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Ah, Brooklyn. Manhattan’s expansive and eclectic brother, home of the Williamsburg hipsters, Park Slope stroller pushers, Rockaway surf bros (though they probably live in Williamsburg and are maybe hipsters) and great flea markets. The diverse landscape is rife with all kinds of architectural highlights from lovely early 19th century brownstones to sleek new condos and everything in between. So whether you’re looking to upgrade your apartment, your coffee shop or your startup’s office we have a designer match for you.

Creating Community at Kingston Common

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In the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights, Homepolish's Elisa Shankle crafted unique community spaces for each floor of the Kingston Common building development.

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For the Kingston Common housing development in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Homepolish…

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As Elisa says, "When I got there on the initial consultation, the space was under…

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In Lounge #4, a crushed velvet sofa dominates the scene.

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In Lounge #3, Elisa specified a leather sofa with sleek brass legs.

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Silk, hand-loomed pillows add a pop of color and luxury to the space.

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Even though they're all slightly different, the sofas all came from Interior Define.

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A Single-Day Makeover for a Brooklyn Apartment

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After a couple had some minor renovations in their Brooklyn apartment, they called in Homepolish's Ariel Farmer to complete the finishing touches from small pieces of furniture to a large wall gallery.

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When Garrett Munce and Adam Rathe, both magazine editors residing in Brooklyn, needed…

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Ariel helped the two craft a modern bohemian with pieces such as this sculptural

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Garrett inherited beautiful antique rugs from his grandmother, which immediately gave…

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The wall gallery was the biggest project the team took on. It incorporates pieces that…

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For a gallery of this scope, Ariel says that it's best to lay everything out on the…

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Funny tidbit: When Ariel first met the couple, she told them to get a couple plants.…

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And as magazine editors, the two have quite the collection of books.

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They have so much art that it spills out right into the hallway and into the bedroom.

A Modern, Industrial Brooklyn Loft

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When a free-spirited couple in Williamsburg hired Homepolish's Jae Joo, she had 2 months to take their loft from bare bones to a creative haven.

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And of course, it has some products from Jose's company, Abbott NYC.

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Everything from brass wishbones to telephones and shirt collars.

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As if the couple isn't cool enough, they also have an awesome pup, George.

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Luxury continues in the bathroom as well with pristine subway tile and a clawfoot tub.

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Patterned poufs and textural rugs complete the look.

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The master bedroom looks out over the living room... perfect for surveying their…

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Off the kitchen, there's a small home office. The industrial desk from Restoration…

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The guest bedroom was completed in a Moroccan theme.

A Picture-Perfect Brooklyn Apartment

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When it came to a 1-bedroom apartment in Park Slope, Homepolish's Jesse Turek knew just how to bring out personality and quirk in the design.

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There's Carol... demonstrating how absolutely comfortable her new sectional is.

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The bedroom is perfectly zen with lots of natural light and white linens.

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Not to mention the closet doors! Originally, jesse was going to have these custom…

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Jesse encouraged Carol to visit the annual Affordable Art Fair, and sure enough she…

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We are LOVING the pop of purple from this midcentury side chair.

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And who can resist this adorable little hanging terrarium? It even has mini giraffes inside!

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The geometric coffee table adds just a touch of glam.

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Carol was hesitant to splurge on a large-scale rug, but Jesse assured her that a…

A Single Day Makeover for a Fashion Designer’s Studio

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For a fashion designer who recently moved from Berlin to Brooklyn, Homepolish's Emma Lesser took a studio space from post-move-in disarray to oasis with only a single day session.

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When fashion designer Julianna Bass, who owns her own fashion line, moved back to New…

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Housed in the repurposed Domino Sugar Factory, the apartment feels perfectly…

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First on the to-do list for the apartment was maximizing the layout. Emma immediately…

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Since Julianna is a designer, she was comfortable going for some bold choices, such as…

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Another bold choice was the bright orange dhurrie occasional chair.

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The gallery wall is a collection of Julianna's multiple tastes and personality. As…

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Every coffee table needs a touch of personality.

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And there's Julianna with Elliott the cat (who according to our photographer dominated…

A Breathtaking Brooklyn Gut Renovation

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In a complete top-to-bottom renovation, Homepolish's Elizabeth Bomberger took a Park Slope townhouse and turned it into a floral "urban treehouse" to escape the city.

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A Florida transplant to Brooklyn's Park Slope hired Homepolish's Elizabeth Bomberger…

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In the kitchen, a gorgeous custom mural by Sicis incorporates peonies, the client's…

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The pendants in the dining area are literally the "Caviar" model. Doesn't get more…

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And we are simply DYING for this incredible paneling in the entryway. Elizabeth found…

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She continues, "My favorite part of the design is the fact that the panels are…

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The client was enamored with the idea of having a Japanese soaking tub, so Elizabeth…

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In the shower, another Sicis mosaic covers the wall, this time in a lotus pattern,…

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The opposite side of the room is a touch more subdued with a metal dresser and simple mirror.

Heymama’s Homey Williamsburg Townhouse

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When the founder of heymama Amri Kibbler moved from a tiny TriBeCa apartment to a 4-story townhouse, she called in Homepolish's Allison Petty to take the new construction and bring in some much-needed personality.

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The open plan kitchen couldn't be more welcoming. Amri points out that since moving to…

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Loving how the natural walnut plays off of the verdant fiddleleaf fig.

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The cofounder of platform Hey Mama Amri Kibbler moved into a new construction…

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In the living room, Amri's beautiful collection of photography and mismatched throw…

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Both the dining table and the dining pendants were finds from Design Within Reach.

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A giant daybed in the playroom (from Oeuf) could also double as a place for little…

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Amri already had the feature pendant. As soon as Allison saw it, she knew it would…

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The kids' pillows are from Natti Natti, Progeny Shoppe, and Land of Nod.

Our Designer’s Personal Brooklyn Retreat

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After four years of living as an urban nomad, Homepolish designer Michael Groth was finally ready to put down roots and design his own apartment in Greenpoint. Tour along with him.

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My bedroom is an ode to my hometown, Los Angeles, complete with a map of the city…

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The longhorn skull from New Mexico is definitely my sprit animal (I am a Taurus after…

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I found this simple lamp at the Salvation Army and sourced a new shade for it.…

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This ‘g’ poster is a gift from my studio mates at Grillitype. I like to think it…

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This vintage handwoven alpaca textile was found by a friend in the Sacred Valley in…

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I try to squeeze plants in every nook I can. I usually get a new one for each big…

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This wall is like a shrine to some of my favorite designers (all of whom happen to be…

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The shape of this living room is super awkward (in true New York fashion), but it…

A Young Couple’s Industrial Brooklyn Home

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A young couple moved into a Williamsburg apartment together, and they called in Homepolish's Becky Shea by day one. She helped them maximize the space and merge their styles.

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To have a wall hanging as beautiful as this, check out our tutorial.

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When Hope Holland and her fiancé Reed Fawley moved into a beautiful industrial…

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Getting an ample sofa was on the top of the priority list. Reed is a tall guy (6' 4"…

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The reclaimed wood credenza perfectly matches the exposed beams in the other parts of the room.

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This little adorable ladder was a find on Etsy. Excuse us while we go buy ten of these…

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Hope and Reed never had a proper dining area prior to this apartment, so when Becky…

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Absolutely swooning over this kitchen. It may be small, but that cement tile and the…

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The cute little succulents were actually from Hope's friends in Florida.