A Brooklyn Renovation Strikes Gold

Architecture & Interiors

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There’s so much to admire about this townhouse renovation by Brooklyn design firm Workstead, it’s hard to know where to begin. We could start with the abundance of wood, dark and rich, comprising the floors, gracing the counter tops, lacing the classic furniture. We could talk about the novel touches, like bespoke industrial light fixtures, locally crafted by Workstead, and the breathtaking slab of walnut hugging the kitchen island.

Admirable is the seamless integration of traditional and contemporary—vintage finds juxtaposed with custom creations. And then, there’s gold: door handle, kitchen faucet, range hood, chandelier fittings, all dazzling us, not with silvery chrome and steel, but gleaming, lustrous brass; warm, golden, luxurious and glamorous, yet looking thoroughly contemporary. So much for chilly, formulaic modernism.

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  1. Juliane at Modern Mural

    Aug 26, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Love the wood, gold, and white. It’s so warm and inviting, while elegant. Brava!

  2. Cobalt

    Aug 27, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Beautiful, the only thing I don’t understand is all the hanging wires on the light fixtures, was this done on purpose?

    • Promila Shastri

      Aug 28, 2013 at 5:19 am

      Yes, I believe the wires are a part of the fixtures’ overall design scheme ;)

  3. Ryan

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Such a pretty color combination. I am just a little bothered with the exposed wires hanging on the lamp. Wish it was designed in such a way that the wires don’t show.

  4. Stephanie Bertha

    Aug 31, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    This photo just stopped me in my tracks. Gorgeous color combination, a real treat for the eyes.

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