Rarely do we have completely and utter home envy. And so very rarely do we both fall head over heels in love with an interior. When catching up on our DVR shows and getting our Nate Berkus fill, both our jaws literally dropped. I was blogging, hubby was doing the dishes and both of our eyes literally bugged out of our noggins. I turned around on the couch and make eye contact with CC Hubby and he immediately said, 'Yep, I'm watching!'
This home by The Fitzhugh and Lyndsay from The Brooklyn Home Company was so spot-on that we couldn't peel ourselves away. So seldom do we stumbled on something we both equally favor at CC that I just had to feature it. It's magically enticing and equally amazing, so I'm sure you'll appreciate the ambiance too. We're pointing out specific design elements that we both love and what The Nate Berkus Show had to say too.
The Nate Berkus Show: The Brooklyn, NY home was the first project that Lyndsay Caleo and Fitzhugh Karol, the design team behind The Brooklyn Home Company, collaborated on and built together.
What we love: Ummm, so even though CC is literally a dream come true for us, we still miss the days of walking out the front door right onto a busy, bustling street. We lived in San Francisco for two years prior to Austin and enjoyed the overflow of city energy upon exiting the Bay Area pad. There is nothing about that green front door we don't absolutely adore, too!
The Nate Berkus Show: Lyndsay Caleo’s ultimate goal in designing the space was to create a “departure” from the city. Large double hung windows flood the space with natural light. The sculpture above the fireplace was made by TBHCo designer/sculptor Fitzhugh Karol as well as the kitchen stools and coffee table.
What we love: Ok, this is going to be pathetic, because on every image I'll just want to type 'everything!' This home just makes me drool all over myself, ha! Love the rug and matching coffee table, the exposed beams and crisp white walls and built-ins. That mantel sculpture is just bonkers amazing and might just steal the show!
The Nate Berkus Show: The library ladder allows easy access to additional storage as well the lofted guest room. The original ceiling beams were discovered behind the drop ceiling during demolition.
What we love: We love the wooden library ladder on the far wall along with the porthole mirror on the near wall. We're also digging the bottom two middle shelves with similar book layouts (stacked horizontally in a pyramid shape) and the crisp wide plank white washed flooring is actually a dream of ours. One day, one day.
The Nate Berkus Show: The stairs are topped with Sapele treads. The sculpture at the top of the steps is by Fitzhugh Karol which was originally a reclaimed ceiling beam from one of The Brooklyn Home Company’s recent projects.
What we love: We are yearning to do something similar to our stairing, but not without a railing and banister. We love the utilitarian sconces that look like they belong outdoor.
The Nate Berkus Show: The bathroom door was taken from a New Hampshire sheep barn.
What we love: I die, I die! Oh...mmm...gee, I want this door! We've been toying with this idea in similar areas of CC so hoping to actually come across the perfect reclaimed door to make this dream a reality. We also totally dig the large white vase filled with twigs placed on top of numerous cream books. So chic and so easy to emulate too.
The Nate Berkus Show: A second living room was added downstairs and was furnished with “daybeds” made of reclaimed ceiling beams and twin mattresses which are covered with vintage linen sheets. Lyndsay’s father sliced sections of a fallen tree which are used for coffee tables.
What we love: One of the coolest ideas, we love these twin mattresses used as a large seating area/daybed. What an affordable option for added seating. We also dig the oversized basket planter on the far right and Zola says, "woof!" In puppy language that means, "Hello there, cute pooch!"
The Nate Berkus Show: Reclaimed wood was used for the kitchen island and shelving. The vintage American Standard farm sink was found on eBay. 'Olive' the dog, is the The Brooklyn Home Company’s mascot (and isn’t usually allowed on the counter!)
What we love: We're loud and proud about our reclaimed shelving HERE so we can't help but be in owner envy of their gorgeous ten-fer! An oversized farmhouse sink is on our list of wants and that stainless steel hood just yearns to be a part of CC kitchen decor, ha!
The Nate Berkus Show: Floor to ceiling cabinets and shelving was built for extra storage and to house various collections. The dining table was built by Lyndsay Caleo and Fitzhugh Karol from reclaimed Beech.
What we love: Everything, no really...we mean it! The seating, homemade table, mask collection and even the huge dinosaur egg...we love it all!
The Nate Berkus Show: Behind the glass partition, stairs lead down to the garden floor.
What we love: Again, utilitarian pendants and white vases make this home stand out. We also are in total covet mode of that leather chair and mod side table too.
The Nate Berkus Show: Tight on space, Lyndsay designed her guestroom’s bed and storage to layout like a ship's sleeping quarters, which Fitzhugh built and installed.
What we love: Guest bedroom perfection and a great idea for those readers living in close quarters too. We love the entirety of beadboard all over the room plus the marble tiled bathroom is sleek without being too dressy for such a shabby chic home.
The Nate Berkus Show: The fireplaces throughout the home were from a Sears catalog from the 1900s. Behind the mirrored doors lies additional floor to ceiling storage. Fitzhugh Karol built the 4 poster bed from a single naturally fallen Beech tree.
What we love: An all natural, cream and white master just beckons one to hop in bed and spend all day there. We love the natural tassled throw and large floor mirror and leans strategically on the wall.
The Nate Berkus Show: With the hopes of capturing as much natural light as possible, a floor to ceiling panel of frosted glass illuminates the bathroom.
What we love: We firstly love their choice of flooring and can't decide if it's tile or cork? The all white interior mixed with glass and brass elements really grabbed our attention and made us think twice about what we want in our master bath suite.
PS - Do you still want more? Check out the video below of Fitz and Lyndsay on The Nate Berkus Show. Watching the video will you give you a better sense of their design aesthetic and individual snippets from each room. Enjoy!