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Bergen Street project by General Assembly

Brass details decorate Bergen Street apartment by General Assembly

The craft of jewellery making provided a starting point for Brooklyn studio General Assembly's interior for this penthouse in Boerum Hill.

The residence on Bergen Street in the Brooklyn neighbourhood was renovated for a jewellery designer and her family. The client's delicate metalwork informed design details across the apartment, according to General Assembly.

Bergen Street project by General Assembly

"Taking the jewellery-making process as inspiration, we used rolled raw brass sheets in the living room and master bedroom, and designed custom pieces of furniture to store and feature the owner's original designs," said a description from the studio.

The brass forms the top for a custom wood counter that runs along one wall in the living area, underneath the windows. Painted teal, the unit incorporates cupboards, shelves, planters and a small cushioned bench.

Bergen Street project by General Assembly

A library area with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves is russet-coloured, enhancing the wooden floors and several brown-toned items across the open-plan space.

Standout fixtures and furnishings include the leather Togo Sofa from Ligne Roset, side tables by Anna Karlin, and pendant lamps by Michael Anastassiades hung over the Danish modern dining table and chairs.

Bergen Street project by General Assembly

"A rich colour palette throughout helped unite vintage pieces of furniture and lighting with contemporary pieces by local artists," General Assembly said.

In the master bedroom, a brass chest of drawers is built into the centre of white wardrobes, below a tarnished mirror. Other bespoke furniture by General Assembly in the room includes the bed, as well as glossy burgundy bedside tables.

Bergen Street project by General Assembly

The apartment includes an additional bedroom and two bathrooms. The master bath is decorated with diamond-shaped tiles, concrete surfaces, and a custom white oak vanity.

Founded by Sarah Zames, General Assembly has also worked on a pool house clad in charred wood in Upstate New York, and a Brooklyn loft with exposed timber beams.

Bergen Street project by General Assembly

The New York City borough is a prime spot for home renovations, with recently completed examples including a 19th-century townhouse in Prospect Heights and the brownstone belonging to designer Rafael de Cárdenas.

Photography is by Chris Mottalini.