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The kitchen is bright yellow and houses
two giant vintage Italian posters lit with
individual museum spotlights. Ornate
dishes hang on the walls along with random
knick-knacks from their travels.
The hallway separating the kitchen and
the living room is arguably the brightest,
painted a vibrant orange all over — even
the back of the front door, which is covered
in postcards and pictures.
Or maybe their bedroom takes the
cake: it’s a lime green, arguably the last
color one would pick for a bedroom, but
it somehow works.
“Okay, you want to know how we chose
colors?” Kleinert asked. “We go to Home
Depot, and there's a section called the
‘Oops Section.’ It’s when someone has
bought a gallon of paint, they tried it, and
they were like, ‘Nope, I don't like that.’”
But their favorite “room” is right above
them: their rooftop. The couple shares
it with only one other tenant, so it feels
private. They have it decked out with a
hammock, table and chairs and a lounge
chair. From up there you can see the
Manhattan skyline in the distance.
“This is like our sanctuary up here,”
Kleinert said. “We don’t need Manhattan.
There’s so much local stuff here.”
They love to spend their evenings
“roof sitting,” but when they want to go
out, the perfect restaurant is right around
“Sugar Freak! It’s got great New Orleans
stuff,” Hailey said. “So that’s definitely
one of our favorites.”