Azza's Travel-Inspired Home

House Call

Name: Azza
Location: Prospect Heights — Brooklyn, New York

I've been living on the top floor of this 2 bedroom + 2 bathrooms brownstone apartment for the past two years, and I'm finally able to show you what I have done with this sunny space! One thing that my apartment gives away about me is that I love color. Actually, I love contrasting colors. Bold colors. It has something to do with my Sun in Leo but that's another story…My home has strong influences from the cultures and the arts of the Indian Ocean, North Africa and the Sahara Desert. I have decorated my place with pieces that I collected through out my travels to these regions, and the Flea Markets of New York and San Francisco.

I have a love affair with time, life and nature, so I tend to love everything that’s rustic, aged and handmade, and that's why you can see many elements of water, sand, salt, decay, life, sun, and plants in my home.

I'm inspired by the life of the traveler, not the one who travels for pleasure, but the one who travels for work and survival. The fisherman, the camel herder, the shepherd, the hunter, the housewife and any worker who commutes daily within their local environment, and crosses borders for business and survival.

Once special problem that I faced with the space is the lack of cabinets and drawers in the kitchen. So I solved the problem by placing a long IKEA kitchen table pantry that holds everything from spices to cookware and appliances.

Thanks, Azza!

• HOUSE TOUR ARCHIVE Check out past house tours here
• Interested in sharing your home with Apartment Therapy? Contact the editors through our House Tour Submission Form.
• Are you a designer/architect/decorator interested in sharing a residential project with Apartment Therapy readers? Contact the editors through our Professional Submission Form.

22 Comments