Architectural Digest (@archdigest)

Aug 2019

Much like the easy, effortless, sophisticated take on bohemian style that she’s built her mega successful brand on, @ullajohnson wasn’t driven by aesthetics alone when it came to decorating her Brooklyn home. “When I design clothes, all I think about is, Well, it’s beauti­ful, but how does it make you feel? That, for me, was an organizing principle in this house as well,” she says. The same love of textiles and craftsmanship that suffuses Johnson’s clothing collections also surfaces in hand-loomed, metallic-threaded window treatments and a living room sofa that’s dressed in a nubby abstract ikat woven in California (above ). Designer @alexisbrowninteriordesign_ who helped on the home says, “I always tell Ulla and [her husband] Zach, ‘You’re a young, modern couple. Making this place too old-world isn’t who you are or what you’re about.’” Many of the walls are finished in a blush-hued pearlescent plaster, and the hearths feature colorful marble inlays inspired by Italian mosaics. Take a tour of the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @flotowarner ; text by @janekeltnerdev ; architecture by @elizabeth_roberts_architecture ; styled by @martinrbourne