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EDITOR’S LETTER that she planned and brought to life just for Rue readers! From the first splash in the pool to the last lick of ice cream, Mindy doesn’t miss a detail, and this gorgeous spread is no exception. After the palms of sunny California we headed to the concrete jungle of Manhattan for a wedding reception packed so full of brilliant ideas, you’ll agree it’s less about the white dress—fabulous though it is—and more about the excuse to cut a rug. Of course we’ve also brought you six memorable homes from across the country, each a source not only of design inspiration but of warmth, welcome and wisdom. Indeed, when we step back and consider the ultimate purpose of entertaining—to bring people together— I can’t remember the last time I threw a
we’re relieved of the pressure to impress with our
party. Between moving across the country and
decorating and cooking skills. If there’s one thing we
embarking upon a new career, entertaining has
hope you take away from this issue, it’s the permission
fallen to the bottom of my priorities list. Never
to focus on what really matters: making memories with
mind the fact that I’m still using a moving box
your nearest and dearest.
as my nightstand and haven’t even found the time to unpack my dishes.
As for me, I might take a cue from Mindy and my Mom: pull that box from beside my bed to the center of
Yet I love to entertain, and I have fond memories
the room, set it with crackers and cheese on a paper
of exuberant gatherings with extended family at
plate, then crank the volume on my favorite playlist.
my parents’ house. The best ones occurred as
And when I hear my guests at the door, I’ll put on a
the days grew longer and the promise of a Seattle
smile and stand ready with the biggest hug I can give.
summer grew near. My mother, the embodiment of affection, would greet loved ones with a smile
that stretched from ear to ear and a hug that made them feel like the most important person in the world. The art of giving guests the royal treatment has made celebrity event planner Mindy
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Chassie Post isn’t your average fashionista. As Gilt Groupe’s Lifestyle Editor, she makes regular appearances as an editorial expert on national television shows— sharing not only her expert fashion sense, but also serving as a go-to gal for topics ranging from beauty, to entertaining, to design on programs like The Early Show and Good Morning America. To satisfy her well-rounded style palette, Chassie ventures from her Manhattan home to travel to Atlanta, where she takes Rue on a guided tour of her favorite haunts.
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Chassie’s “favorite artist ever,” Carolyn Carr’s studio is housed in an old building downtown. Her most recent photography is currently on display at another Atlanta must-see, Jackson Fine Art, 3115 East Shadowlawn Avenue.
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SIDE-BY-SIDE Coffee or tea? Tea—chai latte, preferably. Best design advice in 5 words? Always live what you love. Dream celeb decorating client? Drew Barrymore. I adore her breezy bohemian style. What designer is your pretend BFF? Zac Posen. Isn’t he everyone’s pretend BFF? Fashion brand you wish would do home? Madewell. But they’d better not; I’d go broke! Wardrobe staple? Skinny jeans and layered necklaces. Best perk of your job? My schedule is flexible, so I’m able to spend loads more time with my daughter than I’d be able to with a traditional job. What do you have WAY too many of? Craft supplies and nail polish. I can never resist all those pretty shiny colors lined up at the store! Wildest pattern in your home? The rainbow polka-dot and ruffled curtains that I sewed for my daughter’s bedroom. Craigslist, Etsy or Ebay? Etsy all the way! Daily craving? Anything freshly baked. My knees buckle for almond croissants. What is your favorite treasured possession? Family photographs and my daughter’s artwork.
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CREATURE COMFORTS AND JAN OF POPPYTALK HAVE IN COMMON? Coffee or tea? Coffee. Best design advice in 5 words? Don’t try too hard. (Sorry, it’s only four words.) Dream celeb decorating client? The Royal Newlyweds. What designer is your pretend BFF? Sarah Richardson . Fashion brand you wish would do home? Stella McCartney. Wardrobe staple? A long sleeved shirt. Best perk of your job? Working from home. What do you have WAY too many of? E-mail messages. Wildest pattern in your home? A crocheted chevron afghan. Craigslist, Etsy or Ebay? Etsy. Daily craving? Chocolate. What is your favorite treasured possession? My wedding rings.
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Meet the Designer:
KENDALL WILKINSON THE SAN FRANCISCO DESIGNER FINDS INSPIRATION IN PARIS AND ORGANIZATION IN HER IPHONE Hi Kendall. Letâ€™s start off with how you found your way into design. I studied film production and worked in the entertainment industry in L.A. I loved that line of work, but I also felt a calling to come back to San Francisco and get involved in interior design like my mother had. So I went to Paris to recharge and fell in love with European architecture and design. I returned to California, enrolled in interior design school, and worked with my mother and a number of other designers until I got my second B.A.
There’s nothing like a trip to Paris to leave you feeling inspired. What did you do after graduating from design school? I opened my own interior design business in 1992. It grew from being a one-man shop to having between six and fourteen employees at any given time. My love for Paris never went away, so I opened three stores that combined French antiques with more modern pieces, and they became one-stop shopping for the home coupled with consulting for my interior design services. But when I had kids, I couldn’t travel as much and decided to focus on my family and my interior design business. Once my kids were in school, I opened a 1,000 square foot design studio where clients can come to see what we’re showcasing and how we’re envisioning different interiors.
