Modern home studio with an industrial edge
Arguably one of the most charming New York City neighborhoods, Brooklyn Heights is a delightfully walkable area full of tree-lined streets and brownstone houses. Located at the end of Brooklyn Bridge, design inspiration comes from heritage buildings, local hidden gems, parks and the waterfront. Explore an industrial building renovated into a home studio that pulls from its location’s vibrancy and old-world charm.
Kate and Janet's dream home
A modular design with an open-plan layout highlights bold pieces in the converted space. Colorful touches, witty objects and pop art are accentuated by a matte black kitchen, which is equally a statement piece and a functional space.
There's one glaringly obvious design element in this space – light. With large, South facing casement windows, natural light fills the studio almost around the clock. To contrast the hard floors, exposed brick and bright white walls that intensify and distribute the light, matte black cabinetry and granite worktops were chosen to absorb and diffuse it. By using stainless steel and glass purposefully, Kate and Janet were able to harmonize both beauty and utility for a strinkingly contemporary yet industrial look.
Inner-city peace amidst a buzzing cultural identity
Brooklyn Heights owes much of its relaxed residential feeling to lovingly restored brownstones and converted carriage houses that line leafy, cobblestoned streets. Locals and tourists alike walk the Brooklyn Heights promenade for panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline or weave their way into alleyways and lanes to shop, dine and visit theaters, museums and music venues. The first New York neighborhood to be declared a historic district, its old charm echoes through the hum of modern living.
Franke products used
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