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MJ Brooklyn Rental Residence Tour Pictures

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Identify: Marikah, my husbae Duran, and our daughter, Maiori
Location: East Flatbush — Brooklyn, New York
Measurement: 900 sq. toes
Sort of Dwelling: Residence
Years lived in: 2 years, renting

Multi-hyphenate content material creator, blogger, fashion lover, YouTuber, and Instagram strategist Marikah — who goes by MJ — says she’s all the time had a ardour for inside design. “I’ve all the time beloved residence decor, since earlier than I received married and moved out of my mother’s home,” writes Marikah. “I can sit and binge watch residence decor movies on YouTube all day! I’ve  all the time dreamed of constructing my condominium as dope as those I noticed. Dwelling decor for me is an escape from actuality. I purpose to make my condominium really feel how I really feel once I go away, cozy and opulent. Once we first moved in, the very first thing we bought was our sofa and this was through the pandemic when everybody needed to be quarantined so you’ll be able to solely think about the adventures we had with it. From film nights, to recreation nights to consuming late, and simply having fun with one another’s firm. This sofa has positively been our secure haven for positive.” 

Marikah and Duran are renting this one-bedroom condominium in Brooklyn, and she or he says it’s spacious sufficient to suit every thing they want, together with all the child issues for his or her daughter, Maiori. “This condominium in comparison with others in Brooklyn can be thought-about very good and spacious,” writes Marikah. “It’s actually onerous to return throughout an condominium like this these days for an inexpensive value (in a pleasant neighborhood). My husbae actually did his factor once we had been condominium purchasing. I’ve to present him his props as a result of he was so good at negotiating and total researching the right match and magnificence for us. The neighborhood will not be loud like different elements of Brooklyn and my neighbors are very nice and pleasant. They even exit their solution to even maintain our packages for us if we aren’t residence! Our mailman truly drops our packages to our door, vs. simply leaving it downstairs on the mailbox. 10/10 love how this neighborhood is.”

Residence Remedy Survey:

My Type: I believe I’d describe my fashion as boho, stylish, classic, and trendy. A mix of all these form of captures me as an individual. Though I’m a sucker for a minimalistic, clear look, typically the decor I need to purchase shies away from that and that’s OKAY. I believe I’ve all the time saved the minimalist look in a field and didn’t actually perceive {that a} “minimalistic aesthetic” can nonetheless embrace a pop of shade right here or there. I’m actually massive on clear, boho, stylish items that stand out and my husbae is similar method, so relating to residence decor we will all the time agree fairly simply. 

Inspiration: I get my inspiration from YouTube movies probably the most, however truthfully my largest inspiration comes from my final minute concepts in my head of what I need this house to feel and appear like.

Favourite Component: It’s so onerous to decide on as a result of the entire rooms are wonderful to me, however the kitchen and bed room are my favorites. I like my kitchen as a result of it makes me so proud each time I stroll in there. We did a complete 360 in my kitchen once we added these tall storage racks and it has been a recreation changer for us. We additionally get one of the best mild within the kitchen and probably the most lovely views when it’s snowing within the winter time. I like my bed room as a result of it provides me freedom to let free with a mix of various design kinds. Since having our daughter, we turned the nook of our bed room to a bit of nursery nook, which is certainly a hidden gem and might’t be seen from exterior the room when the door is open (a plus). I like that we added the wallpaper in that nook as a result of it provides her little house character and belonging. 

Greatest Problem: Lighting! Our condominium is in the direction of the again of the constructing so we don’t get one of the best lighting. In our front room, exterior one of many home windows is a brick wall from the constructing throughout from us, so it form of lessens the sunshine (however additionally it is a hack for privateness protecting). As a plant mother, I needed to discover a solution to overcome this dilemma so we invested in plant lights alongside the curtain rods so it provides our crops the ample mild they want. I had far more crops than this, however sadly some didn’t make it. I plan so as to add extra crops to my assortment quickly.

Proudest DIY: I’ve a few my proudest DIYs. First, is the bed room bookshelves that I added on the wall to hold/showcase a few of her favourite clothes and retailer our rest room necessities and physique oils. Second, the wood hangers (three to be actual), for her child luggage, carriers, and jackets/coats. Third, within the kitchen, I used totally different coloured mesh luggage I snagged from amazon to retailer my fruits and veggies. Fourth, the home windows. On all of the window panels I needed a “window pane look” so I noticed a DIY and achieved it through the use of black electrical tape. The one factor I’d suggest is to swap it out and redo it each two months or so to keep away from the sticky residue. Fifth, are our electrical blinds from IKEA. This was expensive as a result of we received 4 in complete, however it was value it. We like to sleep in darkness, and this actually retains out ALL the sunshine at evening and through film nights. Final however positively not least, the projector on our front room ceiling. We determined to avoid wasting house and decide out of the “conventional tv in the lounge look,” for a projector to display screen on the wall. My husbae took his time and set that up. That is positively one of the best hack of all time and it ties in effectively with how our lighting state of affairs is about up in our front room. Since we get little mild, plus our electrical blinds… it’s the right combo. Think about the movie show feeling proper in your front room!

Greatest Indulgence: Our sofa! It was expensive, however value it. It’s actually probably the most comfiest sofa I’ve ever sat on. Everybody rants and raves about it once they come over to go to.

Is there one thing distinctive about your house or the best way you employ it? It captures every thing we love and are keen about. I’ll elaborate a bit. Our crops that take up house inside virtually each room, our bikes in our entryway, my husbae’s vinyl participant and 100s of data, DIY tasks that showcase issues we love, the storage rack turned bookshelf in our entryway corridor, and my storage hacks round my residence.

What are your favourite merchandise you’ve purchased in your residence and why? A few of my favourite merchandise are our Dyson air air purifier and humidifier and our voice-automated blinds and projector methods. We splurged on our Dyson once we came upon we had been pregnant. We needed to verify we had one of the best, clear air for our child. We additionally love our devices, so our voice-automated blinds (that additionally include a distant) make life a lot simpler within the mornings. Considerably like Siri and Alexa, our projector has the characteristic the place we will “converse issues into existence.”

Please describe any useful, inspiring, good, or simply plain helpful small house maximizing and/or organizing suggestions you’ve: Some useful suggestions for group? I received you.

Lastly, what’s your best possible residence secret or adorning recommendation? Go for it! Generally since you dwell in an condominium you’ll be able to’t all the time do every thing you need to (portray the partitions for instance), so improvise and discover hacks. Amazon, IKEA, and Etsy have all one of the best DIY instruments to remodel your house on a finances. You don’t need to spend lots of to acquire luxurious. You may make your house the best way you need it to be. Don’t be afraid to step out and achieve this. Though you’re renting, you’ll be able to nonetheless be snug. I’ve so many different upcoming DIY tasks to finish in my residence and I can not wait to do it!

This home tour’s responses had been edited for size and readability.

Erin Derby


Initially from California, however turned New Yorker since 2000, I have been capturing my whole life and am nonetheless impressed and enthusiastic about it. These days I’ve been placing my energies into my Nice Artwork, which might be seen on my web site and on Saatchi Artwork. Being infatuated with inside design would not harm both, which mixes effectively with my love of photographing interiors.


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