You must love having a space of your own to meet with clients. It’s fabulous! The studio has a storefront that features my lacquer, lucite, and upholstery lines and that mixes in my favorite French antiques. We change the vignette every three months to showcase different rooms that feel modern with a twist. We like to experiment with color and scale and texture. I’m very influenced by fashion in that way. For example, I’m doing the decorator’s showcase in L.A. in November. So I pulled up all the Fall 2011 fashion shows to research what will be big then.
I love that you draw inspiration from different types of designers. How would you describe your own aesthetic? I like to breathe new life into old things. I have to understand what my clients are trying to achieve and act as an interpreter for their likes, wants, and needs. I ask a lot of questions and try to present answers to those questions. But lately I’m evolving in a more modern way because my clients are asking that of me. It’s all very tailored, crisp, clean.
It’s interesting that modern design can be more calming. How do you create order in your own life? I am glued to my iPhone! I put everything into it. I also have a great executive assistant who monitors my schedule, what I need to be doing, and where I need to be going. I’m a very, very, very hard worker. I believe that when you have a career, especially as a mother, your family is reflective of your work and your work is reflective of your personal life. I see a lot of beauty in what I do at a personal level. Whether I’m traveling, shopping, dining out, or playing with my kids, I’m always seeing different ways of designing. I’m very present in everything I do. You absorb more information that way and it becomes easier to find balance.
Speaking of balance, what does your iCal look like these days? I wake up with the boys at 6 o’clock and get them off to school. I’m usually in the office by 8:30 to meet with my staff, give direction, and talk strategy for clients. I meet with one or two clients every day and shop before I go home around 5:30, have dinner with my family, and play with the kids. We talk about what we’re grateful for and what’s inspiring us. After they’re in bed, I’m back to work on my iPad, researching trends and emailing clients.
In addition to client work and family life, what’s on the horizon for you and your business? I’m always looking to expand. Doing the decorator’s showcase in L.A. will hopefully open doors to more work in that area, which is funny since it’ll be like coming full circle. I’m talking with people about publishing a book of my own work and designing lines of different things. I’m always evolving — and yet my first work commitment is always to my clients. They’re the ones that keep me doing interesting projects and thinking outside the box.
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PR PANACHE In the heart of West Hollywood, leading PR firm Bollare makes its home in a green and glamorous showroom. If you’re doing bold work, you need a bold space. Alle Fister, founder of the full-service PR firm Bollare, manages over fifty-five beauty, fashion, and lifestyle brands from around the globe. Alle started Bollare with Shopbop as the agency’s first client after Amazon acquired the e-tailer six years ago. With clients like Gilt Groupe, Only Hearts, MINKPINK, and Smythe, Bollare needed a workspace that would meet the growing team’s needs, as well as provide a dynamic backdrop for the work day and client meetings. Alle wanted the office to be in an area that was impactful for her business. She says, “We wanted a creative space that felt unique and independent.” Rather than rely on a commercial brokerage firm, she scouted locations herself. The footwork paid off when she found her dream location in a gallery space complete with balcony views of the Pacific Design Center, and with plenty of natural light to boot. “After renovations were completed, our new neighbor Balenciaga moved in—additional assurance for me that we picked the coolest locale in town!” Alle laughs.
Equipped with a strong sense of personal style—a mix of classic design layered with bold accents—Alle imbued this aesthetic into the Bollare office. She enlisted the expertise of ecodesign specialist Green Tangerine, which helped establish a ‘green’ foundation on everything from flooring to wallpaper. Alle then filled the space with meaningful pieces. Furniture came from her friend’s furniture group Ligne, and another friend and interior designer Ariel Fox merchandised the items to mix in the special Bollare look. Alle’s personal touches are reflected in punchy statement pieces. The chandeliers are from a basic e-tailer—Alle recommends switching out
the classic bulbs for rounds for a sleeker look. Her famous mirrored desk is double-duty; it’s a dining room table from Z Gallerie. She found a mirror at a flea market and painted it yellow for a sunnier vibe. With the LA office as its roots, Bollare recently established an east coast branch in Manhattan. It has a similar creative concept, but with a new York state of mind: found objects, distressed floors, and a more subdued color palette. Of her Alle overall design approach, Alle says, “I’m sincere in my belief that great style does not need to break the bank. If you’re working with smart and creative people, you can absolutely establish an eyecatching and eclectic look.”
5 tips to cultivate a great workspace IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LIGHT. Natural lighting is a necessity for Alle, so windows and skylights were at the top of her list of “must-haves”.
KICK IT UP A NOTCH. There’s nothing worse than feeling stuck in a bland cubicle or a concrete prison for eight hours a day. Bright colors, whether incorporated through paint or accent pieces, liven things up and keep people energized and motivated.
SOFTEN THE EDGES. This is especially important for industrial or loft spaces. Rugs or hanging garments and textiles not only create a “lived in” and inviting look, they also serve as sound absorbers.
