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Name: Francesco Bertelli
Location: Bed-stuy, Brooklyn
Type of home: Loft
Size: 1000 square feet
Years lived in: 6 months, owned
Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: When I moved here the loft didn’t have a specific style so I wanted to infuse it with my love for design and photography.
I’m a designer but I freelance sometimes as a product photographer so I wanted to keep the space uncluttered and modular in case I wanted to use it as a shooting space. I tried to use only colors and materials inspired by the materials/colors you can find in a photo studio: black, white, and wood (plywood birch).
Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Photo-studio inspired loft
What is your favorite room and why? I like how the bedroom turned out, with the little bookcase-stairs to access the nook. I always loved since I was a kid the idea of small stairs and offset spaces.
What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? Well, the big letter A, which is at this point quintessential if not stereotypical of NY lofts, but it was really hard to find one oversize.
Any advice for creating a home you love? Have a clear and strict plan: choose 1/2 colors and 1/2 materials and stick to that. This helps when you browse endless catalogs and keep you focused on the final feeling you want to infuse into your home.
This submission’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.