Athena Calderone’s Brooklyn apartment isn’t your typical brownstone townhouse. A three year renovation involving demolishing partitions between the living and dining room and installing floor-to-ceiling metal casement windows achieved an expansive, open-plan space with a bright and airy kitchen. Athena’s work space, positioned just off her kitchen, has certainly done its rounds on social media, and has become an inspiration to many interior lovers. In Athena’s new book, Live Beautiful, she describes how although it might seem counterintuitive to obscure a floor-to-ceiling window, which is a highly coveted aspect to a New Yorker, she finds that the floating soapstone desk punctuates the end of the kitchen, creating a dramatic focal point. Scroll for more inspiring shots of Athena’s family home, and bear witness to her design style where she fuses the ornate traditional architectural features and vintage pieces with her idea of modern living.
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