MIX AND MATCH. Just as when decorating a home, don’t be afraid to play with a variety of textures, colors, and materials. It will create an impression of depth and add visual interest to your space.
TEAMWORK, PEOPLE! The most important part of developing a great workspace is putting together a vibrant and even eclectic team of people to work in the space!
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SUMMER ENTERTAINING SURVIVAL GUIDE
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PACK THE PERFECT PICNIC!
WHAT : A sweet and savory feast for revelries en plein air. THE EXPERTS: Valerie Gordon, gourmet guru behind Valerie Confections.
HOW : Gather tasty treats including artisan cheeses, sausages and crackers, small batch preserves, and a fresh fruit pie; tuck them into an Amish woven basket with spare white ceramics and crisp plaid linens; head for the hinterland. A definite donâ€™t-pack? Your phone!
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HOW : Pick a palette of sky, grass and pine; papier-mĂ˘chĂŠ the underside of glass plates with pages torn from old books; complete the summer fields effect with a centerpiece of blossoms in poppy orange and sunshine yellow. Now circle the wagons for some down-home fun!
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BECOME A PROPS PACK RAT
Unless you’re a stylist, designer, or other creative type with
Scenario: at the fabric store you stumble upon the neon
a big budget and an even bigger storage facility, you’re
paisley to end all neon paisleys. Yet you pass when your
not going to buy a new arsenal of killer pieces for every
sensible side says, “You’ll never use it.” Six months later
event you host. But you’ll be delighted to find that many
you throw a Summer of Love theme party, and you kick
secondhand stores negotiate a reasonable day rate—often
yourself for not buying even a quarter yard of that cotton
ten or twenty percent of the purchase price—to rent the
to line the biscuit basket. The moral? Usually it’s a small,
unexpected extras that take a table setting from inviting to
inexpensive detail that completes your vision, so indulge
ingenious. Mini covered wagon, anyone?
now and again in the little things that catch your eye.
MAKE MOUNTAINS FROM MOLEHILLS
REAPPROPRIATE ORDINARY OBJECTS
Flat is great for Iowa farms and runway models. However,
Those wicker baskets in our picnic arrangement? Lined
just as a landscape painting moves across the canvas with
with trash bags and floral foam they’re charming planters;
peaks and dales, a thoughtful vignette creates a viewing
when not enjoying their fifteen minutes of fame, they’re
experience in both the horizontal and the vertical plane. It
storing socks and undies in our closet. Get creative, rethink
can be as simple as a column of candlesticks in varying
what you’ve got, and when the Flag Day barbecue—or the
heights. It can be as complex as an outdoor feast that
birthday sundae bar, or the bridal quilting bee—is over, high
cascades from tumbling tiers of Queen Anne’s Lace. Just
five yourself for the creative problem solving. And put the
think “up” as well as “out” and you’ll be golden.
cash you saved towards your next party!
WE JUMPED IN FEET FIRST! We had a few photos we needed taken. Rue contributors MAX WANGER and OUR LABOR OF LOVE had a few awesome Feet First Sessions photography workshop students who needed some eye candy to shoot. Happy coincidence or universe aligning? We didnâ€™t ask questions. We just joined forces for a day in the studio, while SON OF SHARK PIG captured the focus, the fervor, and the fun!
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BLUE BLAZER RUE’S RESIDENT GENT WILL TAYLOR TAKES SPRING PLANTING BEYOND A PLEASANT PASTIME. PHOTOGRAPHY: JAMES BALSTON COPY AND STYLING: WILL TAYLOR
While reading my mother’s gardening scrapbook in my parents’ country home, I happened across quote by Hanna Rion: “The greatest gift of the garden of is the restoration of the five senses.” As a resident Londonite I’m more accustomed to the sirens of the city than the sights and sounds of a country garden. And so the idea of quirky spring planting was born: a series of easy and affordable ways to enliven the senses for spring. Whether you live in a city apartment or on a rolling country estate, these planting ideas provide a playful nod to your surroundings and add color and scent to the warmer days ahead.
IN THE KITCHEN To bring life to your kitchen the long winter, invite spring indoors with a plant housed in a teapot. This unexpected floral habitat is a guaranteed conversation piece! Color coordinate buds with the pot for the best effect.
HOMES FOR HERBS Growing your own herbs will save you money, fragrant lemon balm and thyme will inspire fresh spring recipes, and your nose wonâ€™t know what hit it! Planting in upcycled items, such as a favorite mug or empty tin, raises your green credentials and looks great too.
ON THE BALCONY When planting for a balcony or window ledge, opt for symmetry. I grouped three mini watering cans, making sure their hues ascribed to a single palette. As well, I used an odd number of items to create the most visually pleasing arrangement.
