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Who lives here: Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum
Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum’s three-story 1901 Victorian home in Sharon, Massachusetts, is a steampunk laboratory, complete with a printer’s desk kitchen island, plenty of cast-iron furniture and, in Bruce’s words, an “early 1900s steampunk portrait camera computer workstation.”
But the passion for steampunk doesn’t stop at the home. Bruce, pictured, and his wife started a design company to help others bring steampunk style home. Bruce himself looks as if he stepped out of a steampunk film, with his traditional waistcoat, pocket watch and decorative Zephyr pin.
Who lives here: Jeanie Engelbach
“My personal design influence is based on my 9-year-old self: candy, cartoons and late-’70s pop culture,” says Jeanie Engelbach of her one-bedroom apartment in New York City’s East Village. “I love bright colors and anything that sparkles and shines.”
This style inspiration is apparent in the photo archivist and interior decorator’s living room (“the essence of me,” she calls it), which features floral-print oilcloth pillows, colorful accents and a number of curated collections. In this photo, the childhood influence on Engelbach’s personal style is evident in her pink-streaked hair, colorful glasses, statement jewelry and overall style playfulness.
Who lives here: Minetta Archer and Ozgur Aslan
The apartment that Minetta Archer, pictured, shares with her husband, Ozgur Aslan, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City bursts with vibrant colors, patterns and textures.
The skin care sales manager-turned-interior decorator has come to embrace richer tones and patterns over the years — for example, she reupholstered a white couch in bright green velvet. “I always thought I would grow tired of color, but I saw people do it well, like Miles Reddand Nick Olsen,” she says.
We can see that she’s also not afraid of color and pattern in her personal style, even complementing the color of her outfit with that of the couch.