La La Anthony Shares Her Favorite Moments Inside Her New Brooklyn Brownstone
La La Anthony returns to its roots. Best known for her roles on the critically acclaimed The Chi (Showtime) and Power (Starz), the actress recently divorced basketball star Carmelo Anthony (who is currently on Team USA at the Tokyo Summer Olympics) submitted. As part of this big life change, she bought a new home in Brooklyn - where she was born and raised. “I live in New York, a crazy city - it's always moving. So when I go home I want that moment where I can just breathe out and feel relaxed and comfortable, ”she says AD.
To create this type of haven for herself and her teenage son Kiyan, La La has teamed up with Z Gallerie, One Kings Lane and decorator Nikki Chu to curate a living space that is a blend of soft femininity, Brooklyn Edge and . is comfortable common areas for hosting your large family.
“I really wanted to create a space for La La that was colorful, feminine and chic,” says Chu. “The most important element La La wanted in their home was making sure it was comfortable but also stylish enough to entertain. It was her top priority to provide enough seating in the dining area and a large sitting area in her living room. "
This is where La La shares four of her favorite parts of her new home and Chu shares tips on how to create mood and moments.
PORTRAIT OF AN AFRICAN LADY
Chu felt that pieces like Untitled 2: Omo by Drew Doggett (left) and Velocity (foreground right) “could bring the Brooklyn contrast to all the soft pastels all over the house,” she says.
“There is a photo on the stairs, titled Untitled 2: Omo, by Drew Doggett, of an African woman with a pierced chin and these beads and necklaces around her neck. I just love the way it accentuates the part of the house that goes up. It catches my eye every day - it's just such a powerful piece. And it was really an important work of art for me. It symbolizes power and strength and is African, ”says La La.
EXPERT TIP: A stunning black and white photo is a great way to create contrast in a pastel-colored room.
BROOKLYN LIVING ROOM LOVE
Here La La Anthony and decorator Nikki Chu sit on the couch in front of the silver Timber coffee table. Two Allure chandeliers and a number of Murano side tables - not to mention the decorative statue - add a glamorous feel to the space. Chu placed a painting with the title on bold wallpaper after discovering that one of La La Rosa 's favorite colors is.
“So I definitely love my living room with the plush couch,” says La La. “And on this huge wall behind it there is a beautiful pastel wallpaper. I just think it makes you feel awake, fresh, and fun. A lot of light comes into the house there. And that's exactly where I am in my life right now. I just want to surround myself with positivity and positive vibes. I feel like this living room has it all. And every time someone comes by, they're sitting on that couch they don't want to leave. They just want to stay here forever. And I feel so good. "
PRO TIP: Wallpaper is a great way to set the color palette for any room. This soft pastel print helps to emphasize the more neutral furniture in the room and at the same time make an important statement.
TEEN DREAM BEDROOM
"Kiyan's room was about creating a space that he could grow into," says Chu. She achieved this with a fun wallpaper, the Marabella bedside table, the Porter Low Leather Bed and fun accents like the,, and
“My son Kiyan is 14 years old,” says La La. “He is in the transition age, in which one is not yet an adult, but no longer a small child. I love that Z Gallerie helped me create a space where he feels like a teenager. He's in high school, his dad's jerseys are on the wall, and his furniture looks a little more grown-up, but it still has the elements of a teenage room. He absolutely loves his room. "
PRO TIP: Eye-catching and whimsical wallpapers are a strong and playful statement for a child's room.
DINING ROOM GAMES
"My inspiration for the gaming table was to create additional seating in the kitchen and dining area that felt like a hotel lobby or lounge," says Chu. A board and the game are available here to entertain the guests. On the wall is this and the mirror.
“We have a tic-tac-toe board and we have a Connect-4 board. They are made of metal and glass. At first I thought, are people really going to play these games? Then people would come by and everyone was in a tic-tac-toe fight or a Connect 4 fight. Guests sit there, drink, play and laugh. I really enjoy it, ”says La La.
EXPERT TIP: Creating the ambience of a hotel or private club can add a sense of pure luxury to your living space for home entertainment.
Originally published on Architectural Digest
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