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Tour de Brooklyn

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!

Brooklyn Brownstone Home Decor Tour

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.

Brooklyn Brownstone Home Decor Tour

Brooklyn Brownstone Home Decor Tour

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.

Brooklyn Brownstone Home Decor Tour

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.

Brooklyn Brownstone Home Decor Tour

A decidedly mid-century modern lounge area is accented by a jute rug, mismatched but tonal pillows and tons of wooden details.

Brooklyn Brownstone Home Decor Tour

Brooklyn Brownstone Home Decor Tour

A hanging, circular mirror serves as a focal point and does double duty by expanding the small space through illusion. 

Brooklyn Brownstone Home Decor Tour

 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

Brooklyn Brownstone Home Decor Tour

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.

Brooklyn Brownstone Home Decor Tour

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.

Brooklyn Brownstone Home Decor Tour

Who spies an Eames, plastic dining chair and a clever bar-cart?

Brooklyn Brownstone Home Decor Tour

Brooklyn Brownstone Home Decor Tour

Sundries (such as chewing gum, aspirin) and alcohol are the key to a happy home.

Brooklyn Brownstone Home Decor Tour

Brooklyn Brownstone Home Decor Tour

Brooklyn Brownstone Home Decor Tour

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!

Brooklyn Brownstone Home Decor Tour   Brooklyn Brownstone Home Decor Tour

My favorite accent flower, those bright, circular yellow buds are called Craspedia – or Billy Balls!

Brooklyn Brownstone Home Decor Tour

Brooklyn Brownstone Home Decor Tour

Brooklyn Brownstone Home Decor Tour

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!

Which room would you live in?

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Keren Veisblatt Toledano is a Senior Strategist at Brooklyn United, a digital agency for bold brands. In her spare time, Keren can usually be found taking photos of old doors, visiting museum, soaking in Epsom salts, admiring copper pots, reading dystopian science fiction or sneaking a slice of lemon into her drinks. Her motto is, “A morning without coffee is sleep.” She lives in a brownstone with her cat, Cagney, husband, Michael, and son, Josiah, in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY.

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