Reviving the 19th Century – Jon Batiste and Suleika Jaouad’s Inspiring Vintage House


Let’s Embark Into The Charm of Jon Batiste and Suleika Jaouad’s Vintage House, Where The Present Meets The Timeless Tunisian Architecture In Brooklyn Town Home.

Situated in the center of Brooklyn, this vintage house defies space and time. Its majestic arches and the way light dances across its walls transport us to the alluring architectural elegance of Tunisia, an exotic place.
Jon Batiste and Suleika Jaouad define it as the ideal home; when we step inside, it forms the 19th century in Brooklyn, the perfect place for them to combine their two different artistic interests: Suleika’s need for quiet time with Jon’s need to explore his passion for music.

We invite you to delve into this article to get inspired more about the fantastic story of this old house’s renovation and its distinctive combination of artistic inspiration and architectural allure.

Jon and Suleika tried to balance their home’s interior design between the artistic and the functional as their tastes increasingly blended.

We can see the artistic specifications inside this home, including a stunning living room fixture crafted from recycled water bottles by artist Willie Cole and a 19th-century.

Their inspirations are visible in the art and decor they have collected. Bright paintings from other Artists mixed with paintings by Suleika’s mother, from Switzerland. However, Suleika’s grandfather’s collection of vintage posters adds to the visual story a specific beauty.

A House of Harmony: Where Love and Dreams Dwell

Suleika longed to arrange amusing rescued treasures and bring life back to every deteriorating gold roof. Jon Batiste, in the meantime, had plenty of ideas. He envisioned an interior with a Mardi Gras theme and a garden with a yellow brick road. This sparked passionate discussions and concessions as they worked through their mutual vision for the design of their new house.

Exploring the Enchanting Vintage Home: A Glimpse into Timeless Elegance

Their concept goes beyond simple beauty and touches the fundamental essence of the home. This is visible in the elegant curves and arches woven throughout the millwork, with a stunning ballet of lines and shapes. Vibrant colors complement white walls washed with lime, creating a visual poetry that honors New Orleans and Tunisia.

Starting with the backsplash of blue ceramic tiles in the pink kitchen is a masterful design created by their friend Mokhtar Lahmar in the coastal town of Nabeul, Tunisia. Each blue ceramic tile glistens with a lustrous, inviting sheen, capturing the essence of a seaside escape and reminding one of the Mediterranean charm.

The pairing of pink and blue creates an exquisite and melodic duet, a visual symphony that invites you to appreciate the sea’s majesty right in the center of their vintage house.

Charm in Every Detail: The Serene Space

Diving into the studio lounge, warmth and comfort take center stage. The bright, sunshine yellow covering the bed, an inviting haven, immediately radiates happiness and pleasure. The fluffy pillows, decorated in vibrant orange hues, stand out sharply against the calming yellow.

They attract you to relax and dream peacefully as you enter their luxurious embrace. Two welcoming chairs with the same vivid orange fabric stand against the wall, appealing for talks and rest. Their joyful presence gives the space a lively touch and combines color and comfort, completed by a blue rug covering the space for warm feelings. A wallpaper with a lovely flower pattern in soft, pastel colors is hung on the walls. These flowers infuse the space with a sense of calm and kindness.

Architectural Elegance: Exploring Other Corners

The house is furnished with classic Parisian pieces expressing a passion for timeless elegance. It is also embellished with geometric rugs, linens, and ceramics from North Africa that have been gathered during a lifetime of travels to their original homelands.

An Arabic-inspired prayer room in the heart of this vintage house reveals its deep and enduring appeal. A beautiful, traditional rug that covers the entire floor creates the mood. Its sophisticated patterns and rich colors tell stories of artistic tradition. The space vibrates with antiquity with each motif inside.
However, the ancient stained-glass panel with jewel-toned tones steals the show. The prayer space is bathed in a spectrum of colors due to the sunlight filtering that floods the area. The way the light dances on the walls and floor transports you to a time when reverence and beauty were intertwined.

Aesthetic Harmony: Uniting Elements

As you enter the dining space, the same vintage aesthetic continues to tell its story. The dining room, next to the area with an Arabic theme, preserves the same air of classic elegance. The antique furniture and fine details continue the old concept, from the vintage chairs to the retro table.
The same sense of history and love of culture continues you from the tranquility of the prayer room to the dining area.

Vintage Elegance: Exploring TheEnchanting Bedroom

A compelling fusion of Arabic and French elements creates a style paradise in the primary bedroom. The centerpiece is a table with Moroccan inspirations. It exhibits precise craftsmanship and cultural relevance. It’s an eye-catching item that invites you to delve deeper into its elaborate detailing.

A French floor lamp rises elegantly, illuminating the space with a subtle glow that improves the mood. Its retro appeal lends an air of nostalgia as if it had heard the tales of previous generations.
An antique leather chaise longue next to this appealing arrangement provides an abundant place for rest. Its worn leather expresses personality and comfort, allowing you to relax and fully immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere.

The Tale of a Timeless Vintage House

A tale of design and heritage unfolds in the heart of Jon Batiste’s vintage house. Each room whispers stories of cultures and eras gone by, intricately woven into the very fabric of its walls and furnishings. Every component weaves a tale, creating a varied yet well-balanced atmosphere.

The past harmoniously coexists with the present in this vintage house where a story awaits, an enchanting chapter in the book of design and living.

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October 17, 2023

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