BROWNSTONE VOYEUR: Stylish Shoebox in Boerum Hill

BROWNSTONE VOYEUR is a joint project of casaCARA and Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn.

1.2 LIVING RM

THIS APARTMENT IS REALLY SMALL. If you drink and dance, I wouldn’t recommend doing it in Jane Rosenbaum’s apartment. You might just hit a wall.

1.7 LIVING RM

Two rooms totaling 375 square feet in a pre-war State Street rental building, it’s nevertheless got a lot of charm and some good DIY ideas, yours for the copying.

1.5 LIVING RM

  • A limited color palette — white and periwinkle blue — keeps the tiny space from looking too busy. (This takes discipline! I intended to use only blue and white in my Springs cottage, but keep bringing in things that are red, brown, green, orange…)
  • Secondhand furnishings were all painted periwinkle to unify them.
  • Round table folds to store against a wall. Open, it seats six for dinner.
  • There’s a Murphy bed behind a white curtain in the living room (and you thought they were only in Marx Brothers movies)
  • Salvaged chandelier in the living room is painted white and used with candles. Bookshelf up high makes use of every inch.

2.9 KITCHEN

Moving on to the only other room, the kitchen:

  • Galvanized buckets organize utensils
  • The cabinets are painted with chalkboard paint; Jane uses them to display the menu for dinner parties.

2.5 KITCHEN

Jane is an interior designer — her website is here, in case you missed it up top. She worked previously for Wolfman-Gold, the NYC housewares company known for its all-white look, and in display design at Henri Bendel in Ohio.

2.7 KITCHEN

She ran this ad recently on the Boerum Hill listserv:

Don’t like the way a room looks? Change it now! Living Room, Bedrooms, Dining Room, Hall and Kitchen Spruce Ups include: paint colors, window treatments, rugs, accessories, fabric, lighting, and rearranging of furniture, if necessary. Dining Rooms, Halls and Kitchens: $300 each. Living Rooms and Bedrooms: $375 each. Bathrooms: $150-$275 http://www.janeinteriorsnyc.com

3.2 BATHROOM

About cara

I blog for fun here at casaCARA, and write about architecture, interiors, gardens and travel for many national magazines and websites. My recently published posts and articles can be found here: https://casacara.wordpress.com/recent-articles/
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