Oh, you flirt!

My jaw dropped when I opened the new House Beautiful two days ago. I am so smitten with this over the top, flirty, gutsy Brooklyn house. I love how bold and feminine it is, though I will have to admire it from afar as I don’t think my husband would ever go for hot pink walls. The home was designed by Jonathan Berger, who unfortunately does not have a website. How I would love to see the rest of his work. I am so surprised by the number of designers without websites. Anyway, when asked about the direction he took in designing the Brooklyn brownstone and whether the owner had any trepidation about so much pink, he said ” She went for it right away. It’s an all-girl household, and she wanted to celebrate the fact”.

The foyer is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Razzle Dazzle. The console and needlepoint covered chair are Louis XV.


I just love this living room! I love that everything is white because it really allows the gorgeous gilded sconces and the chairs covered in Lee Jofa’s Pardah Print to stand out. Simply beautiful!

The second half of the living room features a lovely painted garden stool found on eBay and a vintage column lamp from Tepper Galleries.

The back part of the living room is a complete contrast to the front area in the previous two pictures. The look here is ultra-rich with hand-painted wallpaper by de Gournay, an antique starburst mirror, a graphic late 19th -century carpet from England, and a bevy of beautiful chairs.
The kitchen is decidedly more stream-lined and modern than the rest of the house, but still feels rather feminine. The cabinets feature antiqued mirrored glass fronts. The breakfast room is amazing, but I am saving it for Fabulous Room Friday, so stay tuned!
A vignette shows the other beautiful rooms in the house. The owner’s daughters share a bathroom wallpapered in Lysette by China Seas. The elaborate paneling in the parlor was modernized by Beger who gave it a limed-oak finish. How gorgeous is the master bedroom? The bedspread is a suzani from eBay and the headboard was custom-made and covered in Nouvelle Orleans from Clarence House.
Berger designed the amazing bed in the owner’s 14 year old daughter’s bedroom. It was modeled on a 1940s Serge Roche bed, features an antiqued mirrored finish, and is lined in Salt Air from the Silk Trading Company.

All images scanned from the July 2009 issue of House Beautiful

19 thoughts on “Oh, you flirt!

  1. I saw the pics too when I received the magazine today and I am head over heels for this place. If I was single I would want my place to look just like that. Why can’t men be more open minded about color?

  2. When I received my copy of HB I almost fainted, all that pink. Certainly a colour inspiration, feminine and fun.. but the truth, I just couldn’t do it..

    Vitania

  3. oh, lovely! the first picture is such a fantastic colorful setup. i love it. and the chairs!? really cool ones.

    i just found your beautiful blog, and enjoy it a lot. now i’ll go for a little tour. you’re welcome to visit my inpiration space!

  4. We can admire it from afar together! I already told my husband though that when we build our extension (one day…), that the master bedroom will have a GIANT walk-in closet that is hot pink from top to bottom! Dreamy, right? :)

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