one room tour


Things are really coming together now! The room I am most excited about right now is our master bedroom. It’s HUGE. It’s deliciously, restfully, quietly enormous. Well, for New York anyway. :)


When we signed papers on this apartment all of the walls were painted peach. PEACH! And although I might have been into that at some point in my life, lately I’ve been digging cooler colors. I find them calming. And I can get pretty anxious, so I need as many calming strategies as I can get my hands on. ;) But…since Dave and I both hate painting and since we were vacationing with our families until just before our move-in date…we hired painters! And I have been grateful every day since. I am SO glad our home is not peach. I am SO glad we were not the ones faced with painting it.

So, I chose a cool grey for our bedroom and the color two shades whiter on the same color card as the “white” for the rest of the apartment. It’s hard to even tell it’s grey… but if you compare it to the ceiling you can see it better.



While I was arranging things, there were lots of times I wondered where to put things…and I decided to just to put them in the same spot I had it before. It might not be the most interesting way to go…but it sure made things easier.


One difference from our last apartment is the trees. There are more trees on this block! And since we’re on the third floor, we’re up in the leaves, so to speak. In our last home I wasn’t aching for more trees or anything. I didn’t even think twice about it. But the first morning we woke up here, I looked out our bedroom window and thought “ahhh….trees…”. The tree out our back window is a “Tree of Heaven”…which is the tree Betty Smith was referencing when she wrote “A Tree Grows In Brooklyn”. I didn’t know which tree was the Brooklyn one until I reread the book as an adult a few years ago and now I see them EVERYWHERE. And I KNOW them. I know what their spring foliage looks like and how their leaves form and how they grow long twisty seed pods in the fall. I’m not really sure why, but I feel much more attached to these kinds of trees than any other. I don’t really feel anything for maples or oaks and I think ginkos are sort of weird looking…but these Trees of Heaven? I love them.


And the best part of the Master Bedroom? It has a Master Bathroom. Oh yes it does.

Ladies and Gentleman, I’ve officially arrived.

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About robyn

I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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8 Responses to one room tour

  1. Jen says:

    Pretty! Slightly jealous though. You’re bedroom is bigger than ours and we live in a bi-level (main floor and basement) house.
    Gorgeous paint job too!! Love the colors. Might steal your idea when we re-paint.

  2. Awesome! Isn’t it great to hire a painter and have the whole thing done for you? One of the cool things about being married to Doug is that I never have to paint a wall myself again. Your room looks great and I’m jealous of the lack of pet hair under your bed!

  3. MamaV says:

    Robyn! I learned a secret to making a room look even bigger! Fool the eye by placing curtains outside of the window instead of inside. Magic!

    This post reminds me of the time Lucas was reporting to a friend on a visit to his grandparents house: “They had 4 bathrooms! Isn’t that RIDICULOUS?!” He had gone hunting from bathroom to bathroom during our visit because he was incredulous. I guess 4 sounds ridiculous… but 2 bathrooms definitely doesn’t!

  4. Plume says:

    It’s looking great! Are you doing a whole tour? I’d love to see the rest. The apartment looks spacious and lovely, very nice.

    We jumped on the gray bandwagon last year and painted our apartment a cool, light gray after living with peach walls ourselves for four years. It was depressing. Thankfully the landlord agreed right off the bat. I love how it can look almost white depending the lighting.

  5. Miss Vicki says:

    This room looks like a restful haven, a place to escape from the chaos of life!! Love the tree!

  6. Christina says:

    and also? Ginko trees STINK. Right at the height of summer. They are planted all up and down my street and I would like them to be GONE. I heard a (possible urban legend) that they are illegal to cut down in the 5 boroughs because they were a gift from the Japanese diplomat. Joke’s on us, I guess.

  7. Susan says:

    I own a whole house but have a wall-to-wall bed and share a bedroom with five other people. What is wrong with this scenario?

    This all looks so awesome and I can’t wait to finally be home again and come see it in person.

  8. Rhona says:

    I love your wall colour and the size of your bedroom. One thing I would love is a rocking chair in my house but, unfortunately, I haven’t found anywhere I could put one – I have rocking chair envy ;) x

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