Brooklyn Decker’s New Breakfast Nook Involved a Lot of Googling
Who knew a bench could be so complicated?
Updated Sep 29, 2021 6:53 AM
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If Brooklyn Decker had her own house-flipping show on HGTV, we’d be the first to binge-watch. The idea isn’t much of a stretch; the actress and Finery cofounder, who has a serious knack for interior design, always seems to have a renovation up her sleeve. Over the past few months, Decker has taken to Instagram to share progress shots of her newest fixer-upper. Based on the number of Charlotte-based builders, architects, and craftsmen credited in the posts, we’re guessing the property is located somewhere in North Carolina, the star’s home base.
Naturally, we’ve been keeping tabs on the status of the project. While it’s still unclear whether or not she intends to move her own family into the gorgeous house, the transformation has been fun to watch. Here are a few of our favorite design moments so far:
The Breakfast Nook
“To chamfer or not chamfer?” That was Decker’s big question in the kitchen dining area. We won’t lie, we had to do some digging to figure out that she was referring to the 45-degree slope of the edges of the carved wood bench. Decker admitted to a commenter that she even had to Google the correct terminology, typing something along the lines of “you know that thing when you slice off the corners?” into the search bar. Then, she had to narrow down the seat’s profile: ellipse or radius corners? The latter is rounder but both types help soften a sharp edge—a must-have when you have little ones running to the table.
The Moody Shower Tile
We love Decker’s turquoise take on standard subway tile in this bathroom. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from watching this home come together, it’s that the former Sports Illustrated cover model has a thing for arches.
The Old-World Woodwork
A series of detailed shots offer a peek at the house’s incredible wood staircase, wall paneling, and herringbone floors. “We wanted everything to look like it had been here for 100 years,” she wrote in this post. Goal achieved.
The Bright White Walls
Decker and her design team turned a dated dining area and dark kitchen into open and airy spaces. A fresh coat of white paint ties everything together.
The Kitchen Ceiling
“It pains me to think of a future without incredible craftsmen,” Decker shared in another post, capturing a team of artisan plasterers tiling the barrel ceiling in the kitchen. The idea was inspired by a scene she spotted at the nearby Biltmore estate.
We’re guessing another furniture install is just around the corner.
This story was originally published on February 26, 2019. It has been updated with new information.
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