When character Miranda Hobbes of "Sex and the City" made the move from her Manhattan apartment to a Brooklyn brownstone, the rest of us took notice. What was once a second tier accent to the Big Apple, now was stealing the spotlight. And as life imitates art, the new focus of attention to this once quiet suburb brought in city dwellers, hipsters, Hollywood elite, musicians and more. You were quite "on trend" to now say you lived in Brooklyn, and by living in this hipster 'hood, you were embracing that vibe of chic grooviness.
But rather than focusing on the people who make up this vibrant area of New York, one new book has offered a different angle.
"Brooklyn Interiors," written by Kathleen Hackett, takes the reader inside several Brooklyn neighborhood homes to get a better look at what truly makes up the essence of this city and how to better understand those that live there. These pages accurately depict the raw beauty of space and purpose in a room. They demonstrate how elegance and functionality can go hand in hand. Although many of these rooms don't precisely emulate my taste, they do speak to me in their authenticity and "real-ness." I think that is one thing ALL of us can appreciate.
"Brooklyn Interiors" is a brilliant page turner that is a must for any interiors lover. Find it on Amazon or in your local bookstore.
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