greenwich village townhouse

I picked up Architectural Digest this month because the cover with Brooke Shields really appealed to me. Greenwich Village townhouses have to be some of the most beautiful architectural buildings in the world. Brooke Shields employed Brooklyn based MADE architects to design her home. This is the same firm behind Julianne Moore's former townhouse which is well documented. To be honest, the style of  this townhouse is a little more traditional than I normally like but there are so many personal elements throughout the home that make it interesting. I thought I would point out a few of the things that really make the home a stand out for me. Who knows, maybe you could use some of the ideas for your own home!

The stand out feature of Brooke's living room has to be the dark grey charcoal walls painted in Benjamin Moore's Chelsea Gray. It really is the perfect shade and a lovely compliment to her mix of traditional and contemporary furniture. The rug, you might be surprised to know, is from Pottery Barn.

My favorite feature of this room is the basic black and white colour palette punctuated with hits of rich red-brown leather and wood. While many of the elements of this room are quite ornate there is a simplicity and symmetry to the design of this room that keeps it from becoming too fussy.

If I ever redo my kitchen there are two things I would love to add to it. One is a wood burning fireplace and the other is a sit down eating area. If it weren't for the industrial size range and hood vent, you would have no idea that this room functions as a kitchen.

While some people might say it is the beautiful bathtub that makes this space, I think it really comes down to those floor to ceiling cream curtains. This little touch of luxury and elegance is something you don't see very often in bathrooms.

To see more photos of Brooke Shield's house pick up the March issue of Architectural Digest or check out MADE's website.

Photo credits:
William Waldron for Architectural Digest.