a peek inside: athena calderone’s brooklyn home

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What is interior designer Athena Calderone’s number one decorating rule?

“Never follow any rules! I am all about mixing and contrasting elements. I think a room should never strike just one note. I love combining polarizing qualities and using elements that seem like they shouldn’t work, but do. I think it creates a tension that brings intrigue and curiosity to a space. So, a clean environment with eclectic oddities, luxurious textures next to raw ones, old pieces with new ones, that’s what gives a room character and depth.” 

Her ‘don’t follow any rules’ approach is echoed not just tthroughout her beautiful Brooklyn home but in no-joke wardrobe, more of which is after the jump!

p.s. she blogs too: eye swoon. click, click!

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Photos: Refinery 29

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