it for storage at the moment, but I’m hoping we might be able to get rid of the white cabinet on the left.

I love our new table from Urban Wood Goods!

There’s not much storage in the kitchen, but I’m very thankful for some decent counter space. Now if I could only keep the bright white counters and walls clean!

View from the kitchen looking into the living space – it’s just one big box we live in!

So happy we could bring our sectional.  I want to update the pillows, as they are looking a bit worn. I don’t love the gallery wall, but was soo frustrated by the whole project to start over.

I need something for this empty corner – maybe a plant?  I’m hesitant, as I’m thinking Emerson will grab and eat the dirt.

And my secret – the toy nook!  I was annoyed that the couch couldn’t be flush against the wall, but soon discovered this space is the perfect place for toys.

The other thing that saves us is having a laundry closet where we can throw all the functional junk like the toolbox, cleaning items, files, and the printer.

And that’s our new home!

  • Andrea
    January 15, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Wow, it’s gorgeous! I love the idea of the toy corner behind the sofa. Your place seems enormous by NY standards! Not what I was expecting …. thought it’d be much smaller.

    • Laura
      January 15, 2018 at 1:35 pm

      Thanks! That’s the main reason we came over to Brooklyn and we sacrificed living on a busy street for more space.

  • Kate
    January 15, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Your apartment looks great! Very cosy. Did you end up putting most of your furniture in storage or selling it? I am not familiar with living in NYC at all. Do you have a car there and do you have parking at your apartment?

    • Laura
      January 15, 2018 at 12:11 pm

      We put our guestroom furniture and our dining room set in storage and sold our outdoor furniture– most of the other stuff in storage is from our garage, other odds and ends from the kitchen, etc. No car, parking costs a fortune!!

  • Tracy
    January 15, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Wow, your new apartment looks great. It is spacious for NY standards! Very pretty and the toy nook is perfect.

  • Carolyn
    January 15, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    How was it transitioning from house to apartment? Looks so cozy but was it hard to go back to a smaller space?!

    • Laura
      January 16, 2018 at 1:07 pm

      The actual space part of it isn’t that bad because we have so much in storage. The harder thing is not being able to walk into my garage and get into my car. Walking everywhere is definitely an adjustment, especially since it’s so cold. I like the small space because it’s easier to keep clean:)

  • Mary Livesay
    January 15, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    Love your space. You have a keen eye. Very modern, clean space, oh, and fantastic views in your bedroom! Our home tour: https://www.amazon.com/Children-Uncertain-Fortune-Mixed-Race-University/dp/1469634430/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1515847263&sr=8-1&keywords=Daniel+livesay let me know if you ever want to swap! 😀

  • Mary Livesay
    January 15, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    PS: Love your new website!

  • Lauren r
    January 17, 2018 at 12:47 am

    If you want to put a plant a great way to cover the dirt is with something like plastic mesh. You can cut a hole in the middle for the plant to rise out of and then cover the rest of the pot with the mesh. Keeps little hands out!

  • Kath
    January 17, 2018 at 7:52 am

    I just love how light, bright, and modern it all is! Can’t wait to see it in person.

  • Amanda Nichols
    January 23, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Where is your bed frame and bench in the bedroom from?

    • Laura
      January 23, 2018 at 2:41 pm

      Pottery Barn!

  • Jo
    January 24, 2018 at 8:04 am

    The toy nook is perfect

  • Melanie
    February 3, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Love this! Are the dining room chairs comfortable? Considering getting those! Also where is your living room coffee table from? Thanks!

    • Laura
      February 5, 2018 at 9:24 am

      I actually don’t think the dining room chairs are that comfortable – they work well for a kitchen, but not great for a long dinner. The living room coffee table is from West Elm

  • Jenn
    February 11, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    I love your coffee table! We have a similar sectional and that type of table would work great!

    • Laura
      February 12, 2018 at 9:15 am

      Thanks! It’s been a great table