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Our Brooklyn Family Apartment

Our Brooklyn Family Apartment

Last year, we moved into a Brooklyn apartment that will (hopefully) be our family’s home for a long time. Thank you so much for asking to see photos! Today, I’m excited to share a few, if you’d like to see…

My whole adult life, I had always been a renter, and it felt thrilling but very, very nerve racking to buy a place. Were we making the right decision? Would our kids like it? Was this neighborhood/city/state where our family will settle? Are we never going to move to California? :) So many questions whirled through our minds. It was such a huge decision! But after house-hunting for four years — with many ups and downs — Alex and I walked into this apartment and fell in love with it. It felt friendly and bright and we could imagine raising our children here.

In the photo above (an office off the kitchen): Roman shades: The Shade Store. Window seat fabric: Pindler. Lumbar pillow: Josef Frank fabric (it used to be on our bed). Shibori pillow: Rebecca Atwood. Side table: West Elm, similar. Orange chair: P’Kolino.

LIVING/KITCHEN AREA

Our Brooklyn Family Apartment

Pendant light: West Elm. New York poster: My Guide To. Blue sofa: Article. Leather sofa: Michael Felix. White lamp base: Land of Nod. White lamp shade: Land of Nod. Coffee table: DWR. Shell chair: DWR. Rug: ABC Carpet. Geometric pillow: ABC Carpet.

On a first-floor apartment: We live on the ground floor for the first time, which is awesome. (Our other NYC apartments have always been on the third or fourth floors.) It’s so nice not to have to walk up many flights of stairs or bother the downstairs neighbors with Anton’s constant running. (He literally doesn’t know how to just walk from one place to another — we laugh about it all the time.) The windows are huge and let in lots of natural light. At first, I wondered if we’d feel like we were living in a fishbowl, but we have shutters that give the room privacy and the boys like watching taxis and garbage trucks out the windows.

On a place to chill: I’m a pack animal and want people around all the time, almost pathologically, so I was psyched that we could fit two sofas into this room for friends and relatives. Also, I never thought a leather sofa would be good with kids, but my friend Jenny pointed out that it’s perfect for families. The scuffs and little spills actually make it look better and more worn in.

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Bar cart: vintage from Craigslist. Pink striped pillow: Anthropologie.

On a bar cart: We got this vintage bar cart on Craigslist back when we lived in the West Village but packed it away once Toby learned to crawl — now it’s back, baby!

On family photos: We also put up a big frame wall with family photos. I’ve read that it’s an interior design “don’t” to put family photos in the living spaces (instead, experts recommend relegating them to bedrooms and other private spots) but this is our family home, so oh well! I like seeing our loved ones’ cute faces, especially at the end of a long day.

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Wood plates: The Maryn. Yellow console: Flea market find, painted yellow. Counter stools: Bacco.

On counter stools: The kitchen and living room are separated by this counter. It’s been nice to have a few stools — the boys sit here for breakfast and they help me cook things like pizza and cookies. Anton also likes “cheesing,” aka grating cheese to put on anything and everything. (That’s my boy!)

Our Brooklyn Family Apartment

Deer bed photograph: Katherine Wolkoff. Clock: Junghans. Wooden fruit bowl: similar.

On a kitchen clock: Alex is a watch nerd (I’ll often wake up in the morning, open my laptop and find a million tabs to watch articles), and the one thing he wanted to do in the whole home was choose the kitchen clock. It took him eight months but he came up with this beautiful one. It was a splurge but he made the point that you look at it 100 times every day so it’s worth it.

On hanging art: The deer bed photograph by Katherine Wolkoff is one of my favorite things in our home. There’s something about it that I find so tender and moving. At first, I wasn’t sure if we should hang it in this kitchen area because it’s such nice artwork, but we spend 99% of our time here and wanted to see it and adore it. Also, my designer friend Jenny pointed out that the big artwork pulls the focus away from the TV (which is on the wall just to the right), which I thought was a smart tip.

DINING ROOM

Joanna Goddard's Brooklyn Family Apartment

Painting: Rosemarie Auberson. Frame: Simply Framed. Chairs: Anthropologie. Table: gift from a friend. Plant basket: IKEA.

On the dining room: We feel really lucky to have a small separate dining room. We sometimes have family dinners in here, although to be honest, we still often eat at the kitchen counter with the boys — or later at night, on the sofa watching Peaky Blinders! But it’s so nice to have a space for weekend lunches, holidays and dinner parties.

MASTER BEDROOM

Joanna Goddard's Brooklyn Family Apartment

Bed: ABC Carpet & Home. Lamps: One Forty Three. Area rug: Serena & Lily. Flower painting: Jen Garrido. Frame: Simply Framed. Blue print: Norsu Interiors. Car print: Hugo Guinness.

On carpet: The bedrooms are downstairs, on the “garden level,” which means they’re half below ground. Our past apartments had wood flooring, but this one has jute floors in the bedrooms to keep it warmer and cozier. I really like it — it feels like the carpeted bedrooms we had growing up in Michigan. The jute is soft on bare feet, but for extra coziness, we’ve layered on small rugs, as well.

On the huge black box: Ok, do you see that huge black box at the foot of the bed? Before we moved in, the previous owners asked if we wanted to keep it. At first, I was like, I don’t think so. But then they pressed a remote, and the entire top of the box rose up to reveal a TV! How cool/nuts is that? We took them up on their offer, since we figured it would be fun for the boys during sleepovers, or for guests when they’re staying overnight. When we moved in, Alex and I spent one glorious week cuddling up and watching Quiz Show… but the next thing we knew, Anton was playing in our room and LOST THE REMOTE. Seriously! Now we’re stuck with this giant non-working box, haha. Guys, what do we do now? If you have any ideas, we’re all ears!

On bedroom colors: When we moved in, most of the walls were light gray. To brighten things up, we painted a fresh coat of Chantilly Lace, a crisp white that isn’t too blue or too yellow.

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Bedside table: vintage. Flower painting: Jen Garrido. Bedding: Brooklinen.

On getting a king bed: Since we’re hoping this will be our home for a long time, Alex and I decided to upgrade to a king bed, and it is not an overstatement to say that this bed has changed our lives. The boys will often come snuggle up in the mornings or take naps here, and I can sleep like a starfish without bothering anyone. It’s the best. Now I finally see what all the king bed hype is about.

