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Joanna Goddard Brooklyn house home tour apartment

We moved into our Brooklyn residence six years in the past, however a lot has since modified — colourful partitions! a brand new couch! boys with large toes! — that it felt like time to share an replace. Please come inside…


Joanna Goddard Brooklyn house tour apartment

Sectional couch: Maiden Residence. Espresso tables: Maiden Residence. Portray: Rosemarie Auberson. Gold pillows: Article. Blue ground pillow: Amazon. Inexperienced spherical pillow: Schoolhouse. Geometric pillow: Dusen Dusen. Floral pillows: Etsy, made with Josef Frank cloth. Spherical mirror, Anthropologie, a few years in the past; comparable. Ground lamp: Lostine. Shell chair: DWR. Rug: Lulu and Georgia, comparable.

On making a haven: Life is all of the issues — enjoyable, joyful, exhausting, exhausting, stunning. Throughout ups and downs over the previous few years, I’ve needed my youngsters to really feel secure and cherished, so I’ve tried to comply with the steerage of good girls: make residence really feel like a haven and let your eyes gentle up whenever you see your baby. Typically the vital issues are literally the best, which feels reassuring.

On a brand new sectional: We used to have two smaller sofas, however because the boys grew older and taller, we would have liked extra space to stretch out. Preteens are long-legged! So, I did a bunch of analysis and located Maiden Residence. They’ve a lot of choices (materials, colours, lengths, and so forth), and we selected the Varick, which feels relaxed and cozy — suppose: outsized arms, low-slung profile, lengthy cushions. Now we frequently stretch out for naps, film nights, board video games, holidays with a lot of company… My pal mentioned it immediately turned our residence into the get together home, which I really like.

Joanna Goddard Brooklyn house home tour apartment

Sectional couch: Maiden Residence. Espresso tables and facet desk: Maiden Residence. Frames: mixture of classic and Framebridge. Desk lamp: Crate and Barrel.

On household images: When Alex lately moved to a different residence, I questioned what the redecorating protocol was: ought to I take down images of him? Ought to I pack away his books? However it felt unsuitable to right away cover all proof of this glorious, vital one who had been in my life for the previous 15 years. Additionally, extra vital, throughout this transitional time, I didn’t wish to swap out images of the boys’ dad and make the home really feel unfamiliar to them. So, I made a decision to belief my intestine and left issues up for now. As we transfer ahead, I determine we’ll change them with new household reminiscences and snapshots.


Joanna Goddard Brooklyn house home tour apartment

Wall colour: Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace. Yellow waffle towel: Hawkins New York. Cabinet paint: Farrow & Ball Down Pipe.

On household meals: We often have easy dinners, like pesto pasta or tacos, and the boys assist cook dinner. Toby sautés shrimp with mango and makes his well-known chocolate chip cookies. In the meantime, Anton’s a self-proclaimed ‘god at eggs,’ he says, so he’ll scramble some whereas taking part in Nineteen Forties Wartime Radio on Spotify, which feels very on-brand for a child who was born trying 80.

On consuming for one: On evenings after I’m residence alone, I like consuming cheese and crackers, plus a fizzy drink; or I make an enormous salad. Then I watch a TV collection — proper now, I’m between reveals, you probably have any options? (This Reductress headline made me giggle.)

Joanna Goddard Brooklyn house home tour apartment

Deer mattress photograph: Katherine Wolkoff. Clock: Junghans, comparable.

On entertaining: A couple of times per week, we’ll invite individuals over within the evenings. We preserve it very informal and order pizza and salads or make ice cream sundaes. One factor I’ve realized is that it’s straightforward to obsess over particulars beforehand — does this shirt look okay? ought to we discover a bowl for the chips? have we ever cleaned the home windows? — however you neglect any worries as quickly as your folks stroll within the door and begin speaking and laughing. So, now we simply go for it and by no means remorse it.

On mingling: Final Christmas, I taught the boys find out how to mingle, a parenting expertise that also makes me giggle. Earlier than our grownup mates came to visit, I informed the boys that folks would naturally separate into small teams (‘How do you already KNOW that?’ mentioned Toby, wide-eyed), and at the beginning of the get together, the position of the host is to drift between teams and chat for a couple of minutes at every one. The boys excitedly accepted the problem and spent a half hour rotating between clusters. ‘Okay, gotta go!’ Toby informed some mates, at one level. ‘My 5 minutes are up!’


