February 12, 2020

Adam Meshberg and Laura Garcia Collaborate on Her Light-Filled Brooklyn Home

Restoration Hardware chairs surround a dining table from Bridgehampton’s English Country Antiques. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

When Laura Garcia founded her own development and consulting firm last year, she assumed she’d be working on other people’s homes. But when her old friend Adam Meshberg began reimagining an industrial building with great views of the Manhattan skyline and the Williamsburg Bridge, Garcia knew she’d found not just her first job leasing units, but also her first family home. And her next renovation project.

The custom kitchen’s island and backsplash are Calacatta white marble, with an Elkay sink, Restoration Hardware stool, and Circa Lighting pendant. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

And her first renovation project. Meshberg Group combined two dark, enclosed units into 2,000 square feet comprising three bedrooms and bathrooms, with exposed pipes and board-formed concrete ceilings illuminated by original historical windows. “Adam knows how to design a place to feel like a home,” Garcia says, “ensuring every detail is thought through.”

The work nook near the kitchen is custom, with a white oak surface and wallcovering by Studio Four. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

Still, she had thoughts of her own, devising an entirely custom interior, from filtered shower water in the master shower to a specialized pot and pan drawer in the kitchen sized to accommodate her Le Creuset cookware. Even the family dog got a custom food holder in what Garcia calls “a modern interpretation of a butler’s pantry.” Furnishings, meanwhile, were finds at independent furniture and antique shops in the Hamptons.

Kerri Rosenthal’s “United States of Love” hangs in the kid’s den near the living room; the rug is by Serena and Lily. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

“Laura and I have had a long-standing relationship,” Meshberg says. “Our kids even go to school together. So, it was an enjoyable project for the both of us.” Meanwhile, Laura Garcia Design Development is going strong, a best-case scenario for mixing business with pleasure.

European Granite & Marble Group’s honed Calacatta clads the bathroom’s walls, with a Waterworks shower and fittings, a Mr. Steam feature in nickel, and Duravit sinks. Photography by Garrett Rowland.
Bedside tables from Laurin Copen Antiques and lamps by Fisher Home Furnishings furnish the master bedroom. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

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