Dwellings Issue IV: East Williamsburg
We are excited to present the fourth installment of our Dwellings Series. This time we take you to a quaint corner of Brooklyn, into the home of a couple of Furnish Green regulars.
On a beautiful sunny fall morning, David, Amanda and Cat (their kitty who posed as a fixture in the window for most of our visit) welcomed us into their charming Brooklyn apartment. The newly married couple lives on a quiet street in East Williamsburg, a neighborhood that is of late in a constant state of flux, developing and expanding in all directions.
Years ago, Amanda was referred to Furnish Green by a friend. She still has her first purchase from the store – a darling little rustic bookshelf which resides in the kitchen and remains her favorite FG piece. Amanda has now been shopping with Furnish Green for about four years, and she has only become more enthusiastic about both vintage items and furniture, opening her own vintage focused Etsy Shop and taking a furniture appraisal course. David shares her enthusiasm, so when the couple found their new space they knew they’d be heading to Furnish Green to help furnish it, allowing them to find quality pieces within their budget.Â Both have certainly become familiar with our quick rate of turnover; Amanda unknowingly snatching a piece of interest to her friend, and David missing out on a Scandinavian Valet Chair by mere seconds.
Amanda’s favorite rustic shelving unit with a Mid Century umbrella stand.
David and Amanda moved into their apartment in January of 2014 and have fittingly come to define the theme of their space as “Knick Knack Attack.” Amanda, coming to New York from Florida, was unfortunately unable to bring some of her larger family heirloom furniture pieces, but the smaller knick knacks made the trip and have become fixtures in their home.
The first room we encountered was the kitchen. It features a Furnish Green farm table and great vintage folding chairs. Bright and sunshiny with marigolds, sunflowers and the walls painted a yellowish hue actually called “Sunflower”, this kitchen has an energizing effect, yet still manages to feel homey.
They explain that their honeymoon trip to India served as a source of inspiration in decorating the apartment with Indian artwork and knick knacks and a colorful paint palette.
David’s favorite piece: A Late Deco Chifferobe.
David, a life coach and massage therapist at Bodyworks DW, has taken advantage of the nature of his business and recently swapped sessions with an interior designer who is a client of his. She did a walk-through of their home, and while she approved of many of their design choices, she helped to guide them in some of the final decision making.
From desks and dressers to accent seating and compact storage pieces, these Furnish Green regulars have acquired a truly unique mix of items.Â Thanks to a variety of influences, outside perspectives and their own innate design sense, the apartment is becoming a comfortable and quirky space immediately welcoming guests to feel at home.
butler’s tray end table
Mid Century desk with Herman Miller desk chair
fire engine red formica top table
empire style dresser
The couple has been married one year this week, so we’d like to congratulate them on their marriage and on so stylishly furnishing their new home!
Â David’s guitar collection
** If you like what you see, you can get more information about the interior design company they worked with, Teri Breajewski Design, atÂ www.twbdesign.com.
We love to see our pieces in action, and we hope you do too! Â So stay tuned for future Dwellings Features, and let us know if youâ€™d like us to feature your space!
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