Domestic Space is a blog by Jeanne Rondeau, mom to Ada, Josephine and Dare. Jeanne is a designer, painter, crafter and now staying-at-home mom. A former shoe designer, Jeanne left work in Manhattan and stay home after Ada was born. The challenge of continuing to be creative, and to integrate the making of art with the raising of children inspired Domestic Space. This blog is to document the projects, daily joys and the beauty of our domestic space.
Our family moved into an old wood frame home in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn in August 2011. We searched for almost two years for the perfect house and finally found one with the right combination of preserved details and potential projects. We are slowly renovating while we live here, and the blog will detail the projects as we learn to live and work with our domestic space. Our aesthetic tends towards a combination of minimalism and vintage and we are always on hunt for the perfect vintage farmhouse sinks, 1940s appliances, cast iron tubs, etc., etc…We look forward to the challenges of working with this old house and delight in the surprises we have found so far. We invite you to follow along with us on this journey and we always appreciate hearing from you.
Mary Frye said:
Jeanne, I’m in the service side of the home furnishings business. I’m the president of a trade association providing programs to independent retail store owners. I’m also a New York groupie, fan or whatever the right word is. A true treat for me is reading the Real Estate secton of The New York Times. I’ve enjoyed discovering your blog. The joy you take in your home, your family and your life is refreshing. Thanks for sharing your peacefulness through your blog. Blessings to you and yours! Mary Frye
Thank you Mary!
Yes, I love to read the Real Estate section of The New York Times also, and thanks to the article on your search I’ve thoroughly enjoyed travelling down Clifton Place on Google Streetview. Such a beautiful and historic street. What a surprise to find your place is 200 years old! Really enjoyed the article, thank you for sharing…..Dawn
Ms Pink said:
Found your blog through NYT as well. Great article, thanks for sharing. My husband and I are going through the same process with our own place in Bed Stuy (we too have had the middle of the night freak out on the never ending To-Do list).
Elizabeth Harper said:
I echo the three above, although I imagine I am the only one of the now four of us who is reading the NYT article in Cornwall, England. I’ll be interested in seeing the progression of your To-Do list as you move through it. Lovely blog.
Yup, I found you, too, in the NYT. I’m also a neighbor in Clinton Hill. Lovely bog. I’m enjoying it!
Love your blog! The photos and design ideas are just gorgeous! You truly highlight the joy and beauty in the everyday. Xx
the heart & art said:
i’m so happy i came across your blog. i love your creativity and the fact you kept it alive even after becoming a SAHM. i can certainly relate to that need as a graphic designer/ art director. the past 16 months i’ve been home raising my beautiful daughter. in attempts to find myself again, be inspired, express my creativity, rave and vent, i started a blog early last month. please check it out (www.theheartnart.wordpress). i would love if you could follow me and be a part of the community of people who support me through my ventures. thank you so much 🙂