Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Fitzhugh Karol and Lyndsay Caleo's Brooklyn Home.

Fitzhugh Karol and Lyndsay Caleo of The Brooklyn Home Company are living and working the urban artist dream. Fitzhugh a woodworker and sculptor and Lyndsay a metalsmith are both RISD grads. Together they hone their craft daily at The Brooklyn Home Company as contributing artisans. In addition they collaborate on architectural and interior design.

Below: Fitzhugh created a white sculptor that hangs above the fireplace. In addition he made the bookcase, the mahogany coffee table and the Yzir heart bar stools. Lyndsay found the Indian daybed at a salvage yard.
Photography by Emily Gilbert

The beams were unveiled during demolition. They were hidden above a drop ceiling. The cage lights were from a freighter ship from India. The ladder leads to a guest room loft area and the table was made by both Lyndsay and Fitzhugh from a birch tree.

A Sapele island countertop anchors the kitchen. The shelving is reclaimed wood from an old mill from upstate NY. The sink is a vintage American Standard farm sink and Olive is the perfect mascot!

A mirror Lyndsay's father made hangs among the rest of their collection.

Extra large double hung windows fill the kitchen with light.
A second living room was added downstairs. Fitzhugh made the sofa out of reclaimed beams.

Sapele wood top the treads in the hallway. Love the sculptor at top of the stairs that Fitzhugh made for Lyndsay.
The guest room was inspired by sleeping quarters on a ship.
Beautifully handcrafted beech and ash bed by Fitzhugh.
Lyndsay found a bathroom door at Fitzhugh's family's New Hampshire sheep barn.

"I use my body, I feel my work. I believe that I am always playing and always searching and that the possibilities are endless". -Fitzhugh Karol

Thank you Fitzhugh, Lyndsay and Emily for allowing me to share your work and beautiful home!
Hope to see you in Brooklyn!!