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
QUILT Audree pom-pom in natural