Happy Wednesday folks! Today's post is all about the Big Apple. Yes I'm heading down to NYC for an extra long weekend and thought, why not sharing the Brooklyn home of the beautiful actress Keri Russell (a.k.a Felicity) who introduced me to Dean & Deluca!
What a gorgeous home! I can live here in a heart beat. It is traditional/classic home with an edgy/industrial flair. And the most jaw-dropping part of it all, the couple didn't hire a designer or an architect to give this pre-loved home its facelift ... it was truly a "LABOUR of LOVE" with Keri looked after fabrics and furnishings, while Shane gutted the place to create a blank slate.
The stunning crown moulding, a sculptural stone fireplace, and an exquisite Ochre chandelier in the living room create the perfect balance to contemporary espresso floor, along with handcrafted table/planter + porthole mirror (above the fireplace) with reclaimed wood.
Speaking about reclaimed wood, the cabinetry in this kitchen is built entirely from a dismantled post-and-beam house! I love how the classic shaker doors juxtapose the rustic, edgy espresso stained reclaimed fir. I also love that Shane had wrapped the wood panel detail around the wall and up to the ceiling to create a dramatic statement, and the perfect spot to house a few bottles of wine and a simple pendant above the island.
The master en-suite has been completely opened up for a light filled, spacious, and restful retreat. I actually quite like the "open concept" approach in the master bathroom, especially with one that comes with a velvet Louis XV chair, floor to ceiling drapery panels, and a vanity made out of reclaim board!
I am crazy about the rich wood tone on the bedside table and how it adds warmth and character to this neutral bedroom. Branches as floral arrangement: simple, organic, and 100% HEART.
Thanks Elle Decor for featuring this relaxed, sophisticated home to us. I felt in love with it the moment I saw the spreads the June 2011 Issue. What do you think of Keri's home?
So for my trip to NYC, I will likely spend most of my time in SoHo and these are a few of my must-visit hot spots:
Aero Studio: 419 Broome Street
Bobby Berk Home: 59 Crosby Street
Muji SoHo: 455 Broadway
Jonathan Adler: 47 Greene Street
MoMA SoHo: 81 Spring Street
Michele Varian: 27 Howard Street
As for food, I think this will be a Japanese weekend for me. It is not like we don't have good Japanese restaurants in Toronto, but I love how there is a mini "Japanese Town" around the Astor Place station and their food are delicious! Here are my favs:
Panya Bakery: 8 Stuyvesant Street
Soba-ya: 229 East 9th Street
Kenka: 25 St. Marks Pl.
Only a couple more days now! NYC, here I come ... again!