The last little bit of island luxury in this home: a tub fit for royalty. With its bright yellow stool and a petite yet regal looking chandelier, this bath is exactly what anyone would want to soak in after a long day. Surrounded by miniature tile in a calming blue, this Brooklyn bathroom has a definite European vibe.
Beds here are sized to European standards which can be a little confusing when you’re booking your accommodations (or bringing your own linens for a longer stay). While U.S. bedding has names (twin, queen, etc.), European sizing simply lists the bed’s dimensions in centimeters. But don’t worry: There are easy-to-use conversion guides that can be found online to ensure you know what you’re getting.
Near a black front door, American boxwood is surrounded by asparagus fern, variegated ivy, white pentas and blue evolvulus, which add a hint of blue and additional depth to the entryway containers, says designer Cameron Watkins. This house has a large entrance so it was important to scale the containers and landscape accordingly, he says. Boxwoods are great for substance plantings and anchoring other foundation shrubs.
Understated style in a tidy package, this tastefully contemporary deck may inspire an espresso habit. The beautiful dark decking grounds the space, while the lofty white umbrella provides shade for sunny days.
The stove wall has multiple focal points including the blue La Cornue stove, a reclaimed tin hood, two curio cabinets and a 2 ¼’’ thick concrete counter top with a silver gray finish to match the hood.
This elegant master bath with neoclassical touches includes a double entry shower. A floating tub separates the his and hers vanities, while textured wood floors add a rustic appeal. Sophisticated wallpaper creates a subtle design element.