Lindsay’s Brownstone in Boston

Lindsay’s Brownstone in Boston

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About

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My name is Lindsay. I’m 24 years old, and I’m a research scientist at a pharmaceutical company. In my free time, I love to do anything creative. I like drawing and painting, but my main hobby is creating YouTube videos.

Living situation

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I live in the Alston neighborhood of Boston, MA. It’s affordable and accessible by public transit. Since it’s near Boston University and Boston College, Alston is home to a lot of college students. There are a lot of great Korean restaurants, boba tea places, and Asian markets in the area.I live on the third floor of an old brownstone that was built in 1900. There’s no central air, thermostat, or in-unit laundry. My 800 sq feet apartment is one of just six in the building.

My only roommate is my cat, Peanut, who unfortunately doesn’t contribute financially.

Monthly Rent (Including Utilities): $1950

When you walk into the apartment, there is a small entryway. The entrance to the bedroom, living room and kitchen are off the entryway. The bathroom is connected to the kitchen. It’s a bit of an unusual layout, but it works for me.

Living space

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My home decor style is inspired and influenced by my mother. She’s an interior designer and designed my entire apartment for me. Since she knows me so well, she was able to accomplish this with very little guidance and input. I also find ideas in the home sections of Urban Outfitters.

It’s really important that my space accurately reflects my personality and aesthetic. I would describe my style as funky and eclectic. I have a couple of mid-century modern pieces of furniture mixed in with some industrial pieces.

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Since I live alone, I didn’t have to make any design compromises to accommodate other housemates. But I made a few for Peanut’s sake. He is very mischievous and will knock over any small items I leave out. Placing scratching posts and cat toys throughout the apartment keeps him entertained and prevents him from destroying my furniture.

Entryway

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I wanted the entryway to be a functional space where I could keep my keys, backpack, and shoes.,One of my mother’s clients originally ordered this nightstand, but when it arrived, they hated it. My mom was unable to return it, so it sat in our garage for several months. I later begged her to let me have it for my apartment. It’s perfect!

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I painted the picture of the chicken myself. I also hung a framed picture of my first cat and a picture of me and my mom. The gray ties all three pictures together.

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Living Room

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My mom and I had to be really mindful of how we designed the living room area because I do so many activities in this room—it’s where I work, relax, and exercise. I love how colorful the rug is. But I wanted the main furniture pieces, like the desk, sofa, and dresser, to be neutral colors. Even if my style evolves or changes, I can keep them.

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I bought the Peloton because the pandemic converted me into an at-home workout person. My mom found my desk at a furniture show in North Carolina. It’s so unique.

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The books in my bookcase are organized by color. All the art in my apartment is pieces that I’ve accumulated over the years at different flea markets, street fairs, etc. I absolutely adore the gallery wall above my desk and plan to add more to it.

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Bathroom

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I wanted the bathroom to be a relaxing space where I could enjoy getting ready. It is mostly white, so I opted for a vividly colorful bathmat. It was actually in the first house my mom owned. When she moved, she gave it to me and I took it to college. Subsequently, it’s very nostalgic for me.

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I hang my most-used necklaces on the hanger rack. It makes getting ready really easy in the morning and helps me remember what jewelry I have. It’s also out of Peanut’s reach.

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Kitchen/Dining space

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Because the kitchen has limited counter and cabinet space, I had to be strategic about the appliances that I bought. While I purchased an island to have a surface to prepare food on, making meals here can still be a challenge! However, hanging the pans on the wall makes them easier to access while cooking.

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Splurging on an espresso machine was worth it to me—making my coffee in the morning is a treasured part of my day. The drying rack is yet another find from my mom’s garage. It was originally black, but I spray-painted it white.

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I like to keep flowers on my kitchen table. Usually, I opt for roses because they are non-toxic to cats. So if Peanut takes a chomp out of them (which he sometimes does) I won't need to rush him to the vet.

Bedroom

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My bedroom is quite peaceful and minimalist. I prioritized purchasing soft sheets and bedding. My duvet cover is so comfy. The nightstand might look familiar because it’s the same model as the one in my entryway.

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I feel like having an actual alarm clock is much better for my mental health than using the alarm clock function on my phone. Overall, the bedroom feels cozy and relaxing.

Afterthoughts

Growing up, my mom always instilled in me the importance of living in a well-decorated, clean, and organized space. My goal is for my home to feel like a safe place where I can relax and be creative. I do have a few pieces of advice for others hoping to do the same. Remember to measure your space before purchasing furniture. And, if it’s financially feasible for you, invest in quality pieces that will last you years.nI am very pleased with how the space is decorated, though I do wish I had more plants in the apartment. Unfortunately, my cat loves to eat plants, and I’m terrible at remembering to water them.

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