A Brooklyn home tour

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Sofia Berger’s Brooklyn home is full of old charm and architecture. The bathroom is like a spa. It’s totally not something you would expect from the rest of the house. It’s perfectly decorated with carefully organized jars to see things you need at a glance (qtips, cotton swabs, etc). It’s all so beautifully arranged that it feels like……a spa. I love that and the raw edging of the granite stone.

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Lots of molding and woodwork are left original and some of her furniture has a vintage vibe mixed in with some modern elements like the capiz shell chandelier and some of the mirrored dressers. I especially love the modern fireplace.

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I also love the outdoor space but you will have to go here to see the actual fireplace mantle she has outside. Perfect for afternoon and nightly parties.

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I also like the shelves with the exposed brick as a backing to highlight all of the stainless steel appliances and culinary tools. For me, some of the wood is a bit much for my taste. I’m that girl that would paint it all white or high lacquered black. But other than that it’s a great place to highlight what she can do in interior design. You can see before pics on her facebook. Trust me, it’s worth it.

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Sofia is a banker by day and an aspiring interior designer. Something tells me she will do well.

{Images on Apartment Therapy with photos by Andrea Sparacio and Sekiya Dorsett}

If I could change 1 thing about this monochrome living room

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I love the walls and molding details. The curtains are romantic and dreamy. I pretty much like this space except….I would change the seating. I don’t like the slipcovered look and would rather see a creamy tufted chesterfield sofa with two modern sleek armless chairs  anchoring the couch. What would you change?

{Designed by Stephen Sills photography by François Halard for Architectural Digest}

Restoration Hardware has some of the most industrial inspiring spaces…

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How frigging gorgeous is this. I mean…what! I have always been fond of the symmetrical showrooms and catalogue spaces. This is by far the best. So dramatic and dreamy.

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I was first drawn to the architectural details of the Boston Flagship store. The windows and molding is breathtaking. I have blogged many times on arched windoes including this post on ways to dress them with curtains. The arches in this Moroccan post were everything but if I could have the ones from here in my living room, I’d be a happy camper.

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This man cave is everything. The lighting is the focal point. See more awesome images from the store on my girl Beth’s blog over on My Chic My Way.

Home tour with original moldings and modern furniture & art

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Madrid-based architect Ignacio García de Vinuesa and interior designer Elisa Rodríguez salvaged original architectural details and married them with modern contemporary art and furniture in this home. Although I am tired of sea urchin decor, I am not tired of this light fixture. I’ve seen it before and think it’s such a show stopper.

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The wood on the cabinetry is nothing short of gorgeous. Wow. Combined with black counters and herringbone floors, it makes for a very up to date space with architectural details to add character.

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