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MINT PHOTOGRAPHY: JEN ALTMAN RECIPES: MARISSA LIPPERT
Livening up your culinary arsenal with new ingredients is never a bad thing, particularly when something so easy as mint can bring incredible flavor, intrigue and health to a dish. Right in tune with seasonal calendars, mint runs rampant in the springtime—literally! Plant a bit of it on a sunny windowsill and you’ll have sprouting mint leaves for weeks to come. As with all herbs and spices, mint adds zero calories, and also aids in digestion and provides a good dose of anti-aging and disease-fighting antioxidants. Refreshing and zippy in scent, it’ll even perk you up naturally, without caffeine. In the kitchen, mint is a gloriously adaptable herb that scatters flavor with ease and in different forms. Straight and simple, chopped into a seasonal salad; pureed into a vibrant pesto and paired with spring lamb; muddled into a sweet syrup for a sparkling light cocktail. So go green. Make mint one of your springtime staples and let your taste buds run wild!
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WITH THE RIGHT ACCESSORIES & A LITTLE IMAGINATION,
Beverly Hills design maven Mindy Weiss proves that planning a whimsical celebration is a piece of cake—or in this case, a scoop of Sweet Lucie’s ice cream. “I like to create an environment that feels light, and that allows guests to leave their worries behind,” says Mindy, who’s produced glamorous wedding receptions for Heidi Klum, Ellen DeGeneres and Katy Perry. “Most of all I listen to what my clients want, because really I’m just a facilitator of what they love.”
“I’M JUST A FACILITATOR OF WHAT THEY LOVE.”
Mindy made the leap from stationary entrepreneur to event planner more than 20 years ago after patrons recognized her playful approach to design. “I actually never wanted to be a party planner,” she says. “But one client insisted on my planning his entire event. And just like that, I got the bug!” Inspired by the charm of a vintage ice cream cart, Mindy crafted a fanciful
affair dripping with summer hues. “I loved the colors of the Sweet Lucie’s cart so we borrowed from that and added pops of yellow, orange and pink to punch up the palette,” she says. “We had a ‘bubble bar’ with craft beer, champagne and bubble wands, lots of light, sweet summer treats from Cupcakes Couture, and gorgeous ombre floral creations from Dolce Designs.”
The menu—which features ever ything from miniature crab cakes and watermelon salads to fizzy refreshments and mouthwatering desser ts—is as fresh and quirky as the par ty’s décor. But rest assured, sav v y shoppers don’t need a blockbuster budget to pull of f a bash of this calibre. “We used bubbles, silly straws, hula hoops, and rock candy that we got from the 99 cent store,” Mindy says. “If you’re willing to put in the ef for t it takes to find good deals, you’ll find them!” In her down time, Mindy can be found perusing the Sunday flea market, catching up on episodes of Project
Runway or thumbing through décor magazines—which she calls “precious pieces of art.” And while she spends her days planning enchanting galas for some of Hollywood’s finest, Mindy couldn’t be more excited about her latest project—the November wedding of her son Jordan. Regardless of the occasion, Mindy urges everyone to embrace their inner party planner. “Don’t stop celebrating. Find an excuse to celebrate your kids’ great report card or losing 10 pounds. Who doesn’t love a party?”
ADDITIONAL CREDITS: FOOD STYLING: JENNY PARK CAKE & DESSERTS: CUPCAKES COUTURE OF MANHATTAN BEACH STATIONERY: LEHR & BLACK TANNING: PLUSH TAN ICE CREAM: SWEET LUCIE’S LOCATION: WETHERLY GARDENS, FOUR SEASONS BEVERLY HILLS MODELS COURTESY OF MODELS INTERNATIONAL NICOLAS FEUILLATTE CHAMPAGNE AND TAILGATE BEER PRODUCER: BE INSPIRED PR INTERIORS STYLING: REBECCA BUENIK AND JESSICA MARX
DECOR: All furnishings courtesy of Room Service. Page 72: Damask backdrop, drop it MODERN. Circles backdrop, Graham & Brown Mode Wallpaper, Darcy Blue, $70/roll. White platter, Crate&Barrel. Striped Platter, West Elm. Page 73: All table linens courtesy of La Tavola Linen. Page 79: Pillows (left to right) The Rug Company Folded Polka Dot, CB2 Mr. Sun, The Rug Company Ponti Grey. Page 80: Rug, The Rug Company Abacus by Fiona Curran. Page 83: Plates, West Elm Painters Melamine Collection. FASHION: Cover: Dress, Karen Zambos. Wedges, Endless.com. Page 70: Girl’s shorts, Ingenue. Girl’s shirt, Bobbie Boutique. Guys’ clothes, 21 Men. Page 73: guys’ clothes 21 Men, girl’s blouse Fauna Vintage, girl’s tank Katie May. Page 76 (left to right): Dress, Karen Zambos. Blouse, Fauna Vintage. Shorts, Lucca Couture. Tank, Katie May. Shorts, Ingenue. Shirt, Bobbie Boutique. Page 80: Guys’ clothes, 21 Men. Guy’s blue pants, GANT. Girls’ clothes, Lauren Moffatt. Page 82: Blouse, Bobbie Boutique. Ring, Strim Vintage. Back cover: Clogs, Endless.com.
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farmstead RESTORATION Two families join hands and return a crumbling Hudson River acreage to its former glory.
