Brooklyn Residential: Rethinking Home Design in NYC’s Most Populous Borough

Brooklyn Residential: Rethinking Home Design in NYC’s Most Populous Borough

New York City is defined by its architecture, and in turn, diverse ways of living. As the nation’s “metropolis,” it has also faced some of the most challenging housing problems of any American city. From single-family homes to high-rise residential towers, housing has evolved at different paces and scales throughout the boroughs. In turn, each district and county is home to a wide range of residential styles and housing solutions.

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All five boroughs came into existence with the creation of modern New York City in 1898 when they were consolidated within one municipal government under a new city charter. Named after the Dutch village of Breukelen, Brooklyn is located on the western end of Long Island in Kings County. It is New York

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Tour an Austin, Texas, Home Where Stunning Modernism Meets Traditional Design | Architectural Digest

It can be said that a historic house is only as good as its bones, but oftentimes, it takes a little digging to find them. Such was the case for Carrie and Robert Hicks, who found their dream home in the form of a Tudor-inspired house built in 1926 in one of Austin’s oldest neighborhoods.

“We first fell in love with the location and the great big front yard. It was just a really wonderful space,” recalls Carrie, an interior designer who cut her teeth in New York and West Hollywood before settling down in Texas. The house had been through many hands in the nearly hundred years before the couple, who have three young children, took possession in 2015. Layers upon layers of misguided renovations had taken their toll. “The bones were there, and the structure was there, so the idea was to bring in Paul to save the

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This Modernist Atlanta Home Is Cheeky With a Little Edge | Architectural Digest

In an era of defined aesthetics, curated social media feeds, and clearly drawn flanks, it’s refreshing to peer into the home of Atlanta-based interior designer Krista Little Sharif and see aspects of contradictory styles coexist. The house of Krista, who cofounded Hayes Little Studio with Kate Hayes, has both complexity and simplicity that draw you in. “Designing my own home from the ground up was a first for me,” Krista says. “The home is ultimately a reflection of my style—whimsical and cheeky with a little edge.”

Atlanta-based interior designer Krista Little Sharif outside in the backyard of her first family home.

The Lake Claire neighborhood, located on the east side of Atlanta, boasts an eclectic mix of homes—from Victorian manors to Craftsman bungalows and 1950s cottages. However, Krista’s 1980s modernist abode is unlike traditional remodels, taking classic design expressions and developing an entirely new concept for today. This direction is

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5 Budget Home Design Influencers We Love On TikTok

Yes, we all want the HGTV house. No, we don’t all have the HGTV budget. Here’s a look at some affordable inspiration from Tik-Tok.

“Stop scrolling!” No, seriously. Millions of Americans are new to home ownership, and looking for affordable ways to create designer digs on a budget. Enter some of the most creative home decor and DIY influencers on TikTok, whose ideas and homes we LOVE. We promise once you spend a few minutes scrolling their feed, you’ll not only be inspired, you’ll have ideas for how you can DIY on a budget that you can stick with.

Boujee on a Budget

With a focus on minimizing shopping, @peachyymaddi spotlights overlooked stores that may have just what you need, at a better price. This influencer takes us through the aisles in Dollar Tree, Walmart and many more, and shows how the small items can make the biggest difference for

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7 Home Decorating Trends That Designers Are Over

Interior design trends come and go as design concepts shift based on functionality and popularity. Here, some of our favorite designers and tastemakers from across the nation share which trends they can’t wait to see in the rearview mirror. Some are decidedly out of fashion, while others have the staying power of truly pesky movements. From all-white everything to the modern farmhouse approach, here are seven trends designers can’t wait to say goodbye to in 2022.

7 Trends Designers Are Over

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      One trend multiple designers are not a fan of is the overuse of gray in the home. Merrill Lyons, principal of Lyons Studio in New York City, says, “Monochromatic gray has to go! It’s just so overdone, and it takes a really keen eye and a healthy budget to make it look good.” The designer cautions that unless you’re working with a professional who

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