Fashion designer Carlie Cushnie, designer of the eponymous clothing brand Cushnie that has attracted the likes of Michelle Obama and Beyonce as fans of her work, has opened the doors of her home to NBC’s Open House TV.
The stunning townhouse Cushnie shares with her husband is located in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The couple purchased their home in 2017 and have spent the next four years decorating each room to perfection. Her bohemian-chic style shines through her home with its emphasis on natural light and open spaces.
Cushnie’s townhouse is polished yet lived-in, a balance she achieves by pairing custom-made furniture with unique decorative items. “Throughout my home there’s always this play between high and low,” said Cushnie. “I have things that we’ve collected along our travels and I also have this custom TV console that’s super sleek and clean.”
The formal dining area also marries new with old by pairing a custom oak and glass dining table with vintage leather chairs. One of Cushnie’s favorite items in the dining room is a large green fruit bowl that her husband discovered on a trip to Morocco. This design is echoed by a number of smaller bowls displayed on a rustic wooden bookshelf behind the dining table.
Cushnie also played with the lighting to turn her open-concept home into a space that feels fluid yet still gives the illusion of distinct living areas. “I wanted the lighting to have a similar feel throughout the space so that it felt fluid but then they’re also just a little bit different so that it delineates between each of the spaces,” said Cushnie. “There’s a chandelier over the dining area and then I have a linear chandelier over the kitchen table.”
When it comes to her bedroom, Cushnie prefers a more monochromatic design. “Upstairs is my bedroom. I wanted it to feel super tranquil so the palette in here is mainly neutral tones, different shades of beige and greys to make this place feel peaceful,” said Cushnie.