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Desk: Similar. Chair: Design Within Reach. Desk lamp: Anthropologie.

On books before bed: I like reading books before bed, and I’ve read some great ones lately, including We Are Never Meeting in Real Life (hilarious) and Behold the Dreamers (couldn’t put it down). Most of all, I adored The Bright Hour, which, as I’ve mentioned before, is a memoir written by a poet/wife/mother dying of cancer. The way she processed her illness seemed so relatable and, I imagine, how many of us might. This line, in particular, about her two young sons has stayed with me: “Their very existence is the one dark piece I cannot get right with in all this. I can let go of a lot of things: plans, friends, career goals, places in the world I want to see, maybe even the love of my life. But I cannot figure out how to let go of mothering them.” Oh, my heart.

ANTON’S BEDROOM

Joanna Goddard's Brooklyn Family Apartment

Wallpaper: Schumacher. Bed: Serena & Lily. Bookcase: Land of Nod. Rugs: The Citizenry. Red lamp: Ducduc.

On a room with challenges: Anton’s window is small, so there’s not a ton of natural light in this room. Partly, that’s nice because it’s so dark for his naps. But partly, it was a challenge to make it feel bright and welcoming. We added lamps and also these friendly birds. I’ve always liked wallpaper, but when we rented places, we couldn’t install it — now we’re so happy for a chance to try it! Also, this room turns into the guest room when we have overnight visitors, so we put our old queen mattress in here with a new bed frame.

TOBY’S BEDROOM

Joanna Goddard's Brooklyn Family Apartment

Wallpaper: Abigail Edwards. Whale print: Arminho Etsy shop. Bed: Land of Nod. Rug: Serena & Lily. Blue chair: Crate & Barrel. Tripod lamp: Etsy, similar.

On sharing a room: Most nights, Anton actually sleeps in here with Toby. Even when they’ve driven each other bats all day, they still cuddle up together. And since Toby has a whale poster, we decided to put waves wallpaper on one of the walls. It feels like an ocean.

On my beloved chair: We’ve had the beaten-up glider since Toby was born. It doesn’t really fit in this room (when you rock, it often scrapes the wall and even rips off some of the wallpaper), but I can’t get rid of it! Alex teases me that it’s like the dad’s chair in Frasier. I rock the boys when they’re sick; and we often read books there at bedtime.

Joanna Goddard's Brooklyn Family Apartment

Bookcase: Oeuf. Deer photo: The Animal Print Shop.

On favorite toys: As a parent, it has been fascinating to see Toby and Anton each gravitate toward certain toys for years. While some toys are fun for a while and then get forgotten, other toys keep their attention forever. For Anton, it’s these drums; for Toby, it’s this bus; and for both boys, it’s Magna-Tiles. It’s hard to predict what will appeal. One thing I adore about Brooklyn is how people leave old things on their stoops all the time — like outgrown bike helmets, shoes, toys, books, etc. — and we often find new-to-us toys that way. It feels like a big sharing system!

Joanna Goddard's Brooklyn Family Apartment

Dinosaur lamp: Target.

On cozying up: Even though this apartment has more space than our old ones, we often end up hanging out all together in the same little spots. We’ll frequently pile into Toby’s bed to watch a movie or read books. Those are the moments, most of all, when we feel like we’ve found our home.

Thank you so much for reading, as always. Please let me know if you have any questions! xoxo

P.S. More home tours, including our previous Brooklyn apartment.

(Photos by Alpha Smoot for Cup of Jo. Styling by Kate Jordan. Thank you to our friend Jenny Komenda for design help and advice.)

  1. Sonia says...

    You have a beautiful house, Joanna! I love all of your House Tours and over the years I’ve been saving up photos for inspiration for my own dream home. I’m finally moving into a new apartment at the end of the month and am trying to find some key investment pieces. I was wondering how you find your blue velvet Article sofa in terms of quality and how the velvet wears with use? This would be my most expensive purchase and I’m scared to pull the trigger because I can’t try it in person – would really appreciate your help with this!

  2. Really a very beautiful home. I am interior designer in Pune, India and was looking for inspiring designs and found this one. Really loved your sense of interior.

  3. Paule says...

    Thank you for sharing your live.
    Your apartment is beautiful, and hope that you all enjoy it!
    Greetings from Berlin.

  4. What a amazing house. The interior work looks awesome. I am new into interior design and always look for inspiring designs. Looks best. May god give you peace and pleasure.

  5. Emily L says...

    I’m a designer in BK–and IMPO, no matter what color you go with, I think you need more light for night time. While super cute, the brass on the sconces is blocking light from spreading to the rest of the room–try pulling in two larger bedside lamps with silk or linen shades. I love a white room–I would paint everything white but it is easy to go drab. I also have the strand lights you have from one forty three around the inside of the window frame in my white living room–and it makes things so cozy!! xo-emily

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you so much, emily!

  6. Natalie says...

    Hi Joanna – this is such a lovely home! Congratulations!! How wonderful for you and your family.

    I was wondering if you’ve done any posts on raising kids in NYC (specifically Manhattan or Brooklyn) in terms of logistics, navigating childcare and school selection, etc.? I moved out of NYC because I was worried about having kids in the city (expecting my first baby now), but I miss the city everyday and often wonder if maybe it could be less intimidating than it seems to raise children there. You seem to be handling it like a pro–just wondering how you make it work!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you so much for your note, natalie! brooklyn has been a great fit with our family. our neighborhood is walkable and feels like a small town. but the cons are that we don’t have a big backyard or anything; we still walk with our kids vs letting them run free at a younger age (which would be so nice for them!); and school situation is definitely VERY hard. the public schools in our area are great but overcrowded (one has 7 kindergarten classes with 28+ kids each!!) and so not all families will get in, even if you’re zoned for it. we are worried about anton getting in for kindergarten. so it’s not perfect, but no place is! :) good luck with your decision xoxoxoxo

  7. Desiree says...

    So…did you guys find the TV remote? Was it inside the TV, as one commenter suggested?

  8. Bevin says...

    I’ve been thinking about getting a rag rug (is that what your office rug is?!) and I love the one you have in your office. Can you share the vendor? Its so hard to find a good neutral one.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      oh yes! it’s a flotaki rug from serena & lily.

  9. Jane says...

    Beautiful! Do you remember what the paint finish you used was for the Chantilly Lace? Was it Satin? Thank you!

