Compromise is a common ingredient of the recipe that is looking for a home in New York City. It could be that the bathroom window looks directly into another person’s living room, or your bedroom doesn’t even have a door, but making concessions is (unfortunately) a part of signing on for that almost-perfect apartment.
With a bit of imagination, a space’s awkward quirks can be transformed into areas that are both beneficial and rewarding. At least, that was the case with Shelby Vanhoy (@prettyinthepines) and her family’s Upper West Side apartment. Stepping into the 1,000-square-foot home feels like you’re transported back into the past because of their vintage furnishings, sophisticated paint color choices, and attention to historical details. When Shelby; her husband, T.J. Roebock; son, Brooks; and Newfoundland dog, Pearl, found the home for rent, it seemed like the perfect space to call their own — except for one tiny thing.