Real Cool People, Real Cool Apartments: Kat Typaldos

  • Bad Luck Hand shirt by Luke Good, vintage 517 Levi's from my fave vintage jean dealer, Where I Was From Vintage
  • This is one of two dog pillows that my sister and I bought in Paris and got into a SCREAMING fight with our mom about outside of Notre Dame. She was annoyed that we went all the way to Paris and bought dog pillows as souvenirs and claimed that you could buy them anywhere. We call it the "dog pillow incident." Truth be told, I saw them being sold at Grand Central Station months later.
  • A painting I bought from another talented friend, Jac Lahav.
  • Family photos!!!!
  • My other ex-boyfriend is a supremely talented photographer and takes really intimate and beautiful pictures of horses and nudes of women.
  • This is a kiss print made by my fabulous roommate Anouk Colantoni.
  • Here's a hodgepodge of postcards sent from friends and a Post-it mantra! Also, a Polaroid picture of me taken by one of my favorite artists, Rineke Dijkstra -- a highlight of my mid-20s.
  • A collection of my favorite perfumes that I mix and ritualistically put on every morning.
  • A gift from two of my favorite photographer collaborators, Daemian Smith and Christine Suarez.
  • My collection of denim and tie-dye! Tie-dye's a wardrobe staple for me.
  • My altar! Mexican skulls, fans from Spain, an erotic watercolor made by my roommate Anouk Colantoni, the Virgin Mary and crystals, DUHHHH.
  • Antique glasses given to me by my aunt and my favorite print of my grandmother. It's based on a picture of her from her teenage days in Cuba and was made by my talented artist sister, Claire Typaldos.
  • My walk-in closet, designed by William Hurst Hood, a good friend and my sister's boyfriend, featuring a strong collection of black (classic New Yorker) and leopard explosion!
Amelia Diamond | February 7, 2017

Check out the two-bedroom home of the NYC-based stylist


As with clothes, the way you decorate a room expresses your personality. In its most ideal form, it signals to guests how you interpret yourself. In this round of Real Cool People, Real Cool Apartments, we check out the two-bedroom Greenpoint, Brooklyn home of stylist Kat Typaldos. Our intentions behind the creeping: to — what else? — learn what she’s all about.

Name: Kat Typaldos

Neighborhood: Greenpoint, Brooklyn

How long have you lived in this apartment? For five years.

Who do you live with? My roommate and plants.

What do you like about your hood? I love that I live across from a beautiful park with speckled light next door to a church which functions as a recording studio, venue for shows, dance parties and farmers’ markets. I love the community here. I have made neighborhood friends!

What about this apartment? It feels like a true home with good vibes.

What’s the worst thing about the apartment? Thin walls.

What’s the best? The light.

What did you think about when decorating? I used to live with my sister and we inherited a lot of pieces from our parents (rugs and a couch) when they were moving. It was a touch-and-go process, and now it’s time for a revamp.

What are your favorite apartment “scores” and where are they from? My “POO” painting made by my near-and-dear friend Andy Meerow. It was part of his senior thesis from college and I was able to keep it post-break up with my long-term boyfriend.

What does your dream room look like? Amazing light, all-white, very Mediterranean in spirit.

What’s the one thing every apartment should have? Plants, plants, plants and light!

Check out Kat’s website here and follow her on Instagram @kattypaldos. Photos by Krista Anna Lewis.

  • “It feels like a true home with good vibes” – yes, and that’s why I love this. Kat’s apartment doesn’t look curated (which is my new c-word). Rather it looks like she’s had some great times, lovely memories and she’s picked up some rad souvenirs along the way. More apartment tours!

    • Cristina

      I’m really starting to get annoyed with the whole curated theme (excellent word!). Like, you’re a mom with two toddlers and your white couches and faux fur rugs and your perfect record player and NO STAINS ANYWHERE?! Yeah. RIGHT. I’d rather see real life, not a staged photo of your Ina Garten kitchen. I currently have a harissa stained kitchen towel hanging out on my counter after a spice refill gone wrong last night. Is my towel from West Elm? Yes. Is it perfectly folded and pressed and ironed and steam to hang over my perfect stove? NO. (whew. Sorry. Clearly been holding that in for a while hahaha)

  • Love everything about this space! Some srs house envy happening over here.

  • Rebecca

    Oh my goodness – LOVE this apartment. eclectic and eccentric! Also envy that she has the apartment space fully to herself – no roomate, no boyfriend. The dream sometimes..

    • chunny

      I believe it mentions she does have a roommate, though their bedroom is not pictured 🙂

  • Lenam Mahj

    I would love to know the make and model of her blouse, so I can buy one and get it embroidered too!

  • Bailey Stark

    I feel like I need to live here.

  • I got the light, now I need the plants!

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    Have a lovely day! MG