Our Brooklyn Household Home | Cup of Jo

Our Brooklyn Household Home | Cup of Jo
Our Brooklyn Household Home | Cup of Jo

Joanna Goddard Brooklyn house home tour apartment

We moved into our Brooklyn residence six years in the past, however a lot has since modified — colourful partitions! a brand new couch! boys with large ft! — that it felt like a superb time to share an replace. Please come inside…


Joanna Goddard Brooklyn house tour apartment

Sectional couch: Maiden Dwelling. Espresso tables: Maiden Dwelling. Portray: Rosemarie Auberson. Gold pillows: Article. Blue flooring pillow: Amazon. Inexperienced spherical pillow: Schoolhouse. Geometric pillow: Dusen Dusen. Floral pillows: Etsy, made with Josef Frank material. Spherical mirror, Anthropologie, a few years in the past; related. Flooring lamp: Lostine. Shell chair: DWR. Rug: Lulu and Georgia, related.

On making a haven: Life is all of the issues — enjoyable, joyful, exhausting, arduous, lovely. Throughout ups and downs over the previous few years, I’ve needed my children to really feel secure and beloved, so I’ve tried to observe the steering of sensible ladies: make residence really feel like a haven and let your eyes gentle up once you see your baby. Generally the necessary issues are literally the best, don’t you assume?

On a brand new sectional: We used to have two smaller sofas, however because the boys grew older and taller, we realized we wanted more room to stretch out. Preteens are long-legged! So, I did a bunch of analysis and located Maiden Dwelling. They’re identified for his or her customer support (necessary since ordering furnishings could be tough), and so they supply a bunch of various choices (materials, colours, lengths, and many others). We ended up selecting the Varick, which feels relaxed and cozy — assume: outsized arms, low-slung profile, lengthy cushions — and now we usually stretch out for naps, film nights, board video games, holidays with numerous friends… My pal mentioned it immediately turned our residence into the get together home, and I’ve to say, I actually like it.

Joanna Goddard Brooklyn house home tour apartment

Sectional couch: Maiden Dwelling. Espresso tables and aspect desk: Maiden Dwelling. Frames: mixture of classic and Framebridge. Desk lamp: Crate and Barrel.

On nesting espresso tables: With the sectional, folks want extra surfaces for Legos and drinks and newspapers. So, we acquired three nesting tables, which we will rearrange anytime. We often have the 2 greater ones in the course of the room, and the smaller one as a aspect desk; but when we’re taking part in an epic recreation or consuming popcorn whereas watching a film, we’ll scoot them round.

On household images: When Alex lately moved to a different house, I puzzled what the redecorating protocol was: ought to I take down images of him? Ought to I pack away his books? However it felt fallacious to right away conceal all proof of this excellent, necessary one that had been in my life for the previous 15 years. Additionally, extra necessary, throughout this transitional time, I didn’t need to swap out images of the boys’ dad and make the home really feel unfamiliar to them. So, I made a decision to belief my intestine and left issues up for now. As we transfer ahead, I determine we’ll change them with new household reminiscences and snapshots.


Joanna Goddard Brooklyn house home tour apartment

Wall colour: Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace. Yellow waffle towel: Hawkins New York. Cabinet paint: Farrow & Ball Down Pipe.

On household meals: We make easy dinners, and the boys assist cook dinner. Toby sautés shrimp with mango and makes his well-known chocolate chip cookies. In the meantime, Anton’s a self-proclaimed ‘god at eggs,’ he says, so he’ll scramble some whereas taking part in Nineteen Forties Wartime Radio on Spotify, which feels very on-brand for a child who was born trying 80.

On consuming for one: On evenings once I’m residence alone, I like consuming cheese and crackers, plus a fizzy drink; or I make an enormous salad. Then I watch a TV collection — proper now, I’m between exhibits, when you have any options? (This Reductress headline made me giggle.)

Joanna Goddard Brooklyn house home tour apartment

Deer mattress photograph: Katherine Wolkoff. Clock: Junghans, related.

On entertaining: A pair occasions every week, we’ll invite folks over within the evenings. We preserve it very informal and order pizza and salads or make ice cream sundaes. One humorous internet hosting factor I’ve realized is that it’s straightforward to obsess over particulars beforehand — does this shirt look okay? ought to we discover a bowl for the chips? have we ever cleaned the home windows? — however you neglect any worries as quickly as your pals stroll within the door and begin speaking and laughing. So, now we simply go for it and by no means remorse it.

On mingling: Final Christmas, I taught the boys the way to mingle, a parenting expertise that also makes me giggle. Earlier than our grownup associates came to visit, I advised the boys that folks would naturally separate into small teams (‘How do you already KNOW that?’ mentioned Toby, wide-eyed), and at the beginning of the get together, the position of the host is to drift between teams and chat for a couple of minutes at every one. The boys excitedly accepted the problem and spent a half hour rotating between clusters. ‘Okay, gotta go!’ Toby advised some associates, at one level. ‘My 5 minutes are up!’


