A new Before & After from our own Evan Schwartz — a Home Stylist in our DUMBO store. Small spaces are common in New York City and Evan helped a Midwest transplant make her Brooklyn studio warm and inviting with a place for everything she’d need…
My client is a midwest transplant and was excited about a sleek, modern Brooklyn apartment but wanted to keep it a homey and cozy, too.
Since the client was starting from scratch, it was important to cover the basics — a bed frame, storage, a place to relax, and a table to eat or work — all within the tight confines of a studio where the largest area faces the kitchen. She was so excited about the process and kept an open mind the whole time. We chose smaller-scale furnishings with a modern twist on traditional.
The art over the bed were things she’s collected from her travels and over time. Her main treasures were old family wedding portraits which we broke up between the entryway and surrounding the “bedroom.” Those are very dear to her and she wanted to be surrounded by them.
We hope to, at some point, paint an accent wall behind the bed to complete the space. My approach to this apartment was really no different than everything else I do in the way that I want to make sure the client loves coming home — and she does! We’re continuing to work together and now she’s ready for some accessories: a tray stand, floor lamp, pillows and throws!
Thanks Evan + west elm DUMBO!
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Images: Evan Schwartz