Interiors: Brooklyn Bygones

September 28, 2012 § 4 Comments

Having been built in 1890, it’s only natural for this Brooklyn home to have a ‘parlour’ floor. A sitting room in a private residence – charming, indeed.  And, there’s that original wood closet (yes… closets looked like that back then), cleverly transformed to house the new, stainless steel stove and european-sized fridge in the kitchen.

But that’s pretty much where the ‘bygones’ end. This home is modern and sleek, balanced with pieces of vintage treasure and industrial accents. The highlight: the third floor master bedroom suite complete with a luxurious free-standing tub across from an actual wood burning fireplace. I especially love the floating shelves, built in storage cabinets and recessed wall niche – room for storage and display of the homeowners quirky collection. And have you noticed? There’s a another fireplace on that very floor… across from the bed!

Sigh… some homes have all the luck!

Interiors by Elizabeth Roberts. For more on this interior, click here.

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Wanting: Vintage Bike

June 6, 2012 § 11 Comments

How sweet is this ride? So sweet it brings this song to my mind…

I want to ride my bicycle.

I want to ride my bike.

I want to ride my bicycle.

I want to ride it where I like.

Bicycle from Brooklyn Cruiser. Lyrics by Freddie Mercury of QueenBicycle Race.

Interiors: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

March 16, 2012 § 2 Comments

My love of walk-ups pulled me into this Dwell article… the red brick facade with the large, ornate cornice moulding at the very top! Probably one of the best cornices I’ve seen. But if you read this article, you’ll find that architect Jeff Sherman worked long and hard in revealing the beautiful detail in this apartment. From harrowing to heartening.

In the end, what I love most is its simplicity. The rough hewn floor boards opposite the tongue and groove ceiling. The painted pressed tin opposite the warm glow of copper sheathing.

I can see why he’s sitting out on his stoop… I think he’s rather proud. What do you think?

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