Written by Kathleen Hackett, Photographed by Matthew Williams
Brooklyn today fosters creative communities as never before, and they have cultivated a renegade approach to style—one rooted in broad-minded eclecticism and independence. Brooklyn Interiors roams through twenty-four homes that embody this spirit—from brownstones and row houses to lofts and apartments. Each one exemplifies a knack for beautifully reconciling a respect for tradition, an embrace of modernism, and an appreciation for the handcrafted. In these spaces designed by the individuals who inhabit them, a rallying ideal comes into focus: to carve out one’s own niche within the urban environment. This is what makes the Brooklyn lifestyle so compelling for people around the world.
Kathleen Hackett is a contributing editor at Elle Decor and writes frequently for Veranda, House Beautiful, and Southern Living. She has cowritten more than fifteen books on cooking and interior design.