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Get the 'cozy but masculine' look of this luxury rental at Level in Williamsburg

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By Mimi OConnor  |
October 15, 2018 - 9:00AM

Level is a new 40-story luxury tower on the waterfront.

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When perusing New York City real estate listings, you'll see a lot of beautiful and high-priced apartments, decorated (naturally) with beautiful and high-priced furnishings. While you may not be able to afford that multi-million dollar condo, or everything in it, it is possible to steal a bit of that high style with the purchase of one chic, on-trend piece. That's where our new feature, "Shop This Space" comes in. We'll highlight a pleasingly-appointed room in an apartment that would bust most New Yorkers' budget, and find out how much the individual items are, and where you can get them. That panoramic skyline view? Yeah, we can't help you with that.

First up: a bedroom in Williamsburg's Level, where the least expensive one bedroom rents for $3,259. Highlyann Krasnow, founder and creative director of The Design High, created the interior design of the model apartments, and had this to say about them: "We wanted to achieve a cozy, high-end, somewhat masculine apartment. We used a lot of blacks, navy and metals." 

Here's what she used and where you can get it:


Urban Outfitters 

A line drawing to show your edginess, $199

Quibe one line nude art print, Urban Outfitters

This comes in a variety of sizes and frames; an 8" by 10" costs an affordable $39.



France & Son

An understated mid-century style chair, $699

Karola lounge chair, France & Son

Now on sale from $1,999!



Pottery Barn 

Nesting tables that double as nightstands, $549

Bexley nesting nightstands, Pottery Barn

They come as a pair, and the top is chic black glass. 



Restoration Hardware

A 1920's-style sconce, $609

Counterpoise swing-arm sconce, Restoration Hardware

Available in a variety of finishes; this one is polished nickel. 




A chunky console to store your treasures, $2,299

Zander eight-drawer dresser, Crate&Barrel

Those are unfinished Peroba wood drawers in a frame of dark-stained acacia wood. 

Have a model apartment or new condo for sale that would make a great fit for Brick Underground's new feature, Shop This Space? Drop us an email and include an image of the room along with product information.


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Mimi OConnor

Contributing Writer

Mimi O’Connor has written about New York City real estate for publications that include Brick Underground, Refinery29, and Thrillist. She is the recipient of two awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors for interior design and service journalism. Her writing on New York City, parenting, events, and culture has also appeared in Parents, Red Tricycle, BizBash, and Time Out New York.

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