While overhauling her 19th century Rhinebeck, N.Y. farmhouse, artist Lisa Camp shared a running joke with her family: “Every time we pulled up a floorboard, we thought we’d find a box of money,” she laughs. Though a briefcase of bills never materialized, the house was not without its treasures. Amongst its trove of hidden oddities was a class ring in a long-forgotten squirrel’s nest; a child’s name carved in a window frame; and a 1968 Doors album, still in its original wrapping. “Nothing was valuable,” she recalls. “Just quirky.”
In the farmhouse’s 160-year history, only four families have called it home. But by the time Lisa Camp came across the house in 1999, it was near collapse. “There were snakes in the upper bedrooms and raccoons in the living room–not to mention termites in the walls and a dead animal in the well,” she says. Still, the house had potential, and Lisa had a vision. “It reminded me of a house that I grew up in,” she explains. “My husband was back in California and left the house-hunting decision to me. I chose this one, telling him, ‘It just has to be cleaned really well, and painted inside and out.’ That was an understatement.” Indeed, Lisa and her husband Rod were about to embark on an arduous journey. Just two of their many tasks included the installation of an orchard and the removal of a tennis court (where, rumor has it, Paul Newman practiced his backhand). “Ultimately, our goal was to honor the past but live in the present,” Lisa says. “We were sensitive to protecting the original details of the house, including the tall ceilings, the intricate moldings, and the wide-board pine floors, but we installed all-new mechanics.”
The Campsâ€™ farmhouse was formerly part of a larger 200-acre estate. In the 1990s, the land was subdivided into parcels; the Camps purchased the farmhouse, while Christian Mundigo and his wife Braden Rhetts are owners of the barn complex.
RESOURCES: 84: Chair, Wiltsie Bridge. 86-87: Wire Basket, Restoration Hardware. Bench, John Derian at Hammertown. Tables, Hammertown. Bird pillow, Paper Trail. Table Lamp, Lamps Plus. Artwork, Lisa Camp. Wool Blanket, Pouf, Serena & Lily. Metal Side Table, Hammertown. Leaf Pillow, Paper Trail. 88: Napkins, Paper Trail. Juicer, Terrain. 89: Napkins, Snuffer, Silverware, Paper Trail. Rug, Orley & Shabahang. Table, Fiddlehead Farm. Artwork, Lisa Camp. 90-91: Tumblers, Egg Crate, Dress, Anthropologie. Eggs, Brass Pots, Fiddlehead Farm. Green Napkins, Dish Towel, Paper Trail. Dress, Anthropologie. Herb snips, Terrain. Vintage letters, Just Shop Vintage. 92-93: Vintage letters, Artful Vintage. Rug, Orley & Shabahang. Cashmere Throw, Restoration Hardware. Antique Doors Fiddlehead Farm. Artwork, Lisa Camp. Milk Bottle, Terrain. Stripe Bedding, Restoration Hardware. Lumbar Pillow, Serena & Lily. Bedroom Light, Lamps Plus. Painting, Mary Untalan. Nail Brush, Terrain. Body Brush, Anthropologie. Soap, Beekman 1802. Seagrape Soap Dish, Terrain. Towels, Wastebasket, Restoration Hardware. Hand towel, Paper Trail. Bathroom Light, Barn Light Electric. Bathroom Rug, Paper Trail.
Like their neighbors the Camps, Braden and Christian faced challenges in renovating the barn space. “The insulation was old newspapers from the 1800s. Interesting, but not particularly warm.” When asked about a favorite detail of the structure, the answer comes without hesitation: “The beams are original, handhewn beams,” she says, “There’s one that’s really long; it has an S-shape—not perfectly straight—because it was done by hand.” When it came to the redesign of their properties, the two couples shared similar goals—perhaps most notably, the desire “not just to renovate, but to restore,” as Braden puts it. The two families, unacquainted before moving to Rhinebeck, have forged a close friendship. “We realize what beautiful pieces of property we have,” says Lisa, “And at least in heart, they are still one.”
TREE HOUSE AND YOU THOUGHT THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON HAD A SWEET SETUP. COPY: ABIGAIL STONE PHOTOGRAPHY: EMILY ANDERSON FLORALS: GILLY FLOWERS & LANDISH STUDIO
MINUTES FROM THE HEART OF LOS FELIZ’S MAIN DRAG,
a steep set of flagstone stairs leads to a rough-hewn door with a heavy metal latch. Push through that door and you’ll find yourself in the hillside cabin that fashion designer Corinne Grassini has called home for the past five years. The clean and modern space feels miles away from the center of the city and from the rustic horse community where Corinne grew up, or the Mammoth woods where she and her siblings camped on vacation.
