When Amanda and I said goodbye to our beloved Bushwick Bungalow, I found myself exploring a new borough in Ridgewood, Queens. The neighborhood is very appealing with preserved historic architecture, and we fell in love with a two story house converted into four one-bedrooms. Making an apartment look and feel like home can be tough especially when you really shouldn’t (shhh) paint, or change any of the main features. Just by hanging art, shelving, and adding unique lighting and other accessories, we were able to style this gem of an apartment to do just that.
A view into our kitchen that looks out onto the quiet neighborhood street. The hanging light is a shade from ikea + a plug-in light from ikea.
Even with a small space, I found a way to add a little bit more counter space with a shelving unit + wood countertop. I removed one level from the shelving unit and drilled 4 notches to lock into place.
The three prints in the entry and kitchen are from an ny photographer. Amanda and I picked them up years ago at a Lower East Side flea market. They never looked better in their black ikea frames.
The refreshed space is now functional, beautiful and inspires us to cook more often!