Project Description

A garden co-op residence for a growing family with twins on the way gets a bright, sophisticated makeover in storied Brooklyn Heights.

We had less than 12 weeks before the twins arrived to work some interior design magic! The clients wanted to transform their somewhat dark and outdated garden level apartment, and the clock was ticking. We didn’t have a large decorating budget to work with but wanted the apartment to be chic, yet family friendly, and ready to welcome the twins. We began by creating a neutral color palette and a Scandinavian vibe. Just by painting the walls a fresh, light grey along with all of the trim, mouldings, fireplace and large double doors white, the rooms immediately felt modern and refined.

Continuing with the neutral palette, we bleached and white washed the old, orange-hued oak floors. Once the walls and floors were refreshed, we layered in the decor. A designer cow hide graphic rug set the tone and gave the living room the wow factor it needed. A streamlined, modern sleeper sofa, new lighting and accent chairs completed the look. In the dining area, we paired double consoles for storage and symmetry with a larger dining table, which worked better with the scale of the room. The clients own art and objects added finesse and a beautiful personal touch.