10 January 2013

A charming country home in Brooklyn

In the new issue of Vogue, the charming home of Miranda Brooks and Bastien Halard has been featured.  It's amazing to me that this is in Brooklyn and not the French countryside.  Lovely!
 Halard embarked on the renovation while working for architect Peter Marino, sneaking out at lunchtime to chaperone the contractors. He preserved the staircase and happily exposed the joists. Everything else was redone and brought in, much of it found at antiques fairs upstate but made to look like it had been there forever—from the vintage escutcheons scavenged at Manhattan’s Olde Good Things to the many reclaimed doors they’re affixed to. “It wasn’t about an architectural statement, really. It was more about being clever, just finding a bit of charm. And Miranda did all the colors,” explains Halard, surrounded by walls painted his wife’s favorite hue: Fenching Blue from Papers and Paints in London.
 These floors are so French and I love the herringbone pattern.
 custom de Gournay Tree of Life wallpaper
 Marthe Armitage hand-printed wallpaper

the bunny hutch in the rooftop garden, all the gardens were designed by Brooks
all photos and information from Vogue Magazine

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