Brooke Shields House in NYC

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Brooke Shields with her two daughters in their kitchen.

We have all somehow grew up together with Brooke Shields as she has started modelling at the age of 9 yrs old then started her movie career as an actress since 14 yrs old. I knew about her and admired her since I saw her in Grade school as a cover girl in Vogue Magazine. We have seen her get married to her first husband,tennis pro, Andre Agassi, divorced and then now finally remarried to Writer and Producer Chris Henchy. They now have two beautiful daughters aged five and eight years old. Brooke Shields grew up with her mom Teri in New York City, Upper East Side. When their townhouse was sold, she was devastated but was determined to give her two daughters the same Urban city life that she experienced growing up in New York City. So after some search, they found this discreetly luxurious Greenwich Village townhouse built in 1910 and with four floors. The whole townhouse was gutted and renovated by design/built firm MADE who has experience in renovating historic houses. Then the couple chose British  David Flint Wood to do the interior design of the house.

Brooke Shields shared in the Architectural Digest article: 'I was heartbroken,' she says, “and I promised myself I would give my girls the kind of richly textured urban childhood that comes with sinking roots into a real New York neighborhood. I wanted to create for them, and us, an experience of home with a layered and resonant personal history.'

Living Room with portrait of her two beautiful daughters  by Will Cotton. The heart shaped painting was a gift from the Artist, Keith Haring.

Living room with bare windows bringing in the sunlight into the room.

“We loved the way they integrated tradition with modernism and warmth of character in an interior with discipline of form,” Shields says of the partners from MADE who renovated the house.

Dining room. I love the red leather dining chairs matched with the black chandelier and the black and white wallpaper.

Spacious kitchen with orange leather upholstery in the chairs and it has a fireplace! I also love the two pendant chandeliers above the kitchen table.  So cosy! Love it!

A collection of Brooke's photographs with images by Robert Mapplethorpe, Annie Leibovitz and Richard Avedon.

Another stylish cosy room - Study room. I love the tan leather chairs matched with the Louis Vuitton trunk which was a gift to Brooke from her husband Chris and the zebra rug.

The Stairway and the hallway has dark wood floors and dark wood furniture with blue and white jars. The Hallway shows the flow of the whole house all the way to the kitchen and of course the Stairway goes all  the way to the upstairs bedrooms.

The master bedroom has the four poster bed and has french windows. So cosy!

Brooke's dressing room with full length closets for her clothes. A moveable ladder makes it easy for Brooke to reach for her other clothes on top of  her dressing closets. Here are her shoe collection and also some Hermes Birkin bags!

A guest bedroom designed with brown walls, antique luggages and beautiful golden mirror and lamps. Very English indeed as this house was designed by British David Flint Wood who is the husband of India Hicks, daughter of legendary interior designer David Hicks. Brooke and David met when Brooke's family was on holiday in the Bahamas. David happens to live there with his wife India Hicks and their children. Brooke told David that she wanted her family's house to 'sum up her life.'  

The end result is a house  with 'Jolts of color and asymmetry may give the decor a downtown edge, but for the most part its patrician composure evokes Mayfair or Saint-Germain. 'Our shared ideal was the sort of confident old house that has been lived in for generations,' Flint Wood concludes. Shields’s dream is that it will be.'  A house full of Brooke's personal history as the way she and her husband wanted it to be for their family.

To read the article and for more pictures:

Photo credits and references: Architectural Digest

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