Inside a Brooklyn Home Filled with Antique Finds

Inside a Brooklyn Home Filled with Antique Finds

The founders of State bags have a thing for 1stdibs and color-coordinated bookshelves.

Alec Kugler

There are certain people who have a knack for decorating. We enter their homes and find ourselves looking around in awe. Such was the case when we stepped inside Scot and Jacqueline Tatelman’s Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, home a few months ago. The couple are the brains behind State Bags, a one-for-one bag company in the United States, which hand-delivers a backpack full of tools to a child in need for every bag sold.

While Jacqueline did use the help of an interior decorator, she was involved in the entire process and chose all of the unique one-off pieces that accent the home—think a light pink velour sofa and a seashell chandelier. As the couple walked us through their space, the creative duo talked about their first piece of art, color-coordinated bookshelves, and why they fill their home with encouraging signage.

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JT: “We bought our first piece of art from Joel Mesler right before the shoot, and that was a really exciting thing for us because it was hard to find actual canvas-like art. It says ‘Sunrise, Sunset’ with older hands holding the sun. My friends are friends with him, and I texted him and told him that I loved it, and he was like, ‘I’ll make it for you.’ So he made it for us, sent it over on a little bus. It’s just a great story about our first piece of art which we bought together. It’s the centerpiece of our living room.”
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