Tag Archives: INTERIOR DESIGN

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 Outsider: Private Woodland in Carroll Gardens

INTERIOR DESIGNER Robert Farrell re-made his Brooklyn backyard with dense plantings of small trees and shade-tolerant perennials. It’s the subject of my column today on Brownstoner.com. Read all about it by clicking this link.

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The Insider: Designer’s Townhouse in Cobble Hill

MY BROWNSTONER COLUMN TODAY looks in on the Baltic Street home of designer Julia Mack, who has managed to combine 1950s furniture with 1850s Italianate details and make it all look perfectly sympatico. Go here to read all about it.

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The Insider: Newlywed’s Nest in Carroll Gardens

TODAY, “THE INSIDER” — my weekly column for the Brooklyn real estate website Brownstoner.com — visits a sweet rental apartment decorated by Lauren Stern, a young interior designer who lives there with her husband of one year, Ori Schwartz. It’s … Continue reading

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Use What You’ve Got

LAST FRIDAY I HAD LUNCH with Allegra Dioguardi, a longtime professional home stager (though she prefers the term ‘interior merchandising’) who calls her business Styled and Sold. We found we had much in common. We agreed that feng shui is … Continue reading

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Brownstone Decorating: Parlor Tricks

DECORATING A 19th CENTURY PARLORĀ  for 21st century life can be a challenge. Brownstone parlor floors tend to be: long and narrow dark in the middle and have: no obvious place for a TV no obvious place for a sofa … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Eye Candy #1

EVER wonder what’s inside those pretty Brooklyn row houses? In honor of my new link from Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn, here are a few interiors by three of my favorite local designers, with lots more to follow: Brooklyn Heights … Continue reading

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