This Brooklyn Railroad House Feels Like a Countryside Cottage

Brooklyn apartment tour railroad Cyrus Ferguson and Brooke brazer

Throughout the previous 20 years in NYC, I’ve noticed a gazillion celebrities, and I not often fan-girl out. However! The opposite day, I handed Cyrus Ferguson on the road and grabbed my buddy’s arm. “That man is hilarious on Instagram!” I informed her. So, when he reached out about doing a house tour, I instantly mentioned sure. Right here’s a peek into the top-floor condominium of Cyrus and Brooke Brazer, his equally superior partner…

How did you two meet?
Brooke: “We lived in the identical freshman dorm in school. We had been a will-they-won’t-they couple.”
Cyrus: “It was all about fleeting glances throughout the room, or our elbows touching whereas watching a film.”

Who made the primary transfer?
Brooke: “Properly, lastly, on Valentine’s Day, I used to be like, ‘This can be a foolish company vacation,’ and he was like, ‘Completely.’ After which he leaves me a flash drive the place he sang a track he had written for me and performed three devices!”
Cyrus: “I like the massive romantic gesture. I like a narrative; I like a bit. So, I used to be like, Okay, after I requested her out, it must be a part of an elaborate treasure hunt or scene. After which she was like, ‘Can we simply date?’ and I used to be like, ‘Oh! Yeah! Sure, please!’”

DINING AREA:

Brooklyn apartment tour railroad Cyrus Ferguson and Brooke brazer

Brooklyn apartment tour railroad Cyrus Ferguson and Brooke brazer

Desk: Restoration {Hardware}. Chairs: GFURN, related. Candlesticks: Ikea.

The place did you discover the wonderful inexperienced portray?
Brooke: “Cy made that!”
Cyrus: “I needed a giant piece of summary artwork. I couldn’t afford one from an actual artist, so I had an ongoing Craigslist seek for ‘further massive canvas.’ Ultimately, I discovered a Brooklyn painter who was promoting big canvases, and I walked one again throughout the bridge, and I had the concept to place acrylic paint in a twig bottle and simply spray it.”
Brooke: “I got here residence someday and there have been tarps in all places, and the fan was full pace, and Cy was like, ‘Look what I’m doing!’ You might inform it introduced him pleasure.”
Cyrus: “There’s one space that drips and sort of bothers me, however I’ve accepted that life is imperfect.”

KITCHEN:

Brooklyn apartment tour railroad Cyrus Ferguson and Brooke brazer

Cabinets: Ikea. Ceiling mild: Etsy. Kettle: Goal. French press: Le Creuset, related. Tiffany lamp: classic on Craiglist.

What a fairly blue!
Cyrus: “The condominium was ketchup and mustard coloured, however our buddy, who lived right here earlier than us, DIY-ed the blue kitchen cupboards. She had a imaginative and prescient! We needed to infuse our personal footprint, so we put in lights and followers.”

LIVING ROOM:

Brooklyn apartment tour railroad Cyrus Ferguson and Brooke brazer

Brooklyn apartment tour railroad Cyrus Ferguson and Brooke brazer

Brooklyn apartment tour railroad Cyrus Ferguson and Brooke brazer

Couch: Clad Dwelling. Rug: Loloi. Upcycled pillows: Etsy. Monet pillow: Etsy. Throw: Etsy. Flooring lamp: HK Dwelling. Credenza: Natural Modernism, related. Boucle chair: Lulu and Georgia. Candlesticks: Painted Swan. Modular desk: Beam.

What do you like most concerning the condominium?
Cyrus: “We lived right here throughout a time when the surface world was chaotic and scary, so our residence was a retreat. We love residing in a metropolis and all the time will, however on the similar time, we wish to really feel like we’re in a countryside cottage. It’s gratifying when folks are available and say, ‘Wow, I like how your condominium FEELS.’”
Brooke: “I got here from having roommates, and this was our first time residing collectively, so it was actually enjoyable to mix our kinds.”

How would you describe your kinds?
Brooke: “I like fuzzy bouclé textures, and Cy has a watch for classic.”
Cyrus: “I grew up obsessive about eBay, Etsy, Craigslist, Fb market. I’ve my record of ongoing searches: ‘classic nightstand,’ ‘9×12 classic rug pink.’ Tiffany-style desk lamp was one among my large searches for a very long time, and we discovered that one!”

I’m all the time curious with home excursions: what’s wonky concerning the place?
Cyrus: “The toilet. Once you’re on the third ground of an older Brooklyn brownstone, it takes a very long time to flush. It’s a must to maintain the flusher down for like 10 seconds.”
Brooke: “Each time we had folks over, I didn’t know how one can inform each single individual. So, I handwrote a notice: “Hiya! I’m an outdated rest room!’ and so forth. I additionally defined how one can use the bidet. It ended with ‘Get pleasure from?’”

BEDROOM:

Brooklyn apartment tour railroad Cyrus Ferguson and Brooke brazer

Brooklyn apartment tour railroad Cyrus Ferguson and Brooke brazer

Brooklyn apartment tour railroad Cyrus Ferguson and Brooke brazer

Brooklyn apartment tour railroad Cyrus Ferguson and Brooke brazer

Linen bedding: Matteo. Velvet pillow: Etsy. Mattress body: The Inside. Followers: Lumens. Mirror: CB2. Floating shelf: CB2. Quilt: Etsy. Rug: Bashian. Wreath: Anthropologie. Hanging planter: Rooted. Tiffany lamp: classic on Craigslist.

How did you select the wall shade?
Brooke: “We went with a white with a slight mauve undertone, since that has a extra soothing impact, says some examine.”
Cyrus: “We want as a lot of that as we will!”
Brooke: “We’re all concerning the psychological well being round right here. For the bedding, I preferred the tender brown shade.”
Cyrus: “I used to be skeptical, however in our design relationship, I are typically the sourcer of concepts, and Brooke has the great intestine intuition to say, sure, that’s the one. It labored out nicely.”

What’s your bedtime routine?
Cyrus: “We do bask in end-of-day TikTok. We’ll watch 30 to 40 movies, which is sort of like watching an episode of TV as a result of they’re all like one minute.”
Brooke: “My love language is sending TikTok clips to somebody I like and watching them watch it. ‘Oh, I knew that might make you snigger!’”

Thanks a lot, Cyrus and Brooke!

P.S. Extra home excursions, together with a cluttered-in-the-best-way Minnesota condominium (with a candy canine) and a household’s dream residence in Sacramento.

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