Queens rental apartment by Jordan Meerdink and Shalini Amin middle room

Rental Revamp: An Architect Couple Reimagine a Dated Queens Apartment for Just $5K7/11

The foyer now functions as an office and storage area. Jordan built the butcher-block desk and the bench, which is softened by a blanket the couple bought in Tulum, Mexico; the three-legged stool beside it is from that same trip. The map of Africa was a happy find from the dumpster of a public school in Harlem.