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This Treehouse Apartment Is All Creaky Charm

Alessandra Olanow Home Tour

Illustrator Alessandra Olanow (whose work you may recognize!) rents a two-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn with her four-year-old daughter, Coco. “There are wonky ceilings, and the floors slant down by about two feet!” she says. “But I love all those quirks. It’s sort of a metaphor for my life.” Take a peek inside…

LIVING ROOM:

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Dining table: antique. Chairs: Thonet. Rug: Carpet Trends, similar.

On an open floor plan: I love that the upstairs is one space — living, dining, kitchen, art nook — so Coco has the ability to roam around and we can see each other. It’s a nice, friendly vibe.

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Console: Decorative Crafts, similar. Mirror: Egg Collective. Artwork: Ben Shahn. Wall hanging: Shibui, similar.

On a life soundtrack: We listen to music 96% of the time we’re at home, and my new passion is learning the ukulele. I’m pretty bad but I love it. I teach myself on YouTube. I can play Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, You Are My Sunshine for Coco, a couple Wilco songs. My friend told me I need to get more happy songs in my repertoire.

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ART NOOK:

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Shelves: Ikea. Chair: Vitra. Desk lamp: Menu.

On drawing as therapy: My art got me through my breakup with my husband, 100 percent. We split up quickly; I didn’t expect it. It was so disorienting and shook my confidence of what I knew. So, I started painting and it felt cathartic to get some of these things out of myself. During my marriage, my husband and Coco were the top two things in my life, and I put all of my own stuff on the back burner. Once we split up, and I didn’t take care of Coco all the time, although it was sad in the beginning, it gave me a huge chance to explore the creative side of myself again.

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On a desk lamp: I really love this lamp because of the dimming effect. You can control the atmosphere. It’s also a very charming shape. I like organic lines these days — round chairs, round mirrors and round lamps soften everything up. My stuff used to be so sharp, and I’m telling you adding curves makes a difference!

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Chairs: Yesterday’s News, similar.

On you-and-me chairs: These are Coco’s and my chairs, and I also stand on them to reach higher spots when I’m painting. I work a lot at night after she goes to bed.

KITCHEN NOOK:

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Stools: similar.

On open shelving: When we moved in, it was just a half wall of kitchen. It was an odd setup. So, I put the shelves in, and then got some cabinets from Home Depot and put marble on top. Even though it’s a rental, I thought it was worth it to do this to make it more livable.

On relaxing evenings: I love popcorn. Some nights I’ll just have popcorn and a beer! And I’ll watch some weirdo series. I like British suspense. I like to scare the shit out of myself. I’m my own worst enemy.

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On kitchen tools: We have a citrus press, and it’s so easy to make orange and grapefruit juice. I also do a TON of soups. Jamie Oliver’s chickpea and leek is so good, especially with croutons and parmesan.

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Side table: custom, similar. Painting: Ayca Koseogullari.

On a treehouse vibe: We live in a walk-up, but I don’t mind the stairs. Because you’re going up, it feels like something exciting is happening! We climb up our little treehouse, Coco and I. There are even squirrels that hang out on my AC unit constantly. There were actually a couple squirrels having a love affair, and I was like you’re getting more action than I am.

On a funny hideaway: Everyone has their favorite spot to hang out at home, and I often sit in the stairwell. There’s a skylight above and I just like it there. Sometimes Coco’s playing in her room, and I sit on the stairs and read.

MASTER BEDROOM:

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Bed: Taylor King, similar. Nightstands: Thomas O’Brien. Bedside lamps: similar. Art: Zoe Bios Creative. Storage bin with lid: similar. Storage bin with handles: similar.

On a bedroom sanctuary: Our street isn’t the quietest in the world, but it still feels peaceful. I try to keep the room sparse and let it be my escape. I practice yoga on the floor, and when I check out at the end of the night, it’s nice to be able to flip through books — fiction, spiritual, biography, art.

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Dresser: Hickory Chair. Art: Alessandra Olanow.

On painting friends: I’ve always been fascinated by the relationship between artist and subject. You see all these museum portraits, and every time, I’d wonder, was the dialogue like between them? When I first started illustrating, I’d do portraits of friends and neighbors and strangers, while recording our conversations on a little cassette. Then I typed it all out, and my concept was that I’d have a gallery show, where you could look at the portrait and read what the conversation was. Here, my best friend and I were having coffee.

