A Classic Brooklyn Brownstone Gets a Bold, Modern Face Lift

A Classic Brooklyn Brownstone Gets a Bold, Modern Face Lift

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Minette Hand
Jun 15, 2017

Name: Nicole and Dan Lucey
Location: Park Slope — Brooklyn, NY
Size: 2800 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, owned

Nicole, her husband Dan and their two kids moved into their Park Slope brownstone just over a year ago. After a dramatic (and much debated) paint job and face lift, this four-story home is now one everyone slows down to admire.

Nicole and Dan chose architects Wendy Cronk and Erin Cowhey Design and contractors Versatile Renovations NYC to help with the renovations. There were many design choices that had to be talked through — and compromised on! Having a dark office and guest room opposite the master, painting the front of the house all black, indulging in lots and lots of tiling, and painting their son's room half black/half white. Originally, the son wanted all black walls, Nicole wanted all white, so they met halfway — literally!

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: Melting pot of styles; boho/glam

Inspiration: Wes Anderson films and Art Deco design

Favorite Element: Staircase refurbishment

Biggest Challenge: Exterior of the house

Proudest DIY: Designing the built-in bar inside the living room soffit area.

Biggest Indulgence: Second floor bathroom and kitchen (amount of tiling and marble)

Best Advice: Pull as much reference for each room as you can. Stay organized. Edit the reference constantly until you are locked in on a look.

Dream Sources: LonnyMag, Elle Décor, @Brownstone_voyeur on instagram

Resources:

Exterior paint — Benjamin Moore Onyx trim and Wrought Iron all
Windows — Marvin

ENTRY
Wallpaper – Hygge & West's Terrence Payne Knots (in Gray)
Wall hooks —Anthropologie

LIVING ROOM
Paint — Benjamin Moore, Chantilly Lace Trim and hall
Grey Owl at 50% in living room and dining room
Wallpaper — Hygge & West's Julia Rothman Serengeti pattern in Ebony
Chandelier — France and Son
Sofa — Audrey Sofa in Emerald
Pillows — H&M home, World Market
Black and white throw — Target
Rug — West Elm
Sconces — Vivianne Sconces from Triple Seven Home
Chairs — Anthropologie
Fireplace cover — (Salvage shop)
Art work — Cleon Peterson

DINING ROOM
Dining table — Three hands furniture – etsy
Dining chairs — Black Elbow Chairs
Upholstered chairs — Miles Redd for Schumacher Cubist Peacock
Dining Sconces — Triple Seven Home's Madonna Sconces
Chandelier — France And Son

KITCHEN
Tile — Thassos and Carrara Chevron
Brass pulls – Forge Hardware Studio
Rug — ATG Stores

BEDROOM 2nd floor front
Paint — Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace and Onyx black.
Primary Bed in blue – Land of Nod
San Francisco Pendant
Star Wars art
Small chairs — Target, Pillowfort in Black
Cage Ceiling mount light — Shades of Light

BATHROOM 2nd floor
Paint — Benjamin Moore Onyx and Chantilly Lace
Slim Aarons — Poolside Gossip
Brass hardware — Kohler Purist
Cement tile — Tulum
Mirrors — Domino
Sconces and Ceiling mount light — Cedar and Moss

BEDROOM 2nd floor rear
Paint Benjamin Moore — After the rain (lavender), Soft Mint (ceiling)
Gold ceiling stars — Etsy
Artwork (Abstract) — Etsy
Artwork — Popsicles, Jorey Hurley
Chelsea Desk — PBteen
Desk chair — Land of Nod
Headboard — Ballard Designs
Headboard fabric — Spoon Flower
Roman shades — Etsy
Scalloped edge side table — Target

BEDROOM 3rd floor front
Paint — Chantilly lace
Wallpaper — Anthropologie
Chandelier — Lumens
Photography — Slim Aarons
Mirror — Malone Floor Mirror
Chair — West Elm
Side table — Accordion Side table in brass, Urban Outfitters

BEDROOM 3rd floor rear
Paint — Benjamin Moore Narragansett Green
Vintage Tiger Painting — Etsy
Sconces — Savoy Lighting
Daybed — Overstock

BATHROOM 3rd floor
Ceiling mount light — Amazon
Sconce — Shades of Light
Vanity — Kohler Jute in Walnut Flax
Blue Jar — All Modern
Bath rug — Urbanoutfitters
Hand towels — Shop Spring
Tile — Venato Carrara Marble

Thanks, Nicole and Dan!


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