House Call: Nicole's Historic & Contemporary Mix

House Call: Nicole's Historic & Contemporary Mix

Aaron Able
Mar 6, 2009

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Name: Nicole
Location: Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Hello Apartment Therapy! I wanted to share with you my minimal house in the woods. Well, it has tree lined streets that make me feel like we are in a tree house in the summer time (soon the green will be back!). We have been living here for four years. The original Mahogany woodwork is so dramatic, we decided to keep a very simple modern furnishing plan. We both have worked in the contemporary Italian furnishing industry for years, so we slowly acquired pieces that we feel we will have for a lifetime. I am inspired by materiality — natural leather, pure wool, solid marble — these materials patina with age and get better with time.

I read the Apartment Therapy: The Eight-Step Home Cure a few summers ago while I was considering everything in our home, and being certain our possessions were bringing value to our lives, serving a purpose and making the place enjoyable for entertaining friends. I have even taken on the path of being a home therapist, and offer my services to the community to help them pull their homes together, because I believe we carry our sense of home with us wherever we go. Thank you for your continued inspiration to us AT where would be without you! I hope you enjoy our house call and find it as inspiring as we do.

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