A H O M E T H AT IS BOTH SENSUAL
But look closer and, if you’re perceptive, you’ll catch glimpses of her childhood world in the nooks and crannies of this two story, three bedroom house. You’ll find it in the twisted wooden coat rack, made of intertwined branches, that greets you as you make your way to the second floor. It’s in the heavy rosewood furniture, dragged to Los Angeles from a favorite shop in Big Bear; it’s in the arresting Curtis Jere-designed Brutalist chandeliers, their raw torch-cut metal surfaces and shimmering colors recalling the interplay of light on fallen leaves and rushing streams. Those chandeliers, the first things Corinne bought for the house, reflect off the rich wood floors, the wood paneled ceiling, and the curving white plaster walls that were in shambles when Corinne first saw them. But, working off the same gut instinct that propelled her from pattern maker to a designer whose clothing can be found on the racks of upscale
boutiques here and abroad, she immediately scooped up the house and plunged headlong into decorating, gathering furniture and accessories from friends, flea markets and thrift shops. The result is a home that is both sensual and functional, qualities that are also reflected in the pieces that Corinne designs for her clothing company, The Society For Rational Dress. The name, derived from a feminist movement in the 1880s that urged women to cast off the restricting undergarments of the Victorian era, is an apt description of the tactile clothes in her collection, which have the comfort, and ease of jeans and the versatility of a little black dress. It’s the same criteria she brings to choosing pieces for her
home, believing that a space should be
“comforting, inviting and inspiring.” Looking around and seeing the results, it’s no surprise to learn that Corinne originally planned to design furniture before her mother steered her into fashion. In fact, you only have to examine the builtins in the bedrooms and the hallway to realize that fashion’s gain is furniture’s loss. The dark wood cabinets that Corinne designed feel organic to a house that was built long before she was born. Her creativity is instinctual, tactile and offhand, whether she’s designing clothing or arranging furniture. She finds beauty in the worn, the well-used and in unexpected juxtapositions, whether of material and finishes or in how a space is arranged. It’s in the way that her dresses seem to fold around the body; it’s also in the way that she’s casually draped a swatch of silk charmeuse over floating shelves to reveal their sculptural possibilities, hung her flat screen in a corner of the window rather than on the expected wall in the center of the room, or let the chalky warmth of the brick foundation fill in for floor tiles in the bathroom. When the talk turns briefly to Sun signs (this is Los Angeles, after all), she reveals she’s a Cancer. All hard shell with an interior that’s soft, warm and inviting. Not unlike her home.
MIDCENTURY SURF MEETS COASTAL COOL IN THE OCEANSIDE OASIS OF TERESA HEBERT AND PETER KORAL. COPY: SAMANTHA MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY: RYAN HEBERT INTERIOR DESIGN: WALDO FERNANDEZ
WHEN THE COUPLE FIRST STROLLED THROUGH THEDOORS of their Broad Beach getaway two years ago, they were instantly floored by the breathtaking scenery. “As soon as you open the front door, you are completely hit in the face with ocean views on all sides,” says Teresa. “You literally have to stand there for a few minutes to just take it in — it’s so beautiful.” Capitalizing on the natural light that seems to spill into every nook and cranny, interior designer Waldo Fernandez managed to strike the right balance between functionality and ingenuity; comfort and nuanced beauty. “I wanted it to feel bright and
airy—a place for entertaining, as well as evenings at home with the family,” says Waldo. “So we layered the rooms with bright, fresh-colored fabrics, deep comfy sofas, some vintage mid-century pieces, and punchy beach-inspired black and white framed photographs.” Soothing earth tones and pops of color blend seamlessly throughout the 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom home, creating the kind of undeniable charm you’d expect from a seaside retreat. Teresa
describes their weekend getaway as “understated, yet overwhelmingly, naturally beautiful.” Peter, the founder of 7 For All Mankind denim, couldn’t agree more. “It’s a very comfortable, relaxing home,” he says. “There really isn’t a bad spot in the whole house.” And while every inch of the couple’s home is brimming with an irresistible mixture of serenity and West coast spirit, one room seems to have captured the family’s heart—and stomachs.
“YOU LITERALLY HAVE TO STAND THERE FOR A FEW MINUTES TO JUST TAKE IT IN — IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL.”
The traditional kitchen expands to include the living room and spacious outdoor patio, forming the perfect backdrop for family get-togethers. “I think that cooking is the underlying factor in any home,” says Teresa. “I’ve always felt like cooking is the greatest gift that you can give your family because it unites everyone with a common thread. It’s when everyone comes together, sits down and has conversation, and that’s what makes a home.” “Everything in the house feels so fresh —the large windows, the wood floors and the natural carpets,” says Waldo. And yet, it’s simple touches like these that create an everlasting summer so tangible, you can almost feel the warm sand beneath your toes.