  10. Madeleine says...

    Can you share the name of the person who made the cushion for your window seat please? It’s lovely and I’m looking to have something similar made for my apartment.

    • Jenny says...

      It’s Joseph Frank print, that they got a friend fix for them. It’s mentioned in the previous apartment tour. :)

    • Jenny says...

      It’s their friend designer Jenny.

  11. Beautiful home. Love your home. Each room is decorated in simple but beautiful way. I love that bar cart the most. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  12. Eileen says...

    I really want to hear a follow up on the status of the TV box! Gorgeous home. So cozy.

  13. Alice says...

    What a beautiful house, Jo! Congratulations on finding and nurturing a warm, friendly, and elegant family house :) That is no small feat!
    Pull out the bar cart. This is my new goal (as a mum to a 3 year old and an 18 month old).

  14. Veronica says...

    Thank you for sharing your home with us. I noticed you kept your coffee table which makes me really happy since I’ve had my eye on it since your first tour. Now that it has traveled with your family to three homes it makes me feel comfortable that it is really well made and perhaps worth the splurge. Would you agree?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      it’s an incredible coffee table and has lasted so well, even with two little boys dancing on it through the years! if you love it, i’d highly recommend it.

  15. Mesmerised by the amount of light that gets through! What a beautiful family home.

  16. jac says...

    I love all the cozy beds. You need cozy stuff in NYC! <3

  17. Lauren says...

    Lovely home! Thank you so much for sharing. Could you recruit Alex to tell us his fiddle fig secrets? I’d love for my tree to look that beautiful!

  18. Monica says...

    That window nook is everything! :)

  19. Your home is lovely and so cozy and warm! It looks like a wonderful place to grow up and a warm and safe place to call home.

  20. Emily Wilson says...

    This is very helpful. I just moved in with a romantic partner for the first time. It’s awesome and horrifying how everything comes together at first (for me, sharing a closet sucks but everything else is truly excellent). Thanks for the layout and highlighting cetain ways to make the space and things fit your needs.

  21. Your home is absolutely beautiful! It’s funny that you mentioned at the beginning that you wondered if you would ever move to California– I live in California and wonder if I’ll ever move to New York :)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      that’s so funny! we should do an apartment swap sometime :)

  22. Your apartment is absolutely gorgeous! I love how much thought went into every room and how each room shows your personality. I hope you find that remote though! What a funny story but I’m sure it’s incredibly frustrating! Don’t worry, I’m sure it will turn up when you’re least expecting it!

    Caitlin

  23. Ana says...

    Beautiful, lovely and love-carrying home; thank you for sharing!
    I really appreciate your wallpaper game; I wish I could find the courage to do it in my own place, too.

  24. R says...

    Thank you for sharing you home. Beautiful!!!
    Where are the master bedroom night stand lights from? I think you had a link before but I can’t find it.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      they’re from ebay!

  25. Natasha says...

    Thanks so much for inviting us into your new home! It is beautiful. That really is an amazing fiddle leaf fig… I am impressed, Alex!! I too am wondering about the plush rainbows on Anton’s dresser. Planning ahead for when my daughter moves to her ‘big girl’ room, and the colors are perfect!?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      oh they’re so lovely! they were from More & Co (the cute shop in maine) a while back!

  26. Lisa says...

    The love in this home oozes off the page. So lovely!

    My husband and I are also raising our young family in a small space, and I love seeing how other families fit into their own small spaces. Hearing about raising your kids in Brooklyn makes me nostalgic for the years we spent on the East Coast. We own a condo walking distance to the beach in Southern California, and, as much as I love the beach culture, I also miss city life and seasons. Maybe we should arrange a house swap? We go and enjoy snow and you get some sunshine in January! ;)

  27. Jeannie says...

    LOL womp womp, lost remote! It might be time to just call a junk hauler to take it away – you can find a hauler who will make sure to recycle it, since it’s e-waste!

  28. Rachel S. says...

    Absolutely beautiful! It looks so bright, and cozy. What a wonderful place to spend time.

  29. What a beautiful and cozy home! Thank you for showing us around. Everything, especially the beds, are so inviting.

  30. Katharina Werner says...

    Beautiful apartment, thank you so much posting your pictures (I’m drooling over my keyboard..!).
    Any chance you could upload your floor plan as well? You did so in your prior Brooklyn apartment and it really helped envision the place in its entirety.
    XO from Zurich, Switzerland.

  31. Katharina Werner says...

    Beautiful apartment! I’m drooling over my keyboard. Thank you for posting!
    Any chance you could add your floor plan? You did so in your prior Brooklyn apartment and it really helped envisioning the place in its entirety.
    XO from Zurich, Switzerland.

  32. Love your apartment! Every piece fits perfectly and I love how you tackled the challenge of low light in your one son’s room!

  33. This really apartment goal! So beautiful <3

  34. What a gorgeous home! I have the same barcart, isn’t it amazing? It’s an heirloom from my grandmother and I’ve never seen another one! I love seeing the way you styled it. Perfection.

  35. sooz says...

    I. Love. It. That’s all — and despite the fact that I am far beyond redecorating in our house, I’m inspired by your vision for your entire family.

  36. Heather says...

    Where are those pastel plush rainbows from? Sitting on your sons’s shelf?

  37. Em says...

    Someone may have said this already, but I would love a post about toys! I would like to get rid of half of the toys we have for my 16 month old, but I keep thinking…what if THIS is the toy he will get attached to! Would love to hear your readers favorite toys that they got a lot of years out of!

  38. Ingrid says...

    Love your home! Thank you for the tour. I, too, hope you’ll tell us when you find, or solve the problem of, the missing remote…

  39. Katie says...

    Beautiful home! Can you please, please share where the master bedroom sconces are from?

    Gratefully,
    Katie

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      oh yes! one forty three xo

  40. Love everything about your apartment – those big windows and natural light being my favorite!! Also, I’m still perplexed about the “no family photos in public spaces” rule. Like, who came up with that? I honestly see no reason for the rule because isn’t your home supposed to be just that? The place where you and your FAMILY reside?

    I’m DYING for a king bed (some day), and that quote you shared…CRYING. <3

    • Ana says...

