Creatively composed Brooklyn’s DUMBO was once overlooked. But now? It’s a sought-after neighbourhood, lined with warehouse-turned-galleries and stylish homes. Rapailie Loft is one of the latter – the wide walls are hung with bold artworks and wall stickers, and arch-framed windows offer scenic street views. The living area is this home’s brightest prospect, with its geometric rug and twin, window-side sofas. And there’s more to see in the kitchen, where open shelves display a curated collection of crockery, with a long wooden dining table separating the two spaces. When you’re ready to stretch out further, there are ample waterfront parks moments from the doorstep. The shapers Your hosts are outdoor enthusiasts and amateur art collectors with a love of ceramics. When they’re not checking out local galleries, they’re making their way across the city – from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Well-crafted Rapailie Loft’s sunny rooms are filled with your hosts’ art collection – from the kitchen’s aged maps and the living area’s canvases to the double bedroom’s oversized cityscape. Off the wide living area you’ll find three bedrooms, including the playful bunk bedroom with its rainbow bookshelves and leafy wall sticker that stretches to the ceiling. The double room has a neat desk and muted colour palette, while the master room has a decadent ensuite embellished with woven-style tiles. Down on ground level you’ll find DUMBO has plenty of character too, from traditional riverside cafés to Jane’s Carousel – a historic merry-go-round on the East River.
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