Just as the Tour de France stops in many locations, so too, will this post feature a tour of many rooms I adore in various neighborhoods of Brooklyn!
Neon pillows, shag shams, clean white sheets, rustic wooden armoire, photographs leaning and a paper lantern give this guest room a minimal, zen feeling. One could easily meditate on the wooden floors.
The devil is in the details, they say. The small, meticulous accents here include Wooden Birds by artist Kristian Vedel, a Rubik’s cube, a framed, vintage ACE playing card, milk-ware ceramics and more.
Bibliophiles take heed – even if your bookshelf isn’t towering and in need of a rolling ladder, use one anyway! And let a Maneki-neko (lucky, waving Cat) protect it all.
A decidedly mid-century modern lounge area is accented by a jute rug, mismatched but tonal pillows and tons of wooden details.
A hanging, circular mirror serves as a focal point and does double duty by expanding the small space through illusion.
Chihuly style blown glass becomes a centerpiece when stack like fruits in a bowl. Someone’s guitar is both a decorative item and utilitarian gathering point when company is over that can play. Finally, the kid;s third grade art project looks deceptively like collected African masks
The fifties accents – from the Calder mobile, to the oblong table, from the record player, to the artichoke, beige colored lounge chair – let the room live in a fun, yet updated timewarp.
The ceiling beams of the guest room give the space enough interest so that the bedding can be plain – except of course for those Rorschach meets Victorian flourish pillows.
Who spies an Eames, plastic dining chair and a clever bar-cart?
Sundries (such as chewing gum, aspirin) and alcohol are the key to a happy home.
Creating a gallery or salon wall of prints around the TV allows the television set to look a bit like a picture frame – it also shows that the boob-tube is not the family’s main focus – visual art is important as well!
My favorite accent flower, those bright, circular yellow buds are called Craspedia – or Billy Balls!
A mantle with Moroccan kettles, silver candlesticks, and pops of green (from wax and bamboo) ties together the airy kitchen space – which also includes my favorite – an exposed brick wall!