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Chair: similar. Mirror: similar. Planter: GRDN, similar.

On a go-to paint color: Everything is painted Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray — in the whole house. Honestly, for no real reason. My friend had it and I was like, ok, I like it. Edgecomb Gray it is.

BATHROOM:

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Shower curtain: Quiet Town. Bath rug: Quiet Town. Planter: GRDN, similar.

On an indoor/outdoor shower: There’s lots of light, and I love the fig tree. You can open that window, and it’s amazing to be in the shower and feel the breeze and hear nature. I’ve lived in so many New York City apartments, and the gift of feeling serenity in your apartment is really incredible.

COCO’S ROOM:

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Pear poster: Fine Little Day. Bed and dresser: Oeuf. Canopy: similar. Hamper: Serena & Lily. Rug: Carpet Trends, similar. Bedside lamp: Homegoods, similar. Mini-star lamp: Scandiborn. Unicorn: similar.

On a tiny art director: Coco requested the rainbow painting and then picked the colors. She’s the boss. I mean, I’m definitely in charge, but she would very much like to be in charge. My mom was very strict about my room with Laura Ashley bedding, nothing could be out of place. I want Coco to have a little more freedom. If she wants a rainbow, we’ll paint a rainbow!

On a comforting canopy: Coco was going through a phase where she kept coming into my room at night. So, I got the canopy to make her room feel special. We pull it over her bed so she can feel cocooned.

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Table and chairs: Oeuf.

On children’s books: Coco can’t read, but she pretends to read. She has memorized all the books, so she’ll tell the stories to herself. She’s into Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau and Home. And the hat books, which she thinks are hilarious and I think are so dark. She also loves Two Homes — it’s a cute book about a kid with divorced parents.

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On a map of family travels: I painted this watercolor map when I was pregnant. Coco and I now look at the countries together, and it’s a great way to get your bearings on the world. There’s so much world out there! My pregnancy was not ideal, my mom was very ill with cancer, and this was a healing thing for me to work on during that time. I dreamed about all the places we’d go.

Thank you so much, Alessandra!

P.S. More house tours, including a Danish book lover’s paradise and three kids sharing a bedroom.

(Photos by Julia Robbs for Cup of Jo.)

  1. reverieinemaine says...

    I love your apartment and your attitude! Your strength and softness really shined through in this profile. I am also recently divorced with two young girls and am learning the ukulele, too! :). It was so hard at first not to have the girls when they were with their dad, but the gift is being able to rediscover my creative side and my own pursuits. Plus, it gives me time to recharge, exercise, organize the apartment, etc., and be my best self when they return. I never comment, but your story and your spirit resonated. I wish you well.

  2. Robin says...

    I made the chickpea and leek soup, it was SO GOOD! Thanks for the suggestion. It will be in my recipe file, to be made again for sure.

  3. Jenny says...

    “I’ve always been fascinated by the relationship between artist and subject. You see all these museum portraits, and every time, I’d wonder, was the dialogue like between them? When I first started illustrating, I’d do portraits of friends and neighbors and strangers, while recording our conversations on a little cassette. Then I typed it all out, and my concept was that I’d have a gallery show, where you could look at the portrait and read what the conversation was. Here, my best friend and I were having coffee.” YES to this, please! I’d be there in a heartbeat.

    • Katie D. says...

      SAME!!!

  4. Kelsey says...

    What a truly gorgeous and warm apartment! I love how not EVERY single piece is heavily designed and there are interesting creative touches everywhere! I love the paint color! And the brown square on the living room wall to highlight the painting (which is stunning btw). Seriously love this tour and will be pinning so I can look back on it!

  5. Heather says...

    OMG you are such a beautiful and creative soul! I love your house and that map is the coolest, most incredible, thing I have ever seen. You are seriously everything I want to be; what an inspiration.

  6. Esme says...

    Thank you COJ team- on point design and commentary as ever.
    Alessandra, I just wanted to reach out to say how heartened I was reading your story, in particular how your art helped you through your separation and your mother’s illness. You home feels like a beautiful, creative sanctuary, and allowed me imagine the possibility of my own space at a time when my marriage, family, and sense of self is struggling.
    Art is a wonderful, often overlooked outlet for otherwise inexpressible feelings- this was a timely reminder of how giving oneself time to reflect and be expressive can be healing.
    Thank you for allowing us in to your home.

