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It originally began as a kitchen renovation project. That's what Tamara Peterson, a native New Yorker, and professional content creator, first thought when she began working on sprucing up her apartment of ten years. Then, it seemed like a new coat of paint would be good. And eventually, this tastemaker was on the road to an entire apartment renovation of her 1,230 square foot space in the picturesque Brooklyn neighborhood of Clinton Hill. It was interior designer Megan Pflug who helped... Peterson achieve her dream interior, renovating the kitchen, designing a new layout and providing a warm, yet luxe aesthetic.Continue to 2 of 7 below.
02 of 07
The Blue Door
To define the space, Pflug and Peterson agreed on a range of beautiful hues that were used throughout the interior. In the entryway, contrast was created with shades of light and dark gray. The front door was painted a beautiful cobalt blue, a reminder of Peterson's travels to Europe. The entry was completed with a mix of bold and modern furnishings. A cowhide rug to add texture, a streamline upholstered bench from Anthropologie, and a gorgeous oversized gilded mirror that's also from... the Philadelphia-based company.Continue to 3 of 7 below.
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For elements like the statement wall in the living room, as well as accessories for the space, Pflug, who also lives in Brooklyn, focused on bringing in local design brands. Golden Wabi Cloud wallpaper from local designer brand, Calico, makes the ultimate statement in the living room. And a pair of side chairs from West Elm, a company headquartered in the borough, is topped with pillows by local textile designer, Rebecca Atwood. "I love the way the design on the pillows plays with the print... of the wallpaper," remarks Pflug about the mix of prints and patterns in the space.Continue to 4 of 7 below.
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Art-Filled Dining Nook
The kitchen was supposed to be the site of this home's original renovation, so special attention was paid to give it a complete refresh. The design focused on bridging the open plan kitchen with the living area in the apartment. Walls were painted a dark gray in the dining nook, the perfect backdrop for colorful works of art, some belonging to Peterson's father, that were brought into the space. For an industrial feel, above the dining table, a chandelier by Workstead, another local... brand, was hung. To keep things cozy and comfortable, upholstered bucket seat dining chairs were bought in to surround a modern tulip table.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
To keep things contemporary and elegant, the kitchen cabinetry was kept simple and streamlined in a high-gloss white. For contrast, the countertops were an unexpected material - concrete. The solid gray substrate is perfect for adding a natural, organic feel to the kitchen. A kitchen island was designed, to be open and airy as a segue into the living room. It also adds additional seating in the dining area, where guests can eat and congregate. For more cool lighting, brass pendants have been... hung above the island, a glimmering reflection of the golden wallpaper in the living area.Continue to 6 of 7 below.
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The home's color story continues in the bedroom, which is a quiet retreat for Peterson. One of her favorite elements in the space - the floor-to-ceiling drapes, which highlight the height of the ceiling, and are a great way to frame the black canopy bed. Walls have been painted in one of Peterson's favorite colors - pink. The blushing shade is a custom mix, featuring Ralph Lauren's Bonneted and Box Pleat. On the bed, luxury linens from Cultiver, in two shades of pink, complete the... color block effect in the room.Continue to 7 of 7 below.
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For texture and warmth a a sisal rug was added to the bedroom floor, layered on top is a whimsical rug at the foot of the bed. A shagreen dresser was chosen to complement the bedroom's gray walls. Pflug felt that the beautiful texture and gray tone went perfectly with the blushing shade. Above the dresser, a work of art. The Half Moon Mirror by Ben and Aja Blanc is a mix of glass, silk, mohair and wool. The combination is a striking piece, that adds texture and a glow to the bedroom.