It’s amazing to see what a fashion designer will do with their home design, and Ulla Johnson’s home is beautifully layered, light-filled, elegance–just like her signature dresses.
Everything in Johnson’s home is selected, handmade pieces from all parts of the world, playing into a perfect harmony of texture and color to create an artist’s true family home.
Johnson and her husband renovated their 19th-century Brooklyn townhouse with the help of Elizabeth Roberts Architecture. The interior design was done by the talented Alexis Brown, who also designed the Ulla Johnson shops; Brown has a way of authentically mixing the most unexpected colors and textures–she’s iconic and the best-kept secret in design.
The restoration of the original molding in the family room was worth salvaging as it gives honor to old-world craftsmanship.
These master bedroom walls are the perfect plaster-colored blush.
The calacatta vagli marble island is the focal point of the kitchen, but more importantly this is the perfect space for sitting around the table for family dinners, because there is no overhang as in most traditional kitchens.
Every element of this master bathroom is warm and soothing. Although it’s porous, the travertine is beautifully natural and worth the maintenance as it exudes nature.
Hand-stenciled cabinetry in the master dressing room by artist, Ashley Zangle, gives it a unique global feel.
I love built-in bookcases to ground the space. The colorful books on these shelves are a fun pop of color.
Johnson in the garden with her children. The garden was planned by Miranda Brooks, known as the garden whisperer, as she artfully cultivates a garden that looks like it’s been there perfectly kept for hundreds of years.