If you lived here, you’d be home already. It is no big secret that I have always dreamed of living in a brownstone. All the best fake (and real) intellectual, creatives do: The Royal Tenenbaums, Carrie Bradshaw, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Neil Patrick Harris, Jenna Lyons, Liv Tyler, Sofia Coppola, and more.
Here’s a glimpse into a Brownstone in Fort Greene, Brooklyn that I visited a few weekends ago. Located on a beautiful, tree-lined block replete with a row of the classic facades, the block is postcard-pretty.
The space (indoor and outdoor)! The light! Those things are a premium in New York City. Here’s a glimpse into one floor:
I am particularly excited to show you the vintage bar set, including gilded mirror, fifties era “Bar Guide,” goldplated shaker and the seventies arc floorlamp. I love the look of a fireplace, once brick or marble, painted over with a crisp coat of white paint. How chic are those empty frames as a mantlepiece? And you you spy the Eames Lounge Chair? Charles and Ray Eames had ideas about making a better world, one in which things were designed to bring greater pleasure to our lives. Their iconic Eames Lounge Chair began with a desire to create a chair with “the warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.” In continuous production since its introduction in 1956, the Eames Lounge Chair is widely considered one of the most significant designs of the 20th century.
The contemporary space doesn’t fear mixing a houndstooth area rug, with rainbow-striped pillows, an old medicine cabinet turned TV stand, or a patriotic American and French flags as artwork. The eclectic mix of goods somehow works.