A Brooklyn Home Designed With Healing in Mind — Video House Tour

Name: Hayley Cranberry and Calvin StarkLocation: Bushwick — Brooklyn, NYYears lived in: 3.5 years, renting Hayley Cranberry didn’t just design her apartment to look good; she designed it to feel good. In fact, her apartment was crafted to be a safe haven from the chaos New York City can be. It was also thoughtfully arranged to help support her life, career and health. Hayley lives with a chronic illness known as ulcerative colitis, so her home isn’t just where she stores her stuff and sleeps. It’s where she seeks comfort, creates her art, and heals when she needs to. READ Read More

This Brooklyn Rental Has Boutique Hotel Vibes — House Tour

Name: Grace Atwood and her Persian cat Tyrion Lannister CreampuffLocation: Williamsburg — BrooklynSize: 1,300 square feetYears lived in: 1 year, renting Textile Designer Rebecca Atwood isn’t the only one with talent in her family. Her sister, Grace Atwood, started (and runs full time) a blog called The Stripe as a “source of inspiration for the modern woman” eight years ago, covering all sorts of topics like DIY, beauty, fashion, travel, design, and more. Grace recently made the move from a small studio apartment in Manhattan to a roomy rental in Williamsburg, and she’s spent the last year designing a space Read More

An Avid Craigslister's Black-and-White Brooklyn Rental Is Full of Deals — House Tour

Name: Rachael Bennett and cute puppy, KumaLocation: Crown Heights — Brooklyn, NYSize: 900 square feetYears lived in: 6 months, renting Architect Rachael Bennett doesn’t think you should be scared of designing without color. “I find many people think that ‘neutrals’ or ‘black and white’ is either going to be boring (beige on beige on beige, or worse, sterile and cold),” she writes. “But the amount of richness and warmth you can create with just texture, pattern, and materiality, makes for a space just as visually interesting as one with color.” Her home—a 900-square-foot apartment she’s been renting for over six Read More

An Urban Shaman's Brooklyn Home is Her Spiritual Sanctuary — House Tour

Name: Donna HenesLocation: Prospect Heights, BrooklynSize: 3,150 square feetYears lived in: 29 years, owned Donna Henes is an internationally-renowned urban shaman, contemporary ceremonialist, spiritual teacher, eco-artist, author, speaker, and workshop leader. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, uses her sacred space and home as a ceremonial center, spirit shop, spiritual practice and consultancy where she offers intuitive tarot readings, spiritual counseling, and works with individuals, groups, institutions, municipalities and corporations to create meaningful ceremonies for every imaginable occasion. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A Cozy Brooklyn Apartment's Full-Blown Renovation — House Tour

Name: Katherine SteinbergLocation: Carroll Gardens — Brooklyn, NY Size: 825 square feet Years lived in: 2 years, owned “Sleep on any major changes before committing,” is Katherine Steinberg’s sage advice. And after taking on a full-blown renovation when she moved into her Brooklyn apartment over two years ago, she’s had a lot of experience with making big updates in her home, everything from moving the location of a staircase to picking out wallpaper. “I have a tendency to make impulse decisions and I get very impatient. Waiting to get wallpaper samples and trying out a few different kinds helped me Read More

A Multi-Media Artist's Brooklyn Loft is a Personal Jungle — House Tour

Name: Rachel HornadayLocation: East Williamsburg — Brooklyn, NYSize: 800 square feetYears lived in: 7 years, renting The colorful jungle space that is Rachel Hornaday‘s third-floor Brooklyn apartment is actually a museum filled up with all of her beloved collaborations, collections and curiosities. The photo stylist by day/artist all the time has decorated her three-bedroom home in a comfortable way that tells the story of a creative always willing to be inspired. Plant pots overflowing with leaves and vines, walls dripping in hangings, tapestries and frames, tabletops sprinkled with trinkets and instruments of creation, all display Rachel’s appreciation for multi-media. READ Read More

A Brooklyn-Based Artist & Author's Honest, Humorous Home — House Tour

Name: Adam J. Kurtz and Mitchell KugaLocation: South Williamsburg — Brooklyn, NYSize: Literally not sure I think around 650 square feet ????Years lived in: 2+ years, renting “Everything will be so good so soon just hang in there and don’t worry about it too much” reads just one of the many simple but heart-breakingly honest (and often humorous) statements handwritten on (actual) paper by author, artist, illustrator and graphic designer (as well as another 20 or so creative job descriptors) Adam J. Kurtz. This witty multi-hyphenate shares a simple but beautiful Brooklyn rental with his equally talented husband, freelance writer Read More

A "Modern-Meets-Dog-Obsessed-Old-Lady-Eclectic" Home — House Tour

Name: Tom Chirico and Carolyn McMenemy-ChiricoLocation: Williamsburg — Brooklyn, New YorkSize: 900 square feetYears lived in: Renting 7 years The original architectural details of this apartment — located on the top floor of a 1912 row house in a quiet spot in Williamsburg — are to die for. We’re talking well-preserved marble fireplaces, stunning hardwood floors, and enviable crown moldings. But for Tom and Carolyn, the building’s community is also a big bonus: “Our incredible landlord (and her two pups) and downstairs neighbors have become like second family, which gives the house this amazing welcoming feel the moment you walk Read More

A Comedian & Artist's Creative, Colorful NYC Home — House Tour

Name: Laura Lane, Nic Rad and Samo the dogLocation: Williamsburg, BrooklynSize: 1972 square feetYears lived in: 1 year, owned Laura’s a comedy writer, author and the co-creator of This Is Why You’re Single (a comedy sketch show, podcast and book). Nic is an artist and podcaster (Victori + Mo gallery represents his work). Are you thinking that the home of two incredible creatives must be an incredibly attractive, one-of-a-kind space? You’re right. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A Jaw-Dropping, Beautiful Modern Brooklyn Renovation — Video House Tour

Name: Ruthie Schulder, her husband and twins. Location: Brooklyn, New YorkSize: 2,500 square feetYears lived in: 2 years, owned A house becomes a retreat from the world and a place of comfort when you add meaningful things to it. The elements that reflect what’s important to you and your family. Ruthie and her husband’s Brooklyn house had space on its side when they purchased it. And a smart, modern renovation made it even more beautiful and functional (not to mention light-filled). But it’s the way Ruthie approaches designing her space that makes this such a fresh, remarkable space. READ MORE Read More