In a complete top-to-bottom renovation, Homepolish's Elizabeth Bomberger took a Park Slope townhouse and turned it into a floral "urban treehouse" to escape the city.
Photos by Regan Wood.
There are projects that sometimes come across the desks at Homepolish HQ that make us stop everything we do, stare in awe, breathe heavily, and check our pulse. When Homepolish designer Elizabeth Bomberger submitted a recent 1-year-long renovation in Brooklyn’s Park Slope to us, that was undoubtedly one of those moments. The colors, the textures, the use of materials! Then, we delved into the specifics of the work, and we were even more astounded. The 2-story townhouse was a complete gut renovation. According to Elizabeth, “The original kitchen and living room is now the master suite and bath. The original two bedrooms were converted into the client’s new larger, open-concept kitchen and dining room. Downstairs was a large empty space and we added a bathroom, office, laundry, sink, living area, and guest room.” Essentially, nothing stayed in place. It was the brain child of Elizabeth, but the architectural work was carried out by Jorge Eduardo Prado and Silva Ajemian of ToDo Design with MC Squared handling the contracting.
The client, who lived remotely in Florida until the project was complete, came to Elizabeth with the task of creating a “fun, floral urban treehouse,” a sort of escape from the concrete jungle of New York. No harsh geometries, angular patterns, or black. The space was to be an “oasis.” The result is a home in which every corner brings a new surprise.
In that master suite, floral wallpaper creeps up the accent wall, tying in with richly patterned pillows and linens. A deep burgundy headboard provides a lush splash of color. The floral motif continues right into the bathroom where a custom tile shower shows the lotus flowers in full bloom. The bathtub and sink allow the shower to shine, as those facets are carved out in a more subdued teak. Undulating wood then continues into the entrance stairwell, where sculptural wall paneling made of solid walnut twists and turns. It was the work of Markus Bartenschlager, a local woodworker, who studied budding flowers to create the design. The last surprise is then reserved for the kitchen, where yet another custom tile work covers the backsplash. Peonies sprinkle the wall and the island and range echo them in a hot pink. A truly striking oasis to say the least.
See more of the space in the slideshow, and look for the coverage of the space in New York‘s Design Hunting Issue.
The client told me she wanted a fun, urban treehouse… bold colors, florals, and organic movement.