Classic Style with a FRESH & MODERN Twist … The ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST Feature on Brooke Shields NYC Townhouse

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The gorgeous (both inside & out) Brooke Shields in the March 2012 issue of Architectural Digest

For those of you who do NOT already have a subscription to Architectural Digest (Tsk, Tsk, Tsk) …  I suggest you sprint to your closest bookstore and snarfle up a copy of the March issue stat (before it’s sold out like last month’s issue)!  Keeping on trend with the last few issues of Architectural Digest, the March issue is SPECTACULAR.  Of particular note is the breathtaking feature on Brook Shields NYC townhome (in Greenwich Village) designed by Made NYC and Interior Designer, David Flint.

It is a beautiful, complex and multi-layered weaving of modern sensibilities with classical elements and punctuation.  Each space/room has at its core a welcoming aesthetic that is layered with Brooke’s STUNNING Art collection and a variety of very carefully selected and personalized pieces.  The colour palette is spare, letting the bold Artwork act as a dramatic statement in each room with a rich, visually sumptuous selection of finishing materials (I particularly love the tile in the Bath).  The Jansen chairs and Zuber wallpaper in the dining room are tempered with the modern marble slab on the table and the over-sized dramatic side lamps.  The Chelsea Gray-painted living room is exquisite and a Design lesson in HOW to use Gray in a NON trendy manner (the simple jute rug grounds the space and lets the French Empire commodes,  lime green lamp shades, stunning 1970s lucite-base cocktail table and the masterpiece by Kieth Haring all take center stage).  This eclectic layering of french antiques, linen textiles, modern lighting, bold modern Art and luxurious materials continues through out the house giving each room a completely unique and original feeling, perfectly suited to Brooke and her family.

I ADORE the contrast between the George III dining chairs (by Jansen) and the bold, modern pendant lamps are by Foscarini.  The range is by Wolf, and the chimney breast—faced in glazed tiles by Mosaic del Sur—displays  an over-sized Malcolm Liepke painting.

The rich, luxurious and INTIMATE Dining room slants more traditional but is kept fresh with the modern over-sized lamps and the white marble slab on the pedestal dining table.  Zuber’s Les Lointains wallpaper lines the room, giving it a bold, theatrical yet grounded sense.

The Keith Haring painting (a gift from the artist) grounds the Living room and is flanked by portraits of Brooke’s daughters by Will Cotton.  The Living room is painted Benjamin Moore’s Chelsea Gray.

I ADORE the freestanding bathtub at the window in the Master Bathroom.  The overall feeling is modern, sexy, fresh and CALM… The perfect oasis.

The rich floor with its historic patina is beautifully offset with the pale colour palette