Designers from The Brooklyn Home Company studio designed a bright interior with an abundance of artistic details.
This townhouse in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood was built in the early 20th century, and later divided into eight isolated apartments. Designer Lindsey Kaleo Carol from The Brooklyn Home Company decided to return it to its former glory: a house with a fresh interior and a warm atmosphere can now become a family nest for one large family.
To fill the elongated building with light, Kaleo Carol flooded its interiors with milky white color — this is the signature technique of The Brooklyn Home Company. The designer emphasized the classical architecture of the building with the help of neat classical moldings, cornices and baseboards, which are barely noticeable in a monochrome space. The feeling of warmth is brought by the abundance of light wood: parquet board and many pieces of furniture are made of it. The sculptor Fitzhugh Carol, Lindsay’s husband, hand-executed many details — for example, the chiseled staircase railing, the bar cart in the hall, the console in the living room and the elegant bed in the master bedroom.
The small kitchen seems lighter and more spacious due to the absolute whiteness of the cabinets, countertops and walls, and brass handles and a retro stove from Lacanche make it festive. In the dining room, instead of chairs, the designer used airy armchairs in linen covers and placed a custom-made lamp from Natalie Page above the laconic wooden table. White upholstered furniture in the style of Belgian classics decorates the interior of the living room. Kaleo Carol tried to avoid sharp contrasts, so she hung soft canvases in pastel colors on the walls. The only bright accent in the room was a sculptural table made of a single piece of wood.
On the lower floor of the house there are less formal spaces: a library with rows of built-in cabinets and a table with an asymmetrical wooden table top, as well as a chamber living room. Its interior looks more modern: there are laconic chairs upholstered in boucle, minimalist tables, a modest fireplace, a geometric console made of wood and an oversize round mirror that visually enlarges the room. The house has several terraces and five bedrooms, including a nursery with a landscape tapestry from the BDDW studio.