      I wondered about that, too. It must have to do with people who entertain a lot. If I had friends over all the time or if I hosted clubs, like some of my friends do, I wouldn’t feel comfortable doing it in a too-personal living room.
      If you host family and really close friends, it is actually nice to remember the moments that led to that particular photo being taken – I keep almost everyone in the family in the framed photo wall in our living room:)))

  41. Cynthia Lee says...

    Your home is lovely. It feels so comfortable and looks so stylish at the same time. BTW, I look forward to your book recommendations. Here’s one that I read then immediately re-read because it was so beautifully written: News of the World by Paulette Jiles. It’s not the typical book I would have picked up, but I’m so glad I did.

  42. Maureen says...

    Beautiful! Hope you have many years of wonderful memories here. Congrats!

  43. Lauren McCoy says...

    Absolutely beautiful – warm, inviting, and so you :) Congrats!!!

  44. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. It looks so cozy, minimal and inviting and kid friendly. Love your taste in decor too!!

  45. My son would go crazy over that Rescue Bots pillow! Love your home – thank you for sharing.

  46. Vivian says...

    Hi Joanna, I love that you share some of your art pieces . I love to discouve new art work. Could you share with us some of your favorite artists?

    Thanks

  47. Julia E says...

    Joanna,
    Can you kindly share the exact style and fabric of the shade in the first photo? It’s just perfect! Is it operable or stationary? Thank you!!!!

  48. Allie says...

    Where is the dining table from!!!

  49. Lisa Caldwell says...

    your home is beautiful! thanks for sharing

  50. Sylvie says...

    Lovely combinations in each room.

  51. Erika says...

    I absolutely LOVE the feel of your home. Cozy and contemporary with really unique pieces that FIT right in instead of distracting the eye.

    If I may ask, where did you find that adorable plush Eiffel Tower?! I am in love….

    xxoo

  52. Rebecca says...

    Beautiful! I loved your old tufted DIY headboard, and have been thinking for a while about trying it — can you let us know how it held up?

  53. Terry says...

    Can you share where you bought all the jute rugs shown throughout? If you say they are soft, no reason for me to shop around!!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      oh it is actually jute carpet that is all through the downstairs level. the previous owners had put it in — i think so the floors wouldn’t feel damp/moldy since it’s a lower level.

  54. Aimee says...

    For the boys’ queen beds, do you buy king size comforters so you can tuck it in like that? They look so comfy and cozy!

  55. Meredith says...

    I’ve been so curious to see what your new home looks like ever since you posted that you have moved, and this post certainly didn’t disappoint! Your home is such a lovely mix of livable design. We’re planning to renovate our small semidetached house in Ireland in the future, and this was inspiring. I would love to know more about how you went about setting it all up. Did you have most of the furniture from previous apartments? Did you spend oodles of hours on Pinterest/Houzz/in shops looking for inspiration or just the right item? How did you go about decorating the kids’ rooms? I’m finding it so hard to choose for my two because I just don’t know what they’ll be into even a year from now. My daughter is 7, and although her favourite color has been pink for the last 5 years, she’s just starting choosing clothes with no pink whatsoever for herself. This surprised me because I thought we were still a few years away from growing out of the little girl in pink stage!

  56. Sandra says...

    Such a beautiful house. Love it!!! Can you show us the floor plan? I always like to see how the spaces connect.

  57. I love your apartment. Congrats! Its so homey and welcoming. I love Alex’s thoughts about the clock! Thats so wise. Its such an easy piece to overlook.
    QUESTION: is your clock set a few minutes fast or on time? I have debated this question for years. I’m rarely late, but I still like everything 3-5 minutes fast.

    I am so glad you still have that deer beds picture. I saw some deer beds a few years back and showed them to our hiking group. Everyone was amazed that I knew what they were. I was just like, “Cup of Jo ladies! Get onboard!”

    ps. When can I move in?
    pps. I would love updates on this remote situation in a few months.

  58. Mel says...

    IT’S GLORIOUS! Thank you for sharing! I’ve been a long time reader (since my uni days and am getting married next week) and it always feels like home reading your stories. <3

  59. Julia E says...

    You may be able to contact the sellers via your agent and ask who the maker of the TV box is…. Good luck!
    Congrats on your new home! It looks great! I love the clean, white walls! I just started repainting all of ours white too. And funnily enough – we have Chantilly Lace on all our trim- it is a great white color!

  60. Steph says...

    Could the remote be in the box??

    Or under the mattress?

    Or under a sofa cushion and down in a side crack!

    I wish I knew you. I would find that damn remote!!! Omg…it’s driving me nuts!

  61. aga says...

    WOW, LOVE IT! It’s very you! Congrats! It’s really beautiful, yet it feels like there’s room to breathe, and move and live. (Sometimes houses look too pristine for comfort.) Let me know if you need a house sitter… or roommate ;)

    Love the wallpaper frame above your bed and the wallpapers in the boys’ rooms. But i wonder about your storage situation – can we expect a closet tour?! And books?

    Hope you find the remote for the box!

    Thanks for sharing!

  62. Hilary says...

    Gorgeous!! Congratulations!!

  63. Thanks so much for sharing pictures! I’ve been looking forward to this moment ever since you announced your home purchase. Your home is beautiful & functional. I love the wallpaper in Toby’s room!

  64. Katie says...

    Gorgeous home! Thanks for sharing! The sofas are exactly the design I want to go with when we replace our massive bulky leather sectional one day :) I love leather because it is so much easier to clean up the spills and dog fur :/, haha!

  65. Lin says...

    We found two remotes while moving an upholstered chair. Our son had pushed them waaaay down behind the cushions and into the framework of the chair. We could feel them tumbling around when the chair was flipped over. We pulled off a corner of the canvas fabric liner under the chair and they fell right out. Thank you for the peek into your home!

    • Trish O says...

      That is were we found my son’s missing iPhone, in the frame of a chair. He is a teen and fell asleep in this chair at my parents’ house. Must have fallen out of his pocket.

  66. Ruth says...

    OMG your home is amazing! Congrats on finally finding it. Enjoy!!!

  67. Maywyn says...

    Beautiful home!
    There are so many things to like. The wallpapers are perfect.

