If Karlie Kloss didn’t seem to be such a sweetheart, I might be inclined to hate her just a little bit. At only 21 years old, the mid-western beauty recently moved into her first home: a West Village townhouse decorated by none other than Nate Berkus. Cue the jealousy.
Having walked the runways for the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton (to name a few) Karlie’s success is most definitely well deserved. With a punishing travel schedule and a job that requires her to constantly become other people’s vision, I can only imagine how wonderful it must feel to have a place truly her own.
Unsurprisingly, Nate Berkus delivered an expertly layered space that is also age appropriate. Retail finds like the Restoration Hardware sofa mix with to-the-trade pieces and souvenirs from Karlie’s travels. Personally, I’m loving the color palette: a neutral base with accents of red, yellow, and emerald green–those sconces!!
I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of Karlie for years to come, and I for one, am definitely looking forward to following the evolution of her style and space.
I recently picked up a copy of English Decoration by British architect and interior designer, Ben Pentreath. Ben’s conversational writing drew me in so completely I read it cover to cover in front of the fire the first day I received it.
If you’re looking for a design book where the pillows are karate chopped into submission and every featured project is styled within an inch of its life, this is not the book for you. If you’re interested in a peek inside the homes of some inspiring British creatives that live like real people, I think you’ll be refreshed by this book.
My favorite interiors were Ben’s own residences in Dorset and London (featured above). His lived-in luxe aesthetic inspires me to no end. Every time I look back through the photos my eye finds some new detail I somehow missed on my last perusal. Aren’t those the best kind of interiors?
P.S Ben also has a fantastic shop that has been added to my must-visit list the next time I’m across the pond. Until then, online shopping will have to suffice!
How fantastic are these colorful resin lamps from UK based designer, Marianna Kennedy. The perfect twist on a classic candlestick table lamp, I think they’d be perfect in just about a million projects–starting with my home! Of course I’d agonize over what color combination to choose, but the good news is you really can’t go wrong. Adding a pair to the someday list!
Last week, I was excited to read that Carolina Irving will be succeeding Miles Redd as the new Creative Director of Oscar de la Renta Home. After turning out beautiful collections since 2003, Miles is stepping down to focus on his interior design business–and understandably so, have you seen this home currently featured in House Beautiful?
Oscar certainly knows how to put a team together and after being an admirer of Carolina’s work for years, I’m looking forward to seeing what she turns out for the brand. If it’s anything like her New York City home, we have a lot to look forward to!
Having previously spent a decade as an editor at large for House & Garden then moving on to working with Hamish Bowles at Vogue and founding her own textile line, Caroline is undeniably an arbiter of style. Her interiors are a little bit bohemian, a little bit English country, and a whole lot of chic. Can’t wait for the debut collection!
Photos via Lonny and Habitually Chic
What sort of decorator would I be if I wasn’t always craving some sort of change in my own home? The latest victim of my disapproving eye is our living room. We painted it white when we first moved in three years ago mainly to get rid of the toffee colored walls (and ceiling!!) as quickly as humanely possible.
I’m glad we made the decision to go neutral rather than rushing to pick a color–never a good idea, you’ll almost always end up re-painting–but I’m ready for a change. So what’s on my mind? Lavender walls.
When mixed with the right furnishings, lavender walls are anything but childish. Just look at the examples above from my inspiration arsenal. Playful but sophisticated and the perfect backdrop for artwork.
What do you think, should I go for it? I see some sample boards in my future…