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.)
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!)
Love the painted built-ins.
She creatively re-upholstered these brass framed dining chairs with Mexican serape blankets at a table hand made by her brother.
Her closet is bright and charming but not overdone, much like her!
Brooklyn Decker’s Favorites
Favorite City for Inspiration: Charleston or New Orleans
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.
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.
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….”
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.
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.
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: