My good friend Jacob has just moved into a new apartment in Crown Heights, and he's asked me to help him figure out how to decorate and organize the place, and turn it into a home. I'm so excited to help!
Jacob is a Texan, a fellow public defender, and an excellent cook. He's also the best party guest and an incredibly warm, generous soul. He told me he was hoping for a space that felt uncluttered and serene.
I spent some time looking around for inspiration, and came up with a few ideas. I was hoping for something warm and simple and homey. Something that referenced his Texas roots while fitting in with his Brooklyn present.
I really liked the open shelving and the inviting feel that the kitchen and dining room in this apartment feature. The bar stools at the kitchen island and the farm-style table really make the kitchen and dining room the heart of the home, which is appropriate for a guy who can wax poetic on how to properly prepare a roux.
I also really liked the clean lines and bright pops of color in this apartment. The master bedroom seems particularly cozy. Finally, this apartment hits the perfect balance of simplicity, comfort, and personality.
So, after pinpointing my inspiration, I've gathered some pieces that I think would work well in Jacob's new space.
This pendant lighting from Schoolhouse Electric would be perfect for the kitchen. I love the warm persimmon color.
And how cute and cozy would this throw be in the living room?
This console is perfect for storage, and I imagine it could make a handy bar cart too.
These log bookends would be a perfect accent.
Finally, it's not a home without some art. I've long been a fan of the work over at Banquet Atelier; I think their buffalo print hits the right note.
So there you have it. What new design projects are you working on?