The residence on Bergen Street in the Brooklyn neighborhood by General Assembly was renovated for a jewelry designer and her family. The client’s delicate metalwork informed design details across the apartment and inspired the designers a lot.
Taking the jewelry-making process as inspiration, they used rolled raw brass sheets in the living room and master bedroom, and designed custom pieces of furniture to store and feature the owner’s original designs. The brass forms the top for a custom wood counter that runs along one wall in the living area, underneath the windows. Painted teal, the unit incorporates cupboards, shelves, planters and a small cushioned bench.
A library area with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves is russet-colored, enhancing the wooden floors and several brown-toned items across the open-plan space. A rich color palette throughout helped unite vintage pieces of furniture and lighting with contemporary pieces by local artists. In the master bedroom, a brass chest of drawers is built into the center of white wardrobes, below a tarnished mirror. Other bespoke furniture by General Assembly in the room includes the bed, as well as glossy burgundy bedside tables.
The apartment includes an additional bedroom and two bathrooms. The master bath is decorated with diamond-shaped tiles, concrete surfaces, and a custom white oak vanity. There’s a terrace, the access to which is from the living room. There are many potted plants there and much light comes through the glass door. The whole apartment looks like a giant modernist masterpiece in bold shades and with bright metallic touches.