  68. Melissa says...

    Ok–Is that a fiddle leaf fig? And if so how/where did you purchase it–it’s massive and gorgeous!!!! I’m obsessed.
    Also, totes agree with having family photos out–how can you not!? Lately I’ve been taking beautiful photos of my love with his son as they walk together in front of me; they look beautiful in our living room! xo

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes! it was small when we first got it. my friend jenny komenda found it for us when she was staying with us — i think it was from home depot? i’ll ask her! it has grown a TON over the past year, all thanks to alex’s handiwork! :)

    • Carol says...

      I ordered one from the Home Depot, it is much smaller but was so affordable (maybe $40) and they mailed it right to my house. I have faith it will grow :)

  69. Laura says...

    I’ve been waiting for this post as soon as you mentioned the big move. I was not disappointed. Bravo, Joanna. What a lovely home!

  70. Staying up late last night to read this (beside my sleeping baby) made me so happy.
    Thank you for being free enough to share and give us a tour of your new flat. It’s inspiring. You and Alex clearly love being together, and the boys adore you and their home. Your “stuff” is wonderfully curated. We live in a two bedroom rental in Toronto and don’t think we can ever buy something to live in in the city. I love how your place in Brooklyn is part of everything in your neighbourhood, you can see and feel the streets outside if the windows are open. Also: there’s an app you can download that has a universal remote for televisions. Maybe it’ll work for the big black box?
    Xo

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i love imagining you reading blogs next to your sleeping baby! congratulations, shalini :)

  71. Renee says...

    Love it! That remote might be under a piece of furniture. My son lost my watch and we found it years later when my husband moved his nightstand.

  72. OMG!!! I love EVERYTHING about this house!!! Come decorate mine please <3

  73. Lovely home, Joanna! Thank you for sharing with us. I just love the wallpapers you’ve picked out.

  74. Tori says...

    Beautiful home! Feels intimate and charming. PLEASE let us know if/when the remote mystery is solved :-)

  75. Cici says...

    Love you new home, Joanna! So pretty

  76. Michaela says...

    Sooo pretty, I totally like this living space… So I have one question: It’s about the plant in your dining room. What’s its name? I live in Germany, but I’ve never found this anywhere…it would fit perfectly in our dining room, too…

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      oh yes! it’s a fiddle leaf fig tree. it has been alex’s project and it has grown so much! :)

    • Marie Louise says...

      Hi, I believe the name of the plant is a fiddle leaf fig, in latin Ficus Lyrata (Geigen-Feige auf Deutsch) . We have plenty of them in Denmark (where I’m from), so I believe they must be available in Germany as well.

      Regards from a plant lover in Denmark,
      Marie Louise

    • KV says...

      How do you make the tree grow so big! I’ve had one for a year and not a leaf has moved! (None have fallen either, so it’s a win, but still.)

    • Rochelle Zamani says...

      I live in Germany too (Munich) and had to search a little for it too but it does exist. Search for ficus lyrata and see shopping options on google. You can order it and they grow really well. Ours is so big now. Or you can ask any garten center to order it for you. Good luck!

    • Michaela says...

      Thank you so much! Last week I saw it at IKEA, BUT: It was made of plastic… :-(. Hope to find one soon.

  77. Therese Levasseur says...

    Just ordered the pacifica blue sofa you have in your living room as a post-tenure gift to myself (and my family). Thanks, Joanna! What beautiful, inviting, warm home.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      that’s wonderful, therese! congratulations on your work!

  78. Jill says...

    Your home is beautiful! So many cool treasures throughout!

    Have you tried to get into the TV box from underneath? I have designed a couple of these before for clients and they are usually open on the bottom. That might give you some more information about what company makes the lift that’s housed inside the box itself so that you can get a new remote. Or, worst case scenario, I would have a carpenter come take a look and see if they can open it with minimal damage. Good luck!!

    • Jill – i am on the market for one of these – our bedroom is huge and if we put a TV on the wall it will be too far away! would love any recommendations.

  79. Sandra Hunter says...

    I love your apartment! It tells a story, a story of a happy family. Thank you for sharing.

  80. Will_bcn says...

    Beautiful house! There’s one mistery I need to solve, though, there’s a socket on the kitchen counter’s side (funny picture with Anton dancing and Toby eating) that’s not there in the next picture! Is it the same counter or is it just magic???

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      oh my gosh, that is so funny, will!!! we don’t usually photoshop much, but our photographer alpha must have gotten rid of it in the second photo. i hadn’t noticed that at all. good eye, haha!

    • Amy P says...

      That’s unfortunate – I love to see the practical touches in homes! Seeing them gives me ideas for my own place – and makes ‘style’ seem more attainable ;)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      I’ll ask her to send the original!

    • Will_bcn says...

      Ok! Mistery solved, then! :-P

  81. Nathalie says...

    What a gorgeous home, thanks for sharing! It is welcoming and friendly and yet super stylish – how did you manage that? Love it!
    Sorry to hear about the remote – it’ll turn up when you find a different solution. We once lost a hammer (not a big deal but really confusing in an Amelie sort of way) and found it years later underneath the built in kitchen cupboards.

    • GFY says...

      Joanna, did you check the space between the mattress boxspring and the bedframe? There’s usually a space just big enough to lose a remote ; )

  82. Wow, what a lovely home you have. I love how cozy you make it sound. Great having all the art in the home, just adds a nice, interesting touch. And I say that being an artist, haha.

  83. That wave wallpaper is so lovely and calming.

    And the whole house feels like one giant hug, just like this blog. Thank you for sharing xo.

  84. What a beautiful home, Joanna! I’ve been reading here for a long time, so it’s fun to see how pieces from your previous homes have made it into this space in new ways. I love that you’re attached to the blue rocking chair in Toby’s room. It’s good to have sentimental furniture sometimes!

  85. Liz says...

    Do you mind me asking where you purchased your mattress from? We are making the shift from queen to king and are overwhelmed with mattress choices!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thanks for your note! alex got a tempurpedic for our king bed because he loves them. it’s nice for sure — but secretly i prefer the leesa mattresses on the boys’ beds! i find them SO comfy.

  86. Emma says...

    Last night my husband was working on something and he said, “I’m sorry this is taking so long.” And I said, “Are you kidding me? This is the post we’ve all been waiting for! Take your time!” I’ve always loved that pillow that used to be on your bed! What a lovely home. :)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      haha that is so sweet, emma :)

  87. Rachel says...

    Oh that gorgeous window seat!!! I’ ve been waiting sooooo long for this post and it does not disappoint. It is cosy, warm, stylish and everything you could wish for a loving family home. As an Irish mother living in Abu Dhabi in a furnished apartment (eek!)..your beautifully chosen accessories are so inspiring. I look forward every Tuesday, due to time difference :-( , to your wonderful post, each of them coming at just the right moment. Maith tú. (Which translates as well done in Irish.)

