Wednesday, May 1, 2013
DIY decor inspiration from Brooklyn
You don't need soaring ceilings and a Manhattan view to incorporate some doable decor inspired by Athena Calderone's Brooklyn apartment.
But it sure helps.
Calderone, an interior designer, is practically a neighbor. Not withstanding that my one-bedroom Brooklyn Heights pad could fit into the foyer of her DUMBO rooftop apartment, I think we have a similar aesthetic. Here are some of her attainable decor tips, plus a few of my own.
My tip: Don't be ashamed of your IKEA. The bed above is a Malm.
Her tip: Combine polarizing elements . . . like a clean environment with eclectic oddities.
My tip: Lean heavy on the clean environment. We've all got eclectic oddities out the wazoo.
Her tip: Your living room should make a statement. You spend most of your time there.
My tip: Go for some huge art. Even the dumbest paint splat will look interesting if it's enormous.
Her tip: You can transform a room and create a moody elegance with a statement color.
My tip: Keep your color palette limited.
Her tip: Paint your bed the same color as your walls for a streamline look.
Is Athena's apartment your style?
Labels: Decor Inspiration