Hello, everyone! Well, what a year it has been. I miss everyone’s faces, especially the parts (like people’s mouths and noses) that no one has seen in 11 months. At BMD, we completed 4 large projects on the heels of COVID – certainly the largest to date for the firm, including a bachelor’s bedroom suite and surrounding area, a 4-bedroom gut renovation on Park Avenue, a Dallas home, and my own apartment renovation. It was a busy year, and it was a race to the finish as the lockdowns imposed restrictions on construction. We were lucky enough to finish work just under the wire, and as the city came up for air in July and August, we were able to install and complete all of our jobs by the fall.
New Year, New Look: introducing our latest project
Hello, 2020… and… we are FINALLY unveiling ALL the photos from our NYC Upper East Side project, completed last year.
You may have seen snippets of this home from the October 2019 “Rising Star” article published in New York Cottages & Gardens or on Instagram, but now, here it is in full form! If you have not already seen the article, you can read it here: https://brookemoorhead.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/NYCG-Rising-Star-2019-Brooke-Moorhead-NYCG-article-10-1-2019.pdf.
The Hamptons Edit
Drum roll please. BMD’s long-awaited Sag Harbor project is finally complete and photographed, and as the summer begins to wane, I am so excited to share it with you.
This home had all the makings of a low budget spec house, but all the passion of a Texas-born hostess and her desire for a polished look. So we set out to transform the challenging existing conditions into something elevated while still having the makings of a casual, family-friendly home.
New Life, New Beauty, and Happy Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving! It’s been a while… and a baby… since I last wrote. As the season grows crisp and we nestle in for the holidays, our homes and our surroundings grow ever more important to us. A quick update on BMD and what has transpired in the past few months. I welcomed my second son, Chase, on May 5th. Life with a newborn and a pre-schooler is busy, but days at BMD have been even busier. Since Chase was born, I wrapped up a renovation job in the Hamptons, began work on 3 new construction projects in Manhattan, helped a company imagine their new office space, and have been putting the finishing touches on a couple of other longtime projects.
BMD Celebrates 5 Years
March 2018 marked the 5-year anniversary of Brooke Moorhead Design. While I cannot quite believe how quickly it went, it also feels like a good chunk of time, and certainly a major personal and professional milestone. Many of you know my history. California to NYC transplant, journey from Wachtell, Lipton to Sanford Bernstein and finally to interior design school at New York School of Interior Design. Lifelong influence from mother and grandmother (both designers, artists, shop owners, and live-and-breathe design enthusiasts), and, then, to start my journey as a designer, I worked at my mother’s firm for five years, helping with likely some of the largest projects being done in the country at the time.
I’m very excited to share with you the official “unveiling” of the photos of this Greenwich, Connecticut project we completed early last year. The outcome was unlike any project I’ve done in the past, and it was inspiring to have a result as expressive as this one. My client has a wonderful whimsy about her, and she is fearless when it comes to taking risks with art and design. Despite the blessing of having unique existing pieces to work with and a homeowner who was very “game”, integrating such art and antiques into a scheme that ultimately looks unified can also prove challenging.
Encore, Tribeca It’s the most wonderful thing to have longtime clients. I was beyond thrilled to have the opportunity this year to help past clients make some alterations to their home, which I had originally helped them complete in 2013. The clients originally came to me with the idea to finish what we had started: really make the entry hall …
It’s happening: my family and I are decamping from the once uber-cool TriBeCa neighborhood to to the Upper East Side. But not before we complete a gut renovation… and for you New Yorkers, you know first hand, or have at least heard of, the “intricacies” of renovating in a pre-war NYC building. Let’s just say, it’s a long road, best …
Curating the Clutter
I feel best in a space when it has a sense of calm: a serene, peaceful feeling. No surprise, then, that this “serene” feeling evaporates when little wonders grace us, like mismatched toddler’s toys on the floor, sports equipment under the bed, or no place to put the mail or the vacuum cleaner. Having an efficient, clutter-free home goes hand …
In the season of renewal… As we begin to reflect on the year I take a look back at some of the most dramatic transformations of 2016. Hampton Classic This winter I gave a Hamptons home a face lift. The living room required only some paint, floor refinishing, and new lighting to elevate its look. We are still working on …
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