Bestselling young adult author Jenny Han recently turned her mid-century one-bedroom in Brooklyn Heights into a Great Gatsby
-inspired jewel box — a space she describes as "functional, with high heels on."
Han wanted hotel-like interiors that would work for living, entertaining, and writing, so she tapped a veteran in cosmopolitan glam, Christina Tonkin
, former set decorator of Sex and the City
and Gossip Girl.
Together, they began to create Pinterest boards, culling inspiration from Hollywood Regency and art deco. "As a writer, I respond to design that has a narrative to it," Han says. "The story behind the ideas."
Four months later, Han's new digs feel like another character in the room — unabashedly feminine, fresh, and with just
the right amount of Blair Waldorf. Click through to see the revamp.