The Maryn Shop

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My dear friend, Michelle Adams has created outstanding interior imagery in her own home and for many interior design publications and now turns her talents to her own shop, The Maryn. “I learned as a magazine editor that trends are fleeting,” she explains, “so I’ve curated pieces that are here to stay—the kind you will love today, and years down the road.” An ethos that is true to my heart as this is the same approach I have when designing clothing for DE SMET. It was hard to edit down my wish list, but after a few hours, these are my must-haves from The Maryn.

Art lives in our home as another member of the family. This print, Untitled (orange), by Pavel Feinstein reminds me of 17th century food paintings. The moodiness of the print would add a much-needed dark layer to our stark white walls.

 A reinterpretation of the Bolshoi Theatre chandelier in Moscow, this delicate, organic structure would add ceiling interest without creating clutter in our Brooklyn apartment.

Black spice bowls add a sculptural element to any table. I especially love that they are all made right here in New York and each one is slightly different. These are the items that make a space feel like a home.

We have been on the hunt for the perfect reading chair, our criteria was simple: comfortable enough to read in, but not too comfortable that you might fall asleep. We also didn’t want anything too chunky. The cognac club chair by Taylor Forrest meets all of our requirements while adding extra style to the room.

The Anderson ottoman by Hawkins New York is a generous size which allows it to double as a side table. I especially love that the founders of Hawkins New York, Nicholas Blaine and Paul Denoly split their time between Brooklyn, New York and the historic Hudson Valley. We spend most of our time between those three locations as well.

Cy Twombley is a favorite artist of mine. I especially love his ability to move seamlessly from one medium to another. His blurry photographs in this book feel real and mysterious. A perfect coffee table book.

We all have them: stacks of magazines taking over entire corners of rooms, filling every inch of table space and stacked as high as I am tall. In my mind, a magazine rack allows you to keep a small edited assortment of the best magazines. Overcrowding a well-designed magazine rack like this one would be sacrilegious.

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HEA Ceramics

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In a city like New York, we come across many multi-talented people on a daily basis. I met Hana El-Assad on a video shoot that I was styling, she was doing makeup and we started discussing what it was like to have something of our own. She went on to tell me that she was a graduate of culinary school and showed me a few photos of her handmade mugs. It’s been a while since our paths have crossed, but I was thrilled to come across this image on my instagram feed featuring her work for HEA Ceramics. With organic shapes and speckled glazes, HEA ceramics add an element of warmth to any tablescape. Shop HEA ceramics here or follow along on instagram to explore Hana’s process.

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Interior Inspiration: Santa Clara 1728 Hotel

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Apologies for the temporary pause in posting. Today I am dreaming of a tranquil, relaxing getaway to Lisbon, Portugal. The Santa Clara 1728 hotel is located in the old cultural quarter of the city. The 18th century building offers an old world feeling while the interior’s modern amenities make guest feel right at home.

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Read more about this hotel on Trendland or make reservations here.

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Repaired Beauty

In an effort to reduce waste, I always aim to repair things before replacing them. From holy sweaters to broken dishes, there is a subsequent beauty in repaired objects. Romy Northover explores the beauty in the broken dishes of her series entitled Fracture. Shop the entire Fracture collection at The Garnered. The best part, there are no two dishes alike.

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Interior Inspiration: Minimalist Fireplace

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After a quick trip up north where I spent most of my working hours sitting in front of a fireplace, my obsession with having a minimalist fireplace in our New York apartment grew exponentially. This dream will have to wait until we build our own minimalist home one day. In the meantime I am gathering some major interior inspiration on the subject. Everywhere you look, from New York and New Mexico to Italy and Greece, minimalist fireplaces quietly adorn spaces all over the world. A bare space to build your fire allows the fire to take center stage. There are no ornate mantels or complicated doors to obstruct the view, just a simple setting for a warm fire. Here are my current favorites, oh and don’t forget about this one. Visit me here for more interior inspiration.

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