An open floor plan living brings air of modernity to the house while the decorative pieces and color palette usher in a much more traditional vibe. Color scheme inside the house is largely neutral with off-white cream and brown holding their own in every room. Accent hues come in the form of light relaxing blues and natural greens.
Natural goodness becomes a part of life at CSF House with the open living space embracing both the green spaces. It is the upper levels that contain the kids’ rooms along with the master bedroom and other private areas.
It is the parlor level that contains the ten-foot-high living area with a custom bookshelf that which is cleverly extended to fashion a circulation space for the two cats in the house. The inquisitive cats can meander through the flowing ledge and access different vantage points and trap doors that allow them to navigate through the top two levels of the home.
The central idea behind the design conjured up by KEM STUDIO was to create a relaxing and nature-centric hub that allows the homeowners to leave behind their hectic urban life. It is essentially a house that has the aura of a ‘serene second home’!
The new cheerful interior of this aged house reflects the specific aesthetic and lifestyle choices of its owners – Brooklyn-based writer Gayle Forman and her musician-librarian husband.
A large pantry that is carefully concealed using a sliding door a colorful music room and a vivacious home office with candy-striped accent wall are a few of the many delightful spaces inside this reinvigorated Brooklyn home that charm you with their curated colorful zest.
Since the rowhouse is not blessed with extravagantly large spaces it was important to fashion a living environment that was refreshing inviting and visually spacious without going overboard.