Living in a historic house? Cool. Very cool. Renovating and decorating one? Nerve-racking. Especially if you want to make some bold moves. Enter Danielle Fennoy of NYC-based Revamp Interior Design, who is a bit of an expert in preserving a home's history while also embracing the unexpected. Her design for a four-story brownstone, located on Lincoln Place in picturesque Park Slope, Brooklyn, is proof.
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Like many of the buildings in Park Slope, the brownstone was built more than a century ago. Nestled among other architectural treasures, Revamp worked to cultivate a new persona for the home without losing any of its historical significance. It was also important to the firm to pull inspiration from the clients' home countries. "The husband grew up in Ghana and the U.K. and the wife is Indian, so beautiful textiles were a big component to the project," Fennoy said. The result is a design that allows bright colors and eccentric elements to coexist alongside history.
Here's proof that you shouldn't be afraid to mix patterns, and you can do so even beyond textiles — patterned ceramics can add depth to a design.
The one place that goes full-on modern? The kitchen, which uses wood as a backdrop to a gorgeous marble-topped island.