We paid a visit to Charles and his sweet Shiba Inu pup at their place in Downtown Brooklyn—just a short drive away from AptDeco HQ! We love a Brooklyn apartment tour. Watch how Charles transformed his studio apartment into a functional live/work space by visually sectioning out the loft into four distinct rooms.
Charles’ decor style reflects his proclivity for industrial finishes, minimalist silhouettes and functional pieces; the perfect mix for an open plan space with industrial bones (peep the steel front door!).
Watch for: Charles’ vintage coffee table. It’s well-made with faint signs of a previous life, and the showstopper of the living room.
Styling tips from Charles
- Function over fashion! You’ll never regret buying a piece that’s useful and fits the room like a glove
- Focus on tying your color scheme throughout the space. In Charles’ case, black and medium-brown tones helped bring out the industrial feeling in his studio.
Minimalist? Check. Cozy? Also check. Charles does a great job of mixing simple pieces with warm tones to bring character to his minimally-decorated living room.
The aforementioned coffee table we stan. It’s simple yet intriguing in a way you can’t put your finger on. The light wear on the edges of the table brings out that vintage, worn-in charm.
Charles’ dresser from West Elm helps weave the medium-brown wood trend found throughout the apartment.
This living room angle gives you a good look at the industrial loft elements that make this studio unique.
Fun fact: the building Charles’ lives in used to be a toy factory!
A peek at the kitchen reveals a hightop dining setup and multi-purpose coffee bar to the right of the fridge.
Couldn’t forget the star of the show! Special thanks to Charles’ dog for being a great host.
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