Have you ever had one of those dreams that was so perfect, it’s just heartbreaking to wake up and realize it wasn’t real? Last night, I had this incredibly vivid dream about an apartment we’re going to see today. In my dream, this so-so Greenpoint apartment turned into a beautiful, rambling treehouse home that had sunny bedrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows that louvered open sideways to let a soft cross breeze sweep across each room. The tiny porch turned into a breezy, Wisteria-covered oasis where we hosted parties and sat at night to watch the sun set. I’m pretty sure that apartment exists only in my head and pretty much nowhere in Brooklyn, but in my dream, it was absolutely beautiful.
So I’m preparing myself for reality when we head up there to check it out today. But one thing that stuck with me from the dream that I might be able to carry with me to an actual new apartment was a clean, modern kitchen. In my dream, we had this awesome kitchen with bamboo cabinets and colorful drawer-fronts, and when I checked my email this morning, I saw basically the spitting image of my dream kitchen in these designs from Viola Park. A sister company to Henrybuilt, Viola Park recently launched an LA showroom along with a line of kitchen islands that can be purchased independently or as part of a larger package. Each island comes with a built-in storage system for storing food and little pivoting boxes for utensils. Basically, it’s the perfect unit for a renter who can’t build a custom kitchen in their space. If you’ve already got a great space and just need something new in the kitchen, check out Viola Park’s collection right here. And, if you happen to have an amazing treehouse apartment in Brooklyn that you’d like someone to take off your hands, well, you know who to call . . . xo, grace