InspirationApril 11, 2016

A Q&A with Brooklyn Decker & Her Austin Home

Last week Domaine featured a little tour of actress and model Brooklyn Decker’s Austin home with husband Andy Roddick. I’ve been a fan of Brooklyn for a while (she once tweeted me that she was psyched to see herself on one of my Fashion Friday blogs and I about died). Her sense of humor is just awesome and that “life should be fun” approach certainly shines through in her home. She’s a big fan of interior design and took this project on all by herself and I’d venture a guess that she’ll keep her toes dipped in the waters of design for a while after seeing the results! You can read the article and see more pics  here– but I shared my favorites along with a Q&A I did with Brooklyn and some suggestions on how to get her look:
Her kitchen is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S.  Between the beams, the blue cabinetry, the gasp-worthy marble and all that brass (specifically check out the sink- looks like one of these-be still my heart.)

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The open and airy living room is totally comfortable and livable.  The denim sofa is hard-wearing for families with dogs and babies (Brooklyn had a her first baby a few months before I had Henry!)

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Love the painted built-ins.

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She creatively re-upholstered these brass framed dining chairs with Mexican serape blankets at a table hand made by her brother.

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Her closet is bright and charming but not overdone, much like her!

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Brooklyn Decker’s Favorites

Favorite City for Inspiration: Charleston or New Orleans

Favorite Home Store: ABC Home in NYC or Uncommon Objects (Austin)
Favorite Online Resource: Etsy. Ebay. 1st Dibs. It’s all about the hunt!
Favorite Design Books: Things We Made– Roman+Williams. A Colorful Home by Susan Hable. I want to go all Reading Rainbow and jump inside these books.
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Favorite Paint Colors: Benjamin Moore Blue Note. Farrow & Ball Stone Blue.
Favorite Room in Your House: My powder bath. It’s the sexiest. Everyone looks incredible in that room.
Fabric You Are Currently Crushing On: Kravet Minuet silk velvet fabric in “Lacquer”
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Next Item You Are Dying to Add to Your House: Canopy Designs Ship Chandelier. It has the perfect amount of whimsy!
Best Splurge in Your Home: Eskayel Wallpaper. Biami- Waterstone. Remember how I said my favorite room was my powder bath? This wallpaper is the reason.
Best Bargain in Your Home: My homemade dining room table. My brother made a beautiful, solid, 10 foot long table for me and all I had to give him was a six pack of beer.
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Best Antique Score: An Arne Norell sofa that I have in my entry way. I found it on Etsy for much less than it’s worth! I don’t think the seller knew what they had…
Favorite Flowers: Hydrangeas. “You can take the girl outta the south….”
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Favorite Candle: Hands down Le Labo- Santal 26. I just wish they weren’t so darn expensive. I feel guilty burning them!
Favorite Cocktail to Serve: A White Russian. It’s my guilty pleasure.
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Favorite Dishware: My favorite ceramic artist Keith Kreeger makes the most beautiful plates, serving platters, vases, etc.
Best Advice for Someone About to Renovate: Have all your selects made and ordered before you start construction, it’ll speed up the process exponentially. Also, measure three times.
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Favorite Baby Items: My Ergo Baby 360 carrier. I swear it’s a game changer. You can finally have your hands! To make a coffee! Or put on deodorant for the first time in 4 days! Also my Medela breast pump. Hot damn we are so lucky to have breast pumps in this day and age.
Dream Project: A social club/inn in Austin. Think “Soho House,” but a little more down-home, a little more rock n’ roll. A secret little nook to drink cocktails and share stories by a fire until the wee hours.
Here are some items to help you get the look of Brooklyn’s eclectic Austin home:
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All photos courtesy of  Casey Dunn for Domaine

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