Natasha Law in Architectural Digest,
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Maisonette cofounder Sylvana Durrett calls on Carrier and Company to fashion a glamorous yet family-friendly nest in Brooklyn.
Sylvana Durrett and her investor husband started house-hunting in Brooklyn shortly after the birth of their son, Henry, seven years ago. At the time, they were living in a shoebox apartment in Greenwich Village. “Henry’s nursery was basically a closet,” she says. When the new parents received an invitation to visit some friends in Cobble Hill, they trudged across the bridge and fell in love. Weekend treks to open houses (baby Henry in tow) and multiple lost bidding wars would ensue before they happened upon a classical 1901 brownstone with gracious proportions, a 60-foot-long garden, and the perfect stoop on which to welcome trick-or-treaters. They clinched it, embarked on a gut renovation, and, at the tail end of 2017, moved in. By that time, their brood had expanded to six: Henry being joined by sisters Gracie and Millie, now two, as well as a one-year-old Labrador called Blue, which happens to be Sylvana’s favorite color.
Upstairs in the master suite, a serene palette sets the tone. The bright red Natasha Law painting in the Architectural Digest photo taken by Sam Frost stands out amongst the neutral surroundings. There’s a deck overlooking the lush garden designed by celebrated landscape architect Miranda Brooks, another relationship Sylvana forged during her Voguedays. While the Maisonette owner now peddles mini-sized fashion, she has a walk-in closet that would do her alma mater proud. “My dream since I was a little girl,” she sighs, passing through the dressing room, which is wrapped in wood-framed glass cabinetry. “I don’t even have enough clothes to fill it.” She opens a pair of doors to reveal completely empty racks—an almost unheard-of predicament in New York City.