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Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse

We partnered with Electrolux and top designer, Doreen Chambers to have a beautiful laundry room outfitted in this Brooklyn Heights four-story brownstone.

[The article below is a repost from Cottages & Gardens - Photographs by Anastassios Mentis]

About the Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse

The first-ever Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse benefiting the Brooklyn Heights Association is proudly presented by media sponsor NYC&G.

In addition to a fabulous line up of 16 top designers, Thom Filicia will serve as Honorary Designer Chair with Ellen Hamilton and Erika Belsey Worth as Co-Chairs.

Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse General Information

Location: 32 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, New York
Open to the Public: Friday, September 29 – Saturday, November 5

Tour the Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse

“The asymmetrical arrangement encourages movement throughout the room,” explains  Deborah Berke Partners of the parlor-floor dining room they designed, “creating easy transitions from cocktails to dinner or from standing to lounging—and it contrasts with the room’s more formal elements like the ornate plaster moldings.”

Resources: Rugs, Crosby Street Studios | Custom chandelier, Bone Simple Design | Drapery fabrics, Elitis and Fabricate | Paint, Farrow & Ball | Artwork above console, Christopher Payne | Artwork above bar cart, Ivin Ballen | Sofa and armchairs at dining table, Christophe Delcourt | Sofa fabric, Zimmer + Rohde | Dining table, Xavier Dohr | Stools at table, Christophe Delcourt | Armchair in corner, Jamie Hayon | Bar cart, Yabu Pushelberg

Deborah Berke Partners | Dining Room

1stdibs helped source furnishings, lighting, artwork, and objects, as well as coordinated all the deliveries, so we could focus on creating the most extraordinary room possible,” explains  Glenn Gissler of the living room he designed.


Resources: All furnishings and accessories, 1stDibs | Wallpaper on ceiling and walls, Farrow & Ball | Curtain fabric, Fabricate | Rug, Nazmiyal Collection Antique Rugs & Vintage Carpets

Custom maple cabinetry backed with  Farrow & Ball's Bumble Bee wallpaper defines the kitchen area, which  Ciuffo Cabinetry reconfigured to include a separate butler's pantry. Milestone countertops and a Moorish-inspired tile backsplash complete the room.


Resources: Range and hood, Bertazzoni | Backsplash tile, Walker Zanger | Sink and faucet, DXV | Pulls, Armac Martin | Countertop, Cosentino | Window paint and wallpaper, Farrow & Bal

Kyle Roberts elected to work in collaboration with  Roman Thomas and Company when designing the master bedroom and for the Showhouse. The materials used in the bedroom include parchment, horsehair, American walnut, mahogany and bronze.


Resources: Case pieces and bedside wall mount lights, Roman Thomas | Area rug, Stark Carpet | Artwork above settee, John Rappleye | Artwork above bed, Bill Pagano

Resources: Sink and faucet, DXV | Cabinetry paint and wall covering, Farrow & Ball | Roman shade fabric, Osborne & Little | Cushion, towels, throw, storage baskets, and bench, Garnett Hill | Side table, Global Views | Washer and dryer, AJ Madison

The  Pierre Frey garden wallpaper inspired  Henry & Co Design founder Stephanie Woodmansee to create a French garden-themed dressing area.

Resources: Framed photograph, BK Antiques | Area rug, Armadillo & Co. | Lantern and sconces, Coleen & Co. | Wallpaper, Pierre Frey | Chair back fabric, Le Manach | Slipper chair, Oomph | Slipper chair fabric, Michael Smith Fabrics | Garden stool, Van Cleve Collection | Console, John Rosselli & Associates | Paint, Farrow & Ball | Dressing table fabric, Schumacher
Brooklyn Heights resident  Harry Heissmann infused the second-floor bath with a berry-themed  Tillett Textiles wallpaper.
Resources: Wallpaper and shade fabric, Tillett Fabrics | Paint, Farrow & Ball | Shower curtain and window seat fabric, Stark Fabrics | Paper mache snails, Mark Gagnon | Antique jardinières and mirror, Newel Antiques | Towels and dip-dyed stools, Serena & Lily | Pedestal sink and stand, bathtub, faucet, toilet, tub filler, and shower fixture, DXV | Flooring and base molding tile, Walker Zanger

The classic tree-lined streets of Brooklyn Heights inspired resident Elena Frampton of  Frampton Co. to design a “canopy of leaves” room concept. Created exclusively for the showhouse, Brooklyn based wallpaper company,  Flavor Paper developed a custom Frampton Co. coloration of their Wild Thing pattern. The grouping of rugs creates a layer of texture underfoot, while artist-edition furniture adds the distinctive flavor.


Resources: Desk, New Day Woodwork | Credenza and desk chair fabric, Angela Brown | Mirror on wall, Midtown Glass | Armchair fabric, Pierre Frey | Side tables, Suite NY | Wallpaper, Flavorpaper | Rugs, Doris Leslie Blau | Artwork above mantel, through Eric Firestone Gallery | Armchair fabric and drapery fabric, Fabricut | Sofa, Friedman Benda | Sconces, Lost City Arts

Frampton Co | Study

Frampton Co | Study

3walls | Studio




3walls was founded in 2011 by Whitney Carr, Macon Jessop, Bevin Cline and Eliza Alsop as a contemporary Brooklyn salon dedicated to exhibiting and promoting significant new work by emerging artists, including those seen here in the Showhouse studio.The team at  Fearins | Welch Interior Design relies on its collective knowledge of antiques, color, and history of style, combined with a keen sense of architectural space and scale to create rened rooms for living, working, and playing, including this moody reading lounge.


