The Insider: Vibrant Color in a Fort Greene Brownstone

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Quite often, interior designers present their clients with imaginative layouts and bold color schemes, only to be asked to please dial things back a bit. Not the case in this generously proportioned brownstone, where Jennifer Morris of Park Slope-based JMorris Design had what she called a “fantastic collaborative experience” with trusting and enthusiastic repeat clients. “I was allowed to flex my muscles here. It was a treat,” she said. “Instead of asking me to peel it back, they were like, “‘And…?’”

The result is a vivid, art-filled interior that celebrates the homeowners’ African-American heritage. Using work by local artists and small businesses was important to both Morris and her clients. “A home renovation is an economy,” the designer said. “We directed money in specific, strategic ways.”

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