For years, Alayne lived in a sprawling loft in New York’s edgy Bowery neighbourhood while not traveling the world styling shoots for iconic photographer Bruce Weber and other big names in the business. When the area got gentrified several years ago and Alayne had to leave her loft, she discovered a whole new side of New York across the East River in Brooklyn. Her apartment in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood is an oasis of tranquility, an urban sanctuary that is the opposite of her old loft.
Alayne fell in love with the apartment’s original details, especially the classic tin ceiling and the double wide porcelain sink in the sun-splashed kitchen. She knew that with a few cosmetic touches, the place would be the perfect home for her. Alayne loves the exuberance of colors that she found in India, but she also wanted a sense of serenity in her apartment. She also filled her garden with vibrant colors, planting rose bushes and flowers in a wide range of deep purples, reds, and pinks. In spring and summer, friends are treated to regular dinner parties in the garden.