Designer Breaks All the Rules in Her Vibrant Carroll Gardens Brownstone

Photo by Tony Vu for One Kings Lane

Combining high design and kitsch, bold patterns and vibrant colors, interior designer Fawn Galli created a remarkable home in Carroll Gardens — one that goes against the grain and achieves a glorious effect.

“I will do anything. Nothing is off-limits for my spaces,” she told One Kings Lane in a recent story on her home. (It was also profiled in the Post last year, as Brownstoner readers may recall.)

Galli’s bold aesthetic is informed by a unique professional trajectory. The designer developed an eye for flea market finds while living in Paris, did a stint in the Art Deco department of Christie’s, and designed several homes for postmodern architect Robert A. M. Stern, among other projects. After working with designer Peter Marino and living in Madrid, Galli came back to New York.

Eleven years ago, she and her husband — and architect — ditched the West Village for a 2,500-square-foot Carroll Gardens brownstone.

Galli turned the home into a visual wonderland of color and pattern. Chartreuse and hot-pink are two of the home’s primary accent colors. Animal-shaped objects are also found throughout the home — a gold metallic bunny shares the living room with a black lacquered deer sculpture Galli found at a flower market.

Animal figurines also populate the floor-to-ceiling walnut shelves in the dining room.

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Photo by Tony Vu for One Kings Lane

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Photo by Tony Vu for One Kings Lane

Wallpaper is also used in the home to stunning effect. Metallic paper from Florence Broadhurst fills the wall molding and reflects light in the living room. A bold blue damask print from Brunschwig & Fils in the powder room makes the small space pop.

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Photo by Tony Vu for One Kings Lane

Rather than strip and restore the dinged-up bannister, Galli painted it bright pink.

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Photo by Tony Vu for One Kings Lane

[Source: One Kings Lane]

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