I am constantly on the lookout for new decor inspiration, but since we are days away from moving into our new home, I have been gathering photos left and right. This interior project from SWOON was just what I wanted to see. It immediately made its way to the top of the stack. The space feels full and textural, but still weightless. I love the wallpapered alcove in the dining room, the inclusion of sculpture and mobiles, and how the color palette runs throughout the entire house.
Parisian atelier Antoinette Poisson has teamed up with John Derian Co. to create some pretty exceptional goods. Known for their hand blocked and painted papers (think Indienne florals and striking geometric motifs) Derian will be bringing the trio’s original prints, papers, textiles and printed pillows to his Manhattan home furnishings shop later this June. Ive got my fingers crossed for online availability. Click through for a sneak peek.
“Interior design was always part of the plan for Michelle Smith—the native Southerner jokes that she grew up in a Home Depot because her mom was always renovating houses—but she kicked off her career as a lawyer. “I thought design was going to be something I did later in life,” she says. In 2009, when she was practicing law in New York City, she found the perfect challenge: a two-bedroom apartment in a 1930s building whose previous tenant hadn’t fixed anything in 60 years. She bought it and quickly realized she enjoyed renovating more than reviewing court documents.
Smith opened her own boutique design firm, Studio MRS, in 2012 and has worked on numerous projects since then, including the home and showroom of fashion world luminary Prabal Gurung, and her Sag Harbor weekend home, but this airy 1,500-square-foot Union Square apartment can be seen as her thesis. It’s like the decor version of Smith’s clean, chic personal style, down to her commitment to neutrals and perfectly imperfect vintage accents”
- One Kings Lane / Photography by Lesley Unruh / Styling by Philippa Brathwaite
I was first introduced to Mia Carameros and her work through the most thoughtful reach-out email. After one glimpse of her site I knew I had to have a piece of her work, small or large. After a few back-and-forth emails, I made the decision to commission a set of botanicals for our new home. A hand letterer, calligrapher, and formally trained artist, she has such a range for someone so fresh out of school. Though the pieces are not quite finished yet (I may have to throw in an abstract), I was too excited not to share this artist. Thank you Mia! I can’ wait to see them!
How fabulous is this quilt? I came across it while searching for some leather pieces for Nelson on Tanner Goods. I love that one side is white and the other is dark navy.
Though I have never really cared for hearts, there is something extremely sweet about seeing them on a bedding set. Take D.Porthault’s Coeurs for example. I am itching for them, and not just because the amazing Rita Konig has them, but because they remind me of the sheets of my childhood. Happy memories mixed with a little sophistication.
With D.Porthault still on the wish list, I entertained this equally adorable set by Biscuit Home. Their bedding has been on my mind for a while now, and with a new guest room to decorate in Louisville I decided to spring for them!
I spotted these sandals on Pinterest and I am just so tempted. They remind me of something I would pack for that impromptu trip to France or the Italian Riviera…old world materials meet modern construction. The leather and canvas combination is simple, but terribly sophisticated. Steven Alan always carries the best shoes and accessories.