Writer Jonathan Safran Foer has listed his beautiful Boerum Hill townhouse. The townhouse was severely neglected by the previous owner but Jonathan has created an amazing light and spacious home. The 8(!!) bedroom home is spread out over 6 floors and is filled with timeless design. I love the book-filled living space which of course is not very strange for a writer’s home. If you’ve fallen in love you do need a lot of cash, because the house is for sale for $8.65 million.
Sometimes you’re in the mood for fun and colorful design. Luckily I stumbled upon this Brooklyn apartment that was recently decorated by Homepolish designer Will Saks. Focal point in the apartment are the beautiful bookshelves on the exposed brick wall in the kitchen. The apartment is filled with interesting design items and every wall space is decorate with artwork. I love all the pink and blue-tones that are used in this apartment, it makes it look so fresh and fun!
The home of Brooke Hammel and Jose Alvarez has everything you wish for in a industrial loft apartment. Exposed brick, lots of concrete and large windows. The couple asked Homepolish to completely design their industrial loft in Brooklyn in only 2 months time. The couple are major art lovers so their art collection has a prominent place in their loft. The gallery wall on the large exposed brick wall is a true eyecatcher in this loft apartment. The other amazing focal point is the large bookcase that showcases all the items that the couple has collected over the years. I’m truly in love with this space, it’s such a nice mixture of styles. And the guestroom in Moroccan style is a nice surprise in this Brooklyn industrial loft.
Historic architecture combined with modern design can be absolutely beautiful if it’s done right. In this Brooklyn brownstone – built in 1910 – the owners did a beautiful job in creating a modern home in an old building. The home belongs to Jeff Madalena (co-founder of clothing brand Oak) and Jason Gnewikow. The goal was to create a space where they can clear their heads and to achieve that they chose a minimal black and white palette. The minimalistic interior make the historic features really stand out so it’s lovely to see how these two styles compliment each other. It’s such a beautiful and relaxing home and I’m happy so see a historic renovation done well.
The Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn is located in a former textile factory from 1901 near the Williamsburg waterfront. The history and character of the building is still very visible in the interior of the Wythe Hotel, through the entire building you will find exposed brick, wooden beams, steel columns and arched windows. The hotel fits perfectly in the surrounding neighbourhood with its laid back attitude and respect for the local history. Not only the bedrooms in The Wythe Hotel are stunning, the Reynards restaurant and the Ides bar are beautifully designed and with the tiled floor, exposed brick and vintage furniture it’s almost as if you step back in time. The bar and restaurant are managed by renowned Brooklyn restaurateur Andrew Tarlow of Marlow & Sons so you’re guaranteed a wonderful food experience. The Wythe hotel is a stunning raw, industrial hotel where you can truly experience the local Brooklyn vibe.
Living in an industrial loft apartment in New York is a dream for many people and Alina Preciado (designer, artist and owner of online homewares store Dar Gitane) has made that dream come true. This loft space in Brooklyn was in a complete state of abandonment when she found it, but with much love and care she created a wonderful space decorated with items inspired by her travels. Come and see the full tour of this amazing industrial Brooklyn warehouse loft.