We’re Jordan and Barry, aka the Brownstone Boys. We are interior designers, DIY-ers, and Renovation Project Managers in Brooklyn, NY. We have a passion for old homes and everything that comes along with them: the details, the quirks, the character, and especially the parts that need lots of love. As designers and renovation project managers, we work alongside clients from the purchase of property, through the design and build, until the job is complete and move-in ready. Our work has been featured in HGTV, Architectural Digest, Domino Magazine, Lonny Magazine, New York Magazine, Rue, Good Morning America and recently featured on Magnolia Network.


We bought our 130 year old historic Brooklyn brownstone in 2018 and we’ve been slowly restoring it ever since. We started our blog and Instagram account at the day we closed on the house. When we started our journey we found it hard to find the right information, but some of the best real estate, renovation, and design advice that we did find was on other helpful and creative blogs. So we decided to share our experiences as well. We are so fortunate and thankful that other people found it helpful…and maybe a little entertaining! We enjoyed sharing our journey and answering the thousands of questions we received. Eventually, we started helping people more and more with design advice, contractor & architect recommendations, and generally holding the hands of others who were trying to navigate renovating a historic home in New York and even around the world.

Some people that reached out really seemed like they needed more help than just a recommendation or suggestion, so we thought long and hard about it and nervously asked someone one day, “Would you like us to help you do it?” And like that, we had our first client. That quickly lead to a second, then a third, and now we are full time Brownstone Boys designing and renovating our way across Brooklyn and NYC. We have found our true passion and pinch ourselves everyday that it’s also now our careers.

We met in 2017 online and chatted non-stop for 2 weeks before we met for our first date at one of our mutual favorite bars in Brooklyn. We haven’t gone a day without speaking or seeing each other since (except one brief freak out by Barry, but that’s a story for another day!) Jordan is originally from Las Vegas and Barry is originally from New Orleans. Coincidently both some of the only places you can walk down the street with a cocktail in your hand! We have both called Brooklyn home for 15 years. We love the beautiful architecture, the interesting people, and the sense of community. It’s a great place to live.

We are life partners and business partners and although that is challenging at times, we wouldn’t have it any other way. Our lives together have been a journey since the moment we first met. We bought our house after being together for only 6 months and then spent a year renovating it. Before the renovation was finished we quit our corporate jobs to start a business together. We have been so fortunate to learn and grow so much together. We’ve been featured in many publications, websites, and on TV. When we find a minute to relax we love traveling, spending time with friends, and hanging out on our Brooklyn stoop! Hear more about our story and business on the video above.

We’ve met so many amazing people, partners, and friends along the way. We love hearing from people, so feel free to reach out. Join our community of renovators, restorers, designers, builders, DIY-ers, and more! Subscribe below for updates and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!


Kerri Page – Design Director & Project Manager

Kerri is our Design Director and Project Manager. She has 15 years of experience in the architecture and design industry with projects ranging from retail design to high- end residential in a wide array of modern to classic design styles. She loves connecting with clients and designing spaces that not only capture their unique personalities but also aim to improve their quality of life through thoughtful, curated design. While Kerri loves all things Brooklyn, she calls Queens home. In her free time, you can find her at the local park with her husband and 2 young sons.

Ryan Forrest – Designer & Project Manager

Ryan is a Designer and Project Manager, and joined our team in 2022. He studied architecture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and uses his background in architecture to create considered and functional designs, playing off of the historic architectural features of our projects while incorporating modern design elements to create cohesive timeless spaces. He also manages the renovations of our projects from demolition to move in day to ensure everything is on track.

Erin White – Creative Assistant

Erin is a Brooklyn based artist, with a BFA in photography from The Savannah College of Art and Design. Her specialty lies in the curation and production of dynamic content that captures her clients’ unique vision and brand.

When she isn’t with the Brownstone Boys, she is likely tucked away in her ceramic studio playing with organic forms and working with her favorite medium, clay.