Over time, kitchen design has become more important. Where once it was a place where the woman of the house gathered to make meals for the family, the modern lifestyle has redefined the use of the kitchen. They are now considered a common space where families, friends and sometimes guests gather to enjoy delicious food and pleasant conversations.
Inside a historic Brooklyn brownstone reimagined by Nick Olsen, two of the homeowners’ children share a room lined with a Sandberg wallpaper from Stark; the Fine Arts Furniture trundle beds are dressed with RH bedding.
Paintings by Andro Wekua, at left, and Josh Smith enliven the master suite of a Martha’s Vineyard home designed by Ashe and Leandro. The custom-made bed is dressed with a John Robshaw coverlet; the wall lamps are by Christian Liaigre, the Hans J. Wegner chair is vintage, and the Rosemary Hallgarten carpet is from ALT for Living.
And don’t think you can’t experiment with color combinations if you’re tending towards Scandinavian design. Black, white, yellow, and bright teal might be a surprising set but they work together here.