a brownstone in brooklyn

Did you see the September issue of Martha Stewart Living? Well, my brownstone was featured in the issue as part of a celebration of 20 years of inspired living. Okay, it is NOT my brownstone, but it is my dream brownstone.

Martha Stewart Living editor in chief Pilar Guzman; her husband, Chris Mitchell; and their two boys, Willem and Henry, gather in the kitchen of their Brooklyn brownstone. "We spend about 80 percent of our time here," Pilar says. The couple retrofitted the room, which was originally a formal parlor, as a kitchen; former closets house appliances and dishes, and a marble-top island was built by designer Tyler Hays.
Two prints by Enzo Mari add graphic shots of color against the charcoal walls.Tolix raw-steel bar stools, conranusa.com

The kitchen opens onto a living and dining area, with Danish Modern classics -- including a Finn Juhl Model 45 chair and a vintage Arne Jacobsen Swan chair -- and a modern chandelier by David Weeks Studio.
Wishbone chairs, in Ash, justscandinavian.com

the entryway
the front stoop
Located on the second floor, the den is outfitted with a custom sofa, vintage Spanish chairs by Borge Morgensen, and the only television in the house. "It was tempting to put a TV downstairs near the kitchen, but having it upstairs makes you watch less," Pilar says. The family spends Friday nights here, as part of their sushi-and-a-movie ritual.
in the hall, salt-glaze crocks from the 1800s hold firewood.
master bathroom
guest bathroom
the reading nook: Downstairs, the couple turned a former pass-through between the woman's and man's bedroom into a nook that functions as a reading room, a space for the boys to build forts, and a guest bed in a pinch.
the "cloffice" : a closet-office with walnut built-ins and a desk.
All images from Martha Stewart.

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