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The Insider: Catching Up on Brownstoner

LATELY I’VE BEEN LAX in posting links to The Insider, my weekly interior design/renovation column that appears every Thursday morning on the Brooklyn real-estate website Brownstoner.com. For the record, I’m aggregating the most recent here, and resolve (Happy New Year!) to be more consistent in the … Continue reading

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The Insider: Farmhouse Feel in Fort Greene

  Today, my column on Brownstoner.com, the Brooklyn real-estate website, is another wreck transformed — this one by architect Elizabeth Roberts with uncommon smarts and taste. Above, the dining room in a new two-story addition, seamlessly integrated with the garden. … Continue reading

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Still Here

FOR THE RECORD, I’m still here. Bouncing back and forth between East Hampton and Brooklyn, and heading for a record low number of casaCARA posts this month. Reasons why: Work. I’m starting a second weekly column on Brownstoner.com, the behemoth … Continue reading

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The Insider: Shipshape Kitchen in Brooklyn Heights

THE LATEST IN MY WEEKLY INTERIORS SERIES for Brownstoner.com is this warmly appealing, functional kitchen by North Fork, L.I.-based designer Kate Altman. Not long ago, it was an “impossibly bad” ’70s galley kitchen. Now it has floor-to-ceiling storage and two … Continue reading

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The Insider: Clinton Hill Classic in Modern Dress

Hard as it may be to believe, ten years ago this immaculate 1873 brownstone on one of Clinton Hill’s most elegant blocks was chopped into six SRO [single room occupancy] units, sharing four kitchens between them. Its wood floors were … Continue reading

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The Insider: Victorian Meets Mid-Century Modern

THIS WEEK, “The Insider,” my every-Thursday column on Brownstoner.com, features a duplex apartment in an 1850s Brooklyn brownstone that takes a mad romp around the color wheel, combining furnishings ranging from Victoriana (hers) to mid-century modern (his). To see more … Continue reading

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The Insider: Apartment for One in Cobble Hill

MY NEW EVERY-THURSDAY SERIES for Brownstoner.com continues today in a new, easier-to-read format, with a garden floor-through in the heart of Cobble Hill by interior designer Julia Mack. These are rented digs, colorful and cost-conscious, with lots of Brooklyn-based sources … Continue reading

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