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They had been searching for a spot with an elevator. They discovered much more.

After seeing the house in person, there was no turning back. “We came and looked and it was undeniable in terms of lifestyle,” she said, especially since she and Mr. Hernandez had plans to expand their family. (They now have two children – Jax, 12, and Lou, 2 – and Ms. Burns is expected again.) a back yard, all these windows, this huge room and this huge basement. “

The couple bought it for about $ 5.9 million in March. While they loved the architecture of the room, which includes a dining room with a section of glass flooring that floods sunlight from skylights into the basement media room, they wanted to make sure the interiors had personality. Before moving in, they picked Denise Davies of D2 Interieurs, a design firm based in Weston, Conn.

Ms. Burns and Mr. Hernandez had met Ms. Davies a few years earlier when they commissioned D2 to design their country house in Redding, Conn. During this project, they were impressed with Ms. Davies’ ability to realize her sense of style, delivering a turnkey home with every last throw pillow in place with little guidance.

“On the Connecticut project, we were so busy with work that we just made all decisions through email,” said Ms. Burns. “She’s great at managing, sending options, overseeing everything, making the right decisions, and acting as a proxy.”

For the couple’s Brooklyn home, Ms. Burns told Ms. Davies they were hoping for a slightly Parisian feel, with contemporary furniture set off by classic architectural details. And they wanted every room to feel extremely comfortable.

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