If you have seen what this guy did with his own 700 square foot apartment, I don’t think you would hesitate to ask him for some tips on how to coordinate your living space. Not only did he design and decorate his own space, but he seems to be pretty handy, too.
The interior design he did in his own DUMBO apartment was the subject of a feature article at brownstoner.com late last month. Most everything he used to decorate his apartment was purchased from stores where normal, everyday people shop. A few of the highlighted items in the article include material from national chain stores like Home Depot, J.C Penney, IKEA. Wall hangings are the work of local artists.
Aboody is the Co-founder of Clean Slate, a team of two interior designers. His services have recently been acquired by Urban View, a Brooklyn developer, to design the interior of 17 new buildings in Bushwick and Williamsburg. Aboody told Brownstoner.com that all 17 lobbies will contain the work of local artists, essentially becoming a “gallery space for Brooklyn artists.”
Finding affordable apartments in DUMBO Brooklyn is difficult, but to add to the stress of a new place is the money one needs to spend decorating it. After moving across the country into a 700 square foot 1-bedroom apartment at the DUMBO Lofts at 65 Washington Street in Brooklyn, I needed to buy all new everything. Trust me when I tell you that I have no clue what it takes to put an apartment together. I guess I am lucky that my friends don’t mind that I, literally, have no style.
I wish I would have heard about this guy a while ago. I would have asked him to help me decorate my place. I like the fact that he used pieces that I can actually afford, from stores where I actually shop.