The Brooklyn Home: Modern Havens in the City

Abrams. Sept. 2023. 224p. ISBN 9781419766701. $50. INTERIOR DESIGN
The homes featured in this collection were all designed by the Brooklyn Home Company and are spread throughout the eponymous New York City borough. The authors run the Brooklyn Home Company, and they have divided this title into sections that focus on their company’s guiding principles: lightness, solace, dimension, exchange, memory, artistry, and wonder. Many of the homes are far beyond the reach or everyday experience of most, but the renovations are forward-thinking and retain many elements that make them uniquely Brooklyn. From a sun-drenched kitchen in Park Slope to a spacious Brooklyn Heights living room that looks out at the Statue of Liberty, each space is thoughtfully and impeccably reimagined. There are unexpected spaces as well, such as the 49-foot boat the company transformed as an escape from the city. The book shines brightest when the design features pops of color and warmth, such as an intriguing floor-to-ceiling bookshelf.
VERDICT This book is a high-end, Pinterest-worthy home design trip to Brooklyn that does not disappoint.
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