This Brooklyn House Rental Is Chock Stuffed with Patterns


Enterprise marketing consultant Holly Howard, proprietor of Ask Holly How, lives along with her husband and two cats, Jem and June, in Brooklyn. The condominium, filled with sample, feels quirky in one of the simplest ways. “Our upstairs neighbors sings all day lengthy — like Someplace Over the Rainbow and the Beatles. You possibly can hear him, and it’s kind of comforting,” she says. Take a tour round….

Holly Howard Brooklyn apartment tour

Artwork print: Ryan Page Photography. Bedside shelving: Oliver Haslegrave (Home Studios) for Tortuga. White planter: Chen & Kai. Blue lamp: Erin Lynn Smith. Bedding: Rebecca Atwood.

On the tree paintings: The picture was taken by my husband Ryan. It’s a tree in Vancouver, and when he developed the movie, we thought it regarded like an elephant. I fell in love with it, and he printed it out actually large for our bed room.

On a comfortable mattress: We traveled upstate to Rivertown Lodge and cherished their mattresses a lot that we purchased one. It’s a very agency one from Keetsa. I didn’t understand how a lot I appreciated a agency mattress till I slept in a single.

Holly Howard Brooklyn apartment tour

On enlightening books: I learn a number of enterprise books for work. Proper now, for the category I’m educating, we’re studying Small Giants, which is such a very good e-book for these occasions. The entire level is that your corporation could be actually nice with out having to be so, so large.

On favourite small companies: Oh my gosh, so many. I am keen on Fredericks & Mae. They’re a design studio and now have a bit retailer in Clinton Hill. I really like Chen and Kai and Minna Goods.

Holly Howard Brooklyn apartment tour

Blue couch cloth: Rebecca Atwood Tidal Wave. Purple chair: Design Within Reach. Gray couch cloth: Rebecca Atwood Ikat. Candle: Keap. Espresso desk: bought at Chelsea flea market.

On patterns at dwelling: I began working with designer Rebecca Atwood as a shopper, and it was the primary time I had been uncovered to sample within the dwelling. I spotted it was transformative — particularly in a rental condominium, the place you possibly can’t paint or wallpaper the partitions. We determined to redo a settee with one among her materials, and the whole lot took off from there.

On a candle behavior: Keap candles are positively my favourite. I get their subscription, the place you get a candle each month. I really like Green Market, they usually simply did Wood Cabin, which is so good within the colder months.

Holly Howard Brooklyn apartment tour

Circle flooring lamp: Akari by Noguchi. White planters on windowsill: Chen & Kai.

On bringing nature inside: We counted this weekend, and we now have 33 vegetation. We additionally bought a large cactus and that’s my husband’s to take care of.

Holly Howard Brooklyn apartment tour

Credenza: Brian Volk. Wall candelabra: Fredericks & Mae.

On having a soundtrack: We hearken to a number of traditional rock from the ’60s and ’70s, however actually something. I like hip hop, Ryan likes jazz. Once I was little, I performed the oboe after which transitioned to the bassoon in seventh grade. I actually love the sound of it. Most individuals comprehend it from Peter and the Wolf. It’s actually low and actually heat.

Holly Howard Brooklyn apartment tour

Desk set: Ladies & Gentlemen Studio. Desk chair: discovered on avenue. Desk: submitting cupboards from Sears, tabletop from Residence Depot.

On a selfmade desk: The yellow submitting cupboards are from Sears within the 80s — they was my dad’s. I introduced them with me once I left dwelling. Then I put a Residence Depot tabletop over them. It really works!

Holly Howard Brooklyn apartment tour

Candlesticks: Nappula from Ittala. Mug: Erin Lynn Smith. Eating chairs and desk: discovered on Craigslist.

On cooking at dwelling: My husband is certainly the cook dinner. He’s half Italian, and he makes the perfect pasta and lasagna. Once I’m dwelling alone, I’ll have frozen pizzas prepared. And the indian model Maya Kaimal got here out with scrumptious packets which you could throw in a pan and warmth up.

Holly Howard Brooklyn apartment tour

On a brilliant kitchen: The yellow paint was there once we moved in, we had been fortunate. It’s so cheerful.

Holly Howard Brooklyn apartment tour

On a comfortable toilet: We cherished the toilet once we first noticed the condominium. We each take baths usually. I extremely suggest mustard bath. You’ll get out of the bath and be so sizzling as a result of it heats you up.

Holly Howard

Thanks a lot, Holly!

P.S. More home tours, together with a very colorful brownstone and a Minnesota house full of collections.

(Photographs by Genevieve Garruppo, besides kitchen, eating space and portrait by Ryan Page.)


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