Space of the Week: Home Alone

After five years of sharing apartments with roommates, 28-year-old Bradley Hunter, who hails from Atlanta, felt it was time to strike out on his own with an “adult apartment”“a 250-square-foot walk-up in Soho. Hunter, who works in digital advertising for a start-up company, initially thought that he would buy everything from one store and call it a day. But after meeting Jennifer Beek and Georgie Hambright”acolytes of Albert Hadley and Bunny Williams, respectively”who started their design business, J+G Design, this year, Hunter decided to take a different approach. Given that Hunter’s budget was $5,000, the design duo had to get creative: When they spied an artist selling his dog paintings outside the Met on Fifth Avenue, they nabbed two for the kitchen seating area. Photo: Wendy Goodman

“We created a kitchen/dining/laptop work area, as he does very little entertaining,” Hambright explains. The chairs are from Housing Works and the kitchen table is from InMod. Photo: Wendy Goodman

Hunter is also a big tennis player, so Beek and Hambright went to and found a vendor who had collected tons of vintage tennis racquets. They’re put to good use as decorative wall art in the bedroom. The nifty bedding is from a DwellStudio warehouse sale. The vintage yellow glass bedside table lamps are from Craigslist. The curtains are from West Elm. Photo: Wendy Goodman

Beek and Hambright found the sixties valet at a Boston flea market, and the wall clock from CB2. The bedroom rug is from Overstock. Photo: Wendy Goodman

The bedroom also has a media cabinet (not shown) from Bungalow 5 and a butterfly chair that was found at Design on a Dime. The 1974 lithograph of the original Penn Station was in Hunter’s family, and Beek and Hambright had it framed by J. Pocker. Photo: Wendy Goodman

The bathroom has a gray-and-white theme with a shower curtain from West Elm. So how does Hunter feel in his grown-up digs? “Coming home to a space that is uniquely tailored to my personality makes me feel comfortable and confident,” he reports. “I feel like George Clooney in my bachelor pad.” Photo: Wendy Goodman

Here is a photo of Andrew, the artist, with his dog paintings taken by the design duo outside the Met. Photo: Courtesy of J+G Design

And here are the tennis racquets when they went to pick them up from the Etsy vendor. Photo: Courtesy of J+G Design

Space of the Week: Home Alone