Ed­i­tor’s let­ter

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With her fear­less flair for bold color and tex­ture, Mary Nel­son Sin­clair creates an in­ven­tive place to call home in Brook­lyn.

Al­though most of Avillez’s own il­lus­tra­tions are done with a sim­ple ball­point pen, her home is en­livened with a mixed med­ley of art cre­ated by her tal­ented fam­ily and in­ner cir­cle. Works from friends such as Dike Blair, Ja­son Polan, and Leah Reena Goren can be found among heir­loom paint­ings, in­her­ited ob­jects—in­clud­ing a sculp­ture of a ship that was made and gifted to Avillez by her fa­ther—and her own per­sonal draw­ings. “I feel like the space was de­signed to in­spire some­one to get up and be cre­ative,” Avillez says. “There’s a strong sense of imag­i­na­tion in the air.”

A por­trait of Avillez’s grand­mother Yvonne Thomas— done by Ser­bian artist and friend Milena Pavlovićbar­ili—rests above a fil­ing cab­i­net found on the street.

Trea­sures such as hand-painted ce­ramic fig­urines and an Art Deco glass sculp­ture by René Lalique can be found

adorn­ing the dresser tops of Avillez’s apart­ment.

ART paint­ing by Eduardo Bar­tarda FIG­URINE ce­ramic, shop.leah­goren.com

A fold­ing Mur­phy bed can be hid­den with ease in­side the loft’s

built-in book­shelves.

QUILT Audree pom-pom in nat­u­ral

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