Celebrity Insider: Brooke Shields’s luxurious New York townhouse
With luxury living being our focus this month, we had to share Brooke Shield’s home. The actress / model / author / producer and now jewellery-designer undoubtably has an eye for style.
When Brooke’s childhood home in the Upper East Side was sold, tens of pieces of furniture full of memories went into storage. Her mother was an obsessive comber of flea markets, filling their home with eclectic pieces from many different eras and influences of design. Brooke was determined to give her two daughters the same urban New York upbringing, rich in layers, cultures and texture that she had experienced.
After much looking, Brooke found a four-storey, 1910 brick townhouse that had undergone a 60s addition. The house needed gutting but Brooke could see her family making it their own.
She called on decorator David Flint Wood and Brooklyn design/build firm MADE to help her bring the old into the new and work out which sentimental pieces in storage would make the cut into the new home. Their job was to salvage as much of the house’s original details as possible and then incorporate the best pieces from the huge storage container of furniture, while sourcing new pieces that would make the home sing.
The result is a mix of furnishings and materials such as colonial, Asian, neoclassical, French Empire, Chinese, Anglo-Indian, Edwardian – which together are eclectic yet very confident and sophisticated.
The team say the home now feels like a place that has been lived in for generations. Take a look…