  7. Zima says...

    Everything about this is so tender and beautiful. It’s like her soul spilt out on every corner.
    I’ve seen beautiful places in your design section, but this one made me go back several times (the lamp!), and ispired me to get my watercolours and brushes out. And to write a comment, which I rarely do.

  8. NOrma says...

    Loved this story and the apartment looks like such a sanctuary. Inspirational.

  9. Claire says...

    I love the warmth, color, and texture of this home. So much friendliness and personality. It manages to feel clean and modern, but without the stark coldness that can so often be part of that style. Also, I plan to check out that soup recipe- thanks for the tip!

  10. Lady Ann says...

    Does she have a favourite youtube chanel to learn ukelele? I would love to get back to music again…

    • Blythe says...

      Cynthia Lin has really great tutorials on YouTube!

  11. Ange says...

    You hit it out of the park with amazing content! Always my favorite!!

  12. Kate says...

    Just beautiful. Could you share the source for the floor lamp in the art nook?

    • Franny Eremin says...

      Hi Kate! It’s from West Elm.

  13. What fun and serene home. btw ” I mean, I’m definitely in charge, but she would very much like to be in charge” HAH perfect description of a four year old <3

  14. Christy says...

    She sounds like such a cool lady. I have a 4-year-old daughter too, who also wants to be the boss and who is also going through a phase where she comes into my bed a lot. This sounds like a happy home.

  15. I am obsessed with this place! All of it captures me and looks amazing. Thank you so much for sharing!

    -Kat

  16. Shayna says...

    Such a beautiful life you’ve made and are continuously creating for you two! My mom gave me that advice in my early twenties, “You have to live a beautiful life.” It’s a comfort to me living in another state from my family.

  17. Amber says...

    Her comment about her less-than-ideal pregnancy resonated with me. I lost a parent a couple of weeks before my wedding, and the happiest time of life happening in conjunction with the worst time of life was so confusing and isolating. Everyone expects you to be so happy because of your wedding (or pregnancy, etc) but you’re equally devastated and grief-stricken. It’s a hard balance. Would be interested to see a post about these kinds of stories, CoJ!

  18. Kristin says...

    That is an amazing apartment–beautifully decorated. I really loved all of her design decisions. But holy crap, is that an original Ben Shahn?

    • i wish! its an original poster from a show. he’s so good!

  19. Divya says...

    Love this home! Can you share the source for the white file cabinet under the desk?

  20. Wow! Wonderful, beautiful, space. So much thought and love has gone into making it yours and your daughter’s. I enjoyed this so much :)

  21. Welp! I really like everything about this apartment, but that cascading pothos makes my heart swoon. What a charming, lovely place. You can see that she has used her creative talent throughout.

  22. Alaina says...

    I would also like to know where the coffee table is from – so beautiful!

    • Caroline Donofrio says...

      Hi Alaina! It’s a Danish modern teak coffee table by Johannes Andersen for CFC Silkeborg, and Alessandra found it on Etsy.

  23. Cynthia says...

    What a charming apartment!

  24. Caitlyn says...

    I also have a skylight over my stairs and I also find myself sitting at the top of the stairs all the time just enjoying the light (or the sound of rain hitting the skylight). I love it, but I’ve always thought “anyone seeing me sitting here on the floor would think this was odd” so I LOVE that someone else does this too!

    • Eloise says...

      I sit on my stairs all the time, and we don’t even have anything beautiful and here….yet. We just bought a house, so stairs are “new” to us, but I’ve a feeling I’ll always like sitting there.

  25. Kimberly J Sisson says...

    This is great! I’m curious where those living room fun chairs are from.

    • Kat says...

      The black ones? Yes, me too!

    • Andrea Barrow says...

      Yes, I would love to know as well!

  26. oh, my heart! So many sweet, lovely and beautiful details, especially the map.

  27. Love this place. I do love my current apartment but what I miss most about the last one is the window in the shower. It was up just high enough so no one could outside would be able to see anything they shouldn’t (plus we were higher than the buildings around us) and faced west so if you showered at sunset you got the most beautiful light coming in at you. (Also, window ledge = great place for a wine glass.) In my someday house I WILL have windows in the showers!

