You Can’t Shield The Truth

When I was younger I always had a complex about my brows. They are full, which I blame entirely on my dad. My mom loved(s) them. She would never let me touch them, but only get waxed professionally and only to “clean them up” never to shape them. Her way to get my middle school self on board with her brow philosophy, “Honey look at Brooke Shields, she is true beauty and she has beautiful brows.” Well, mothers are often annoyingly right, and I have her to thank for my still full brows that get threaded (not waxed) every two weeks like clockwork for a “clean-up.” It was also then I became aware of the unwavering chic of all things Brooke Shields.  Her style, class, and spoken truth are unwavering. It is not a surprise that her Greenwich Village townhouse embodies her signature flair as well.

Designed with David Flint Wood (better half of India Hicks), her stunning home is a mix of bold color, subtle contrast, and gracious texture. It has traditional components but a current of energy that jumps off the pages since it’s first appearance in Architectural Digest. This is a home whose rooms appear again and again for inspiration, so I thought I would show it in it’s entirety. I admire her effortless style and her ability to cruise her way through any situation. I hope to follow her lead in life, brows and all.  After all, you can’t suppress chic style or shield the truth of timeless design.

Like the truth, good taste always wins.

Photography by William Waldron for AD.

Brooke Shields Greenwich Village Townhouse via AD 9

I spy some blue and white in her entry. I always think in the case of hardwood floors, go dark. It looks more rich and allows furniture a wonderful contrast.

Brooke Shields Greenwich Village Townhouse via AD 3 \

Contemporary art, a marble fireplace, and light furniture pop perfectly against the dark floors and dusty gray walls. PS…that lamp shade!

Brooke Shields Greenwich Village Townhouse via AD 4

Another view of the living room. Layered, textured, but not too fussy.

Brooke Shields Greenwich Village Townhouse via AD 5

One of my favorite all time dining rooms. Beautifully displayed. The marble top on the wood table proves to be an elegant update with the accompaniment of red leather chairs.

Brooke Shields Greenwich Village Townhouse via AD 6

To me, this kitchen is a display of the effortless chic Shields displays herself. The orange in the chairs, the tall rectangular fireplace, and the use of tile up to the ceiling. Also, I love how the paint of the cabinets is used to frame the insert of the walls. This is truly a livable kitchen.

Brooke Shields Greenwich Village Townhouse via AD 10

A charming wallpapered nook with a vibrant green desk chair. Love the mix of old and new throughout the house.

Brooke Shields Greenwich Village Townhouse via AD 12

An airy bedroom of blues.

Brooke Shields Greenwich Village Townhouse via AD15

Quite the retreat. A high-gloss sophisticated brown that allows the marble fireplace to become an architecturally substantial focal point. A lovely warmth and polo-esque ambience.

Brooke Shields Greenwich Village Townhouse via AD 13

A library of clothes and high-end handbags that would definitely make getting up each morning less like chore and more like a novel selection.

Brooke Shields Greenwich Village Townhouse via AD 14

A play on contrast in this serene and light-flooded bathroom. I adore the floor pattern.

 

Brooke Shields Greenwich Village Townhouse via AD 2

A model citizen.

 

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