May 25, 2016

Our Home Tour

Brooklyn Blonde Home Tour

Taken when I was 38 weeks pregnant! Wearing an All Saints Jacket, Susana Monaco Dress and Louboutin Shoes.

If I could compile a list of my all-time favorite stores, Home Goods would easily make that list. I’ve been a loyal Home Goods shopper from my very first apartment, right out of college, to our very first home, in which we moved in to this past November. So when I had the opportunity to collaborate with Home Goods in decorating the untouched rooms (the nursery and the bedroom) and then sprucing up the rooms we already started on (the living room and dining room), I could have not been more excited. In all honesty, out of all the projects and collaborations I’ve worked on, this was easily in my top three. As soon as I told some of my close friends the news, their response was “you’re basically already their brand ambassador..” So very true.

To help jumpstart this project, Home Goods brought in the ridiculously talented Matthew Cane of Homepolish who totally understood our style from our very first encounter. As soon as I met him, I was 100% confident we were in the best hands and the more I got to know him, I was thanking my lucky stars that we clicked so well.

Rusting Dining Room - Brooklyn BlondeThe Dining Room:

Out of all of the rooms in the home, we probably spend the most time in the dining room. We already owned the farm table and light fixture, but adding the mirrors (that we found for $79 each!!) and side tables from the first photo, really made the room come to life. At first I was afraid that by adding more, the room would look cluttered, but it was the exact opposite. The room looked so much grander! I also received a lot of questions about the vases on my instagram, which we also found at HomeGoods.

Room Details: full tablescape (including dishes, glasses, silver wear and napkins), curtains, rugs and plush chairs all via HomeGoods | Lighting Fixture: West Elm | Farm Table: Minetta Atelier | Bar: Midcentury modern flea market find | Artwork near bar: Brainwash | Splattered Painting: eBay find from years agoModern Living Room - Brooklyn Blonde

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Shelf Inspiration - Brooklyn Blonde

The Living Room:

One of my favorite parts about this project was all of the tips and tricks I learned through this process. While we already had the bookshelves in our living room, Matthew had the brilliant idea of adding mirrors behind them. In an instant, once again, the room looked bigger.

Some of my other favorite Home Goods pieces include the marble tables that we found. I’ve seen them in some other stores for double the price, so I was pretty excited when we spotted them.

Room Details: rug, marble side tables, lamps, curtains, shelf details/accessories and pillows all via Home Goods | Couch (West Elm, but since then, we’ve changed our couch to make it more “family and entertaining friendly”) | Coffee Table: One Kings Lane 

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Neutral Bedroom - Brooklyn Blonde

Brass and white light fixture and medallion - Brooklyn Blonde

The Bedroom:

When we moved into this home, we took our old bedroom furniture and it was one of the rooms that I didn’t even have a chance to get to. In a few days, it was transformed from a room that we just slept in, to a space that made us feel happy and at peace. We added a mixture of soft patterns and textures (obsessed with the marble lamps that we found) and were able to bring our old nightstands to life, which before then, I was ready to get rid of, by placing tall mirrors behind them. Such a great tip!

One of my other favorite tips that I walked away with: both in our bedroom and nursery, Matthew suggested adding a medallion to the light fixtures. Guys, I cannot tell you what a difference it made in elevating the look of the entire room. Since our home was built in the late 1920s, everyone thought that it was part of the original home details.

Bedroom Details: bedding, marble lamps, mirrors, curtains, pillows, throws and wicker laundry basket, all via HomeGoods | Dresser: West Elm | Peacock Chair: Fleamarket Find 

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Boys Grey and White Nursery

Grey Pendant Light Fixture

The Nursery:

My favorite room in the home and now, probably where I’ve been spending the most time. This room went from being completely empty, minus the shoe boxes that were floating around, to being completely transformed. What I love most about this room is that it’s such a representation of both of us, from the artwork that’s hanging on the wall, to the industrial “bookshelves” that Matthew brilliantly thought to hang up. We kept the color theme grey with pops of navy from the striped curtains (also a Home Goods find) and the handmade mobile, an easy find. Again, note the medallion on the light. We took a simple white one and spray painted it grey.

Another great tip: we picked up a few trunks that not only look chic, but serve as the perfect place to hide unnecessary clutter like extra toys and books.

Nursery Details: chair, ottoman, curtains pillows, throws, sheep, animal heads, trunks, “bookshelves” all via HomeGoods | Crib: Bratt Decor | Rug: Lulu and Georgia | Artwork: Jerkface | Standing Lamp: Lulu and Georgia | Changing Table: Pottery Barn Kids. | Ceiling Light: Land of Nod | Mobile: Etsy find | Paint Color : Benjamin Moore ‘Stonington Grey’

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The Walk In Closet

Closet Details: curtains, stool and poof via Home Goods

The crazy thing about this entire process, we did this all, including shopping and decorating in three weeks! On top of that, I was 38 weeks pregnant and crossing my fingers that I wouldn’t go into labor before we wrapped up.