  88. Natasha says...

    Beautiful home! So lovely and warm and inviting. So I have a question about the leather sofa. I’ve been thinking the same thing, that leather might be a better option when you have small children at home since spills can be wiped up. But I haven’t pulled the trigger yet because I’m worried that kids might also scratch it up. Small scratches are normal and definitely add to the charm but I’m really worried about larger tears or marks. We don’t allow art supplies in the living room but that certainly doesn’t mean that I haven’t see a pair of scissors laying on the sofa once or twice (thanks to my 6yo). Does anyone have long term experience with small kids and leather furniture? Any advice?

    • Lou says...

      My parents still have the leather sofas they bought when/before i was born (also, I believe they already bought them second hand) and they look their age (~25 years), but have no rips or other marks. Even though we (and countless friends) were never told to be careful :)

      There is also leather tint available on amazon (to even out color changes), and a product that fixes minor scratches; though i’ve only used leather polish-wax-stuff as a measure for upkeep. I’m sure the internet can deliver on other tips and tricks.

    • Jeanne says...

      We had a leather sofa in the family room when my children were babies through teens and we loved it. It helped that we chose a leather that wasn’t perfectly mirror smooth. It had little wrinkles and such in it. When they were little, all our scissors had blunt edges (which was a smart thing anyway) and we were lucky never to get a puncture. But I have read that punctures and small tears can be repaired. When the kids became teens, I decided to get a cloth sofa. Oh dear, the cloth shows so much more dirt and and spills now than my leather sofa ever did! I’m actually missing it. Good luck!

  89. Amanda says...

    Beautiful, inviting home! My husband and I just bought a house in January and it can take SO long to get everything the way you want it (painting in and of itself feels like ACTUAL PURGATORY) but it’s SO worth it when you get there!! Also, a new family moved in next door to us and their house is the exact same layout as ours, so when we took them a little “welcome to the neighborhood” gift yesterday, it was fun to look knowingly at each other and celebrate (without gloating, I hope!) how far we’ve come :)

    I was cracking up at the anecdote RE: Alex obsessing over a kitchen clock. My husband did the same! I was frankly SO confused about why he even wanted one (cell phones! clock on the stove!) but it was so important to him that I just said, ok, yes darling, whatever makes your heart happy! LOL

    • Carla says...

      My husband also likes clocks, what is that about? He has this ugly digital one though and I want to at least upgrade it to something analogue and pretty

  90. zoe persina says...

    There is a local taskrabbit guy in our area who can do anything– Glenn (he is usually the first recommended if he is available that day because he has so many good reviews, so just keep checking days until he comes up first). He will figure out the remote! He can do anything and is one of the smartest people I have ever met.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Oh my gosh, thank you!!! Going to reach out now :)

  91. Camilla says...

    Must know who makes the dining room table!

  92. Mae says...

    Love that dinosaur lamp- I’m getting one for myself! I don’t have kids yet, but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the dino lamp in my bedroom.. I’ll be saving it for my future (boys) kids, though.. :)

  93. Nina says...

    Can you please share who makes the lovely blue ottoman in the living room? Thanks!

  94. Susan says...

    Hi Joanna, thanks again for sharing pics from your lovely home. May I ask – do you know where your dining room table is from? I love it and it looks like it may be exactly the profile we need. Thanks!!

  95. jill c. says...

    so beautiful! i love all of the natural light that you have and all of the art!

  96. Emma says...

    Once you go King, you NEVER go back. We were in a Queen at a hotel recently and I measured to make sure it wasn’t a twin, how could we have ever? Gross.

    • Liz says...

      Ha! We’ve gone off the deep end with a Cal King. It’s probably way too big for our room, but I don’t think I can ever go back.

  97. Laura says...

    Would love to get a how-to on your photo wall! I’m a huge fan of gallery-style photo walls but I feel like mine never look quite right and I am constantly at a loss for how to make them work (should they all be the same color frame? All have mats? Mismatch sizes? Add in art and decor? etc.).
    PS – love the rest of the home, too!

  98. Lauren says...

    Your home is so bright and inviting! I love how much thought went into each space, but how nothing looks over-designed or staged–it’s just a beautiful, lived-in family home.

    Good luck with the remote :)

  99. Molly says...

    Your home is so lovely, Joanna! Thank you for sharing. :)

  100. Ellie says...

    is that a kim McCarty original next to your bed? I’m so jealous! her paintings are just so gorgeous.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes, i really really love her, too, and she is SO nice in person, as well.

  101. Such a beautiful home…

    Alina

  102. karen says...

    Ok, any chance the remote got caught in the sheets when you took them to the laundromat? Maybe check with them to see if they have it?
    Kind of like a remote version of Knufflebunny.
    Or between the bed and the box? Of course you looked there…

    Your home is beautiful. Most important, it’s filled with love!

    • KK says...

      Love the knuffle bunny reference!

  103. Kay says...

    Jo, this is soooo sweet. What a lovely home and family you’ve got. The place is brimming with love and also so chic. Good luck finding the remote! xx

  104. Gorgeous space! The decor is on point! Congrats on your beautiful new home.

  105. Sasha says...

    I’ve been reading long enough to see your multiple moves, and I love seeing how certain things stay with you (your desk, the print of the deer in the boys’ room) and addition of new things (dinosaur lamp!). I noticed you changed from your old grey couch, which looked very beautiful, to some new ones. May I ask you, or other readers who may have owned it, if the DWR couch was durable, especially with kids, or if you just decided to change it up for other reasons?

    We’ve had the same couch for eight years (and it was used when we got it!). We moved with it 4 times, and I need a new one, but am afraid to buy one. and make a mistake. A friend bought a beautiful looking couch from west elm, which really has not held up well.

    • This is a total shot in the dark, but there’s a particular West Elm couch for which they are currently FULLY REIMBURSING and providing a discount for a new couch purchase, because so many people are having trouble with the quality. (I know this because my sister and her wife just went through the–very easy!–process of having theirs refunded and picked up.) May be worth mentioning to your friend just in case!