Resources: Carpet, ABC Carpet & Home | Desk, Atelier Delalain | Floor lamp and side table, Cameron Crockford | Pendant light, Carlos de la Puente Antiques | Daybed fabric and pillow trims, Fabricut | Wallpaper and paint, Farrow & Ball | Sheepskin rugs, down and feather pillow inserts, Garnett Hill | Moroccan rug, Joseph Carrini Carpets | Custom daybed, Prestige Furniture & Design | Desk chair, Visionnaire Home Philosophy | Bar cart, R.E Steele Antiques | Oceanside glass & tile mirrored wall tile, Walker Zanger

Fearins | Welch Interior Design | Lounge

Fearins | Welch Interior Design | Lounge

Custom lampshades were just some of the details designers Denise Rinfret and Missy Rinfret Minicucci of  The Rinfret Group used to define the third-floor bathroom.


Resources: Tile, tub, tub filler, sink, faucets, and toilet, DXV | Drapery fabric, Robert Allen | Drapery trim, Samuel & Sons | Artwork above tub and bench, Safavieh | Wallpaper, Thibaut | Runner, Annie Selke | Mirror and sconces, Serena & Lily

The Rinfret Group | Bathroom

The Rinfret Group | Bathroom

Jennifer Eisenstadt was inspired by the book  Flowers in the Attic while designing the light and airy den.


Resources: Pendant, Noguchi paper lantern | Table lamp: David Weeks Fenta | Banquette fabric, Fabricut | Cushion fabric in nook, Mali Mudcloth through Akn Fabrics | Mirror and walnut side table, BDDW | Coffee table, Ikea | Hudson Valley photographs, Christine Flynn | Botanical illustrations, Maud Purdy from the Brooklyn Botanical Garden’s collection| Wall paint and wallpaper, Farrow & Ball

Jennifer Eisenstadt Design & Consulting | Den

Jennifer Eisenstadt Design & Consulting | Den

For the third-floor bedroom, designer Kathleen Walsh of  Kathleen Walsh Interiors mixed a Suite NY quilted Kelly-green sofa with a textured Élitis wallpaper to create a signature look that is “both tailored and serene interiors with the right balance of interesting details, luxury and imperfection.”


Resources: Sofa, lounge chairs, credenza, bubble floor lamp, Suite NY | Wallpaper on room screen, Eskayel | Wallpaper above mantel, Elitis | Chairs at games table, Holly Hunt | Games table, Edward Ferrell + Leweis Mittman | Coffee table, Uhuru | Area rug, Patterson Flynn & Martin | Mobile, Comometalworks

Kathleen Walsh Interiors | Sitting Room

Kathleen Walsh Interiors | Sitting Room

“We are thrilled to design a room for an imaginary little girl, loosely based on my (daughter) Paloma,” explains designer  Bella Mancini.

Resources: Daybeds, Selamat | White quilt, Euro shams, accent tables, and throw pillows, Serena & Lily | Custom throw pillows, Marcia Levine | Mohair blanket, Garnet Hill | Bookshelf, Design Within Reach | Sisal rug, Stark Carpet | Accent rug, Mili NYC | Strawberry, lemon, and apple prints, Monika Peterson/J. Pocker | Drapery fabric, Luru Home/Studio Four | Drapery fabric: Van Gregory & Norton | Window treatment construction, Marcia Levine | Grasscloth, Grasscloth 2/Studio Four | Ceiling wallpaper, Hinson/Donghia | Wallpaper Installation, Jamie Bishop | Paint, Farrow & Ball | Construction, Aerial Design & Build

Bella Mancini Design | Child's Bedroom

Seaport Flowers & Home founder Amy Gardella created a cozy home office by using a rich color palette inspired by  Calico’s Lunaris wallpaper.

Seaport Flowers & Home | Guest Room/Office

Seaport Flowers & Home | Guest Room/Office

Brooklyn Heights Gardens | Terrace and Garden


Meet the Designers

Parlor Floor Living Room #2
Glenn Gissler
Glenn Gissler Design

Parlor Floor Dining Room #3
Kiki Dennis
Deborah Berke & Partners

Parlor Floor Kitchen #4
Gary Ciuffo
Ciuffo Cabinetry

Second Floor Master Bedroom #5
Kyle Roberts
Kyle Roberts Interior Design

Second Floor Dressing Area #6
Stephanie Woodmansee
Henry & Co Design

Second Floor Guest Bedroom #7
Elena Frampton
Frampton Co

Second Floor Bathroom #7a
Harry Heissmann Inc.
Harry Heissmann

Third Floor Bath #8
Denise Rinfret
The Rinfret Group

Third Floor Rear Bedroom #9
Bella Mancini
Bella Mancini Design

Third Floor Bedroom #10
Kathleen Walsh
Kathleen Walsh Interiors

Third Floor Children’s Bedroom #11
Amy Gardella
Seaport Flowers & Home

Fourth Floor Den #12
Jennifer Eisenstadt
Jennifer Eisenstadt Design & Consulting, LLC

Fourth Floor Studio #13
3 walls

Fourth Floor Lounge #14
Erin Fearins
Fearins|Welch Interior Design

Fourth Floor Laundry Room #15
Doreen Chambers
Doreen Chambers Interiors

Garden Terrace #16
Serhiy Mshanetskiy
Brooklyn Heights Gardens