Soft Colors, Minimalism, and a Moss Shower Nook Make a Small Brooklyn Apartment

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Name: Ward Roberts
Location: Williamsburg — Brooklyn, New York
Type of home: Apartment
Size: 700 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, renting

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: There has been so much love put into designing this space, with an emphasis on soft colors and minimal style and looking for beautiful handmade objects.

My brother and I used to live here together. However, our mother had a stroke last year and he’s currently looking after her in Australia. Since COVID hit, I lost all my income and am unable to afford this magical apartment.

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Colorful, soft, and inspired by Japanese minimalism.

What is your favorite room and why? The kitchen, it’s so bright and is fantastic for people watching.

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? Handmade knife and fork.

Any advice for creating a home you love? Only bring in objects that have meaning and that you absolutely love. I personally love to own less but have special items.

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