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sneak peek: diana richards and chris miller

by Amy Azzarito

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some people live above the store. diana and chris live behind the store. literally. in order to get to their fantastic loft space, you have to walk through diana’s red hook anthem, a vintage clothing and housewares store in red hook brooklyn with a folksy americana and european vibe. so don’t miss the full peek below -including some photos of the store!  [thanks, diana and chris! and thanks to philip ficks for the lovely photos.]amy azzarito

[The coffee table top is made from old 1940s comic books that were decoupaged together.  It’s a fun piece to have in the living area since the dialogue is so campy.  I bought it from these awesome women who run a store in LA called Revival.  They are true wizards at refurbishing old and forgotten furniture that they collect around town.   The sofa is from Ikea and has held up quite well over the years.  The neutral color serves as an easy backdrop for the pillows which came from a trip to Mexico.  The chair painting came from my family.  The scale and blue color appealed to me and worked well with the other colors in the apartment.  When we were deciding what would be hung where I leaned it against the wall and never got around to hammering in the nail.  The other bits and pieces on the back table were collected on shopping trips around LA and NYC. ]

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The dining table was constructed using an insanely heavy 8’ long glass top that was left behind in the basement.  We got 3 metal table supports from Ikea and it’s now very sturdy.  The chairs came from my mom and step-dad who couldn’t use them when they moved into a smaller apartment – a huge score.  The bookshelf serves as a divider between the dining area and my dressing area/closet which is behind.  I like how the books and trinkets warm up the space and give it some more color.  The Coca-Cola sign came from my boyfriends dad who has collected all these neat metal signs over the years.

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CLICK HERE for the rest of chris and diana’s sneak peek (and all the images on one page) after the jump!

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The idea behind Red Hook Anthem is that it’s an affordable place to get one of a kind pieces with character and flavor.  I sell vintage clothing, furniture, and accessories.  I do a lot of thrifting and travelling for decorating jobs and for the store.  What I gather and take back with me are things that hopefully will give a person’s closet or a room their individuality.  There is a lot of cookie cutter design out there and it’s easy to sink into a formula.  My job is to try to cull the cool stuff from far off places and offer a one stop shop for unique accessories that will mix up the monotony.

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