Serene & Simple in Prospect Park

Professional Project

Project by: Alexandra Barker
Location: Brooklyn, New York

This apartment across from Prospect Park in Brooklyn is for a family of three, but shows that you don't have to have a lot going on in a space for it to seem sophisticated. This place feels serene with its white, pale gray and blue color palette, saved from being boring with warm tones sprinkled throughout.

From the designer:

The clients purchased a first floor apartment across the street from Prospect Park with lots of windows but with a strangely dark interior. We worked with budget-friendly fixes to bring light into the space. A new palette of pale blue and gray and new white moldings and pickling stain on the floors replaced the mustard walls and dark-stained oak woodwork. Wood slat blinds were replaced with light-diffusing cellular shades. A white marble countertop and blue pendant lights turned the island into a gathering spot. The most transformative move was the installation of a reclaimed marble mantel that provided a serene focal point to the main living space.

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Thanks, Alexandra Barker!

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(Image credits: Lesley Unruh )