The secret to designing a soulful living space? “It’s really about going to different places and falling in love with things, and then wanting to bring them back with you. You end up creating an eclectic style that is identifiable as you but doesn’t have a distinctive formula,” says Aurora James, founder and designer of Brother Vellies
. Her Brooklyn abode
blends one-of-a-kind furnishings, rich textiles, handcrafted hats
, and an abundance of leafy plants.