House Tour: Matilda’s Act of Rebellion
Name: Matilda and Diego
Location: Brooklyn Heights
Size: 860 sqft 2 bdrm condo
Favorite: Her son’s newly created bedroom because of the light it gets
“This is my rebellion,” says Matilda when referring to her apartment on the first floor of a 50’s era apartment building in Brooklyn Heights. Other than college, Matilda has always lived in Brooklyn. Much of that time was spent in a brownstone in Cobble Hill.
Matilda, however, hates brownstones. She hates the high ceilings, the plethora of detailing, and the dark narrow hallways. A little over two years ago, she and her husband, Diego, moved into this apartment and Matilda loves its clean lines, generous closet space, well-proportioned rooms, and light.
Since moving in, Matilda has painted some walls twice and others are about to get a third treatment! The first effort included a palette of yellows, the second attempt was a slight alteration to some of the yellows, and this third attempt will bring something in the white family to the kitchen and bathroom, and a blue to the baby’s bedroom. I think the sunlight combined with trying to compliment permanent elements like tile and countertops present the biggest challenges for Matilda in trying to get the color just right.