More is more—This Brooklyn home by DesignbyRUCHI is the perfect example of how to practise maximalism with class

DEC 7, 2022 | By Tamanna Doctor
The living room has been brightly lit by sofas from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, elegant coffee table from Leanne Ford Interiors, Thaddeus Armless chair from RH, vintage side tables, carpet from Beni Rugs and accessories by Michele Varian, Current Home and Romo; Photography by Jacob Snavely

“Home is where the heart is” and my heart definitely wouldn’t mind residing in this gorgeous home in Brooklyn

Designed by Ruchi, Founder of DesignbyRUCHI, this 2,000 sq ft home is spread across 3 levels. This home is as multifaceted as it comes, ranging from  Greek and Roman mythology to zebra rugs, from vintage pieces to Andy Warhol’s works of art, there’s something here for everyone. 

The bench in the living room is The Fernie from Crate & Barrel, Renata Light chandelier from Bruck Lighting, drapes from The Shade Store; photography by Jacob Snavely

The curious brief

With the owner’s possessing a wide range of interests, the design aesthetic for this home is maximalism with an extremely clever use of space. The homeowner’s interest combined with the designer’s philosophy, the design aesthetic of the home feels young and vivacious.  “My designs are collected and simple for everyday living. I create plenty of negative space for the eye to wander so that my feature points really draw people in,” explains Ruchi. 

The entry foyer’s colourful landing wallpaper is District-Tobacco by Kelly Wearstler, while intricate Bohemian Travels living room wallpaper in silver is from Kravet, the artistic sconce is from KingsHaven, vintage dress, dress form and dress stool, quirky hot lips pillow by Michele Varian, chic accent chair is from RH and bookshelves from Room and Board Inc.; Photography by Jacob Snavely

Tour every turn of the home

As soon as one enters the home, you find references of Roman mythology on the wallpaper in the foyer. These references can be found throughout the home. 

The dining room’s exquisite Aero Marble table in Honed Italian Carrara, antiqued brass pedestal and french contemporary dining chairs and from RH, upholstered in faux alligator in front and solid faux velvet in fuschia from Kravet, Zorio Velvet in back from Schumacher, vine ceiling light from ANDlight, vintage old China cabinet and sword, dynamic rug from Renwil, roman shades from The Shade Store, Caribbean teal paint from Benjamin Moore and accessories by Jonathan Adler and Michele Varian; Photography by Jacob Snavely

To begin with the dining room, it is the perfect example of the juxtaposition of traditional and modern. An old china cabinet given to the homeowner by her aunt, a sword from her grandmother’s trip to India and painting given to her by grandfather all reside in the dining room along with faux alligator fabric chairs, a funky snake rug and the quirky yellow vine light fixture.

This thoughtful tea station off the living room has a wine bottle storage unit used for art supplies, homeowner’s Bunny Boy sketch and purple sculpture, accessories by Michele Varian and Jonathan Adler; Photography by Jacob Snavely

On the second level, the first thing one notices is the graphic Kelly Wearstler wallpaper along with a vintage dress form. 

Turning to the left is the primary bedroom. This room is luxe galore. The green wallpapers along with the zebra rugs and the understated lilac arched bed make this space feel top notch. The ensuite bathroom has an adorable bunny wallpaper in lilac. 

The spacious bed by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, raw silk amethyst drapes from The Shade Store, gorgeous Metal Foil wallpaper on the ceiling from Arte, dynamic rug from Jaipur Living and room accessories by Michele Varian; Photography by Jacob Snavely

Entering the living room, you find yourself immersed in contemporary design. The impeccable use of colours and textures ties the whole room together. The warm colourful room setting with a plush rug makes this room perfect to unwind in. The bench is used by Joanie, their beloved cat for sunbathing. I’m telling you this home does not miss! 

The brilliant primary bedroom’s wallpaper is Luminescent, Vega by Elitis, lilac arch bed customised by Schumacher, Sterling Silver vintage nightstand by Benjamin Moore, Archytas table lamp from Oka, Dove french linen sheets from Sijo Home, accent pillows by Michele Varian; Photography by Jacob Snavely

On the other side is the homeowner’s desk. It has plenty of natural light and amazing views to draw inspiration from. Upon entering the third level, you find another bedroom. This is for the roommates and is filled with neutral colours and soft pinks. 

The bed in the roommate’s room from RH, Torridon wallpaper from Mulberry Homes, scalloped bedding from Pottery Barn Teen, rug from Jaipur Living, sleek nightstand from RH Baby & Child, table lamp from Joelle Lamps by Regina Andrew, accessories by Tiffany & Co, Michele Varian and Made Goods; Photography by Jacob Snavely

Ideas to bookmark—colours and materials 

The high usage of colours and textures are executed in a fashionable manner. The way that the house contains multiple areas of interest without feeling even slightly cluttered is flawless. 

The comfortable home office’s desk from Four Hands, complementing shelves from Semihandmade, and banana bookends by Andy Warhol; Photography by Jacob Snavely

“This home has so much personality. It’s sprinkled with unexpected colours, patterns and boldness while being rooted in family heirlooms and tradition. It reflects the start of a new life while treasuring family, tradition and celebrating friendships & people,” concludes Ruchi. 

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