Category Archives: BROWNSTONE DECORATING

“The Insider” Mini-Site: New on Brownstoner.com

WANT A TON OF NEW IDEAS for decorating/renovating your brownstone, loft, apartment or other urban dwelling? Brownstoner.com, the colossal Brooklyn-based real estate website for which I write a long-running weekly design column called The Insider, has just created a “mini-site” … Continue reading

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Best of Brownstoner’s “The Insider”

BROWNSTONER.COM, the behemoth Brooklyn-based real estate website for which I write a weekly interior design/renovation column,┬áThe Insider, has a new look. The redesign brings larger images and easier-to-read typography, along with real-time discussions and other improvements, detailed here. So I … Continue reading

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The Insider: Rethinking a Carroll Gardens Brownstone for the 21st C.

    I DIG THE AUDACITY of Tamara Eaton‘s interior design for this no-compromises reno in Carroll Gardens: a five-story overhaul of a decrepit brownstone by Brooklyn’s CWB Architects, complete with elevator, new roof deck, and lots more (the homeowner’s … Continue reading

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The Insider: Crazy for Color in Fort Greene

NO NEUTRALS OR MONOTONES for these color-happy folks, the owners of a Fort Greene row house recently renovated with a modernist bent by the Brooklyn Home Company. Then they called on Portland, OR-based Jessica Helgerson Interior Design to help them … Continue reading

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The Insider: Mid-Century Modern in a Park Slope Limestone

THE REVELATION HERE IS HOW WELL classic mid-20th century furnishings by Vladimir Kagan, Milo Baughman, Jens Risom et al, along with contemporary high-end craft furnishings from local makers City Joinery and BDDW, work in a c.1910 Park Slope row house. … Continue reading

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The Insider: Redeeming a Remuddled Row House in Cobble Hill

A COLLABORATION BETWEEN ARCHITECTS Platt Dana and interior designer Kevin Hart produced the stylish Cobble Hill townhouse featured in my column today for Brownstoner.com, the Brooklyn-based real-estate website. From a shoddily renovated 3-family stuck in the 1970s, they brought the … Continue reading

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The Insider: Gloss and Glamour in Park Slope

My recently re-inaugurated column for Brownstoner.com, the behemoth Brooklyn real-estate website, looks at how up-and-coming designer Tamara Eaton freshens up an exceptional Victorian brownstone, on the purchase of which the new homeowners had already blown their budget, with little more … Continue reading

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