Dwellings Issue VIII: Jersey City
As we continue to meander through the dwellings of our customers, we take you into the home of a couple of graphic designers currently residing in Jersey City. In August, Justin and Amanda moved from one neighborhood of Jersey City to a downtown location with a bit more charm. With charm, of course, comes smaller living quarters, forcing the couple to cut their possessions in half and learn how to optimize every inch of their new apartment. They were able to maintain their same style of design while purchasing pieces that were practical and served a very strategic purpose.
Photo compilation featuring Hobbes (resident kitty), Welcome Home chalkboard, some lovely lilies and a tiny red bicycle.
As artists, their home naturally reflects their tendency toward visual thinking. It is a well curated and “graphically designed” space. From minutiae like well-thought-out lines and angles everywhere to color-coordinated books on a shelf and adorable knick knacks displayed in a rustic type drawer, it is clear that they both have a keen eye for detail.
1970s floral chair and Turn of the Century travel trunk are hand-me-downs from the grandparents.
For the couple, vintage furniture seems to be the natural choice in decorating their home. Both grew up surrounded by antiques and vintage and a familial affinity for old-world style. They share a common goal in acquiring items that have a history or prior life, and much of their decor has been handed down to them.
Rustic retro enamel top kitchen table: Amanda’s favorite FG piece.
Justin and Amanda have been shopping with us for a year and a half now, and they have acquired a good mix of items that happen to mesh very well with their other vintage inspired home decor. Their space has a charming combination of colors and rustic making it feel fun and playful while maintaining a comfortable warmth. The presence of green leafy plants in every room makes the apartment feel lush and full of life. Amanda explains that, after growing up in South Jersey, she seems to just “want green stuff,” and you have to give her credit for managing to keep them all alive.
Petite wood top industrial school desk: Justin’s favorite FG piece.
Rustic industrial 2-door locker: now serves as their kitchen pantry. Talk about optimizing vertical space!
Furnish Green has enabled them to populate their home with thoughtful pieces while helping them overcome the initial intimidation of working with a small space. We’re fully aware of how many of our customers are in need of space-saving (yet stylish) furniture. The FG team is happy to have been able to help the couple get comfortable in, and possibly even prefer, a small apartment.They’ve very effectively utilized rustic FG crates for storage and as a great make-shift shelving and media unit. We hope you’ve enjoyed this installment of our Dwellings series! Stay tuned for future posts, and email us at email@example.com for a chance to have your space featured!
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