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We’re Jordan and Barry, AKA the Brownstone Boys!

We’re designers, DIY-ers, renovators, and restorers. We have a passion for old homes and everything that comes along with them: the details, the quirks, the character, and the especially the parts that need lots of love. We bought our 130 year old Brooklyn brownstone in 2018 and have been restoring it ever since. We started a blog and Instagram account the day we closed and have documented our journey. One of our favorite things about it has been being able to help people who have reached out to us over the years. Now, it has developed into a full-time business for us designing and managing brownstone renovations all over Brooklyn and NYC!

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January 20 |  6 min read

Transformative Furniture with Resource Furniture

It’s more important now than ever to have flexible spaces in our homes. That guest bedroom might need to double as an office. Maybe you don’t have a dedicated space for dining but still need a place to eat. Or maybe you host guests occasionally but don’t need a separate bedroom that is unused the…

What is High Point Market!?

    Recently we took a trip to one of our favorite places, High Point Market! As the world’s largest furniture market it’s an obvious draw for us, and we’ve loved visiting in the past to see the vast array of vendors, designers and manufacturers. It’s a great place to get inspired, with companies from…

How We Easily Ordered our Windows Online with

This post below is in collaboration as a #pellapartner We lived with our old, drafty, malfunctioning windows for 3 years. Some didn’t close, some didn’t open, and all of them looked horrible. It’s a project we have put off for years, but we recently decided we could wait no longer! Now that our new Pella…

Our Secrets (don’t tell!) About the Costs of Renovating a Brownstone

Living in a historic brownstone or townhouse in Brooklyn or Manhattan is a dream for many people. The original woodwork, beautiful plaster mouldings, grand staircases, and iconic stoops on tree-lined streets are too much to just to look onto from afar. You might have come to conclusion that the best path to have one of…

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