1.) How long have you lived at your home?
Almost a year!
2.) What’s your design inspiration?
My design inspiration was old european apartments with lots of architectural detail and modern furniture. I’m also a big fan of Kelly Wearstler, so I wanted something that was a bit more edgy and 80s than my previous apartments. Generally speaking, I am more inspired by artists and craftspeople than by other designers. I love to create spaces where art and objects can truly shine, rather than being overshadowed by “designer-y” tricks.
3.) Where did you find the furniture in your apartment?
The furniture is from a variety of sources ranging from West Elm and CB2 to my favorite vintage/antique shop in LA, Wertz Brothers. I was looking for unique pieces that were sculptural and unique, so much of it is vintage.
4.) What’s favorite piece collectible, design, art?
I’m obsessed with the gold Japanese screen I found at Rose Bowl and hung over my dresser. It adds the perfect amount of age to the space while also bringing in a beautifully aged gold surface. I am also quite into my sofa, which I found at Wertz Brothers and was previously covered in a heinous 80s plaid. I had it re-upholstered in a sumptuous peacock blue and now I can’t stop fondling it.
5.) Did you DIY or need some help?
I’m a designer so I didn’t really have a choice but to do it myself. It took some time, but I started with practically nothing and had it set up in about six months. It’s definitely not cheap to furnish a whole home all at once so I’m hoping to stay put for a while.
6.) Where do you spend the most time in your home?
It’s a tie between the living room and the dining room. I work from home so I’m often sitting at my dining table listening to NPR pretending to work, unless it’s nighttime and I’m watching “Insecure” pretending to work on the sofa.
7.) Do you….. host? I mean throw parties and entertain? Or is home private?
I love hosting, especially dinner parties so I try to have people over as much as I can. I’ve had the most chaotic year ever, so I haven’t had the time to host as much as I’d like, but it’s definitely one of my goals once things calm down, if that ever happens.