This Brownstone’s Wallpaper Combos Create a Cool Concrete Jungle in Brooklyn

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Name: Alvin Wayne and partner
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Type of home: Brownstone
Size: 1044 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: Our brownstone was built in 1899 in Brooklyn. Our home is a mix of ’70s vintage-inspired pieces with a classic twist. The home has its original black double doors, and original mantel, but the herringbone floors and the kitchen and baths are new.

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Classic, modern, luxurious, comfortable.

What is your favorite room and why? My favorite room is the living room, because I used to obsess over all the pieces in the room and now I finally own them! Also the wallpaper is concrete so it makes the home feel modern and industrial. It’s a real refection of all the things we love: industrial, modern, vintage, and classical design.

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? The last thing that was purchased for our space was the “good vibes” neon sign. I thought it was necessary to remind ourselves and anyone who enters our home that it’s always “good vibes” in here!

Any advice for creating a home you love? Add in all the things you love, from plants to neon signs, go for it!

This submission’s responses were edited for length and clarity.


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