Friday, May 6, 2011

At Home: Kerri Russell

The June issue of Elle Decor features the home of actress Kerri Russell (aka Felicity) and it's a refreshingly low key affair, perhaps as we might have expected.  After looking at more than two dozen houses, Kerri and her husband Shane Deary purchased this 1860s brownstone in Brooklyn.  It didn't look like this when they bought it. 

A block of reclaimed pine flooring serves as a night table.

Deary shaped the porthole mirror from pieces of discarded pine.  The ficus plant grows out of a Donald Judd-inspired plank box that used to be a desk.  This guy is handy!

The kitchen table was made from joists dug out of a dumpster and after unearthing the house's old shutters in the basement Deary turned them into window casings.

Like the kitchen cabinetry, the vanity (bottom corner of pic) is built from a dismantled post-and-beam house.

A very moderate closet.  Mind you, we can't see the hanging space - which incidentally features sleek plumping pipes Deary saved from a previous renovation job.  Starting to see a trend here?

After gutting the house to brick and studs (filling 40-foot dumpsters/skip bins x4) they have turned a "warren of suffocating rooms into a stunning, light-filled shell" which they have filled and made their home.
All images from Elle Decor.

What do you think?


  1. It is perfect.. Love it! Just my kind of house.. Thankyou for sharing! Feel like i could move right in.. x

  2. Looks like they had fun! Reclaimed materials have so much more 'life' in them.

  3. Agree with BohemianHunter, I could definitely live here!!

    Knew from the first picture I was going to love it. They look so happy & relaxed, & casually cool!

    I NEED her husband! ;)

    Thx xx

  4. What a beautiful home! I laughed at your aka Felicity. I loved that show and I always call her 'that girl from Felicity'! Ange

  5. Wow. That ia a GORGEOUS home! Think they'd mind a roomate?

  6. I love her style. Isn't she gorgeous too?

  7. I love the understated beauty! Such a gorgeous home!

  8. So beautiful! Love her dining room!

    Blair @ scsd

  9. What a wonderful home. I love the light and energy here. Seems such a happy place!

    x Charlotta

  10. I want the round mirror so bad

  11. What a fabulous house! That kitchen is gorgeous! Have a beautiful week ahead, Kellie xx

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