    • Madie says...

      I also love windows in showers. I love that combo of cool air and hot water, it’s almost like being in an outdoor shower, which is really just the best, right?

  28. andrea says...

    Such a lovely home! I feel like such an interesting and beautiful person lives there. Beauty uniform, please? Or a “day in the life” interview? Or a week of outfits? I just scrolled her instagram and now I am utterly fascinated with her. (but I’m not creepy – I promise!)

  29. Lisa says...

    Beautiful! Is it possible to purchase some of her artwork?

  30. Jessica says...

    Where is that amazing coffee table from?

    • Sheila says...

      Same. Very interested in the source for it!

  31. jillian bedell says...

    Welp. I love her.

  32. Karen says...

    Best ever. So refreshing to see a blog feature a super-hip single mom. And her artwork!! Gorgeous.

  33. Laura says...

    I loved this! I’m 6 months into a separation- divorce will be final soon- with a 3 1/2 year old, and have been putting all of my energy into work and home rehab (and, you know, grief). But, this post made me so excited to step of my work horse and do gentle, pleasurable things: make art, make music, watch movies, stretch. Be kind to me. Thanks, Alessandra. Your home is lovely, and your LIFE sounds lovely too.

  34. Erika says...

    A beautiful home and a beautiful narrative. Thanks for sharing with us! I feel so inspired to just live in my space.

  35. What a beautiful home! I love the stairs too :)

    • Amy says...

      I thought the same thing. The curve of the railing is beautiful!

  36. Karen T. says...

    This is just beautiful–so much intention and meaningful art/furniture. I’m loving the coffee table–can you please provide the source?

  37. Mary says...

    This home is so beautiful and peaceful, often when people decorate with mostly neutrals a home can feel impersonal and cold, but this one is looks cozy and inviting. I would also LOVE to see/read/hear more of her art conversation pieces. Thanks for sharing something so intimate, Alessandra.

  38. Chiara says...

    One of my favorite house tour ever!

  39. sarah says...

    I want to know what that ladder leads to?

    • D says...

      Yes–where does it go???

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      oh i think it’s the roof/fire escape!

  40. Valerie says...

    Where is the coffee table from? Love it!

  41. Karen says...

    If I climbed that ladder, what would I find?

    • Cynthia Miller says...

      Oh, I want to know this, too! Please tell us, Jo!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i think it’s just to the roof’s fire escape! not to anything too exciting :)

    • Cynthia Miller says...

      Very exciting for us non-New Yorkers, Jo! Maybe it leads to a secret half floor with John Malkovich.

  42. Carol says...

    I just love all of their furniture! It feels light, bright and cheery.

  43. Stunning apartment! Where is that gorgeous coffee table from??? I love how the shelf underneath is woven!

  44. Misha says...

    Living the dream – having enough space in your bedroom for an altar! Such a lovely apartment.

    • Shayna says...

      Spotted the altar and my heart swelled, too! So very lovely to have that mindful reminder even when getting ready for the day or for bed.

    • Sarah D. says...

      Same thing! I saw the crystals and maybe palo santo sticks and other goodies and my heart skipped a beat:) Would be interested to know the titles of the small books Alessandra has under her little spiritual table.
      Awesome home tour!

  45. Teri says...

    Ok. I seriously loved this one. I love the weavings over the fireplace. It reminded me of Christmas stockings! Gorgeous family! Coco needs that Wayfair treehouse bed!

  46. Kelly says...

    The home tours are absolutely my favorite posts! I find it fascinating to get a peek into people’s homes and see what they surround themselves with…such individuality and personality is expressed by art, furniture, and every little detail. Alessandra, your apartment for you and Coco is lovely and it’s truly wonderful how you are capturing love and creativity in your home!

  47. Alix says...

    I looooove your thoughts on the gallery with portraits/conversation. In Australia we have a show by a popular comedian called Anh’s Bdush with Fame. In the show he interviews local figures while painting their portraits and its the most beautiful, heartwarming thkng to watch and then seeing their reactions at the end where they get see their portrait! I think you would love it! xxx

    • Nina says...

