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Michaele's Good Energy

Name:

Michaele

Location:

Brooklyn, New York

Division:

Tiny

Square Feet:

600

What I Love About My Home


I truly believe that spaces inherently carry different energies. When we were first looking to buy an apartment, this was the only one that just felt "us." It felt like home without any of our stuff in it! So, I love it's naturally good energy. Aside from that, it's all about the decorative details that are original to the building. Our row house was built in 1901, and our apartment has the original (and highly detailed) pressed tin ceilings intact as well as the inlaid wood floors and door mouldings. Another thing we really, really love is our kitchen-it's definitely the heart of our home. It was a (not-so-hot) mess when we first moved in -so we renovated. I fear leaving this apartment and never liking another kitchen as much as this one!

Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home


Being patient with our selections. There is an urge to rush to get everything in its place and just-so, especially if you need a professional's help to put it in -like light fixtures. We definitely rushed to decide on a few of them and then changed our mind later and decided to buy new ones-we wasted money on that.

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I like that glass or plexiglass table!

posted by Sam I Am on April 27, 2011 at 12:37pm
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Super usage of color schemes and your mix and match -programmes are great!

posted by emilies on April 28, 2011 at 11:03am
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That's a great blue in the living room! What's the name?

posted by apappa on April 27, 2011 at 8:29am
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LOVE your style. Great wall color choices. And I would commit a crime to own that green chair. But my very favorite thing is your pug sitting on the sofa. Hilarious! Looks like she's sayin', "You lookin' at me?" We need to know her name! And would love to see a pic of that great ceiling! I can definitely feel that good energy!

posted by SweetRosieBrown on April 27, 2011 at 8:33am
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You're dog is cute!

posted by ButterfluyBleus on April 27, 2011 at 8:40am
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Great wall colors, I wish the photos showed more of the actual space.

posted by R_Claw on April 27, 2011 at 8:41am
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You have my vote- I especially love the light blue wall color- it reminds me of Versailles, which I've never been to, but I imagine looks fancy like that. Also, your dog's facial structure looks strikingly similar to the skull on the wall. coincidence? Or was that pet #1 before he peed on the bed one too many times? I also love the green headboard. I think I've seen it on this site before, and it combination with that eggplant color, which is a great combination and one I wouldn't have thought of! Very lovely home

posted by Jess Ruhl24 on April 27, 2011 at 8:54am
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I love this apartment but I wish we could see the kitchen that she loves! I know 5 pictures aren't very much, but it's disappointing when these entries mention something fabulous but don't show a picture of it.

posted by MWesdock on April 27, 2011 at 9:57am
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Terrific!

posted by ShannonTaylor on April 27, 2011 at 10:04am
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PUG!

posted by cvgmiami on April 27, 2011 at 10:20am
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One of my favorites! Love the bright colors and the eclectic style.

posted by Briony on April 27, 2011 at 10:34am
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I agree with the others--the pug makes that first picture!

"I don't CARE if you're taking pictures--I'm comfortable and I'm NOT moving from my couch!"

posted by AmyinPittsburgh on April 27, 2011 at 10:48am
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As a fellow pug owner I love the first pic, my pug also seems to sit like a person sometimes.

posted by joydreamz on April 27, 2011 at 10:58am
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I want to see your kitchen and I LOVE your green chair!!!

posted by Tracy333 on April 27, 2011 at 11:03am
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Oh, and your pug is ADORABLE! :)

posted by Tracy333 on April 27, 2011 at 11:03am
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LOVE your art, especially in pic 2. Sources??

posted by azaleasmoke on April 27, 2011 at 11:28am
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Love your use of patterns and colors, gorgeous!

posted by Raaina on April 27, 2011 at 11:29am
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I love the chartreuse tones. The headboard and the chair are gorgeous.

posted by Pamela L on April 27, 2011 at 1:14pm
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Let's see the kitchen!!!

posted by KasieB on April 27, 2011 at 1:37pm
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Everything about this space is gorgeous, but just the thought of waking up in that bed to that pudgy little fur-face every morning made me almost homicidal with pure jealousy. Love.

posted by tinquerbelle on April 27, 2011 at 1:45pm
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What a lively & appealing vibe you have created with fabulous contrasts in genre & color.

posted by visualeyes on April 27, 2011 at 2:32pm
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I love this space and the color choices and the art work and the furnishings!!!! LOVE IT ALL - Especially that stately and commanding Pug.

posted by Whitney Rhyne on April 27, 2011 at 2:38pm
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beautiful but why no pictures of this amazing kitchen? tease!

posted by lorrinm on April 27, 2011 at 2:45pm
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The decor would not be the same without Poppy posturing! No place is complete without a pug. I love your place especially some of the art work and I can vouch for the kitchen for the 2 resident chefs.

posted by Mama Lena on April 27, 2011 at 3:59pm
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Here's my address..so you can send me the chaiir...hahahahaha..I love it!

posted by wendym1 on April 27, 2011 at 4:37pm
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Could you post the name of bedroom paint please. Love the jewel like tones and, of course, your pug.

posted by Rottweiler on April 27, 2011 at 5:52pm
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There's something about flat-faced dogs and sitting like people...My bulldog sits like that too, it's too funny.

I love the colour in your place! It wouldn't all be my first choice, but the boldness and overall feeling of your place is great.

posted by pheebs79 on April 27, 2011 at 8:11pm
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That dog!!!!
Oh and your place is great too.

posted by aynn on April 27, 2011 at 9:36pm
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I'll put in a plug for your pug's mug! It tugs at my heartstrings! So cute. And I love the green chair. Wish we could have seen that kitchen.

posted by Florida Joyce on April 27, 2011 at 9:45pm
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I love the combination of the green headboard against the purple wall. Also your entry way table with the gold regency frame is also great.

I did the same as you when I moved in my place, in my haste to put everything in, I put in a bathroom vanity light that I didn't really care for when ordered it, didn't care for turned into pure hatred once it actually got up on the wall. Ended up ripping it out and putting a $49 broadway light from home depot that I love.

posted by mauishopgirl on April 27, 2011 at 10:17pm
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Beautiful house and goggie.

Do all AT readers have pugs or boston terriers? Or is this just that these breeds make good apartment/small space goggies? Just an interesting trend I've noted...

posted by orbit on April 28, 2011 at 3:00am
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yah, all these people with too many dogs. eck. your home is groovy... though, i would not consider a dead cow/bull head 'good energy'.

posted by queenyellowsun on April 28, 2011 at 4:34am
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O/T, but Michaele, how do you pronounce your name? It was my grandma's name and I've never seen it on anyone else before.

posted by bedouindilemma on April 29, 2011 at 12:16pm
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