Apartment tour: 2BR in Windsor Terrace

Photographer Mari Lowery's pad is loaded with creepy-cool doll heads and religious ephemera.

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  • Artist Mari Lowery is a professional dog-walker and photographer...

    Artist Mari Lowery is a professional dog-walker and photographer (frankenkitty.etsy.com), whose work often features items from her personal collections of toys, vintage dolls and religious iconography. She has lived in her spacious two-bedroom apartment, located on the eastern side of Green-Wood Cemetery, for three and a half years. "The air is a little cleaner over here," she explains. "And I'm right near the cemetery, which has so many beautiful statues."

  • Lowery's apartment is filled with different pieces of religious paraphernalia,...

  • Lowery bought this distressed armoire from the owners of the Clay Pot (162...

  • Many of these small, hard plastic dolls from the 1950s were made in Hong Kong...

  • Lowery bought her first doll head, which was missing its eyes, at the P.S. 321...

  • "Friends refer to my apartment as the doll house," Lowery laughs. She believes...

  • "I shoot a lot at Coney Island," says Lowery, whose latest photography project...

  • The cartoonish cats, dogs and chicks from eBay and the P.S. 321 Flea Market...

  • This hutch was purchased at the P.S. 321 Flea Market; it was originally white,...

  • These Balinese marionettes, which Lowery found on eBay, are displayed alongside...

  • "Pink and aqua are my favorite colors," says Lowery, who has incorporated both...

  • Lowery adopted Pandora, her boxer--pit bull mix, from the Center for Animal Care...

  • One of Lowery's favorite parts of her apartment is her large backyard, which...

  • On top of everything else, Lowery also collects vintage bicycles. She has her...

Artist Mari Lowery is a professional dog-walker and photographer...

Artist Mari Lowery is a professional dog-walker and photographer (frankenkitty.etsy.com), whose work often features items from her personal collections of toys, vintage dolls and religious iconography. She has lived in her spacious two-bedroom apartment, located on the eastern side of Green-Wood Cemetery, for three and a half years. "The air is a little cleaner over here," she explains. "And I'm right near the cemetery, which has so many beautiful statues."

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ABC Carpet & Home (888 Broadway at 19th St; 212-473-3000, abchome.com)
Lowery bought her Indian-inspired bed, along with her pillows and pink bedding, at the swanky furniture chain. "I feel like a kid in a candy store when I go," she enthuses. "Even if I don't buy anything, it's a great place to get design ideas."

Billy's Antiques (76 E Houston St at Elizabeth St; 917-576-6980, billysantiques.com)
"This store is one of the last remaining NYC treasures," says Lowery, who has photographed many of her finds from the open-air antiques market. "You never know what you'll find when you go to Billy's, from horror props to strange mannequins and war memorabilia."

eBay and Etsy
"I buy most of my stuff online," Lowery says, namechecking these two e-commerce platforms as some of her favorite sites to scour for odd vintage items. "When I finally got a decent Internet connection in 2006, I went crazy [on eBay]," she explains. "[But] these days, I buy much more infrequently."

Pearl River Mart (477 Broadway between Broome and Grand Sts; 800-878-2446, pearlriver.com)
"You don't have to spend a lot of money to find something great here," says Lowery, who cites the Chinese department store's parasols, kimonos and colorful bags among her favorite items to shop for.

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