      Yes. I never thought of this. I love the insight. I grew up going to the Philadelphia Art Museum and I love art but I never thought “what were they thinking when they did that.” I thought more about their technique and how do I make things look that way or WHY does someone think THIS is worthy of being in a museum. However, I also don’t like if people assign what they think the artist thought (hate this in books too) if the artist doesn’t tell us…sometimes a painting is just a painting.

  48. Erin says...

    love the representation of local female-owned furniture company Egg Collective! basically unheard of in this field, which surprises a lot of people. would love a feature on them!!!

    (also love her desk chair by my company, vitra!)

  49. TJ says...

    I love that she made a special home for her daughter and herself, after what she intimated was a harrowing break-up. Good on you, mama. ❤️

  50. Susan says...

    I also love British tv, would love to know the shows you like.

    • Alessandra Olanow says...

      oy, so many! the fall, broadchurch, luther, happy valley the missing and dont get me started on scandinavian ones!

    • Clau says...

      Me too!!

  51. J says...

    This home tour just filled me with so much hope and so many heart-eye emojis- could Alessandra PLEASE do an interview about her life post divorce? I know that’s an immensely personal request but as someone who is in the midst of a traumatic breakup (no kids/not married so I’m sure nothing to the level of what she went through but we did live together and I went from breakup convo to lease signing in 4 days) this post just overwhelmed me, not only because of it’s beauty but because of the underlying message. Her home is so beautiful and she seems so wonderful it’s hard not to look at this lovely home tour and think ‘how did she get there’ and ‘will I ever be “there”‘ through my own heartbreak and new, poorly lit, oddly laid out emergency one-bedroom apartment eyes.

    • Alessandra Olanow says...

      hey J, hang in there – in the hardest times i just told myself don’t look at the big picture, it’s too much. just take one day at a time. xxx

    • Maggie says...

      Sending you hugs, J!

    • Nora B says...

      J-I’ve been there, too.

      You will make it.

      Just do the one next thing.
      Huge hugs to you.

    • Ashley Wilson says...

      Oh J — I’m so sorry you’re going through this. I went through a traumatic breakup last year, after 7 years together. It was an INTENSE heartbreak. Please believe that one day you WILL get “there” — you will find peace & you’ll laugh again & one day you won’t have to think about how to breathe. You’ll be thankful you have the whole bed to yourself, that you can set the thermostat where YOU want it, that you can stay up late & make as much noise as you want.
      It’s such a hard period in your life! Don’t try to “be ok” — just focus on waking up each day. This is part of your path to wholeness. This is how you grow your empathy & expand your heart. It sucks, but one day it won’t suck AS MUCH. And one day you may be thankful that you ended up on THIS path instead of any other :)

    • Jessica says...

      Hi J, from personal experience, it takes time and it isn’t easy, but you do get there. There are no easy answers, but take good care of yourself: be gentle, be kind, try to have a sense of grace and a sense of humor. Maybe try just starting with figuring out how to make this new place, with all its less than desirable elements, beautiful and peaceful to you. All those little steps really will eventually lead to someplace new. Best wishes to you.

    • Esme says...

      Echoing this sentiment.
      For me, I have had to call on my network of friends- which was difficult at first -I felt so needy- but realised quickly how loved I am, and important I am, in other ways to other people. This forum too is another safe, tender community of strong women- the kind of people I want to be surrounded by.
      You’re strong and brave for saying your feelings out loud. Sending you a big hug.

    • Esme says...

      Also, may I suggest that buy yourself a really nice candle- whatever is within your budget but fancy enough that you would normally reserve as a gift for a friend.
      I bought myself one in a particularly lonely moment and would light it in my newly-empty bedroom in the evening. It was a small gesture of kindness to myself- something small, but calming, and luxurious, and just for me.

  52. My heart fluttered at the You Me chairs. Anyone else? So simple and sweet.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      agreed!!! so sweet and loving.

    • Emily says...

      Same! They are so lovely.

  53. Chrissie says...

    Wow. This is one of my favorite places you’ve shown. It’s so beautiful but friendly. It seems like a huge apartment (two floors??), it seems like quite a find!

  54. kristine says...

