The Insider: Unfussy Decor Takes Park Slope Brownstone Up a Notch

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What’s not to like about a nearly intact late Victorian barrel-front brownstone on a park block? This one was respectfully renovated a few years back and recently upgraded and decorated for new home owners by Clinton Hill-based Studio Nato in a way that seems just right. The prevailing aesthetic is clean and understated — modern but warm, practical yet sophisticated.

The homeowners — a couple with two little ones — had been “moving from apartment to apartment,” said Nathan Cuttle, Studio Nato’s founder and design director, before purchasing the three-story building in 2020. They came in with an upright piano and a a few random pieces, but “quickly realized they didn’t have the right furniture,” Cuttle said.

Besides guiding his clients in selecting new furnishings, Studio Nato designed custom millwork for two home offices, as well as a media unit/bookcase and slatted radiator covers. They installed new lighting and window treatments, helped the clients shop for art, and tweaked moldings and other elements here and there. “We tried to bring some unity” to the decor, Cuttle said.

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