  106. Hilary Stoner says...

    You have such stunning taste! How do you take pieces that you’ve collected and compile them to make such a beautiful result? Any tips? xoxo

  107. Gosh, you place is SO beautiful! Lovely decoration and such color and light makes it open, friendly and peaceful. So like you Jo! I love that your boys often share a bed, that is so sweet and must make your heart fill! Thanks for sharing your home with us! <3

  108. Alina says...

    I don’t have a solution but you cannot get rid of that TV box!!!! It’s too cool!!!

  109. Lindsay says...

    Oh my, love, love, LOVE! Everything is so lovely and airy and simple yet interesting and stylish. Well done! Enjoy making this place your long-time nest.

    We toss around the California idea as well. It’s been years and we still haven’t just taken the leap. I hope one day it happens at the right time 🌤

  110. DC_Cat says...

    Hi Joanna,
    Is the window seat sofa custom made? I’m looking to make something similar for my alcove. I see you shared where you got the fabric but I’d be really grateful if you can tell me how you went about making the cushion seat. Thanks!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thanks for the note! the previous owners had a window seat cushion there already, and we just took off the cushion cover and had a local seamstress make a new one with the fabric we ordered. hope that makes sense!

    • DC_CAT I’ve ordered a few window seat cushions from cushionpros.com and I’ve been really happy with all of them. Lots of customization options. They are located in Georgia and my cushions took about a month to arrive. Good luck!

  111. Danyelle says...

    What a beautiful home! What kind of red toaster oven is that in the kitchen picture?

  112. emma says...

    Thanks for sharing this Joanna! it seems a very cozy house.
    I am curious, where are the luggage racks? ;-)

  113. Amanda says...

    Love seeing FEW on your bar cart :) That’s my favorite gin, mostly because my husband is a distiller there! Thank you for showing your beautiful home, it looks so pulled together and cozy.

  114. When I read that Anton gets ousted when you have company I definitely had a younger kid moment of “WHY MUST IT ALWAYS BE THE YOUNGEST!?!?” but then read that he usually sleeps in with Toby anyway and it all makes sense!

    Beautiful home! Am I remembering correctly that Alex also insisted on picking the lighting? Y’all did a great job!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahahaha i know poor anton! but he sleeps with toby 99% of the time. :)

    • Maria says...

      If it’s any consolation I’m the eldest and it was usually me who got ousted when guests were over – my parents deemed my room more guest-appropriate than my brother’s, if it makes sense, and it was much easier to fit an extra mattress on his room anyway :)

  115. Liz says...

    How do you keep your home so neat and tidy? I’m constantly picking up toys, sorting mail, cleaning messes in the kitchen….I suppose this is what happens when you stay at home with a three and one year old! :-)

  116. Becky says...

    Your home is lovely – so happy you found such a good fit. The wallpaper in the boys rooms looks fantastic. One question, I love the relaxed roman shades over the window seat. I didn’t see them listed in the resources. Were these custom made or pre-fab by any particular retailer?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes! they were from The Shade Store (https://www.theshadestore.com/) — we had them made custom. it was actually a really great experience — i went into the store and the woman there helped me look through all the samples and options and really helped. we’re so happy with them!

    • Kathie says...

      I would like to add to this, what was the fabric you chose for the roman shades?

  117. Beautiful kitchen!! And so many interesting and unique pieces mixed in. Gorgeous space!

    ~Krisztina Clifton

  118. Islay says...

    This is so unbelievably stunning and so filled with airy spaces, high ceilings, and amazing light! Can you share how many square feet your apartment is? Would love to know!

  119. Ginette says...

    I adore family photos displayed where everyone can see them! Mine are displayed all over a large bookcase and every time friends are over it’s the first place they gravitate toward.

    • Gabrielle says...

      I agree completely! The fact that it’s considered a design “don’t” just grosses me out. Heaven forbid we actually LIVE in our homes and make them personal to US. Ugh.

      Your home is airy and gorgeous, Joanna!

  120. Emily says...

    The lost remote conundrum for the TV box is driving me nuts! I found this yahoo answers article: https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110811082242AAhGeNu but I might suggest just contacting Nexus21 even if that’s not the brand box you have–they seem pretty knowledgeable and professional. If you’re able to open it up somehow it might be in there! PLEASE let us know if you get this figured out! *on pins and needles*

  121. brianna says...

    Beautiful! I’m envious of your window seat – ever since I learned how to read 30-something years ago, I have wanted a house with a window seat so I would have somewhere cozy to read.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      come over sometime, brianna! :)

    • Me too!! It has been a life long dream…still holding out!

    • brianna says...

      If I ever make it to New York, I’ll let you know!

  122. I love the smart and cool look of your place. Sophisticated.

  123. Hana says...

    I know I’m a stranger, but I’ve been following this blog for quite some time now, and I can’t stop thinking about how big the kids look in that cute photo of them at the counter!

    Looks like the perfect home, Joanna. Thanks for sharing!

  124. Lora says...

    Love your new home, Joanna. And cheers to you for going with your heart when it comes to decorating. Interior designers don’t live in your house, you do. Personal photos always warm me up and make me smile, no matter what room they’re in.

  125. Amy says...

    It’s beautiful! Looks so comfortable yet elegant. On an unrelated note, I also loved The Bright Hour!

  126. sadie says...

    Love this. :) So happy for you and your littles.

  127. Diane says...

    Beautiful home…yay for the yellow console making the cut!!!!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahahaha :)

  128. Sarah says...

    I put family photos everywhere! If I’m spending money to put things in frames, I want them to be my most favorite things! I love it all. Thanks so much for sharing your home with us, Joanna!

    • Sarah says...

      Also, Anton’s bed is way nicer than mine. LOLOL.

  129. Jennie says...

    Beautiful! But no floor plan? I remember you saying you always like to include those. I am with you! It helps to figure out the flow. We have a vintage (built 1938) home that we are redoing and I a always looking for inspiration.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      how cool, jennie! we actually didn’t do the floor plan for privacy overall, but maybe should! i’ll think about it! thanks so much for your note xo

    • Alex says...

      Agree! Would love to see the floor plan! It’s a beautiful home :)

  130. Caroline says...

    It is gorgeous and worth the wait! Enjoy making new memories in your new home!