DARING DUO TIGHT QUARTERS AND AN EVEN TIGHTER BUDGET ARE NO MATCH FOR DESIGN’S SUPERHERO COUPLE THE NOVOGRATZ. COPY: ABIGAIL STONE INTERIORS PHOTOGRAPHY: MATTHEW WILLIAMS PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY: EMILY ANDERSON INTERIOR DESIGN: SIXX DESIGN
hen Rika, a graphic designer and make-up artist and Pat, a skateboard designer, were looking to transform their home in Brooklyn from a boxy condo into a unique and unusual space, they turned to Cortney and Robert Novogratz and their new show, Home by Novogratz, which premieres in July on HGTV. If you know anything about The Novogratz, you know that they’re not adverse to a challenge, whether it’s raising seven children in New York City or tackling a large scale design project. So it’s not surprising that, after dipping their toes in the waters of reality television with 9 By Design, a series on Bravo that focused on the creative juggling that is their life, they’d tackle the demands of a full scale design show. Home by Novogratz premiers this July on HGTV and promises to turn the tried and
tried and true formulaic design show on it’s head by giving it a Novogratz twist. Each show will tackle a different project with a strong emphasis on finding innovative ways to solve design dilemmas. Be prepared to expect the unexpected! Rika and Pat gave the hip design duo carte blanche to let their imagination run wild while still keeping one eye on the budget afforded by two people living in one of the most expensive cities in the world. The confines of limited funds can exasperate even the most talented designers, but not The Novogratz; they saw the challenge as refreshing. As they explain it, a tight budget gets their creative juices flowing, forcing them to improvise solutions that don’t break the bank, to source great vintage items, and to think outside the box to create strong focal points without expensive renovations. With only a few thousand dollars to work with, the knowledge that they had to work with the space “as is”, and a directive to make the space chic and industrial yet cozy, The Novogratz set to work transforming the plain co-op into a mysterious and inviting interior. The lack of storage in the kitchen was solved with vintage athletic lockers,
while matte black chalkboard paint brings an extra jolt of creativity to the kitchen as well as the ceiling of the master bedroom—where a winged reindeer drawn by artist James Seward is a strong focal point. Bad overhead lighting, one of the most recurrent problems in modern homes, is transformed with locally sourced industrial fixtures left bare in the kitchen and shaded in the living room. Blank walls are another common home challenge that the Novogratz attacked, pulling out an arsenal of potent and readily available tools —stencils, paint, wallpaper and mirrors—in their war on standard white. The stencils were put to work in the bathroom where scissors
and a brush are tongue-in-cheek references to the twin scourges of hipster grooming habits. In the living room, bright red paint highlights a favorite phrase from the classic Rolling Stone’s song “Angie” on one wall, while mirrors, culled from vintage shops in the neighborhood, work their reflective charms on another. The final effect is of a home that is distinctly modern yet intimate. Unique touches speak to Rika and Pat’s interests. The solutions, which audiences will be able to easily recreate, underscore the Novogratz’s desire to “inspire people to take chances in their home and have a good time with it.” Perhaps, coming from them, that’s not so unexpected.
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WHEN BRIDE-TO-BE SHAYNA KULIK EMAILED PROSPECTIVE EVENT STYLISTS ABOUT PLANNING HER RECEPTION, SHE DID NOT USE THE WORD “WEDDING” ONCE.
“I’d love to chat about an event my boyfriend and I are looking to throw,” she wrote. “A dinner party and variety show in early May.” Indeed, when it came to planning the festivities, Shayna and her fiance Justin Kalifowitz had a specific goal in mind: host a wedding reception that didn’t feel like one. For help with the reception, they turned to Elisabeth Fraser and Miya Hirabayashi, the styling team behind YOU + ME Boutique Design House, who agreed that a modern variety show was just the ticket.
“A party should be an experience in which the guests are active participants and not passive attendees,” says Elisabeth. “The things that make a party personal [are the things] that make a party great. Chances are, if people are coming, they like something about you. Give them a little bit of that.” And so the couple did, six weeks after marrying secretly at City Hall—“the best deal in town,” according to Justin—and two days after an intimate 35-person ceremony in Shayna’s native Rhode Island. Guests arriving at the reception, held at an airy, bright-white photography studio in lower Manhattan, were greeted by a 5’ by 5’ spliced-image portrait of the newlyweds that
the bride created herself. The décor reflected personal passions as well. “I wanted it to be more Alexander Wang than vintage bohemian,” says Shayna. Sleek black side tables embellished with patterned paper and sheet music flanked seating areas; long ribbons of striped flagging tape adorned the ceilings. The centerpieces, inspired by a retail display at Liberty London, were made by filling bell jars with textured and patterned papers. Personal touches abounded. Fashion designer Morgan Carper hand-sewed the sash on the bride’s strapless Valentino gown, and Justin’s mother made pillowcases for the studio seating. In lieu of a traditional wedding cake, there were s’mores, Linzer tarts and truffle buttons from a favorite bakery. Watercolor artist Erin Fagerland captured characteristics of the night’s guests: a blue tie, an elaborate tattoo, a dress with a bright pink bodice. A set by Justin’s friend, DJ Sammy Bananas, included a remixed version of the hora. S’mores for dessert, patterns galore, and a DJ named Bananas: the gathering was, true to the couple’s original goal, anything but cliché. Says Shayna, “People kept saying all night that everything was so ‘us’.”
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JESSICA MARX’S APARTMENT MARRIES MOROCCAN HEIRLOOMS AND FLEA MARKET FINDS.
ost people don’t change much when they move into apartments,” says Los Angeles interior designer Jessica Marx, “but my husband and I did quite a bit.” Moving in together just after their honeymoon, Jessica and her husband repainted their apartment with bright whites and nuanced grays, gutted the neon bathrooms, and installed Elfa storage systems in all the closets. The apartment, located within twenty minutes of both the beach and downtown—and right next door to Jessica’s childhood family apartment—quickly became a reflection of her eclectic style.
