In past lives she has been a home decor editor eyeing the latest design trends, a fashion editor perusing the scene at New York Fashion Week, and even at the helm of assisting Oprah in curating her favorite things. There is no doubt that stylist, editor and creative director, Kelley Carter knows style, and she brings an abundance of it to her home in Brooklyn, New York. Her small railroad style apartment has benefited from Kelley’s creative mind. A mix of vibrant textiles, customized pieces and rare art make this Brooklyn apartment a stunning space full of well-curated design ideas.
On the design floor, there is a seventeen foot island used for presentations, layout design and storage that bisects the space. On either side of the island, there are three designer work spaces. These individual work spaces were created with bent cold rolled steel, providing a sturdy, yet still attractive, place for designers to work.
Colletti has often visited the John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden in Locust Valley, on Long Island, for ideas and inspiration on designing with moss. If you're growing moss in containers inside your home, you may find it needs more light than you'd expect, she says, because sun coming through a window is less intense than outdoors. Living moss also needs adequate water and air circulation.
Outfitting a small room in white and reflective surfaces is a common designer strategy to lend the illusion of more space. But in this tight family bath, designer Hannah Dee of Hannah Dee Interiors used a splash of soft blue tile in another clever technique: “The accent wall brings your eye to the back of the room, broadening and lengthening the space—visually—making it feel much bigger than it really is.”