Joanna Goddard Brooklyn home tour

Wall colour: Farrow & Ball Parma Grey. Bubble photograph: Stuart Allen. Body: Framebridge. Striped stool: OKA. Eating desk: Lulu and Georgia. Navy chairs: Anthropologie. White chairs: DWR, related. Flooring lamp: City Outfitters. Bar cart: classic from Craiglist. Rug: Lulu and Georgia.

On the enjoyment of paint: How would you describe your property decor fashion? Over the previous yr, I’ve gotten into studying Home and Backyard, the British shelter journal. It’s so good, and let me inform you, the Brits love their colours. Each room appears to have wallpaper or paint colour, which I knew from my grandmother’s home, however I hadn’t actually executed in my very own. So! Impressed, I made a decision to paint our eating room blue. It took some time to discover a pale one which didn’t learn ‘child nursery,’ or really feel chilly, however I lastly landed on Parma Grey, which is gorgeous.


Joanna Goddard Brooklyn home tour

Wall colour: Benjamin Moore Peach Parfait. Pennant: Books Are Magic. Desk lamp: Goal, bought out; related. Striped throw: Brooklinen. Sheets: Brooklinen.

On rising up: 9-year-old Anton is in that candy in-between stage, the place he watches anime and listens to hip hop, however nonetheless sleeps with stuffed animals and requests lullabies. I like the years the place they’ve one foot in childhood and one foot in maturity; and also you by no means know which one you’ll get at any given second.


Joanna Goddard Brooklyn home tour

Wallpaper: Lewis. Sheets and cover: Brooklinen. Basketball lamp: Pottery Barn Teen. Automotive photograph: Matt Porter. Framed private photograph: Framebridge.

On teenager desires: In the meantime, Toby may be very very excited that on his subsequent birthday he’ll formally be an adolescent. (Are you able to imagine?!!) He performs basketball on his college staff and has gotten us all into the Warriors. Basketball is addicting! Have you ever seen The Final Dance? Even if you happen to’re not a sports activities fan, the story is wildly compelling. And Toby recommends taking part in Horse on the park, if you happen to’d like a enjoyable recreation together with your children.


Joanna Goddard Brooklyn home tour

Wall colour: Farrow & Ball Calamine. Cover cowl: Heather Taylor Dwelling. Sheets: Brooklinen. Pillows: Marlow. Gold throw: Parachute. Bedside tables: Zara Dwelling. Bedside lamp: Lostine. Floral portray: Jenny Pennywood. Boy portray: Kim McCarty. Sheepskin rug: Jenni Kayne. Bigger rug: Loloi. Bench at finish of the mattress: Anthropologie, related.

On a room of 1’s personal: These days I sleep on this room on my own, and the pink paint makes it really feel like a womb. The one con is that bumps within the evening typically freak me out, however largely I like sleeping like a starfish and studying books till I can’t preserve my eyes open.

Joanna Goddard Brooklyn home tour

Spherical mirror: Amazon. Bookshelf: Etsy, related. Plate: Chloe Could Brown.

On a mirror tip: Our associates Hollister and Porter stage New York residences earlier than they go in the marketplace, so that they know the way to make areas look lovely with out spending an excessive amount of cash. Their massive tip, after they came to visit for dinner and I requested for residence recommendation, was to get an enormous, spherical Umbra mirror. “We use them in each house we beautify,” they mentioned. “They’re the most important least expensive mirrors we will discover, and so they work properly for leases since you want just one nail.” Carried out and executed.

Joanna Goddard Brooklyn home tour

Couch: classic, related. Automotive linocut: Hugo Guinness. Stool: Zara Dwelling, related. Throw pillows: made by a pal, related.

On a house candy residence: We moved round loads once I was little — at first, nations, after which numerous homes in Michigan after my dad and mom acquired divorced. Once I got here to New York, I lived in residences for 2 or three years, on common, earlier than needing to maneuver for one cause or one other. However now we’ve lived on this home for nearly seven years. Once I go searching, there are layered reminiscences in each nook — Anton staying up previous bedtime, Toby writing a observe to the tooth fairy, associates bringing over cookies — and it fills my coronary heart. I’m additionally grateful for this home for being a secure shelter throughout the pandemic and for at all times letting us fill it with noisy youngsters and smelly cheeses and Motown songs with out ever as soon as complaining. I advised New York Journal that I need to dwell and die right here, and I actually do. xoxo

Joanna Goddard house tour

Thanks for studying, as at all times. Please let me know when you have any questions, and I’d be completely satisfied to reply! xoxo

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(Images by Alpha Smoot for Cup of Jo. Styling by Victoria Maiolo for Cup of Jo.)


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