Working with clients tends to get easier as your rapport develops, but for interior designer Nick Olsen, his long-term relationship with a certain client presented one major challenge: incorporating their existing furniture, most of which he’d selected himself. “A young couple originally from California, very active and easygoing,” Olsen’s clients had been living part-time in a Manhattan rental and “were ready to embrace a Brooklyn lifestyle and aesthetic.” The pair restored a mid-1800s townhouse in Brooklyn Heights, which had been converted in the 1970s to a rental property, and called in Olsen for the interiors—this time going in a drastically different direction.
Visual Comforts Studio 1 Gourd Table Lamp ($378)
Restoration Hardware Italian Hotel Bedding ($35 and up)
Paolo Navone for Crate & Barrel Como Large Loopy Candleholder ($10, reduced from $50)
Eron Johnson Antiques English George III Brass Fireplace Footman ($950)
Barnaba Fornasetti for Themes & Variations Optique Desk ($36500)
Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks "Feline" Wallpaper in Ebony/Beige (price upon request)
Brunschwig & Fils "Empoli" on Sisal Wallpaper (price upon request)
Dwellstudio Milo Shagreen Cocktail Table ($1440, reduced from $1800)
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