The Leitao house is full of wonderful details. Every opportunity to tell a cultural story at home has been found as with this ebony banister, original to the space. Kenza and Julio added a personal touch by turning an intricately detailed piece of art into a unique pommel.
The massive black iron chandelier and the modern marble and steel coffee table pop against the all white room and floor-to-ceiling windows. “We needed something to break it all up and balance it and keep it from becoming too soft,” said designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
Bedding in the home’s signature black and white color palette juxtaposes stripes and polka-dots for a very modern mix of patterns. Pops of orange throughout the room liven up the space while giving it a warm yet youthful feel. Even more color finds it way in through the metallic side table and lamp, while leopard-patterned pillows on both beds tie the colors and patterns together.
One way to bring Heirloom style into your home is by celebrating the good bones of your home as in this exquisite molding, dramatic chandelier and staircase railing, which allow architectural detail to shine.
The fireplaces, including the one in the living room, were an instant connection for Amy and a big reason why she and Matthew wanted this home. A Brooklyn staple, the carved stone adds another textural element to the home.
Upstairs, the library is distinctly different from the dreamlike world beneath. The space is studious and more restrained in its color palette, but colorful components shine through in the seating and art. The space is a significant one, as everything in it once belonged to Paul’s godparents. Upon inheriting it, he painstakingly had each piece of the library moved from Manhattan to Brooklyn, reassembling the room in his home just as it had been in theirs.
It’s not surprising to find that art features heavily in this home, a unique loft-style apartment in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. In the living room, a single oversized piece by painter Erin Lynn Welsh stands out against the exposed brick wall, taking full advantage of the home’s industrial stye. A mid-century modern side chair in pale pink and brass was a vintage find that helped to bring the look of the space together.