Brooklyn Heights Living Room

  • The grey-blue Milano sofa from Dmitriy & Co. anchors the primary seating area of the room. A large-scale painting by artist Dan Christiansen, “Dolby”, loaned by Berry Campbell Gallery, hangs above the sofa. The magenta tie-dyed pillows add complimentary saturation of color to the sofa, while coordinating with the painting above.

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The design for this ‘19th Century Living Room for the 21st Century’ in the first Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse was supported by a number of New York’s finest antique, contemporary and fine art dealers – all from 1stdibs. Within the existing formal architecture, the room was designed for a living today using a multifunctional layout including a generous seating group, a large table-desk, and a large storage cabinet. The 19th-century Khorassan carpet reinforces the history of the 1867 house, while perfectly sized for the grand space, with enough room for the original Greek-key floor inlay to be seen throughout.  The surprising shimmer of gold metallic bee silhouettes on the Farrow & Ball ‘Bumble Bee’ wallpaper covering the entire ceiling in this graciously-scaled living room in a wide townhouse built in 1867.