Colorful Retro-Inflected Style Comes to Life in Park Slope Townhouse

The playful style of this Park Slope townhouse is all about bright color combinations, modern touches, and artful vintage flair.

Designed by Lauren Rubin Architecture — known for her colorful, kid-friendly interiors — this home is an eminently livable update on mid-century style. The angular lines of the coffee table and chair legs are decidedly vintage, as are the curved shaped of the ceramic lamps and flower vase.

The designer’s strategic use of orange and blue in the living room unites the various furniture pieces and draws the eye to the room’s cooler-hued island of calm — the couch. A bold patterned rug from Crosby Street Studios provides warmth and energy.

Brooklyn Interior Design Lauren Rubin Retro Colorful Townhouse

The oversized chairs are a textured blend of elegant form and comfy looking function.

Brooklyn Interior Design Lauren Rubin Retro Colorful Townhouse

The home’s mid-century style continues in the dining area with the carved curves of a Scandanavian-style dining set. The organic shapes of the chairs, the curvy ceramic lamp, and circular shade on the pendant light add character and visual interest. Here, the warm hues of wood grain are the dominant color.

Brooklyn Interior Design Lauren Rubin Retro Colorful Townhouse

In the kitchen, horizontally grained cabinetry and multi-hued blue tile create the illusion of flowing space. A set of simple white stools provides additional seating.

Brooklyn Interior Design Lauren Rubin Retro Colorful Townhouse

The family room flips the orange and blue color scheme of the main room. Here, bright orange accents balance a boldly patterned blue rug.

The use of geometric pattern continues in the powder room shown at right, where the composition of shapes adds weight and visual interest to the back wall. Floating bathroom cabinets make the space seem larger.

Brooklyn Interior Design Lauren Rubin Retro Colorful Townhouse

The adorable nightstand beside the front door is another vintage-looking piece adding both function and style.

[Photos by Alyssa Kirsten for Lauren Rubin Architecture]

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