Thursday, May 19, 2011


For actress Keri Russell and husband Shane Deary, renovating a Brooklyn 1860s brownstone was a massive undertaking.  Deary is a craftsman and contractor, so the job of gutting the home down to bricks and studs and rebuilding was another day at the office. He moved walls to open up the floor plan and used reclaimed materials he brought in and wood he had saved from the home itself.

Russell decorated with a neutral palette and many different textures.  Dreary made the dining table and the porthole mirror from reclaimed wood.  The beautiful home is exactly what the couple and their son dreamed of.  ENJOY!

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This stunning home was designed by owners Fawaz Gruosi and Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele, with the help of architect Marianna Gagliardi and antiques dealer Damiano Lapiccirella.  Fawaz is owner and designer of luxury jewelry company De Grisogono, and Caroline is vice-president of Chopard.  With two fine jewelers under one roof, it is no surprise that the couple designed a breathtaking home.

The couple agreed on the Florentine aesthetics, but didn't share the same tastes in the decorating phase, so the rooms were divided between the two. What resulted was a masterpiece.  ENJOY!


Elle Decor June 2011
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