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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ST: “It’s always been important to us that our home be comfortable and casual. We love hanging our kids' art on the wall, as a lot of parents do, but our daughter has become really interested in drawing and coloring. She’s five, so the sketches are nothing to put in a frame yet, but there’s a section right near the playroom where we hang everything she draws. We have this really beautiful place, but at the same time it’s not too beautiful that we can’t dedicate an entire wall to photos where you’d be like, ‘What the hell is that is that picture?’ Our kids run the show in our house.”
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