    -Alessandra ..I loved reading this ..you really keep it genuine… ..Coco is lucky to have such a cool mom

  55. Elizabeth says...

    I have been a renter all my life – in New Orleans, New York, and now San Diego. The first thing I do everywhere is paint, take down gross fans, and do custom lighting and window treatments. I stay for years, and usually the landlords keep/love everything I do – sometimes I don’t have to pay the last month’s rent!
    Love this post and the magical world she made for herself and her daughter!

  56. KOP says...

    Lovely home! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  57. Nadine Hughey says...

    Love the sharp contrast of black pieces.

  58. Kerry says...

    I would love a post about the quirks of renting apartments in New York and how if differs from other cities. For instance, I found it surprising that Alessandra painted her whole apartment and added the kitchen island. I rent in Boston and I’ve never heard of people making these kind of improvements. Do people in New York generally sign longer leases that make apartment improvements worth it?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      real estate is SO hard here that i think if you good deal on an apartment, you know you’ll hold onto it (and keep resigning your lease year after year, if possible), so it’s worth making changes yourself versus moving. that’s my experience, and alessandra said the same thing while we were chatting last night, too.

    • Katy says...

      I live in Asheville, North Carolina and I’ve made renovations in almost every apartment I’ve lived in! In my past three apartments I replaced flooring, added a tiny kitchen, replaced countertops, and repainted every single room. Some people thought I was certifiably insane for “wasting money” but I never thought much of it. I may not actually own the property but it’s still my home so it’s important that my space feels very me.

    • Jen says...

      I lived in Sydney for six years and had every single one-year lease agreement *end*. One wanted to sell, one didn’t like kids and found out we’d had a baby, one was divorcing and wanted to move in etc. We were model tenants. The one time I tried to paint I had to beg them to let me do it…the walls were dark lavender and had mold spots and I wanted to paint white! While painting I discovered the ceiling wobbled like jell-o due to a roof leak and attic full of mold. It’s the only lease we broke – we had to go to court to do it (and won). Within a week it was relisted for $200/m more and advertised as having new paint! Ugh. I’m totally baffled and jealous of all these renters who not just get to paint, but get to stay in their apartments multiple years! My husband got a job transfer to a small town and we bought a house a few months ago… I can’t wait to install book shelves so I can drill holes in the wall – because it’s *mine*. Ha!

    • Courtney says...

      Do you know what kind of cabinets did she buy from home depot? What about the marble? I’ve been trying to figure out how to add an island to my rental kitchen :)

    • linda says...

      seriously! i thought the same thing. i also live in boston and i just can’t imagine doing beyond painting a rental space.
      with that said, i can understand the appeal of it though.
      I guess the idea is to not think of it as “throwing money away” because you can currently apply that logic to renting in general.
      to think of it in financial terms- if you can spend $2k on home improvement on a rental- split that out by 12 months and it’s an additional $167/month… well- think of it as for just an additional $167/month, you get to live in a nicer space…

    • Kay says...

      Regardless of the cost of making your own renovations/updates to a rental, I’ve never been in a rental (I’ve rented in Seattle for 12+ years) that allows you to make these kinds of changes!

    • Julie says...

      We’ve added islands, shelves, custom lighting, more shelves, hung pot racks, etc., all in tiny NYC apartments. We don’t ask permission :) My husband is handy enough to put them all up, which means he’s also handy enough to take them down, spackle the holes, and we move on. Or, sometimes our shelving has been so perfect for the spot, we just ask if the next renter would like to leave it up. This has all been on one year leases, too. We have no shame in making our apartment feel like our home, even if it’s only a year! And, importantly, we always get our security deposit back. :)

  59. I looove that watercolor map! What a special way to develop a sense of place <3

  60. Gen says...

    So many sweet things. Thanks for sharing!

  61. Beautiful! I love the light that shines on in. And the wonky floors/ceilings are…amusing! (But they would drive me crazy!)

  62. Sarah says...

    Where is her dress from in that beautiful happy picture!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i’ll ask her!

  63. Lynn says...

    Gooorgeous! The painting in the stairwell is my favorite part. I’d sit in the stairwell too if that was there to keep me company.

  64. Where is that beautiful perforated bathroom shelf/cabinet from!?

    • Those were found at a flea market. I love a good hunt!

    • Alessandra Olanow says...

      I found those upstate at a flea market, I love a good hunt!