It’s no secret that revitalizing your home can actually make you feel revitalized in return. (Remember how happy that new bedspread made you?) Since we’ve been craving a shake-up, we checked out the Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse, a historic townhome recently transformed top to bottom by some of the design industry’s biggest talents. Below, nine fresh ideas we plan on copying in our own homes tout de suite.
Fill A Fireplace with Leafy Greens
Non-working fireplace on your hands? Make the setup come alive by adding a large, frilly fern. Bonus points for accenting your new pet plant with smaller potted greens on the mantlescape.
Add Wallpaper Trim To The Kitchen
Such a fun way to inject a pop of personality into the most utilitarian room of the house.
Consider Sculpture In Unexpected Places
Like atop an armoire. Or beside a desk lamp. On a pedestal in front of a street-facing window. Or heck, why not all of the above?
Use XXL Mirrors to Open Up A Space
Yes, yes, we’ve definitely sung the praises of this trick before. But the lightening, brightening, enlarging effect of a massive circular mirror is truly remarkable.
Use A Folding Screen Instead of Wallpaper
Same concept as removable wallpaper, only multi-dimensional, super-sophisticated and with zero application necessary. How chic is this decorative screen used as a fake-out accent?
Create A Kid Wall
When corralled on one neutral, oversize canvas (and preferably draped in a festive pom-pom garland), a collage of kiddie drawings becomes a streamlined, personalized piece of art to add to your collection.
Paint Pattern on the Ceiling
In this charmingly busy, garden-themed dressing room, the trellis detailing on the ceiling is definitely the talking point.
Flank A Window with Sconces
Sconces typically go on an interior wall, away from the natural light source. But we’re actually loving how this placement creates a frame and enhances the window’s drama, height and airiness.
Decorate Your Closet
OK, we know a spare closet is a luxury afforded to very few. But how completely rad is this attic art installation? At the very least, consider it your motivation to do that much-needed closet purge.