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Jan 17, 2020

Astoria Interiors: Funky and Functional on Astoria Blvd

BY: ANNA DORE Welcome back to another edition of Astoria Interiors, a series where we go inside neighborhood homes to showcase design on the most local level. Today, we head (…)

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BY: ANNA DORE

Welcome back to another edition of Astoria Interiors, a series where we go inside neighborhood homes to showcase design on the most local level. Today, we head inside a maximalist loft on Astoria Blvd., where bold prints and patterns mirror this couple’s eclectic style. But the fun doesn’t stop inside—Lindsay and Peter’s gardened rooftop terrace has us itching for an invite to this Astoria abode. 

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Name: Lindsay & Peter

Social Handle: @lindsayb099; @peter_runs_nyc

Location: Astoria Blvd. between 12th and 14th Street

Years Lived In: 4

Size: Loft, 1 bathroom, 1200 sq. ft.

Tell us a bit about you and your Astoria apartment. 

We are a couple living in Astoria with our three crazy dogs. Peter is a designer and production manager and Lindsay is a consultant in Manhattan. While this neighborhood is a little off the beaten path, we love the diversity and proximity to Astoria Park. As runners and fitness enthusiasts, the new track and renovations make it an ideal location for us.

Describe your design aesthetic in five words or less. 

Eclectic and funky yet cozy and functional.

This is the first space guests see as they enter our apartment so we wanted it to be fun, funky and colorful. The eclectic mixture of patterns combining Ikat, Dalmatian and geometric shapes sets the tone for the rest of the apartment.

What is your favorite room and why?

The bedroom because it has become our sanctuary to escape the daily grind – even if we share the bed with our three crazy pups :)

The focal point of the bedroom is the custom painting above the bed which inspired the aesthetic for the rest of the space. We selected a deep nocturne blue to highlight the gold and white accents of the artwork as well as the gold legs of the custom bench built by Peter.

Most prized piece? 

The most prized and meaningful piece is the commissioned painting above the bed of a Ralph Waldo Emerson poem. Lindsay’s mom carried this poem with her as a reminder to appreciate life, look for the best in people, and leave the world a little better than you found it.

Old meets new on this dark walnut nightstand. The aqua hobnail jewelry jar is Lindsay’s family heirloom, while the stone knobs and dome table lamp gives it a modern twist.

What part of your home are you most proud of? 

This question is like asking “which is your favorite child” (or in our case, dog) – we are proud of it all!

Country meets modern glam in this dining room as we combined the rustic feel of the table with the magenta artwork, hot pink orchids, and silver bowl chairs.

Favorite local element? The kitchen island, acrylic side table, and the bench at the foot of the bed were all created and designed by Peter at his studio in Long Island City.

Retro diner vibes with a modern twist. We incorporated Peter’s custom island made with synthetic tree bark painted the same nocturne blue as the bedroom and finished with gold and white highlights.

Best apartment advice?

 Let your home be a reflection of who you are – let your freak flag fly!!!

Our go-top spot for a romantic nightcap surrounded by our flowers and veggie garden. The addition of the overhead lights make it a destination for guests to view the Manhattan skyline.

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