A Modern Brooklyn Townhouse

  • 01 of 09

    A Modern Brooklyn Townhouse

    A Modern Brooklyn Townhouse
    Francesco Bertocci

    What do you get when you cross a newly renovated Brooklyn townhome with a mix of colors, furnishings from a variety of eras and inspiration from the eclectic homes of artists and fashion designers? You get the perfect chic Brooklyn abode, courtesy of Lucy Harris Studio. Harris, the lead creative of her eponymous Manhattan-based firm, is known for creating modern spaces with a refreshing embrace of color. In this space, the designer's New York modern style - tinged with a variety of...MORE traditional New England influences - was perfect for creating a home that was at once deeply personal and filled with visual delights.

    [All photographs by Francesco Bertocci]

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  • 02 of 09

    A Modern Brooklyn Townhouse

    A Modern Brooklyn Townhouse
    Francesco Bertocci

    The ground floor entry sets the tone for the entire home with an exciting and unexpected combination of colors, styles and shapes. In this space, a vintage plaster console was brought in from Miami and paired with a bright pink side chair from Pamono. This beautifully colorful, modern scene, punctuated by the flowing, feminine forms of the console and chair is taken a step further into the future with a table light designed by Michael Anastassiades.

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  • 03 of 09

    A Modern Brooklyn Townhouse

    A Modern Brooklyn Townhouse
    Francesco Bertocci

    In the living room, a serpentine sofa in a calm and soothing shade of gray is the perfect grounding element for the space. Complementing the neutral wall color that envelops the room, it also provides a wonderful contrast for the bright pop of blue provided by the beautifully patterned rug from Studio Four. A vintage B&B Italia coffee table rounds out the vignette, it's sharp modern edges providing yet another well-planned moment of contrast against the soft, organic shape of the sofa.

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  • 04 of 09

    A Modern Brooklyn Townhouse

    A Modern Brooklyn Townhouse
    Francesco Bertocci

    On the other side of the living room, blue side chairs pick up the color of the rug perfectly while pairing it with the feminine shape of the larger sofa. The decidedly cool interior receives a welcome shot of warmth from the wooden credenza. It's carved geometric design adds another element of pattern to the space, contrasting the asymmetrical design of the rug, while the combination of real and metallic plants is also a striking moment.

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  • 05 of 09

    A Modern Brooklyn Townhouse

    A Modern Brooklyn Townhouse
    Francesco Bertocci

    In creating this space, the designer met the client's request for, organic shaped furniture, a mix of time periods, patterns and a unique color palette weaving together neutrals and rich colors. These themes wind themselves throughout every room of the home. Here the mix of textile patterns with the faux distressed wallpaper and eye-catching overhead lighting lends the room a global feel that allows the different influences to blend seamlessly with each other. 

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  • 06 of 09

    A Modern Brooklyn Townhouse

    A Modern Brooklyn Townhouse
    Francesco Bertocci

    The mix of global elements continues in the master bedroom. There a rice paper Noguchi floor lamp is paired congenially with lacquered bedside tables from Lawson Fenning. Paisley printed fabric pillows from Osborne & Little complete the look, along with a gorgeous area rug in a dazzling black-and-white pattern.

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  • 07 of 09

    A Modern Brooklyn Townhouse

    A Modern Brooklyn Townhouse
    Francesco Bertocci

    A single piece of art sets the tone for this office - an energetic study of colors and variations on shape.  The space is further complemented by the warm additions of the polished wood of the chair frame and floor, and the understated metallic sheen of the lamp. 

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  • 08 of 09

    A Modern Brooklyn Townhouse

    A Modern Brooklyn Townhouse
    Francesco Bertocci

    One of the main goals for the designer in the creation of this space was to, combine eclectic and casual pieces from many different time periods so the assemblage would reflect the uniqueness of each piece. This space shows how beautifully the plan came together, combining the colorful pattern of the chair with the blocked colors of the table and art. Neutral elements like the rug, drapes and standing lamp ground the space while the relationship between the blue shades of the art and table and...MORE the purple of the chair and flowers keeps the color palette looking coherent and well-executed. 

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  • 09 of 09

    A Modern Brooklyn Townhouse

    A Modern Brooklyn Townhouse
    Francesco Bertocci

    In the dining room, this Milo Baughman burled wood vintage buffet that the designers sourced from San Francisco was paired with a farm table and vintage dining chairs found in Amsterdam. Pieces like these reflect the overarching themes of the space - the combination of vintage pieces, a modern aesthetic and a range of global influences expressed through the shapes, textures, colors and patterns that make up the home. This eclectic melange is skillfully woven together so that nothing in the home...MORE feels out of place.