First home in Brooklyn
Riding high off my Brooklyn dream (see my post on the street that I’ve already picked out to live in
, if I ever had the chance to live in NYC), I’ve just discovered this beautiful first-pad in Brooklyn Heights.
This home belongs to Lauren, a recent graduate who has just started her first job as a beauty writer – and despite the meagre salary, she’s managed to do it up in style thanks to the help of her mum who worked with Martha Stewart for ten years. Lauren’s mother, Suzanne, helped Lauren do up her place in modern yet classic style, combining a little Ikea with little heirlooms; simple and unfussy and just the way I like it.
Lauren and Suzanne have a mother-daughter design blog, Good Bones Great Pieces, and you can read their full interview in Traditional Home magazine, and see more images over at Apartment Therapy.
The loveseat is really classic, while the two little coffee tables, in that shade of grey we all covet, were apparently junk store finds – as was the yellow lamp base.
Another treasured find was this wooden table which Lauren uses as a dressing table – made a little more modern with the clear perspex seat. Apparently the table was found by Suzanne 20 years ago discarded on the street – she kept it for years as a writing table before handing it over to her daughter.
Reading through the interview earlier, I couldn’t help but feel that we all first-home-lovers probably have a lot in common with Lauren; I love spending weekends browsing for bargain homeware with my mum too (we hit Homesense this Saturday and she helped me pick my vintage dresser
as well as letting me occasionally pilfer silverware – thanks!) so clearly, mums are a good help with interiors in addition to everything else they do for us!
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