sneak peek: swissmiss


for over a year now, swissmiss has been one of my favorite stops for daily inspiration. authored by designer tina roth eisenberg, she always has the best finds, which clearly are rooted in her swiss upbringing. as hard as i try, i know i for one will never be able to pull off the minimalist, less is more look (i have too much stuff), but that won’t stop me from loving the home tina shares with her husband and daughter in this great sneak peek! thanks so much to tina for opening up her home to us! and don’t forget to click here to see what inspiration she’s cooked up today. -anne

[We moved into our current place in february 2008, it’s a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, brandnew construction in boerum hill, overlooking smith street. G and I are both minimalists when it comes to decorating. We definitely believe in less is more.]

The coffee table in the living room is one of these pieces of furniture that are perfect for both kids and grown ups. It’s the perfect height for Ella to draw at and still stylish enough for use to use as a coffee table. (bought at design Our favorite pieces in the living room are the little Cosco Booster (Car) Seats from the 1960s. Our little Ella (2.5y) loves to sit in them. Whenver she wants to wach a show on tv (which actually is that little laptop you see on that wooden stool) she pulls one of them out and places it right in front of it.

[Brooklyn Ork Poster]

Ella’s room is super bright. Lots of whites and reds dominate her space. She has a bunkbed to accommodate guests or a potential sibling at one point.

Our favorite two pieces in the bedroom are our Giraffe Renee and the huge Peugeot print on the wall. We didn’t register for gifts when we got married but instead set up an art fund. People gave us money towards art pieces. The poster is one of them. So is the horse print in the living room.

We have a little desk in the bedroom, tucked away behind the door, that lets us work from home whenever necessary. There’s a drawer that pulls out and doubles the desk’s surface. G and I didn’t want to have a big tv overpowering the entire living room so we opted for hooking up our cable books into the laptop. It works like a charm. Plus, we never watch tv! (But we both get sucked into the internet every night, yes, we admit that)



Love the bedroom!! Looks like your baby plopped down straight from heaven!

and the sink in the bathroom is to die for…never enough TP storage.


Where did you get the art piece in the second to last photo with the books. It’s perfect for someone I know and would love to get one for him…


Ahhhh… all the clean white open space is lovely… love the Giraffe Renee and those sweet little Cosco Booster (Car) Seats too! *a


where is the desk with the slide-out drawer? i’ve been looking for a small desk, just like that. thx


i know a little girl that would go nuts for that giraffe! where did it come from?

lovely space.


I love the Eames Era Costco booster seats! I have 2, one that is all white (ebay) and a dark brown one with a houndstooth vinyl pad (I found on our summer road trip in New Providence, Iowa this summer) Ours adorn our living room too!


fantastic! ahhhh…i adore EVERYTHING.
please tell us- where is Giraffe Renee from??? My sister just had a baby and I’d love to get the baby one!
Thanks so much for sharing.


Lovely, lovely. Where is that step-stool from? I’m trying to find one for my son.


Agreed. I love the bathroom vanity as well. Please share the details on it. Thanks.


step stool is by 10grain and available on The giraffe was from a random store in manhattan, I am afraid I have no idea where to get them now. As far as the bathroom sink goes, all I could gather from our apartment information booklet was this: “Nick Dine custom corian bathroom vanities by Dune”.


i really love your bedroom, like 99% people here! your coffee table is in my wishlist since i saw, it’s so cool! and the giraffe… ok, if i ever had m own house, i’m gonna love to made it looks like yours ;D


oooh, the Peugeot print is fabulous. like a breath of fresh air. and the metal 1,2 and 3 in the childrens’ bedroom is a hit.


Where is there new construction on Smith Street in Boerum Hil??? ON Smith? Or NEAR Smith? I’m curious to know where. I live there myself. NICE PLACE!


Nice – it’s like seeing into the collective mind of SwissMiss and her man… How can you live in this place and not be inspired?


What a breath of fresh air…I love your place and everything in it!!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Meredith @ Studio Debris

I *love* the rock and roll shades, I just wish my husband were cool enough to let me hang these, but let’s just say that our musical taste…differs! Nice vintage record cabinet too…we keep our vinyl in something similar.

Genia Narinskaya

I think this place has a good balance of hight-tech and retro objects that makes it stylish, but friendly and cozy at the same time. The city view is great too. It’s actually a-m-a-z-i-n-g.


