bedstuy represent #2

09/23/2012 § Leave a comment

Exciting to see all the people working on their homes in the hood.  There is a buzz here~

from Apartment Therapy: 1982 Brooklyn Brownstone!


bedstuy represent!

09/21/2012 § Leave a comment

This neighborhood is really amazing….

Did you see the article on the NY times of “In Brooklyn, a Strict Victorian Brownstone”?

Mr. Dakota + Kei Yip restored the home into a time-travel piece.  I commend you for your passion and dedication!

Here are some photos:

we moved in!

07/30/2012 § 1 Comment

What a crazy week.

We moved to our space, cleaned and wiped like a crazy person, and helped our tenant into her space!

We are IN!

Over the weekend, we ran into this guy selling most amazing plants on the street in Carroll Gardens on our way back from Lowes.  So we picked this tall palm tree (over 10ft tall) and a 5ft tall fig tree.

Feels like we are in a european riviera.




pop color door!

07/12/2012 § 2 Comments

We decided to add a bit of color for the back yard door.  It’s only visible from the outside (the inside is painted with chalkboard paint).  Really love how the green makes me happy when I’m outside looking in.

Here are some images of other painted doors.  Some are personal photos from my travels, others are from online.

light light

07/11/2012 § Leave a comment

Here is our Peruvian Fish trap – made into a lantern ON.

I love that it is so natural and easy.

The wire is neutral colored twisted cloth covered cord, and the ceiling mount is white conversion kit from West Elm.

In case you didn’t notice, we have 2 of these.  One on the main entrance, and one on the garden floor entrance (shown above).


our stairs

06/20/2012 § 2 Comments

I’ve been posting some amazing stairs on my blog – and wanted to share with you our modest (and lovely) stair cases.

This is on your way up to the 2nd floor.  Once the apartment is done, we won’t see much of this space since we’ll be using the downstairs entrance as our main egress.  Will miss this view for sure.

And we DID end up putting in the railing and banisters on the garden floor.  I wasn’t sure if it’ll look too stuffy, but actually happy with the result.  We re-used the original railing and banister, which feels just right.

reno: update

06/18/2012 § Leave a comment

We are a bit behind schedule due to delayed plumbing inspection – but we have passed and can move onto getting the bathroom and kitchen in!  WoowooOOooo ~ almost there…

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