When Homepolish designer Luna Grey and her boyfriend moved from Philadelphia to Brooklyn, they had to make some adjustments, in their lifestyle and design style.
Photos by Claire Esparros.
In December 2014 when we were living in Philly, my boyfriend landed his dream job in SoHo. We commuted on weekdays throughout January and February, and it didn’t take long for us to realize that there was no way we could keep that up. On his off days, we were doing laundry and preparing meals for the Bolt Bus rides to NYC. While he was at work, I was camping out in coffee shops trying to design with no outlets and bad wifi. We moved to Brooklyn in March, where we were introduced to broker fees, alternate side parking, and apartments which were twice the price and half the square footage as our last place. (Welcome to New York!) As soon as I saw this apartment on StreetEasy, I knew it was the one. Windows. Windows. And the windows!
Moving to Brooklyn has changed my fashion and interior design styles quite a bit. Over time, my personal design aesthetic has become more graphic, light, natural, and neutral. I’ve grown to love minimalist Scandinavian interiors, vintage midcentury furniture, and plants as décor. And I’ve come to embrace local Brooklyn makers, whether it comes through art or handmade ceramics. For my apartment, I tried to decorate it in a way that preserves its beautiful architecture and lightness. It may not be Philadelphia, but with the right touches, it’s home. -Luna
Follow along with Luna as she shows more of the space in the gallery. And see more of her work here!