If we had to relive our young adult lives again, we would have bypassed New York’s Upper East Side and made a beeline to DUMBO (District Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass), a historic neighborhood of Brooklyn that has become one of the city’s premier arts districts and a center for what is cool and stylish. But back then, it was definitely not what it is now. Yes, there were struggling artists painting in converted lofts (one of our fathers-in law was one of them!) but that was about it. These days, the neighborhood is home to the likes of West Elm, Jacques Torres’ chocolate factory and warehouses turned into high-end condos.
These Brooklyn lofts have a style of their own, one that moves away from the sleek minimal vibe of Manhattan and more toward the layered, lush looks of a life built for comfort and functionality.
Our new Lofty Looks collection for Spring/Summer 2017 is designed to elevate a space to the next level of texture and depth. They are modern, yet approachable, with a distinct metropolitan feel.
Crisp white flowers soften a geometric ceramic vase while maidenhair fern and orchid blossoms add a touch of whimsy to succulents planted in a concrete vessel. These style-forward designs will fuel your creativity and enhance your interiors, whether you’re an urban dweller or happily ensconced in the suburbs.
P.S. We’re at the International Gift & Home Furnishings Show in Atlanta through Monday so please stop by and visit – High Design, Building 2, Floor 1, Booth #308. Or visit Diane James Home in March to shop the new collection!