Lovely Apartment Plarda in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn – New York.
That sweet Italian pastry shop, the refreshingly lengthy front yards – it’s the little details of Carroll Gardens that charm its residents. But look closely at this home, too. As eclectic as it is thoughtful, each cabinet and crown moulding of 3rd Place catches the eye. Walnut cabinets meet hand-painted pottery, black bookcases cast shadows over Berber carpets, marble fireplaces warm commemorative Windsor chairs. And if you can bring yourself to gaze away from the Ansel Adams photography or the detailing of the wooden carved chests, you’ll certainly be taken by the leafy patio’s beautiful flower beds.
In the kitchen, beautiful doors beckon you to the patio. Four can dine at the glass-topped table, the dining room’s fine mahogany mouldings and art-stocked cabinet offering a feast for the eyes, too.
Those with vintage interests will head for the living room – all varnished antiques and a crystal chandelier – while the sitting room is cosy from the sofa to the elegant red rug. And if the single and double bedrooms are colourful and fun, the master’s leather headboard and table-top art make for quiet sophistication.