Modern Minimalism Meets Traditional Beautifully in Brooklyn — House Call
Name: Bev Wilson
Location: Boerum Hill — Brooklyn, New York
Size: 975 square feet
Years lived in: 2.5 years, owned
“I am a Brooklyn-based lawyer with a passion for interior design and photography,” writes Bev Wilson of Room Sauce. “My Instagram and website document the renovation of my fixer upper apartment, my design and staging projects, and my design travels. When I bought my apartment, it had been used as a rental for over ten years and was not in good shape. I decided to renovate the entire apartment; it’s been a lot of fun to document that process.”
What is your favorite room and why? The living room is my favorite because it went through the biggest transformation. During the renovation, I turned the main living space into a living room/dining room combo and used rugs and light fixtures to anchor distinct spaces in one room. The renovation made the space much more versatile and comfortable.
If you could magically change something about your home, what would it be? Most of the apartment gets great light, but I wish that the entryway got more natural light.
Which fictional character would be most at home in your place? I think Garfield would be very at home in my place. I’m always drinking coffee, make a great lasagna, and there are lots of comfy spots to take cat naps.
Any advice for creating a home you love? Don’t rush designing your home. As much as I love minimalism, my apartment looked a little stark for my first year there because I didn’t buy things simply to fill the space. It took time to figure out what pieces worked in the apartment and I’m glad I was patient when it came to adding furniture and decor.
Thanks, Bev Wilson!
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