“I LOVE FINDING THINGS F R O M VA R I O U S D E C A D E S A N D VA R I O U S PA R T S O F T H E W O R L D T H AT F E E L PERSONAL TO ME.”
That style is equally inspired by her Moroccan roots, her parents’ fashion company Gold Hawk, and her own architecture training at the University of Southern California. Combining her childhood love of art with her adult affinity for different cultures, Jessica launched her blog, Life’s Little Jems, in early 2010. Her interior design firm J. Marx Atelier quickly followed. “To me, blogging and designing go hand in hand,” she explains. “I always find things while searching for clients that I think the world might like to know about.” When it came to designing her own home, Jessica found herself on a strict timeline. “My husband and I never lived together before we got married and neither of us had any furniture when we moved in,” she recalls. “When we got the apartment, we had two weeks to go out and furnish the entire place—in the midst of planning and preparing for the wedding. It was a mad rush, but it all came together in the end.” The apartment is full of off-beat finds that look like they were collected over many years: the rams’ head coffee table in the living room (a flea market find from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena), the Chesterfield sofa (a hand-me-down from her parents), and the red lacquer desk that she knew she just had to have
(it was love at first sight). “I love finding things from various decades and various parts of the world that feel personal to me,” Jessica says, noting that she and her husband often wake up at 5 a.m. on Sundays to scour flea markets— flashlights in hand—for hidden gems. Fans of her aesthetic will be pleased to learn that lately Jessica has been shopping with the intention of opening a vintage shop on Etsy. Offerings will marry form and function in the same style as her bohemian apartment. “I try to spend more money on key pieces that will make the most impact in the room and spend less on the pieces that play more of a supporting role,” she says of her design philosophy. It’s an approach she looks forward to sharing with her customers, just as she advocates it with clients and applies it in her own home.
“ I T RY T O S P E N D M O R E MONEY ON KEY PIECES T H AT W I L L M A K E T H E M O S T I M PA C T I N T H E R O O M A N D SPEND LESS ON THE PIECES T H AT P L AY M O R E O F A SUPPORTING ROLE.”
Swedish in Seattle Designer Monika Claassen brings Scandinavian style to the west coast.
COPY: MACKENZIE HORAN PHOTORAPHY: BELATHEE PHOTOGRAPHY INTERIOR DESIGN: MONIKA CLAASSEN
When it came to buying their first home in Seattle, Monika Claassen and her family lucked out. They had one weekend to find a family home in a closeknit community with great schools, and Monika insists that the house found them. “This was the first one we looked at of about thirty,” she remembers. “The kids probably knew it before we did—the street was full of bike-riding, ball-bouncing, tag-playing young neighbors.” Fast-forward five years and the family can’t imagine themselves living anywhere else. Monika was recruited from Sweden to run public relations at a large software company in Santa Cruz, California, and she hesitated before starting a career in interior design. “My passion has always been design, but not until I entered motherhood did I dare to brandhout and follow my heart,” she says. After moving
After moving to Seattle, Monika has done just that, taking on clients, importing Swedish antiques, and writing her blog Splendid Willow. Most recently she opened an online boutique called Avenue, where she sells Swedish brand Ilse Jacobsen’s jackets and rainboots. “I always seem to go back to my Swedish roots,” she muses. “I tend to gravitate towards lighter colors, a more open attitude.” Her home reflects that influence to a tee: an antique Swedish secretaire containing souvenirs from home, a landscape by Swedish painter Peter Frie, and so many picture windows that the family has a hard time finding wall space to hang art. The result is something Monika likes to call “edgy classic with a Swedish twist.” It’s a style that works well for her family—and, for Monika, that’s all that matters. Mixing old with new, high end with low end, Monika has achieved a look that feels both current and personal. “I try to limit what I live with to only things I absolutely love: things that make it warm, relaxed, inviting, interesting,” she says. “I couldn’t care less about what other people think of my interiors!”
“I ONLY LIVE WITH THINGS I ABSOLUTELY LOVE, THINGS THAT ARE WARM, INVITING, AND INTERESTING.”
That’s not to say that guests don’t feel right at home. “We have quite a few visitors and have decorated with that in mind,” Monika explains. “I like guests to feel welcome and comfortable. I hate that ‘look but don’t touch feeling.’” Her home is anything but, displaying her love of Swedish antiques as well as an impressive book collection. “I get nervous if a home doesn’t display books. It makes me think the owners don’t read!” Monika and her husband definitely do read, spending weekend mornings making coffee and pancakes before spreading out the morning paper on their oversized kitchen table. One of her dreams for their home is to convert the formal dining room into a cozy library. “I want our home to be a place where people tend to linger and forget time,” she says.
M O N I K A’ S FAV O R I T E
DESIGN RESOURCES - Swedish auction houses Auktionsverket and Bukowski’s - ABC Home (New York) - Benjamin Franklin (Seattle craft store) - Burke Décor - Ikea (for my Swedish fix!) - Pacific Galleries (Seattle) - Velocity Art (Seattle) - Trader Joe’s (I wouldn’t buy a house that didn’t have one nearby!)
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