A gut renovation and exterior restoration of a landmark Brooklyn brownstone in the historic Clinton Hill neighborhood. Abandoned to decay for twenty years, the building boasted generous ceiling heights and a faded but undeniable grandeur that is uncommon for a brownstone of its size. The design of the house balances stabilizing the building and recapturing its original details with efforts to create a new home in an adventurous, innovative manner, producing an appealing aesthetic tension between the historic elements and the sleeker additions. Color is an important component of the design, and it is treated in a three-dimensional, spatial manner. Across the redesign, a rigorously uniform yet distinct palette washes over each room, retaining the boldness and vibrancy of the original hues, while rendering the spaces more modern, cohesive, and calm. The large rear garden was also reworked, in collaboration with Brook Landscape. Love this whimsical renovation!!! Designed by MKCA. (Photos: Alan Tansey)
(it was looking a little rough before the renos began)
Take a boring, highrise apartment completely lacking character, add lots of bold colours and patterns and artwork and you have yourself a knock-out! This Harlem apartment by designer Anthony George proves you can add so much personality and interest though paint and carefully curated furnishings, art and accessories.
It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere super stylish. Bijou/ Bobo Plage by Monaco-based A.R.Rivani Architecture.
It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekeend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. Pedagogic Workshop Versailles by Fleur Delesalle.
Terra-cotta, mustard, green and blue – such a beautiful array of colours. Since painting my dining room terra-cotta it’s one of my favourite wall colours and to walk into a home and immediately be surrounded by it….*sigh*. This entire home I just want to eat it up – especially the yellow kitchen. Not a single white wall in sight. And I’m not at all mad at that. Another to die for home designed by Reath Design. (Photos: Laure Joliet)