Brook Klausing is a fashion model and the founder of Brook Landscape, a New York landscape design/build studio. As a kid in Kentucky, Klausing did landscaping work to fund his habit of buying furniture and design objects. At 20, he began working for landscape architects in New York, and after visiting Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, he was inspired to start his own firm. Past clients include actor Adrian Grenier and former J.Crew president Jenna Lyons. For a Brook Landscape project, see Garden Designer Visit: Brook Klausing Elevates a Brooklyn Backyard on Gardenista.
10 Things to Know About Brook Klausing:
Cities I’ve Lived In: Lexington, Kentucky; Savannah, Georgia; Langosta, Costa Rica; New York City.
Favorite Shop: BDDW.
Favorite Work of Architecture: Frank Loyd Wright’s Fallingwater.
Last Item I Bought for My House: Wide-plank white pine flooring.
Previous Odd Job: Selling men’s accessories at JC Penney.
Favorite Item in My Closet: My leather-soled desert boots by Church’s.
Latest DIY Project: I made a table and call it the bobble table. It has a spindle-shaped teak base and a pole holding up a vintage piece of round marble. It stands upright but do not bump into it, or it will move into a slight gangster lean.
Most Organized Area of My House: I just moved in after a 9-month renovation, so nothing feels organized now.
Favorite Design Book: Can I go off script and say, my old collection of World of Interiors magazines.
Favorite Wine: A nice bottle of Sancerre.
Favorite Thing to Cook: Vegetables on the grill.
Pets: A Harlequin Great Dane named Ursula.