I cannot thank the Home Goods team and Matthew enough for being so incredibly amazing to work with.

Also, many of you have also asked what Home Goods stores we normally shop in and to be perfectly honest,we shop at ALL of them. Depending on our plans for the weekend or where we’re going, we’ve been to every single store in the tri-state area. Having a car certainly helps, so if you don’t have one, I definitely think it’s worth renting one and making a day out of it!

All Photography: Matthew Harrington

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62 comments

  • Rena

    Wow, your home is perfect! Thanks for sharing so many details and I’m very impressed how quick you have been!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  • Kristina

    OMG I just love your home!! It is sooo beautiful, the interior is just perfect. I am moving soon and looking foreward to decorate our new appartment.
    ♡ Kristina
    TheKontemporary

  • Kate

    Love the mix of textures throughout. Beautiful, and full of light. Are the nightstands also Home Goods?

    • Helena

      Hi! They’re actually from Target. We got them YEARS ago though.

  • rach

    Your home looks beautiful! I really love how you shopped a Home Goods! It’s my go-to and it just shows you don’t have to spend a lot to get the right look and decor!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  • Alexa Johnson

    Your home is gorgeous!

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  • Sophie

    Stunningly beautiful, very put together while still incorporating unexpected and unique elements!
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    I post every Monday and Friday, check out my blog if you have time! 🙂

  • Monika

    Wow, this interior is stunning!
    Love,
    http://www.thestyleventure.com

  • margret

    can you tell me what the brand the pink rosette dress is in the very last picture hanging in your closet?

  • natali

    One of the most beautiful homes I’ve seen lately! Thank you for sharing your personal and super stylish space with us. 🙂

    http://lartoffashion.com

  • Memories of the Pacific

    You’ve got a beautiful home!

    http://memoriesofthepacific.blogspot.com.es/

  • Alyssa

    You’re home is perfection! I love the walk in closet–such a dream! xx

    http://www.fashionsensored.com

  • Foodfashionandflow

    Your home is so beautiful. I love how bright and airy every room is. My favorite is the dining room. I am in love with that gorgeous farm table.

    http://FOODFASHIONANDFlow.blogspot.com

  • Lindsey

    Your house looks amazing, I’m obsessed with your walk in closet as well as your living room! GORGE!

    stay styled,

    Lindsey

    ig: stay_styled
    BLOG: http://staystyledblog.com/

  • Jalisa

    Helena, your home looks absolutely beautiful, and from what I can tell, it appears as though this may be one of those lovely brownstones?! I love the decor and overall rustic feel of the rooms. By choosing lighter palettes and hues, the spaces appear very bright and large. Thanks so much for sharing and you look absolutely gorgeous in that photo!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  • Krystle

    The house looks incredible! Great style and details throughout! What a fun project, and so nice to be really finished with the house for bringing home baby Nate!

  • Andrea

    Your home is a dream! Can’t believe this is in Brooklyn!! That closet though- straight out of Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment!

    xo Andrea
    http://www.PrettyProperQuaint.com/

  • heather

    Your home is a dream!!! I love everything! Especially your bedroom and the nursery. I love the light grey colors.

    <3
    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

  • Adriana

    Your home is gorgeous!
    xx

    http://www.theblackblush.blogspot.com

  • Carolyn

    gorgeous home! that walk-in closet is incredible and must feel like such a breath of fresh air to have that much space in the city!

    http://heyprettything.com

  • allison

    I think we have sister paintings! Your dining room splatter painting looks almost identical to mine and I got mine years ago on eBay also. I think it was a series. So random!

  • Shirleydomemi

    I am so obsessed with your walk in closet!

  • Marie

    Beautiful interior! Such supreme style, but I wouldn’t expect anything less from a fashionista like you! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    http://www.makemeupmarie.com

  • Katie

    Absolutely beautiful!!! What is the paint color in your living room/dining room/bedroom? It looks like it’s all the same, and I love the soft creamy color!

    • Helena

      Ah, I’ll get back to you on that!! Stay tuned!

  • Karolina

    Helena, your house is everything the girl needs! 🙂 Love the walking wardrobe and baby room, soooo cute!

    Kisses from France x

    http://www.kayilo.com (check my new post)

  • Sofia

    What a beautiful home you have made for you and your beautiful family. Congrats on your new baby boy. What an exciting time in your life.

    Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
    Sofia
    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

  • Leyla

    Hi Helena,
    I really love your blog! I have been reading for a while now but never commented, this post was fabulous and your home looks lovely!

    Leyla xx

    • Helena

      Hi Leyla,

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting! 🙂

      xoxo,
      Helena

  • KARA

    I just found your blog and wanted to say how amazing your style is! You blend classic with a bit of interest and edge so beautifully!!! Can’t wait to see more xo

  • Fiona

    Oh wow – your home is sooooo beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!
    x Fiona THEDASHINGRIDER.com

  • Jada Nicola

    Great interior details! Love your closet!

    http://thegirlfromconnecticut.com/

  • Jennifer

    Beautiful Home!! To Die For Closet! I must ask how you store your denim jeans. I have many pairs like yourself. Do you fold them on a shelf or hang them?

  • V

    Beautiful job! As another Bklyn girl, I’m curious what neighborhoods you guys considered living in when you were shopping for your home?

  • nicole sioui

    Stunning decor and you look absolutely beautiful in the intro.
    P.S. Went out for sushi this week ? Knowing how much you enjoy sushi too, you crossed my mind as I was savouring each & every bite. ?
    Have a great weekend!

  • sanssouci

    Amazing interior, well organised and bright! Great decorations and details!
    http://WWW.SANSSOUCI.WEBSITE

  • Nan

    Wait!! Where’s the kitchen?? Gorgeous home and styling. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Krizia

    Your home looks SO cosy!
    I love it!

    x Krizia

    Shark Attack-Fashion Blog

  • Rosanna javier

    Your house is an inspiration…wow..

  • Miss Pippi

    Wow! I can’t beleive you managed to do all this work in 3 weeks. Every room turned out to be pretty amazing.

    http://misspippisstyle.blogspot.hu/

  • Lisa

    It’s all so gorgeous and cozy. I love Home Goods. It’s hard to walk in and not leave with something you didn’t know you wanted or needed!

  • QNC Jelly Gamat

    thank for article, make me wanna be a beautifull day!!

  • Kamari Kids

    You home is lovely and i love your attention to detail…just gorgeous

  • Lindsey Simon

    this is seriosly my dream home! you all have decorated it so beautifully. I love the little details – and thanks for the tips! I definitely wan to put a mirror behind our bookshelf now. Thanks for sharing!

    Love, Lindsey
    http://thenomisniche.com/

  • Jo

    Illumination with natural light high roof and warmer clean natural and white grey palette love it, A place i would love to live, You have a great taste same as with your outfit and accesories.

  • Victoria Sullivan

    You have such a beautiful home!

    xo,
    Vicky
    http://www.aspiringsocialite.com/

  • Fashion and frappes

    This is beautiful. Especially the closet! I am going to be stealing a lot of ideas from this! Love the medallion touch – very interesting.

  • Stephanie

    Hi there! What a beautiful home – love your blog and gorgeous photos. Was wondering who makes that pink dress in your closet? Love it! x

  • sandee

    Love your new home! Congratulations on becoming Home Owners-a not so easy task living in NYC (My husband and I just moved form Manhattan to downtown Brooklyn and I’m so ready to be done w renting lol). My favorite room is a tie between the living and dining room. I always loved Home Good and this post made me love it even more…borderline obsessed!
    xo

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  • Teya

    Your home is lovely. I noticed you no longer have those mauve chairs. Are you, by chance, selling them? If so, I am interested and you can email me at the address provided. Thank you.

  • Adanna

    Hi Helena, I’ve been following you for a while on your blog and on instagram. I find you to be such a breath of fresh air in comparison to many blogs out there. You’re so real and down to earth. And your information has helped me a great deal. How did you figure out what you were passionate about and what made you dive into it?
    My best regards, Adanna

  • Rachael

    Such a stunning home. You have impeccable taste. Thanks for sharing! Xoxo

  • Nicole

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the light fixtures in the dining room, super industrial. Awesome post.

    Nicole K
    https://sheworerouge.com

  • Aakansha Gurnani

    This is so perfectly done that I feel like now buying a home and decorating it. Too good to be true.

  • Josée

    I like to know where can i found de marble lamp for de bedroom http://www.brooklynblonde.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/HomeGoods9e.jpg

  • شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام

    Some of my other favorite Home Goods pieces include the marble tables that we found. I’ve seen them in some other stores for double the price, so I was pretty excited when we spotted them.

  • vamshi

    it is really very good content and written well. Thanks for this post.
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  • طراحی سایت

    very good

  • شركات نقل الاثاث

    Thanks for sharing
    really very helpful.t day
    I am from egypt
    i will follow forever

  • Zoila giordani

    I wanted to ask you the plants in your room are they real or faux plants? I’m thinking of getting some plants for my room

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