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sneak peek: candice waldron

by anne

in 2006, emmy-nominated [former] broadcast journalist and television producer, candice waldron opened jumelle (french for “twin”) on williamsburg’s bustling bedford avenue. the shop showcases emerging and establised american and international designers. today rather than through fashion, she shows off her style in a great sneak peek. candice has found herself living in fort greene brooklyn, an area known as “brownstone brooklyn,” for almost nine years, describing the area, as seeped in history, and was once the location for stops along the underground railroad. click here for more, full-sized images. [thanks, candice!]anne

[Above: I collect Mexican serapes and use them in a variety of ways, this one as a coverlet.The charcoal drawing by Issac is flanked by my collection of necklaces and crystals.]

Our bedroom. The bamboo nightstand was once my grandmother’s, so it is very dear to me. A mussel shell, claw and crystal necklace by Brooklyn designer Caitlin Mociun is hung above the bed. Our llama and deer collection also occupies the room.

I love sitting on the floor and have a collection of floor pillows – my favorites are from friends Anna and Tim Harrington of Deadly Squire. The bookshelves (in the distance) are made from left over materials from a shop project –  the wood is snow fence wood from Wyoming.

Found sea fans from Mexico decorate the (non-working) fireplace.

My boyfriend and I live in a floor-thruapartment. This alcove is one of my favorite areas of our apartment- the bay windows afford much natural light and it’s a great place to work.  I like gazing out at the trees, at our neighbors gardens and the simplicity and openness of this space.

Painting by Brooklyn-based artist Elizabeth Zans.

Peace and quiet amidst the vivid fall foliage.

A sneak peek at our country escape.

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  • I’m envious – looks like you’ve taken a lovely space and kept it simple, not an easy thing to do. Lovely!

    As much as I love the ambiance and contemporary deco, I especially love the bamboo night stand… a piece of furniture with heritage adds a lot to a home, and is so often lost.

  • Is it just me, or is this a really beautiful apartment that is really poorly decorated? There is so much beauty in that building, but the decor just doesn’t seem to do it any justice…

  • lovely peek. i love her use of color.

    i bet there are more eames rockers per capita in brooklyn than anywhere else in the world :)

  • I just love sneak peeks like this, it is more than style, it is personal style forged by one’s experiences and creativity, and that’s why I keep coming back to check D*S.

  • Another great sneak peek! And if I had a garden like that, I’d be staring at it for hours from inside during winter, and be spending all my time outside in summer!

  • My bro knows how to pick a lady with style, sophistication and by the looks of it, very good interior decorating skills too!!!

  • I have to agree with Robyn. In fact, I often look at the sneak peeks here on DS and think to myself, “What’s special about this?” They so often look like they’re decorated by post-college twentysomethings who are just starting out in the world and can’t afford to decorate yet. I often wonder how these rooms would do (especially ones like the pic of the bedroom that’s so sparsely decorated) if they were submitted to HGTV’s Rate My Space, and people outside of the DesignSponge bubble were given a chance to rate the rooms and comment. Just makes me curious. Often I think that people leave glowing comments here because they’re hoping to get something out of it–like visits to and publicity for their own blogs. Call me a cynic, but I just don’t get it.

  • The walls are “Dover White” by Pratt & Lambert and the trim Benjamin Moore’s “Super White” in semi-gloss.
    While we live in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, the house is located in upstate NY, in the Hudson Valley.

  • I like! Very peaceful. And it isn’t showing off. It’s just really comfy and clean-looking. And Michelle and Robyn, not everyone has to have a whole lot to be happy. I think this home shows what you can do with little. It looks nice as is and will just look better as time goes on and they collect more pieces. I do think the houseplants look a little sad, though.

  • I agree with Lene. I think this is a lovely home. How tiresome it can be to look through all the shelter mags and see so many overly decorated, too-perfect homes! I believe a home is a work in progress, or else it doesn’t feel like home. If it’s all decorated, where’s the fun? I like the homes featured on this site because they feel real.
    Also, I look at the sneak peeks for ideas. It doesn’t mean I’d do exactly what Candice–or anyone here–is doing decorwise. But seeing how someone has hung a light fixture, chosen a paint color, or draped a serape on a bed helps me look at my own home with fresh eyes.

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