Inside This Creative Newlywed Couple’s Brooklyn Abode
Nestled in Park Slope, Brooklyn is the one-bedroom brownstone abode of art director/illustrator (and Nest contributor!), Leah Quinaz and her producer husband, Josh Hetzler. Married just one year ago (happy anniversary!), the newlyweds have created a warm home with an organic, inviting feel. They let us inside to shoot their space to see where they live and work.
Next to the overstuffed down Restoration Hardware couch is a vintage folding table that hosts a basket for remotes and Leah's burgeoning shell collection. As she laughed, "I'm becoming that lady that collects shells." Take a styling tip and lean a mirror above a tabletop to trick the eye into believing the space is actually larger than it is.
Sheepskin-draped mid-century arm chairs flank a side table against a stark white wall. We love the lack of TV in the home, which has been replaced by a projector--a great option when seeking to keep technology from overwhelming your home.
The coy Lola cat had a defining model moment as we photographed the bedroom area, which is kept organic and light with linens Leah sourced in Portugal for her too-be-launched line of linens.
The front room serves as a creative work space that is kept light and bright thanks to large bay windows.
Inspiration for Leah's creative direction and linen line are pinned on cream colored boards. We just loved the little lama that seemed to make his way around the house with us.
In the dining area, a vintage armoire serves as dinnerware storage, doubling as a bar.
While shooting the dining area, we couldn't help ourselves to set the table for a laid-back snack time. Dinnerware from Canvas Home, a wooden cutting board and fringed napkins sourced from a market in rural Northern California created a friendly tablescape.
Photography by Alyssa Kirsten // Styling by Leah Quinaz + Alexis Jonnson