Joanna Goddard Brooklyn home tour

Wall colour: Farrow & Ball Parma Grey. Bubble photograph: Stuart Allen. Body: Framebridge. Striped stool: OKA. Eating desk: Lulu and Georgia. Navy chairs: Anthropologie. White chairs: DWR, comparable. Ground lamp: City Outfitters. Bar cart: classic from Craiglist. Rug: Lulu and Georgia.

On the enjoyment of paint: How would you describe your own home decor model? Over the previous 12 months, I’ve gotten into studying Home and Backyard, the British shelter journal. It’s so good, and let me inform you, the Brits love their colours. Each room appears to have wallpaper or paint colour, which I knew from my grandmother’s home, however I hadn’t actually executed in my very own. So! Impressed, I made a decision to paint our eating room blue. It took some time to discover a pale one which didn’t learn ‘child nursery,’ or really feel chilly, however I lastly landed on the stunning Parma Grey.


Joanna Goddard Brooklyn home tour

Wall colour: Benjamin Moore Peach Parfait. Pennant: Books Are Magic. Desk lamp: Goal, bought out; comparable. Striped throw: Brooklinen. Sheets: Brooklinen.

On rising up: 9-year-old Anton is in that in-between stage, the place he watches anime and listens to hip hop, however nonetheless sleeps with stuffed animals and requests lullabies. I really like the years the place they’ve one foot in childhood and one foot in maturity; and also you by no means know which one you’ll get at any given second.


Joanna Goddard Brooklyn home tour

Wallpaper: Lewis. Sheets and quilt: Brooklinen. Basketball lamp: Pottery Barn Teen. Automotive photograph: Matt Porter. Framed private photograph: Framebridge.

On teenager goals: In the meantime, Toby may be very, very excited that on his subsequent birthday he’ll formally be a youngster. (Are you able to consider?!!) He performs basketball on his faculty staff and has gotten us all into the Warriors. Basketball is addicting! Have you ever seen The Final Dance? Even should you’re not a sports activities fan, the story is wildly compelling. And Toby recommends taking part in Horse on the park, should you’d like a enjoyable recreation together with your youngsters.


Joanna Goddard Brooklyn home tour

Wall colour: Farrow & Ball Calamine. Cover cowl: Heather Taylor Residence. Sheets: Brooklinen. Pillows: Marlow. Gold throw: Parachute. Bedside tables: Zara Residence. Bedside lamp: Lostine. Floral portray: Jenny Pennywood. Boy portray: Kim McCarty. Sheepskin rug: Jenni Kayne. Bigger rug: Loloi. Bench at finish of the mattress: Anthropologie, comparable.

On a room of 1’s personal: These days I sleep on my own on this bed room, and the pink paint makes it really feel like a womb. To be trustworthy, bumps within the evening typically freak me out, however largely I really like sleeping like a starfish and studying books till I can’t preserve my eyes open.

Joanna Goddard Brooklyn home tour

Spherical mirror: Amazon. Bookshelf: Etsy, comparable. Plate: Chloe Might Brown.

On a mirror tip: Our mates Hollister and Porter stage New York residences for real-estate brokers, in order that they know find out how to make areas look stunning with out spending an excessive amount of cash. Their huge tip, after they came to visit for dinner and I requested for residence recommendation, was to get an enormous, spherical Umbra mirror. “We use them in each residence we enhance,” they mentioned. “They’re the most important least expensive mirrors we will discover, they usually work nicely for leases since you want just one nail.” Finished and executed.

Joanna Goddard Brooklyn home tour

Couch: classic, comparable. Automotive linocut: Hugo Guinness. Stool: Zara Residence, comparable. Throw pillows: made by a pal, comparable.

On a house candy residence: We moved round lots after I was little — at first, nations, after which totally different homes in Michigan. Then, when I got here to New York after faculty, I moved between many residences over time. However now we’ve lived on this residence for nearly seven years, which feels gloriously lengthy. Once I go searching, there are layered reminiscences in each nook — Anton staying up previous bedtime, Toby writing a word to the tooth fairy, mates bringing over cookies — and it fills my coronary heart. I’m grateful for this home for being a secure shelter in the course of the pandemic and for at all times letting us fill it with noisy youngsters and smelly cheeses and Motown playlists with out ever as soon as complaining. We actually adore it right here. xoxo

Joanna Goddard house tour

Thanks for studying, as at all times. Please let me know you probably have any questions, and I’d be joyful to reply! xoxo

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(Photographs by Alpha Smoot for Cup of Jo. Styling by Victoria Maiolo for Cup of Jo.)


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