Brooklyn Apartment Tour {Video + LINKS}

It only took me an entire year but my apartment is nearly done so it’s time to finally share a little home tour with you! I do still want to buy a neon sign for over my desk and also have one plain white wall (ew gross) left to finish off – I’m planning on painting it and then doing a weird/interesting gallery wall but we’ll get to that… I’m still sourcing art for it and having a few things framed. But we’re getting there! PROGRESS! Last week, my apartment was on The Coveteur and today I wanted to share a video, links, and a little more context as to why I did what I did, and where I got everything. I’m not a professional by any means but I LOVE this stuff and have had the best time figuring out how to make this space feel really special (and most importantly, really me!). Because if you can’t feel like yourself at home, well, that just wouldn’t be good.

To me, home is such a sacred, special place. I work out of my apartment so my space needs to be a mix of calming and energizing. I want to look around and feel relaxed, but also inspired. A tall order but that’s exactly how I feel when I’m home, which is kind of just the best!

So Carter and I filmed a video to share a more in depth look at it. It’s a little long, but will give you an idea of the space and where (absolutely everything!) is from. I’ve also linked absolutely EVERYTHING at the bottom of my post. (In case you were wondering, that is what I did yesterday during my three hour hair appointment. Always multi-tasking!!)

I did not have very much furniture when I moved to Brooklyn (I didn’t even have a bed, as I’d been sleeping on a mattress on a lofted platform in my old studio!) I had a queen sized mattress, one beat up couch, a rickety desk, my beloved marble coffee table and a whole lot of shoes and bags. So, furniture-wise I was basically starting over from scratch. This was fun but also had it’s own set of issues! And so I moved in, painted my floors, and then the work began!!!!

Decorating was expensive. Honestly, it was tempting to try and pull out every brand connection in my book and try to get everything sourced wanted to be really thoughtful about it. I was lucky enough to have a lot of help from Becca (love you sis!) and worked with a few brand partners (all disclosed below) but other than that I decided to just slowly buy stuff. I see furniture (and art) as an investment and plan to have everything I have here for the years to come so I wanted it to be perfect… or at least as perfect as I could afford, ha!

It was also confusing and challenging at times. I really leaned on a few key people. First, my sister. She obviously gave me quite a few things, but also had a lot of great advice. It’s funny how different but similar we are. She has such an incredible eye and gave me so many ideas. The second person was my friend Camila. She helped me source the art in the kitchen and random things like the kitchen knobs, my rug, my desk, + some fun accessories. Anytime I had a weird inquiry she always “had a guy” which was helpful – it was through her that I got my curtains made – for CHEAP. The third is one of my guy friends who has a really good eye for this stuff. He’s the one who had the idea for my floors and I was constantly texting him for help. I think with big projects like this, it’s so important to have people you respect and trust to get a second or third opinion from.

As I mentioned before I didn’t want to do too many brand partnerships. I grew up in a home that had a lot of character so to me the worst thing would be for my apartment to feel too cookie cutter or straight out of one brand’s catalog. I worked with Room & Board on my couches, and West Elm on my dining area but that’s really it. I also bought a lot from West Elm (they’re my favs and pretty reasonable), but I really tried to keep things unique and interesting

Everything mentioned/in my apartment is listed out below. If I missed anything let me know and I’ll add it! Also for all my framing I go here. It’s expensive but they do a good job, offer museum glass (for my nicer pieces like the Calder lithograph) and can do a range of colors (like the bright yellow frames for the bunny wallpaper). They’re super old school but really good.

Okay now here are the links! I *hope* I got everything but if I didn’t, just let me know. So many things!

Kitchen:

Bedroom:

Dining Area:

Desk Area:

Living Area:

video by Carter Fish; photography by Alec Kugler for Coveteur.

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  1. Your apartment is truly stunning, Grace! It’s just so you! 🙂 I love the warm tones, it really makes the space look lovely and inviting. ❤️❤️

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  2. Emily says 4.26.18

    I love your home so much! We just bought our first home and are in the same boat that you were in about a year ago, starting from scratch and adding pieces slowly. I love how your space feels so personal and not cookie cutter at all, super inspiring! I just splurged on the Lyre Chesterfield coach in emerald green from Anthro and can’t wait for it to arrive!
    xo,
    Em
    http://www.organicallyemily.com

  3. lee R says 4.26.18

    Your collection of artwork is amazing! I started the video thinking I would not watch the whole thing, but definitely got intrigued by all of your design, furniture, and art. Your space is incredible, thanks for giving us a glimpse into your home!

  4. Cory says 4.26.18

    Is it weird that out of all the beautiful, thoughtfully curated, tasteful pieces in your apartment, I am most obsessed with the FUCK snow globe? It makes me laugh every time I see it in your photos. I swear I am not actually a 12 year old boy. I am a (mostly) responsible 36 year old mother of two, but I’ll be damned if the word FUCK in a snow globe isn’t hilarious every single time.

    • grace at the stripe says 4.26.18

      hahahahah no I get it – I’m obsessed as well! The funny thing was that my friend (Becca from the podcast) and I obsessed over it for years but never bought it and then she surprised me with it for Christmas. 🙂

  5. Rachel says 4.26.18

    Love your space and art! I was obsessed with the cats in line photo so I looked it up and here’s some more background on it: http://time.com/3732365/black-cats/

  6. Natali says 4.26.18

    Omg, this is like a dream apartment!!! Your taste in interior decor is amazing!!!

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  7. Steff says 4.26.18

    Your apartment is so spectacular! Where did you get the jute/woven rugs??

  8. Cy says 4.26.18

    Love your apartment Grace! I’ve been in my place 10 plus years and come to look at it as a revolving and growing piece of art in itself. Some day I’ll enter in on Apartment Therapy. I’m getting ready to change it up a bit. I would love to see a wider shot or two of your kitchen and your pretty pink bathroom. Green is also my favorite color, actually looking to add more into mine. I too, have a mix of vintage( family heirlooms) whimsical and modern pieces. I always say the space( read light) dictates the color. I used quite a bit of red, not a color I ever wear, but somehow it works great in my space. You’ve inspired me!

  9. Cat says 4.26.18

    Hey Grace,

    Looks beautiful!
    So random, but I am curious to know how you clean out your candles to reuse the jar? I have a beautiful Mercury Glass candle that’s almost burned through, but despite many efforts, I cannot get the remnants of wax off the glass. I tried boiling water, I tried freezing. Any tips!?

    Thanks,

    • grace at the stripe says 4.27.18

      Thanks Cat! I freeze mine and then use a knife to scrape out the wax. It’s not perfect but gets most of it out!

  10. Logan Christine says 4.26.18

    I love how fun and eclectic your apartment is but still cohesive. I totally agree that you nailed the relaxing but inspiring vibe.
    xoxo Logan
    http://www.habitsandhues.com

  11. Katie says 4.27.18

    Very cute!

  12. Megan says 10.22.18

    You have the most beautiful apartment.

  13. Gabby says 1.10.19

    Hi Grace!

    I am on the hunt for the leather chair you posted on insta yesterday (Jan 9, 19) while reading the best book of the year, Becoming (currently at the point where they just got engaged!). I did not see it in this post – could you let me know where it might be linked?

    Many thanks and thanks for your blog 🙂