When you step inside Brittany Bromley’s offices, you may wonder if you’re in her home. And that’s exactly what the interior designer had in mind when she conceptualized the design studio and retail space she shares with her husband, landscape designer Matthew Bromley. Facing the green in charming Bedford, New York, Brittany Bromley Interiors at The Jackson House gives a nod to the home’s original owner, George Jackson, who built it in 1857. Later, it served as a residence and depot for the town’s stagecoach driver. “We wanted it to feel like a home so clients would see what we could do for them as soon as they walked in,” says Bromley. “That’s why we incorporated the word ‘house’ into the name.”
The couple—who often collaborate on residential projects—did a top-to-bottom renovation of the property in 2016 that included their offices, a sample room, and retail space. Every one-of-a-kind piece in the shop is for sale. “In isolation, it can be difficult to imagine how you’d use something, whether it be fabric, furniture, or an objet. But when they’re done together in a room designed with that in mind, they become much easier for clients to visualize in their own homes.”
Here, the designer shares the strategies she enlisted to create a space that not only combines form with function and retail space with offices, but that also reflects and inspires her work.