After back injuries left him in excruciating pain in 2009, Jason Wachob began his yoga practice…and was encouraged by the positive, powerful, life-improving effects. This change sparked an interest in living a more balanced, holistic lifestyle. “It was a real awakening for me,” he confesses. He founded the wellness website mindbodygreen later that year. Considering the huge audiences mindbodygreen reaches online and on social, it’s clear their message has resonated.
When he and his wife Colleen (who is a founding partner and the chief brand officer at mindbodygreen), were on the hunt for a new home, they looked for a place that would match their personalities, function for them space-wise, and also nourish them in other ways. The airy Brooklyn home they’ve owned for eight months invokes a sense of calm for the young family, while also honoring the cool vibe of the new Brooklyn building.
“Every piece in our space holds significance or tells a story,” Jason explains. Notable elements like sky-high ceilings, a generous lineup of plants, and colorful artwork blend easily with a modern and minimal style. But again, it’s not just about looks — how the space feels is a vital element to the couple. So they also worked with a Feng Shui specialist, Dana Claudat, to ensure a good flow of space.
Apartment Therapy Survey:
Our Style: Brooklyn Bohemian Sanctuary
Inspiration: Dana Claudat
Favorite Element: Plants. They not only improve the air quality, but it makes us feel like we have some nature in the urban jungle.
Biggest Challenge: Moving into a new construction building with a two-week-old baby.
What Friends Say: Your apartment feels like a real home.
Biggest Embarrassment: Blue Tape of things we are still working through on our punch list.
Proudest DIY: Well, it’s not truly a DIY, but we did have the brickwork in our bedroom installed before we moved-in. It makes our bedroom feel really cozy and highlight the original loft structure of the building.
Biggest Indulgence: ART! We really love the neon from Olivia Steele and the GRATTITUDE art from Peter Tunney.
Best Advice: “Only keep what brings you joy.” – Marie Kondo
Dream Sources: The Now Massage
LIVING ROOM/DINING ROOM
Over 20 plants including succulents, cactus, etc — many from La Catrina
Reclaimed wood dining table table — West Elm
Crystals on dining table in the cactus plant — from Energy Muse
Candle on dining table — Keap
4 golden meditation cushions — ABC Home
Mini-cactus from La Catrina
“Trust the Process” neon art from Olivia Steele
Yoga print from Robert Sturman
Entryway Ginesh art — from Dumbo artist Craig Anthony Miller
Wooden Tribal Mask on floor — family heirloom passed on from Jason’s Dad. He got it in Mexico 50 years ago.
DOWNSTAIRS GUEST BEDROOM
Art — Cuba circa 2006
Art — Craig Anthony Miller
Art — Gustava Montoya
Art — Carlos Merida
Bassinet for Ellie — SNOO
Pillow — John Robshaw
Art — mindbodygreen friend Rich Roll’s daughter, Mathis Roll, in the bathroom
“GRATITUDE” art from Peter Tunney