The rear facade of this Brooklyn brownstone features Ipe decking, stairs, windows and doors. It's absolutely charming and it reflects a perfect balance between the old and new with traditional touches.
This Brooklyn brownstone features a built-in desk situated between the kitchen and living room. A custom bulletin board is mounted above the desk, which is functional and adds a sense of depth to the small home office.
A new rear facade with enlarged doors and windows adds life and increases the living space of this traditional Brooklyn brownstone home. A new deck off the second story provides a spot for outdoor dining while offering cover for the patio below.
This boy's bedroom is masculine but sophisticated, with antique furnishings and carefully placed art. Steel blue trim highlights the original architectural details, and a blue-painted twin bed mixes function with flair. Walls are covered in a rustic Imperial Basecoat Plaster.
An intricately molded tin ceiling was preserved and painted white in this eclectic Brooklyn living room. A marble and slate fireplace communicates simple and classic design, while the Persian rug adds a pop of color to the monochromatic living room.
This traditional hallway features reclaimed wood flooring and transom windows that help with air flow in the home's four bedrooms. A central stairway connects all three floors of this fully restored Brooklyn townhouse.
Neutral walls and bedding allow the blue-painted trim and colorful accessories to make the design statement in this Brooklyn guest bedroom. A mid-century modern nightstand and modern art play against the traditional lines of the architecture.
The "captain's chair" in the corner of this traditional living room offers the best view in the house. This traditional Brooklyn townhouse overlooks New York Harbor and features carefully restored period details, like reclaimed antique heart pine flooring and cast iron radiators.
This home office and sewing room offers a mix of storage solutions and a flexible furniture arrangement that adapts it for many uses. A "secret door" connects the space to another small office. Reclaimed wood flooring and painted trim are among the period details at play in this historic restoration.
The fantasy continues in the dining room. While the white walls and hardwood floors may be standard, even typical for a Brooklyn brownstone, what happens between them is anything but. In this room a surrealist light fixture designed by Paul hangs low over a thoroughly modern set of dining chairs. For a contrast from the metal furnishings, a vintage Norman Cherner armchair captains the table. On the floor, a hand-painted rug brings a big splash of color to the space which is presided over by even more fantastic sculptures of creatures, seashells and plants.
A traditional, worn-leather Chesterfield sofa is whimsical when combined with a funky painting of a larger-than-life catfish. As one of the first rooms visitors experience when they enter this restored Brooklyn townhouse, the laid back design of this eclectic mudroom sets a comfortable, casual tone.
This beautiful entryway greets guests and ushers them into Paul’s unique, Alice in Wonderland-like interior. The brownstone in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, had been victim to a fire. When Paul moved in, he loving worked to restore the classic structure and renew it with bold, modern color choices and engaging patterns, like the tiled floor.
No matter where you live, the right design can take you anywhere you want to be in the world. We know that it's true because that’s exactly what Brooklyn-based designer, Malene Barnett (https://www.maleneb.com/), founder of the eponymous lifestyle brand Malene Bhasdone has done. She’s taken her expansive Bedford-Stuyvesant brownstone on a journey from New York City all the way to the Caribbean Islands that her family originally hails from. It’s a trip that’s open to anyone who steps through the doors to find the symphony of colors, patterns and accessories that fill the space from top to bottom.