Who’s Inspiring Me Now: Athena Calderone of EyeSwoon

Nov 9

One of the most exciting spaces to see right now is Athena Culderone’s stunning new Brooklyn townhouse. Athena is the creator behind lifestyle site EyeSwoon and Architectural Digest recently featured Athena’s historic Cobble Stone home. I’m going to share some of my favorite images from the shoot that are inspiring me right now. Through Athena’s multiple moves, her love for design grew as she decorated each home. “Cooking, decorating, and entertaining gave me a way to bring people together in my home,” she told Architectural Digest.

When describing the kitchen, Athen told Architectural Digest, “The kitchen—Calacatta Paonazzo marble counters on chalky gray cabinetry with Parisian-style open shelving—is literally “the star of the show,” Athena says. “For shooting purposes, you need side light, so that’s why we ended up with a square island instead of a rectangle. It sounds crazy,” she concedes, “but I needed to make certain things work for my brand.” The gas range is by Fisher & Paykel.

One of my favorite details in the home, Athena created a unique space between the bedroom and the master bath with hand-troweled, custom-fluted Venetian plaster walls and ceiling by Kamp Studios.

A wall of bifold glass doors onto the terrace just beyond the kitchen creates an even more spacious feel and a rare indoor/outdoor experience seldom seen in New York City homes.

Athena’s living room has all the right elements of design that I love, with a textured and neutral palette mixed with natural stone and modern vintage pieces from Italy, France, and the Netherlands all in one beautiful space and let’s not forget my all time favorite Farrow & Ball color, Wevet, on beautifully trimmed walls. Ceramic work by Barry Canter from Roman and Williams Guild. Flora Ottilia chandelier by Atelier Démiurge.

A colorful and playful terrace design with an RH sofa and vintage french chairs, which was designed in collaboration with Ferox Studio.

Athena chose to skip a hanging chandelier over the table so she could create big, beautiful seasonal arrangements bimonthly from the floral market. The chairs are a perfect design, adding a simplistic, unique touch to the whole space.

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