  131. Holy moly! So beautiful! As a mother of two around the same age as Toby and Anton I can appreciate how much work it was to get the house photo ready!
    How high are those ceilings?!
    I hope you and your beautiful family have many years of joy in our home (cuz moving with kids sucks!)

  132. Gillian says...

    Love the apartment! I also love the look on Toby’s face when Anton is dancing on the kitchen counter–priceless. My boys would totally be like.

    I too would love to see floorplans! We are planning a major remodel of our Westchester townhouse and I am obsessed with seeing how other spaces are laid out.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      how cool, gillian! good luck with the townhouse, i’m sure it will be so beautiful.

  133. Jacqueline says...

    Joanna, I love your home!
    It is bright, warm and real, just like you (or as I have come to know you as a longtime reader haha). I was so excited to see your dining room chairs, we have the same ones! Ours are black and we paired them with our vary large reclaimed wood table that is stained grey. A tip for you that is working great for us as we often host huge family dinners; I ordered 6 of these folding chairs from crate and barrel: https://www.crateandbarrel.com/spare-black-folding-wood-dining-chair/s346928 the wood grain compliments our other chairs and since they have no arms they are perfect to add around the table. They fold flat for storage when not in use. We also have two upholstered chairs at the heads and all 3 chairs looks very cool together!
    Congratulations again on your new home.

    • Jennie says...

      I bought those chairs ages ago and completely agree with you! They are surprisingly comfortable and we have even used them outdoors during large parties.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      what a good tip! thank you, jacqueline xo

    • Molly Bentley says...

      We have the dining room chairs on our wedding registry! Fingers crossed! They’re wonderful.

  134. Alex says...

    I would love to know where your friends purchased the dining table. We’re looking for narrow rectangular table for our new place, which is also a garden/parlor duplex. It’s nice that your common areas are on the parlor floor. Are new place has common areas on the garden and bedrooms on the parlor which is kind of a shame as the parlor has 11ft ceilings and much more light. We’re thinking that we may renovate and move the kitchen upstairs but that may be cost prohibitive. Enjoy your new space!

    • Shana says...

      I agree! Please provide some more information on that table! I’ve been looking for a narrow table for my apartment for years.
      Thank!

  135. Alix O says...

    Joanna, UNIVERSAL REMOTE. Best thing I ever bought as we’ve lost more remotes than I’d care to recount. They take a little work to get programmed but with some patience, it should work on any type of device and you can always just buy another one if the first goes missing again…

  136. Summer says...

    Okay, I’m going to be busy reading through comments for awhile, but for now:

    HOW EXCITING! I feel like we’ve watched you grow up in a way, and I just love all of this. What a dream come true!

    Also, it’s reassuring that it took you this long to post pics. We’re in the process of redoing our new home, and it’s taking more time than expected. I’m stressed about having to show it to friends and family, let alone the whole world! I love the tips (Jenny is wonderful, too) and glad you went rogue with family pics in the living room. I’ve never heard of such a thing! Also: I hate rules.

    One question (and please ignore if I find this buried in the comments): What’s your stove? I think it’s like the one we just bought for our kitchen remodel, so I got excited. I’d love to see more of the kitchen and maybe a bathroom or two.

    Lovely space, and again, CONGRATULATIONS! We’re all so proud of you! :P

    • Summer says...

      Oh, aaand I would love tips for how to mix two different couches. That’s also in our plan, but…I feel like I need to know what the rules are before I decide if I’m going to follow them or not. :)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      what a sweet note, summer. thank you :) and yes it takes SO long to really move in and get everything set up and organized.

      one random thing that helped for us, mentally, is having overnight guests. it made us feel like we really lived there, for some reason!

  137. Andrea says...

    My money is on the remote being INSIDE the black box.

    • Lora says...

      HA! I thought the same exact thing, Andrea.

  138. Beth says...

    Thank you for sharing your lovely and light-filled home with us! Your thoughtful attention to detail and intentional care for family shines through.

  139. Erica says...

    You have a lovely home! Thank you for sharing. Do you remember where Toby’s sheets are from? They look really cool for a boys room. My son’s room is the blue color from the wallpaper.

    • Regina says...

      Hi Joanna! Are the boys’ duvet covers also from Unison? They look so smooth yet marshmallowy at the same time (my ultimate goal in bedding).

  140. Julia says...

    So beautiful and inviting! Thanks for sharing your happy home.

  141. Heather says...

    Such a beautiful, welcoming family home! But, what struck me most was in the last picture…Rosie Revere Engineer! I read that one so much I can actually recite it by heart. Oddly enough for his age, my 2-year-old is obsessed with it…Iggy Peck, too. (P.S. I always love seeing your Michigan references sprinkled throughout the blog…I grew up about 45 min from GP around the same time and have since relocated across the country, so it always makes me smile.)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      oh my gosh, i LOVE all those books!!! and… yes michigan! the feeling’s for-ee-ver! ;)

  142. Sasha says...

    Thank you for this, just lovely. I love reading about “homes”, and yours truly feels like one.

    When we bought our home, so many things felt amazing…a garage!!! (This is a big deal in a place that can be -40 in the winter!) Also, our own laundry room, a back yard for the girls and the very best part, pets. For the first time we could get a dog. For us, a dog meant home. We’ve lived there for 16 yrs, raised our children, (and puppies), and now when they come home, it feels so wonderful to all be in this special place. I hope we live here for always.

    You will make so many happy memories there Jo, enjoy!!

  143. Kae says...

    May I ask where you store your books?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thanks for your note! we have them all over the place — tons in our bedrooms, including under the bedside tables, and also on bookcases in the office off the kitchen (you can see a small shot of it in the top photo, we’ll take more in the future!)

  144. Gabriella says...

    What a beautiful, beautiful place you have, Jo! For a minute it made me consider selling our home, leaving Europe and looking into moving to New York! (Having watched ‘You’ve Got Mail’ yesterday probably doesn’t help things, either!).
    I so wish there were more photos to see! It looks like an absolute dream. I’m sure all that light also helps in winter? Again, lovely lovely home and wish I could see more!

    Ps – I often wonder if it would be possible to include floor plans of the apartments you show? It would make imagining/knowing where rooms are so much easier! Just a thought.

  145. Joanna this was such a beautiful post and thank you so much for taking the time to share your BEAUTIFUL home! I love the way the details are soft and yet also inviting and playful! You will so enjoy many more years here. And I hope you find the remote!!!!!