Imagine our surprise and pride Monday morning when Curbed New York posted an intimate look inside the apartment of our own Kim Phillips, director of public relations for DWR, and her husband, Ryan Garvey, an artist.
Under the headline, “In Mott Haven, Two ‘Failed Minimalists’ Marry Spaces for Work and Life,” the article tells the story of the couple’s move to New York City five years ago and their selection of the South Bronx as their preferred place to settle down, rejecting the au courant Brooklyn.
Phillips wanted to be near DWR headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, and Garvey had been interested in the Bronx since his teen years. They both wanted to become part of a community, and the up-and-coming neighborhood of Mott Haven filled the bill.
The apartment is big enough and bright enough to provide Garvey good studio space. And for Phillip’s, the commute is 45 minutes less than it would have been from Brooklyn. They have furnished the apartment, a one-bedroom, with an assortment of modern furniture, much of it from DWR, and nicely chosen accents, including Garvey’s artwork.