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ELLE Decor, Best Rooms of 2011

What better way to end the exciting, whirlwind of a year that was 2011 than to have ELLE Decor ask me to be one of 30 contributors to their "Best of" 2011 slideshow. I was asked to choose my favorite one image from one of their featured projects of 2011. It was a lot of fun to browse through ELLE Decor's online lookbook for THE space. It didn't take long to come across actress Keri Russell's Brooklyn brownstone that she shares with her husband and son. I love the mix of old and new in this industrial glam space (see the image below!) The combination of exposed brick and reclaimed wood with modern light fixtures, airy drapes, and modern art creates an unexpected, warm look. Keri Russell brownstone, Elle Decor | Simplifying Fabulous And it seems that I wasn't the only one... Sarah Firshein, the editor of Curbed thought that “Keri Russell's kitchen/breakfast area in her Brooklyn home is comfortable yet elegant, and I can imagine it's the kind of space people just want to hang out in. I love the glassy, gorgeous Ochre chandelier and the way the urban-feeling metal of the wire chairs plays off the wood table, walls, and cabinets,” and Bradford Crowder of The Bedlam of Beefy also chose it, saying that the project is “a great mix of styles and textures. I can easily envision myself inhabiting this space, relaxing over a cup of coffee or clinking cocktails at a cozy soiree.” Keri Russell, Elle Decor, Simplifying Fabulous What a charming dressing room... Elle Decor, Kerri Russell, Simplifying Fabulous ...attached to a stunning and super peaceful master bedroom! I love how Keri Russell and her husband have a great mix of high and low... An antique chandelier hangs over an IKEA sheepskin rug. The walls are painted a gorgeous Benjamin Moore neutral called Stone Hearth.

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