The Home Design Edition: Sharing an Apartment with a Toddler

5.20.10: Leo's 24th Month

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Today, after daydreaming my way around some pretty design sites, then staring transfixed at Apartment Therapy for a while, I decided to create a photo essay of our apartment. Maybe it all looks sleek and stylish once you take a photo, I reasoned, and really all those other gorgeous images come from homes where things are crammed in, kids make messes, furniture piles up semi-randomly, and the cat eats and pukes plants daily too.

Well I’ve downloaded the photos and learned that this is not the case. So I’ve decided to celebrate the disorderly order of our home. We don’t have a decorator, we have a toddler. We don’t have a well-appointed Home, we have a Brooklyn apartment. And we definitely don’t have a housekeeper. We have me. And I’m busy trying to feed my kid vegetables.

Recipe: Asparagus and Spring Onions

Zoe Singer is a freelance food writer and cookbook editor and co-author of The Flexitarian Table. Food Editor and blogger for The Faster Times, she tries not to eat for two now that her son is a toddler.