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So What Is Lena Dunham’s Brooklyn Heights Apartment Really Like And Who Just Moved In With Her?

January 15, 2014

Brooklyn Heights resident/Girls creator and star Lena Dunham is the subject of the cover story in Vogue Magazine. In the piece we learn that her boyfriend, rock star Jack Antonoff of the band fun., has moved in with her. And while she spends several weeks each year in Los Angeles working on Girls post-production, she tells the magazine that she does not feel at home there and if she ever does, “someone should really worry about me.”

So what’s her Brooklyn Heights apartment like? Read on:

Vogue: Dunham’s apartment is quirky, well appointed, and—considering that she sits at the center of one of the most coveted television-comedy enterprises today—concertedly unostentatious. There’s a small galley kitchen, hung with a fading schoolhouse photograph of her grandmother in Connecticut and pepped up with a hot-pink Hello Kitty microwave. The dining area comprises a square four-person table. In the living room—large enough to fit a big TV, a couch, a desk, some shelves—she has hung work by her family and friends: Dunham’s mother, Laurie Simmons, is an acclaimed artist best known for her photographs of miniature, dioramic domestic scenes, while her father, Carroll Dunham, is a painter celebrated for his vibrant biomorphic abstractions and top-hatted figures with phalluses for noses. (More recently, he has been exploring the female anatomy; his daughter calls the abstract drawing in the dining area “the only work of his that I could hang without people being like, ‘So, what’s the deal with that penis on your wall?’ ”)

Nearby, Dunham has arranged what she refers to as her “salon wall,” a small selection of professional-type artifacts: fan letters from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks; a birthday drawing from the New Yorker cartoonist and Girls producer Bruce Eric Kaplan; a portrait of Zosia Mamet by Jemima Kirke; and other cherished works. Much of the furniture in the apartment Dunham took from the Girls set.

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Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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