Fort Greene

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I am having a love affair with Brownstones. This isn’t the first time inanimate objects have caught my eye.  The building materials used in such homes are a brown Triassic or Jurassic era sandstone which was once an extremely popular building material. The term. “brownstone”, is also used on the East Coast (particularly Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware and Maryland) of the United States to refer to a terraced house or rowhouse clad in this material. The stone is extremely durable, it also carries with it years of history and the connotations of another, quainter time period.

Fort Green Brownstone

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An office filing cabinet plays double duty as an entry table.
Fort Green Brownstone

Natural light in spades.
Fort Green Brownstone
Fort Green Brownstone

Fort Green Brownstone

Fort Green Brownstone

The low, stainless steel industrial table allows the space to feel historic yet contemporary. The mantlepiece is filled with vases ala Italian artist Morandi.

Fort Green Brownstone

Tonight’s cultural activeities in the salon include a rendition of the Metropolitan Opera’s version of Elektra, Op. 58, a one-act opera by Richard Strauss.

Fort Green Brownstone

According to color theory, an alizarin crimson red room gives the room sophistication and warmth. Red raises a room’s energy level. It’s affect is usually stimulating – raising heart rate or stimulating conversation. Fort Green Brownstone

As the esteemed author, poet, philosopher and muse, Jorge Luis Borges, once quipped, “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”

Fort Green Brownstone

Fort Green Brownstone

The stack of Gaudi books, mimicking the slope of Gaudi’s uncanny verticals.

Fort Green Brownstone

Le Corbusier’s famous comfort creation, with an external steel wrap-around frame, is covered in leather upholstery.Paradoxically, Le Corbusier combined a passion for classical Greek architecture and an attraction to the modern machine. The Petit Modele Armchair was designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, produced by Cassin.

Fort Green Brownstone

Fort Green Brownstone

No need to worry with these dolls…

Fort Green Brownstone

Fort Green Brownstone

Fort Green Brownstone

Fort Green Brownstone

Who doesn’t love a good pun in the form of a needlepoint pillow?

Fort Green Brownstone

Fort Green Brownstone

Fort Green Brownstone

Kvetching for the etchings. Fort Green Brownstone

Like living inside of an airy cloud. A cornflower blue room is considered calming and serene. Color theory believes that blue spaces can even lower a guests blood pressure.

Fort Green Brownstone

Fort Green Brownstone

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What’s your favorite room in this charming, Victorian home?

Keren / The Walkup

About Keren

My name is Keren. I was once a pigeon in Paris, pecking at street cheese, and dreaming of anthropomorphism.

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