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: “The fact that we have a backyard and we have the space that we do is a dream. The backyard is really like a haven for us—to be able to open the door and let the kids out in city life [is amazing]. When we moved in, we really invested in making it natural, giving us a vineyard vibe because Scot’s family lives on a vineyard in summertime, and we love that natural sort of old-school, overgrown feel.”

ST: “It’s as outdoorsy as you can get in Brooklyn. We’re outdoorsy people, we just like being outside. We spend a ton of time in Prospect Park when we can with our kids and our dog [Pokey]. If you can have an outdoor space in New York City in Brooklyn, you’ve got to take advantage of it.”
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