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Nightwood’s Brooklyn Home Makeover

by Julie Petrarca

Aya Yamanouchi Lloyd's living room

Do you remember CassaStyle’s announcement last summer about the opening of Brooklyn’s Nightwood? Not only has this environmentally aware home design company seen success since its launch, but now its eco-efforts have garnered attention from The New York Times. In their latest article titled, “What Vintage? Circa 2011,” Elaine Louie writes about Aya Yamanouchi Lloyd, who enlisted Nightwood to re-design her townhouse in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill. The result was a vintage inspired space with unique character, and a modern rustic appeal.  Her home proves that new designs can come from old treasures, and that eco-friendly can also be beautiful. Browse through some of the images from the re-design below and for your next home makeover, schedule an appointment with the design team at Nightwood.

living room mirrors

The mirrors make the room appear larger and add to the vintage appeal with their aged appearance.

coffee table

This marble topped coffee table was originally laminate, and the stools were refurbished in assorted fabrics.

recovered sofa

This sofa was recovered in linen, and the legs were cut to fit with the rest of the room. The leaf mobile and birdcage really add character to this space!


This cute, mini-desk was once a bar cart!


Once again, the designers add some personality to the room with the light cage that they used as a hanging lamp.

This gorgeous settee has been recovered in kimono fabric!

For more information and images, visit The New York Times to read the complete article.

All images courtesy of Trevor Tondro for The New York Times

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