Krrb Challenge — Furnishing an Entire Apartment Locally and Secondhand

Krrb Challenge — Furnishing an Entire Apartment Locally and Secondhand

Jason Croatto wants to upgrade his style and finally replace his Ikea coffee table eating routine with a dining table worthy of dinner parties.

Perhaps it’s the momentum of a new year and new beginnings, but Jason Croatto is ready to overhaul his apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn. After moving in last summer and tearing down a few walls to expand his bedroom, Jason now wants to upgrade his quick-fix surroundings and get a dining table and living room worthy of entertaining. So we’re presenting Jason with a challenge: to exclusively use Krrb to furnish his new grown up apartment. He’ll be selling his generic Ikea furniture and furnishing his home with mid century pieces that have a little more style and character. Out with the old and in with new (to him). Can he do it?

Krrb Challenge — Furnishing an Entire Apartment Locally and Secondhand

Aside from nightstands, Jason is looking for textiles to warm up this stark bedroom.

Until now, Jason’s furniture has been utilitarian and easily disposable. But as a visual designer for Google, Jason has a clear sense of what styles he wants to his home to encompass. He likes the lines and finishes of mid century modern, neutral tones with thoughtful pops of color, and plenty of storage.

Krrb Challenge — Furnishing an Entire Apartment Locally and Secondhand

This Herman Miller chair is Jason’s first design investment.

He’s not big on entertaining but Jason wants a dining table that will double as a work surface for his side projects. His Herman Miller lounge chair will find a new home in his bedroom as soon as he finds a comfortable and long sofa. He’s looking for a coffee table and media console with some personality for the living room. Jason’s bedroom is large but mostly empty. He’ll need two nightstands to flank his bed. Also on his list is some off-the-floor shelving, a rug to warm up the room and maybe a new dresser that offers more multipurpose storage.

Krrb Challenge — Furnishing an Entire Apartment Locally and Secondhand

Although the living room is small in size, it’s in need of a huge overhaul.

Follow Jason’s Krrb challenge here on the Krrb blog, as he sells his Ikea furniture castoffs and shops Krrb.com for deals and one-of-a-kind items to turn his apartment into a home. We’ll guide Jason through this furnishing project, weighing in with options, decorating ideas and more on Krrb’s Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #aptrevamp.

Jason’s Apartment Revamp Shopping List

Kitchen
– Dining table
– Chairs
Living Room
– Media console
– Coffee table
– Chairs
Bedroom
– Nightstands
– Shelving unit
– Dresser
– Rug

  • http://krrb.com/judochop judoChop!

    Wow! Great space!! Can’t wait to see what democracy proves correct :)

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