The Wallpaper-Covered Brooklyn Home of Studio Four NYC's Founder Kate Reynolds

The Wallpaper-Covered Brooklyn Home of Studio Four NYC's Founder Kate Reynolds

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Adrienne Breaux
Apr 16, 2018

Name: Kate Reynolds with her husband Rem and their two sons Bobby and Oscar
Location: Windsor Terrace — Brooklyn, NYC
Size: 3,150 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, owned

Kate Reynolds really loves textiles. As one of the founding partners of Studio Four NYC, she—along with the rest of the company—"shine a light on the stories behind textile, wallpaper and rug design. By fostering relationships with up-and-coming artisans and people who've spent their lives committed to craft, we trust that when our products are brought into your home they will be cherished for generations to come."

Kate's an absolute expert on textiles and rugs, with a knack for finding an array of vintage finds to layer into rooms. And she grew up with an interior designer mom and a real estate dad—so she's been surrounded by beautiful home design since she was a kid. Sharing her Brooklyn home with her husband and two young kids, she's a master at designing a beautiful home that's also playful and kid-friendly. And it's absolutely covered in glorious, gorgeous wallpaper patterns!

Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: This is a difficult question for me because I don't think I have a particular style, my home is a little bit eclectic and constantly evolving. There's a mix of things I have been inspired by from travels but my overall focus is on comfort, not only for the way I like to live but my overall goal is that my family is able to live comfortably together in our home, I try not to take things too seriously especially since I have two little guys who frequently like to make a mess.

Inspiration: Before we moved in I saw a project designed by Markham Roberts located on the Pacific coast of Washington. I didn't see the whole house, but there was one room that struck me. It was an open living room with an assortment of seating areas. I really liked the idea of being able to have a group of people enjoying a mixture of activities in the same room. Some could be playing a card game while others were seated around a cocktail table with drinks, and somebody could even be lounging on a sofa with a book. To me the ultimate luxury is being with my family, and if I could create a room where we can all be together while still having our own space then I am a happy lady.

Favorite Element: My favorite space in our home is the breakfast nook. We love to cook, especially on the weekend my kids usually hang out there and play games or have a dance party. It is a room that brings me a lot of joy. In the summer I can look at the flowers in the backyard, in the winter there is sometimes a blanket of snow, it is a special space.

Biggest Challenge: We love to entertain, so we wanted the main floor to have an overall open feeling but my husband and I were also intent on keeping the separate character of individual rooms. We didn't want to blow out the whole first floor and create a loft like space. Instead we wanted to capture the feeling of the homes in South Carolina where we both grew up. Our goal was to create a space where you can easily move from one room to the next with a cocktail in hand.

Proudest DIY: In the corner of our breakfast nook we created a magnetic chalk board wall. I really wanted a place to show my kids' school projects and for them to express themselves with their art. Because the magnetic chalkboard paint in the market has a highly textured finish it makes a chalky mess when you draw on it. To get the best of both worlds I lined the corner with metal sheets and then painted over top with chalkboard paint.

Biggest Indulgence: I am very much a textile lover. Being able to fill my home with pieces made by the designers and artisans I work with at Studio Four is definitely my biggest indulgence. I love the stories that go into making textile designs, learning about what inspired the artist is a huge part of the beauty of each design to me. It's nice to sit back in my living room and know that the pieces surrounding me are not only pleasing from a design perspective, but they are also made by friends whom I love and admire.

Best Advice: Try not to take yourself too seriously, remember a happy home is one that will always change. Your kids will grow up, your hobbies will change, you will discover new artists. You might get older and find you need a stiffer chair. The point is that nothing is ever going to be perfect and if you accept that earlier on you will be happier in your home.

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PAINT & COLORS
All are Benjamin Moore:
The entire first floor is Huntington White from their Daryl Carter collection
The 2nd floor is Decorators White in the boy's rooms and hallway.
The Master Bedroom is Grey Owl
The Master Bath is Jet Black
The downstairs moldings are Iron Mountain

ENTRY
Wallpaper is Paper Mills Nani
Tile is original to the house
Umbrella Stand – vintage

STAIR
Light is vintage
Map is vintage
Runner is Studio Four NYC Custom flatweave from Nepal
Stair Wallpaper is Twenty2 Grasscloth in Tempest

