Name: Sydney Callands and my dog IvyLocation: Upper West Side — New York City, New York Type of home: Basement Brownstone ApartmentSize: 350 square feetYears lived in: 1 year, renting Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: Whenever I move to a new place, I put a lot of thought into how I want to decorate because I like for my home to be my sanctuary. My home is my happy space and so cozy.
If you’ve ever lived in an apartment, this ‘before’ picture might look a little familiar. In fact, I’m pretty sure my very first rental had the exact same wood-trimmed cabinets and white laminate countertop. But when Brooklyn residents Mark and Erin bought their own place, they decided it was time for an update — one that would make their outdated kitchen more beautiful and more useful.