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Brooklyn Scandinavia

By Magaly Grosso


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This chic apartment is located in Boerum Hill, a small neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City.

A pale simplicity pervades the spaces, creating an atmosphere of soothing calm and peace.

Brooklyn Scandinavia:

“The Saga begins

Here’s a slice of Scandinavian heaven in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the light in this stylish four bedroom apartment is endless. Sail though richly-coloured interiors as vibrant and various as the aurora borealis, sip a glogg or two on the terrace and watch the Brooklyn boheme head out to enjoy one of the borough’s most vibrant and upcoming neighbourhoods.

Nobel laureates

Your hosts are a creative coupling, a husband-and-wife team of architects who designed and built this beautiful space from the ground up.

Big Time Sensuality

Set over two floors and with repetitions of colour and geometric forms throughout, this is a masterpiece of interior design. Start in the luminous living quarters, as eye-catching and elegant as a Bergman ingenue. Move from the clean lines and clear surfaces of the kitchen where there’s plenty of space to whip up a smorgasbord, past the loud splash of the cerise dining table.

Beyond this the vaulted ceilings of the lounge area overlook abstract art and a mottled grey sectional sofa and couch framing a cubed coffee table. After savouring the city views among the miniature pines and wraparound benches of the terrace, go below to the bedrooms and bathrooms. As light and melodious as a Scandinavian songstress, the avocado and maize-coloured children’s rooms pop with wood-carved animal designs and cantilevered kid’s chairs. Down the hallway take a soak in the teal-tiled and denim blue bathrooms or sink into a Nordic noir in the light and cosy surrounds of the master bedroom.

Arctic Circling

Descend like a Viking raiding party on Boerum Hill’s burgeoning arts scene. On nearby Smith Street you’ll find fine dining at Battersby and French bistro and live jazz at Bar Tabac. Meanwhile it’s just a few minutes’ walk to the subway where the F and the G lines will take you to downtown Manhattan in less than twenty minutes.”

Photos courtesy of One Fine Stay

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About Magaly Grosso

Magaly Grosso was born in Venezuela where she grew up and studied Advertising and Marketing. With time, she realized that what she truly wanted to dedicate herself to was Interior Design, which is why she decided to study it and devote herself to it. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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