Most Brooklyn brownstones have been around for decades, if not centuries, making renovations on these types of properties standard procedure when purchased by a new owner. However for this family, their lack of experience almost led them to disaster. Excited about making their house a home, they charged full speed ahead with updates on their four-story, 18-foot-wide brownstone in Fort Greene, and were well into demolition before realizing they had no layout or design. They initially called interior designer Jennifer Morris to help them select finishes, but when the she questioned the couple about their plans, it was obvious they needed much more. Regardless of the misstep, Morris, who has extensive experience in the hospitality business, was able to expeditiously execute on this stunning interior. Plus according to Morris, unlike many new home owners, these clients were excited and fearless when it came to making bold design decisions, creating the perfect recipe for a beautiful and refreshing interior.
Unlike the rest of the house the front parlor and living room features a neutral color scheme accented with a dark leather vintage chair and light blue ceiling.
The rear parlor where the kitchen was previously located has been revamped as a media room with vintage audio. The walls are adorned in a tobacco-colored hue, and the windows are dressed with brown and orange paisley shades.
The garden level’s laid back feel is enhanced with exposed brick walls and ceiling beams.
The kitchen’s design was inspired by a yellow clock already owned by the couple. The brightly colored tiled walls perfectly compliment the vibrant yellow kitchen sink and vice versa.
The dining room is situated next to the kitchen and also features exposed brick and ceiling beams. The space is made functional with vintage mid-century table and chairs and round globe pendant lights.
The bedroom boats the same bright mood as the kitchen featuring vibrant blue walls, and funky patterned wall paper.
Although this renovation had a rocky start, the end result is bold, seamless and a refreshing departure from the standard home interior. To see more inspiring work from Jennifer Morris, visit her website.
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