New Addition Brings Rays of Sunshine

We created this new rear addition kitchen with expansive sliding doors and a large skylight that brightens the space and illuminates the natural materials of the kitchen and furniture. The wraparound countertop creates an inviting space for cooking and eating with a view to the backyard.

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The owners of this 6,000-square-foot brownstone in New York City's Brooklyn Heights had a hard time envisioning the esthetic for their new home, a Greek Revival construction from 1846 whose interiors were in dire need of an update. “We’d never gone through a renovation before, and we did not readily identify what our style was,” says the co-homeowner, an entrepreneur in the financial sector. His wife, who also works in finance, was drawn to the cozy atmosphere of some of the European bed-and-breakfasts where they often stayed during their travels. Enter Suzanne and Lauren McGrath, the mother-and-daughter duo behind New York City interiors firm @mcgrath2. After looking at some of the images their clients had saved, the designers quickly noticed a theme. “They were drawn to things like pastoral landscape paintings from the 19th century, Audubon prints, and @colefaxandfowler fabrics; it was all reminiscent of classic English homes,” says Lauren. With that in mind, the McGraths, who are known for creating layered spaces that are subtly formal and thoroughly inviting, set out to find pieces that call to mind a sophisticated cottage in the English countryside. Take a tour of the home through the link in our profile. Photo by @joshuamchughphotography; text by @whatpaolasees

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In collaboration with: McGrath II Interior Design

Photography:  Adam Kane Macchia Photography