October 20, 2021
ELLE Decor: FORGET THE ’BURBS: THIS DESIGN-MINDED FAMILY FOUND LAID-BACK LIVING RIGHT IN NEW YORK CITY
At first glance, Rachel and Nicholas Cope’s New York home—with its stately front porch, tidy lawn, and statuesque dogwood tree—has all the hallmarks of an idyllic suburban retreat. But the six-bedroom residence isn’t located in a Hudson Valley hamlet or nestled in the bucolic wilds of the Catskills. Instead, it’s situated on a quiet street in Brooklyn, just five minutes from Prospect Park and a short subway ride from Manhattan.
The Copes, who purchased the house in 2019, had previously been living in a loft above a grocery store in Red Hook. The industrial enclave by the Brooklyn waterfront is where they first hatched their business, Calico Wallpaper, which turns out fashionably bespoke wallcoverings in an extensive array of patterns that range from the whimsical to the otherworldly.