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sneak peek: rachel of dwellstudio

by Amy Azzarito

today we have two sneak peeks from designers at dwellstudio. dwell is one of my favorite bedding companies (i have dwell bedding on my own bed!) so it was a thrill to get a little peek into the homes of two dwell studio designers! first up is the greenpoint, brooklyn home of rachel strohminger. rachel has a fashion design background and at dwell has worked on projects ranging from baby apparel for the dwellstudio target collection to baby toys. in designing in own home, rachel looked to incorporate a little of her mid-western roots with lots of plants and hints of the country. {thanks rachel!} amy a.

[We have a very odd layout to our home and we spend a lot of time trying to figure out what our apartment might have been in the past. It’s long and skinny with exposed brick running the length of it on one side. We have an air shaft in the center of the home that is a design challenge to work around. We have filled that window with plants so there is something green to look at. We also have lovely Manhattan views of the Chrysler Building from the kitchen and bedroom. I have a New York moment often as I’m standing in front of our range in the evening cooking, and looking out at the lights of the city. I love having things I love surrounding me that inspire me and are just beautiful to look at. I also love our art that we have made ourselves or was made by members of our family – including my extremely crafty grandparents! I am a creature of change and I don’t think I will ever feel like our home is “done.” I just have too much fun re-decorating! ]

[photo above: This was an odd space right inside the door that we made into sort of an entry way. I have a made a little collection of black and white objects. The console I found at a junk store for $70!]

[photo above: My husband and I currently share (what was our dining table in our past apartment) a desk in our office. I have inspiration board that I pin up work that inspires me. This room is a constantly evolving work in progress. With two designers, it’s a challenge to keep things organized.]

CLICK HERE for more of Rachel’s sneak peek!

[photo above: This is a tiny little space for the main living area in our home, but we try to make the most of it. Above the sofa we have a collection of objects that we’ve collected from vacations. My most treasured item in the room is the needlepoint on the top shelf that my grandmother made as a wedding gift – my grandfather made the wooden frame.]

[photo above: Wedding photos taken by a college friend of ours, more plants, mushroom photo taken on our honeymoon by my husband, and russian nesting dolls bought here in NY at one of the holiday fairs. We love reading and collecting books. Someday we hope to have a wall full of books.]

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