Brooklyn Brownstone Updated for Young Family

A growing young family needed for their outdated Brooklyn brownstone to be able to meet their changing needs. Designer Susana Simonpietri of Chango & Co. devised a way for the family to live larger using layers of material, strategic built-ins and well-placed mirrors, creating a more open space filled with light.

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Park Slope Brownstone Entry

Like the brownstone itself, this small vestibule is charmingly old-school with a lot of history.

Bright Foyer With Dark Wood Stair Railing

Clean white wainscoting offsets the dark hardwood floors and stair rails in this entry. A stunning gold mirror and some fresh flowers are there to greet guests on their way in.

Entry Staircase With Custom Wainscoting

Deep hardwood floors contrast the light walls and custom wainscoting in this beautiful entry.

Entry Leads Into Formal Living Room

The bright formal living room welcomes guests as soon as they enter this brownstone, setting the tone for the rest of the home.

Formal Living Room With Custom Made Mirrors

Inspired by the Blue Hare above the mantel, a color scheme of burnt orange and light blue decorates the room. A duo of custom-made mirrors works to brighten up the space by reflecting the natural light.

Custom Mirrors in Pale Blue Living Room

Large mirrors in the living room help to make the space feel like it continues in width and allow light to bounce through the room. "I am still in awe of the giant mirrors in the living room and how they transformed that room for the better," says designer Susana Simponpietri.

Soft Blue Dining Room With Sputnik Glass Chandelier

Custom built-ins of white wood, mirrored backs and a marble top were added in the dining room creating ample storage space. A vintage Sputnik glass chandelier hangs above the dining table with a mix of bench seating, simple orange chairs and neutral slipcovered armchairs.

Vintage Sputnik Chandeliers in Living and Dining Room

Two vintage sputnik chandeliers hang over the living and dining room. With an organic shape which feels open and airy both on and off, these glass pieces fit perfectly with the home's aesthetic.

Powder Room With Graphic Pink Wallpaper

Graphic wallpaper and an elegant mirror create a stylish powder room with a vibrant personality.

Dreamy Master Bedroom With Custom Built-Ins

The dreamy blue master bedroom features custom mirrored built-ins, crisp white linens and a soothing paint palette.

Custom Upholstered Headboard in Master Bedroom

A custom upholstered headboard pairs with crisp white linens, complementing the soothing blue walls in this master bedroom.

Custom Headboard in Blue Master Bedroom

A simple palette with small, romantic details like the herringbone throw and vase of white roses makes this master bedroom feel relaxing and inviting.

Soothing Blue Master Bedroom with Custom Upholstered White Headboard

A custom upholstered headboard pairs with crisp white linens, complementing the blue walls in this master bedroom. A marble fireplace and custom mirrored built-ins make this a true retreat.

Beveled Mirror Built-Ins in Master Bedroom

These beautiful built-ins were custom made with beveled mirrors to help reflect the natural light and make the space appear bigger. They also provide the linear storage the master suite was missing.

Blue Master Bath with Marble Flooring

Artwork is prominently featured in this soothing blue master bath with marble flooring and chrome hardware.

Cozy Sitting Room with Marble Fireplace

Library lights spotlight object art and beloved books on custom built-in shelving. The cool blue tones of the room flow from the art piece above the marble fireplace mantle.

Cool Blue Living Room With Marble Fireplace

Library lights spotlight object art and beloved books in the family room while a marble fireplace offers the perfect excuse to sit and relax. Cool blue tones flow from the piece above the mantle, inspiring this laid-back palette.

Custom Built-Ins in Blue Family Room

Custom built-ins offer storage for the client's collection of art books and sculptures. A tufted sofa and blue club chairs provide comfortable seating around the marble fireplace.

Eclectic Home Office With Tufted Chairs & Exposed Brick

Inspired by the classic character of this brownstone, designer Susana Simonpietri decided on an old-school, minimal look for this home office with a view.

Pale Pink Nursery With Feathered Chandelier

A pale pink palette with some brighter accessories will allow this small nursery to transform easily with time. Small touches like the feathered chandelier, pastel drapes and romantic roses keep a feminine feel.

Chic, Understated Gallery Wall in Girl's Nursery

A simple gallery wall adorns the space above the crib in this girl's nursery. Accessories are fun feminine but will adapt well as she grows.

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