Jumping back into our shoot at Weylin B. Seymour, lets start with the Presidents Room on the second floor. Its a super quaint little room made up of a blushy peach art deco wall paper, hand carved wooden mantle fireplace with a marble top. Theres two large windows for natural day light to peek in and has two secret door ways, one to the unknown, another leading into a hidden hallway that treks to the bank vault + a beautiful bathroom.
We learned that this room is better used for a bridal suite for weddings at the venue. It is so perfect for this with the ambiance that is going on throughout the room. This room is beautiful on its own and only needed a few staple pieces to make it come to life. So we decided to style this charming room simply with a few of our favorite furnishings.
Our gwen chairs were placed on either side of the stunning fireplace with one of our turkish runners beneath that lead right to a bar cart that we dressed with a substantial amount of booze. Every bride should have a nice boozy spread in her bridal suite, don’t you think!
We also placed our brass garment rack with a few dresses + kimonos by the beautiful free standing vintage mirror Weylin B. has in that room. This played off the bridal suite vibe.
We also decked out the mantle with a few candelabras, books and lanterns to give this room a little jazz.
Once we captured this look and before we moved on to the next room we decided to style it once more with a different piece. We threw our Debbie Harry peach toned chaise in there with a few floor pillows and the smallest table from our gold nesting tables. We soon learned so many of our pieces work in this room and were so happy to have the opportunity to play around to come to this realization.
The Vault Room is right beside the Presidents Room. This room is so unique! It used to be the bank vault and still has the original vault door attached that is in working condition. We are so in love with this feature! The vault door is known to be enriched with Napoleon III’s medallion seal, so much history in each room! We did a little more digging and found out that the vault door was submitted into an art fair in Paris after it was made and had won the grand prize: the Napoleon the III’s seal!
Above the door is engravings of all the Willliamsburg Saving Banks original trustees, which we now recognize these names today as major streets that run through Brooklyn. On the left side of the vault is another dope feature: the ol’ intercom system. This is how everyone communicated to the rooms throughout the building. You lift the cover and blow into the hole. The pipe would lead into whichever room you are trying to communicate with and a whistle would sound on that end. Pretty snazzy!
We learned that this room is mostly used as a vip area for events and also as an extra room for a small intimate lounge. The door way is rather small so we learned that most of our upholstered chairs fit in there along with our floor pillow + pouf collection. This room couldn’t be more perfect for a moroccan floor lounge!
We decked it out with some floor pillows + poufs paired with our Surat coffee table in one corner + played with the idea of having our newly upholstered Helena chairs on the other side paired, of course, with a bar cart.
Two separate looks for this room, and boy do both work! You can dress this room to the nines with all the floor pillows and a low coffee table for a cozy boho vibe or you can throw in some upholstered chairs and side tables and make it more of a formal hang. Now if only we can cut that room out of Weylin b’s and place it in our office…. *wink, wink*
Next up is the beautiful Persian Room which was used as the cashiers office when it was running as a bank the last century. The walls are dressed up with gorgeous gold leaf period wallpaper that shines differently depending on the light. The trim that runs around bottom of the wall has an art deco pattern that brings it all together.
The most beautiful tin lantern hangs above creating such an elegant mood in this room. The windows have etched out glass patterns that are beyond. And the floors! The tiled floors are so beautiful, not only in this room but god damn— they really killed it in designing each room so immaculately. We can not stress enough on how crazy stunning each room is!
For this room the door way is a tiny bit bigger then the vault, leaving room to fit our love seats, settees, and all upholstered chairs. We learned that Weylin B’s clients use this room as a small dining area, or Photo Booth lounge area. We decided to rule this as a living room scene to better fit our styled shoot story. However it would do so well as a small lounge for parties. We brought in our baby bardot sofa to bring out the blue in the wallpaper paired with our hex tables used as our coffee table. We chose to throw down one of our smaller persian rugs so we didn’t completely cover the tiled floors, because that is one of our favorite features in the room. Since this room is on the smaller side we pulled in some moroccan poufs + peruvian pillows to place on the floor for extra seating opportunities.
We then added in our Madison book shelf to hold some books + our new favorite pineapple lamp which was snuck into a majority of this shoot, heh heh.
On the other side of the room we propped one of our vintage tv’s from our collection on a brass side table to give it that real ‘den’ appeal. There is yet another cool feature in this room— the wooden window ledge. We thought it would do as a perfect bar setting so we placed a vintage bar tray and some of our favorite liquors in some decanters with a few glasses.
Boy did we fall in love with this room. And boy.. did we fall in love with all these rooms. How can you pick your favorite? You just can’t. Plain and simple- Weylin B. Seymour’s is one true gem.
Photos by: David Toquica