I’ve lived in my condo for a number of years and while I adore it, my one frustration is the lack of natural light. Something you have to forgo for when choosing to live in a low-rise building in the inner city – though it doesn’t stop me bookmarking the sites for people like Renewal by Andersen of Connecticut for when I eventually am able to have a proper home of my own and have whatever I want window-wise for as much natural light as possible. So, obviously, when I see homes that are bright and filled with natural light, I can’t help but fall in love. That’s exactly what happened when I spied this weeks Inspired Interiors home tour, designed by the incredible JDP Interiors, this home is welcoming, comfortable and stylish – a deceptively challenging balance to achieve. Enjoy!
Usually, my work consists of a lot of new builds, working with blank slates after a Custom Home Builder has built a home. As of late, the projects coming my way are those of older homes in need of some new life. And I couldn’t be happier. While new builds are exciting in their own right, I just love coming into a home with history and giving it a modern update that aligns with my client’s style. There’s also a charm in older homes that you just can’t manufacture in a new build. When older homes get renovated, there is the potential to add quite a lot of money onto the property if the homeowner ever decided to sell it on. However, if an older home does undergo renovations, the owner does need to let their insurance company know usually. This allows the owner to check that these new upgrades to the house are covered in their current policy. Home insurance is obviously important, so it’s worth checking that before anything happens to the house. There is more info here about why insurance companies need to be informed of any renovations made to the home.
But older homes do come with their challenges and can often be tricky to decorate. The balance of historical and contemporary isn’t an easy one to find. This week’s Inspired Interiors home tour has managed to find that balance perfectly.
Brooklyn has come a long way from it’s dodgy hip hop past. It is now one of the trendiest boroughs, with Brownstone lined street and many up and coming businesses and trendsetters choosing to lay roots amongst it’s uber cool urban vibe.
This glamorous apartment throws a gentle nod to that culture and vibe, but let’s the decadent decor, dessigner furniture and subtle femininity do most of the the talking. Needless to say, I am swooning over this weeks addition to the Inspired Interiors series.