Alina Preciado of Dar Gitane designed a Brooklyn loft in cooperation with the raw building elements as glamorous rustic. Nothing is covered or refinished, although everything is consistent. From the factory windows without drapes, to the exposed pipes, the occasional ladder, and splashes of beauty in the furnishings the space hums along for what it is rather than changing it into something it is not. The style permits flaws, magnifying soul moving decor in center stage with an arial yoga cloth also mature houseplants.

Allison

Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.