LIVING ROOM
Art is Claire Nitze
Pendant is Noguchi
Chair – Vintage Eames covered in Studio Four Handwoven Fabric
Sofa – ABC Home in covered Studio Four Handwoven Fabric
Circular Ottoman – Eskayel
Steel + Leather Chair – ABC Home
Roman Shades – Custom made, fabric is by Rebecca Atwood
Rug -Custom Moroccan style rug by Studio Four NYC, layered over a custom Studio Four NYC sisal rug
All side tables are vintag
Lamp and magazine stand are vintage
Record Table – Crate & Barrel
Bookshelf is a vintage bakery bread rack

BREAKFAST NOOK
Banquette is from Ballard custom upholstered in Wayne Pate + Studio Four NYC Vence Fabric
Pendant is Serena & Lilly
Art by Wayne Pate and my children Oscar & Bobby
Table is Restoration Hardware
Chairs are DWR
Rug is Studio Four NYC Vintage from Turkey
Pillows are Studio Four NYC

KITCHEN
Stools – ABC Home
Island Counter – Calcutta Gold Marble
Backsplash Tile is Grove Brickworks from Waterworks
Light by Apparatus
Oven is Capitol

MASTER BEDROOM
Custom shearling rug from Studio Four NYC
Bed from Ballard with custom Lake August Half Moon Linen
Art is by Alex Mason
Sconces are Serena and Lilly
Bedside tables are Vintage
Pendant is West Elm
Chair is vintage

DEN
Bookshelf is custom
Coffee table vintage
Couch vintage
Pillows are Avo + custom Suri Alpaca
Rug is from Brooklyn Berber layered over a custom sisal from studio four
Lamps are vintage with custom shades in vintage Chinese Indigo Textile
Knobs are from Anthropologie

DINING ROOM
Wallpaper is Nantes by Studio Four NYC + Brian Paquette
Pendant is Noguchi
Chairs are DWR
Table is vintage Milo Baughman from 1st dibs (similar)
Floating shelves are Restoration Hardware
Bar is Crate & Barrel
Sconces are One Kings Lane
Censer from Apparatus
Rug is from Brooklyn Berber
Stemware from Annie Glass

POWDER BATH
Wallpaper is Shibori by Studio Four NYC + Amber Interiors
Little Mirror is Rejuvenation
Sconces are Wayfair with custom Tulu Textiles Shades
Art is vintage
Pedestal Sink is from Home Depot
Hardware is Rejuvenation

READING NOOK
Fireplace is Malm from DWR
Rug is vintage is Studio Four NYC Vintage from Turkey
Cushions are Walter G
Cushion cover is vintage Indigio Rice Bag from China
Toy Baskets are Serena and Lily
Pendant is DWR
Artwork is Fred Einaudi

BOBBY'S ROOM
Bunk Bed is by Room & Board
Book Shelf is ABC
Antique School Desk is Windsor Place Antiques
Rocking Chair is Vintage
Rug is Vintage Morrocan layered on top of Tretford
Floor Pillow is Studio Four NYC handwoven
Roman Shades are custom in Flock
Bed Pillows are Walter G/Amber Interiors/Clare Frost
Bed Spreads are vintage Suzanis with Akin & Suri quilt
Pendant Light is Vintage Italian from the '50s
Musical Instruments are from Norman & Jules
Dresser is Land of Nod
Lamp is West Elm
Don't Grow Up is Mini and Maximus
Painting by Bobby Reynolds

OSCAR'S ROOM
Carpet is Studio Four NYC Irish Linen with a Studio Four NYC vintage from Turkey
Rocking Chair is DWR
Lamp is vintage with custom-made Shade
Roman Shade is custom Katie Ridder
Book shelf is CB2
Crib is Giggle

LAUNDRY ROOM
Wallpaper is Caitlin McGauley
Art by Wayne Pate
Counter is Custom
Appliances by Whirpool

MASTER BATH
Tub is a roll-top claw foot tub from VintageTub.com
Vanity is Pottery Barn
Medicine Cabinets are Pottery Barn
Shelf is Pottery Barn
Sconces are School House Electric
Curtain is Walter G
Rug is Vintage Morroccan from Brooklyn Berber
Toilet is Kohler

KIDS BATHROOM
Subway tile is Nemo Tile
Wallpaper is Surfboards by Studio Four NYC
Pedestal Sink is from Home Depot
Light is School House Electric

Thanks, Kate!


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