i met designer samira gagne when she was still a student at pratt– her work really floored me, enough so that when i opened the d*s shop last year she was one of the first designers i went to about creating a piece. her trays were a massive hit and i see nothing but success in the future of this talented brooklyn artist. thankfully, i can now see the inside of her beautiful home, too! samira and her husband kapono chung (who created that incredible black and white mural above) were kind enough to share a sneak peek into their clinton hill home. you can view their photos above and below (and after the jump), along with a description of their home by samira below. thanks so much to samira and kapono for sharing with us.
“I live on the bottom floor of a brownstone in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn with my husband Kapono Chung. Kapono’s a graphic designer, you’ll see touches of his design work through the apartment (like the framed typeface he designed). Kapono painted the large black and white Moroccan mural on one of our living room walls. We found the painting of the cheetah on the side of the street, Kapono feel in love with it right away. It took a while but it’s totally grown on me. I love it because it’s so random and weird and a fabulous conversation piece. We also found the yellow armoire on the street. We painted it yellow (it used to be green) and replaced the hardware. This is one of my favorite areas of the house because it houses a large collection of our family photos. We found a pair of wire framed Eames chairs at a vintage furniture shop and reupholstered them with a black and white hounds tooth.”
[more photos after the jump, just click “read more”]