And that bedside table is perfect — storage without looking cluttered. Does anybody have an idea of where it came from?


I have seen similar giraffes at anthropologie stores.

Tina, do you mind sharing where the numbers came from in your daughter’s room?


WOW, you have done an amaizing job. Plus for me it is so nice and comforting to see another living room without a TV set.


I love swissmiss blog so its really exciting to get to see into her house. Its beautiful. Thanks! The top photo is so gorgeous – ella is so cute – I can see it in a fancy glossy magazine!


I love that lil’ bedside table as well! Where is it from? At first I thought it was a solitary cube from designwithinreach.


Why has no-one ever shown me this site before! I true inspiration for a designer stuck in a rut!


The bedside tables were custom made by Brooklyn Based designer Rick Lewis ( The rug was from but is no longer available, I think. The numbers are from a vintage sign store on atlantic avenue in brooklyn, between smith and hoyt street.


Your beautiful home makes me miss Brooklyn. I love the white shelves – perfect for my daughter’s room. Could you please tell me where you got them?


Is that a custom bathroom vanity? I’ve been looking everywhere for such a vanity to remodel my bathroom.


I love it so much!

You seem to make great use of your space.

I love the black shelves with all the books stacked on top of one another. Where did you get it?


I L-O-V-E the Cosco Booster (Car) Seats…where would I find those? I’m off to do a google search but figured I’d ask first. They’re my new obsession!


Love the glimpse into your home. You have done a wonderful job with the asethetic appeal! Where did you get the poster/print that we can see in the mirror in your bathroom pic? (Not the Ork poster :-))


LOVE the bathroom. The order, the simplicity…it’s beautiful.
I love all the rooms actually. Well done!


Love love LOVE the giraffe! And the frog in the bathroom. And the bathroom sink is WAY cool. And that last photo is GORGEOUS.


I believe that giraffe is from Anthropologie. I am on the visual team there and we had those in for spring ’08. It looks identical to ours although tina’s may be a more authentic version.


Where are the bedroom lamps from (on bediside table?) And the colors on walls, in bedroom and living room? I Love this home. As a former Carroll Gardens resident, I know how hard it is to manage a small space with children.



I love your house. Can you tell me where the bookcase is from in your daugther’s room and also where you got that fabulous play stove? Thanks!


Tina –
Great looking home, i think Ella’s room would be fine for me, i’m a sucker for big numbers.

Also love the hairy monster print. Loved when you posted about it on your blog but then was sad to find out it was already sold out. It looks amazing hung up.


Love it! Does anyone happen to know the source for the Peugeot print? I have the perfect place for it!


The lamps are from IKEA, the Peugeot print was from a poster store on west broadway in tribeca, manhattan, the bookcases in Ella’s room are from DWR and the paint in our bedroom is from Sherwin Williams but I don’t remember the name of the color. I hope I covered it all now. Thanks everyone!

Julia's mama

I check swissmiss blog everyda and this is my favorite sneak peak so far. I love your sofa. Would you tell me where did you get the sofa?


Tina – you’ve been soooo gracious in providing all your sources, so I hate to ask one more question, but, here goes: can you give us the poster store name and ph#/address in Tribeca? I have got to have that Peugeot poster!


this is a sily question, but where did you get your bed (in the bedroom)? it looks just right for not too large spaces and low enough for a kid to jump in (I’ve got a two year old as well to accommodate)


bed = DWR, Ha, this is hilarious. The poster store name is “Philip Williams”, the sofa is from westelm. Ha, I think l have now pointed out every single item in our home! swissmiss



You didn’t tell me which brand the play stove is :)


I am sorry for bothering you with another question: where did you get the poster from 702design “FutaKi Fabric”? Your ideas are marvellous, thank you so much for sharing them..


where did you get the awesome modern step stool? i have never seen one that looks as good as it is functional. please please let me know.


I adore the elephant, but I adore more so the BROOKLYN poster above the toilet, what a better time to think about a love left behind than when sitting on the toilet… ;)


I always come back to this sneak peak…love it. Can you tell me what the ‘eye chart’ reflected in the bathroom mirror says and where it came from???Thanks

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its kinda late but… where did u buy that cute little desk? it would fit just perfectly in my room.