When an old-school Brooklyn couple went from renting to buying a home with a baby on the way, they enlisted the help of id 810 Design Group to find a balance between sophistication and a bohemian style. Using items they already owned, an Eames chair, collected artwork, and an inherited Palm Beach-y table lamp, they crafted a stylish, but livable plan for this 4th floor apartment.
The 2000-square-foot apartment included a massive open living space that was much too large to divide it into just two zones – living and dining. The new plan flanked the dining room with a living area on one side and a den, library-like area on the other. The space was only wired for one light in an awkward location and because of the NYC building codes not allowing for moving or adding addition lights with concrete ceilings, they had to work around it. They designed a custom light fixture that extends the light from its source all the way through the sculptural light.
The large windows frame views of the trees, which happen to coordinate with the green pieces in the space.
The clients didn’t know the sex of the baby so they chose decor that would work for either while still keeping it bright and colorful. One of the walls is covered with a Minikani Lab mural that sets the tone for the room.
A FilzFelt rug pairs beautifully with the animals on the mural. Diagonal strips were painted on the ceiling to give the appearance of a larger space.
The master bedroom has a relaxed, mid-century vibe with an upholstered headboard from Thrive Furniture that has fabric from Designers Guild.
A custom, built-in dresser provides storage for the room and acts as a vanity with a flip-up mirror.
Photos by Jacob Snavely.