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Spring Design Trends

Brooklyn Finds Design Co. Owner, Brooke Cole, Talks Design

Article by Susan McKenzie

Photography by Adalyn Sinclair Photography

Originally published in Greeley Lifestyle

Brooklyn Finds Design Owner, Brooke Cole, is best known for her vintage home decor. Her Downtown Greeley shop is celebrating 3 years in 2023, and has expanded into the neighboring space with more home design gifts and vintage finds. “Being part of the downtown community is huge. I opened during Covid, and that was something that felt pretty big.” Brooke’s philosophy, faith over fear, is something she leads with and is experiencing again as she expands to doing more design work. Through this expansion, you’ll find more opportunities for her to come into your home and help you directly. This could include something as simple as a color consultation, new staging, or even a complete redesign. “I’ve stayed pretty quiet about my design background, but now I’m ready to bring Brooklyn Finds into people’s homes!”

As spring approaches, Brooke gave us some tips to refresh our space on a low budget. “I’m a big believer in ‘use-what-you-have design,’” she stated. “A change in season doesn’t require a complete overhaul. Slight adjustments make all the difference.” She suggested we aim toward simplicity. “You want to welcome simplicity when welcoming spring. What can you do to bring the outdoors in?” 2023 is all about timeless elements - original woods, woven textiles, stoneware pottery - paired with bold statements like floral wallpaper and fresh plants or flowers. Tying antique or vintage goods with whites and punches of botanicals will help freshen up our spaces, while maintaining a relaxing haven. When you shop your home, you are able to focus on a mix of old and new. “The ‘use-what-you-have’ philosophy really brings that vintage element in. For example, you might use a stack of old books with a new vase of fresh flowers to lift your space. You want your home to tell a story without feeling like you have to go out and buy new things.” Brooke mentioned that a lot of times, we accumulate things we like but don’t know how to put it together. Selecting a few key pieces as a focal point will help create an inviting space, and focusing on the senses will add to that welcoming feel. Take into consideration what people will immediately see and smell. “Something as minute as a new candle, pillow covers, or furniture placement can make all the difference in creating an inviting space."

Brooklyn Finds Design CO is located in Downtown Greeley at 918 ½ 9th Ave. Stop in to shop vintage finds, purchase a curated gift, or set up an in-home design consultation!