A Magical Decorating Mix

While searching online for an upcoming story, I came across an extremely talented architecture group out of Brooklyn, New York, called CWB Architects. Their portfolio is impressive not only for the gorgeous homes they’ve built and restored, but the perfectly styled and totally realized interiors these homes feature.

I completely fell in love with this space. It’s the living room of a restored Greek Revival rowhouse in Brooklyn. There isn’t one thing I’d change about this space other than the fact that it’s not my own!

The simple, yet elegant moldings are typical of the Greek Revival period and they work so well with the updated stone fireplace. I’ve always been a fan of matching drapery to the wall colour, and this is a perfect example of this. It’s such a soft and sophisticated look, and the matching cornice takes it to the next level.

As for the furnishings, I just love the mix. The velvet-tufted sofa in navy blue is pretty much my dream sofa these days. Here’s another option from Restoration Hardware. Although it’s not tufted, it has the same classic appeal.

The rug is another key element to the space because of all the richness it adds. I love that it’s traditional in colour, but slightly updated in terms of its pattern. The rug is a lot like this great option through The Rug Company.

The designers really started to mix things up with the Gustavian server and carved African stool. They are completely opposite but look amazing next to each other. I also really like that they’ve tucked a simple wicker chest under the server for a hit of natural texture. This desk through Chelsea Textiles and stool through Kiondo African Imports would work just as well as opposites.

The designers also added another classic piece, a William Birch armchair in a beautiful grey suiting fabric. A lot like the sofa, I am in love with this chair and would recommend it to just about anyone. It’s a design staple and will stand the test of time. This version through Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams is a great example.

And finally, to top it all off, just like adding jewelry to the perfect outfit, the designers added an incredible Lindsey Adelman light fixture. This modern fixture is the perfect addition and plays so well with the graphic black and white art and overall airiness of the space. These fixtures come in a range of finishes and shade options including this version with milk glass.

Phew…after seeing this space I want to go home and start redecorating!

Photo credits:
1. CWB Architects

2. Restoration Hardware
3. The Rug Company
4. Chelsea Textiles
5. Kiondo African Imports
6. William Birch
7. Lindsey Adelman

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