I could always sense that my most beloved interiors around north Brooklyn were designed by the same hand, but didn't know who deserved the credit for them — until I read a feature on Oliver and Evan Haslegrave of hOmE in online magazine The Scout.The brothers create commercial spaces that manage to have both a rustic ambiance and a refined architectural vibe at the same time. Oliver and Evan have outfitted such neighborhood favorites as the late-night bars Manhattan Inn and Duckduck, and gourmet pizza parlor Pauly Gee's. A unifying theme throughout all hOmE interiors is the creative use of reclaimed materials to stunning effect. Build It Green! is their top source for these items, where they've found the tin ceiling tiles, door knobs, and hardwood floors used in their rooms.
As one might expect, the design of hOmE's work studio reflects these same aesthetic principles. The space is functional as an office, but it is imbued with personality due to the careful selection of vintage materials that have seen many years. The brothers are mindful to cultivate this sense of warmth in all of their projects, and they thoroughly enjoy the challenge of repurposing old things into new ideas.
For the full feature, see The Scout | The Brothers Haslegrave.