The Maryn Shop


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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Interior Inspiration: Kinfolk Office


Remember when Kinfolk published a book of inspiring interiors? I think they were secretly doing research on how they’d like to design their new Kinfolk office in Copenhagen. Taking cues from Japanese and Scandinavian design, Kinfolk’s editor-in-chief Nathan Williams worked closely with Norm Architects to design a clean gallery and workspace. Every surface has a texture or sheen that compliments the other objects in the room. From the caramel velvet sofa to light grey walls with strategically placed alcoves and shelves, every inch of the space is thoughtfully designed. The objects within the space act as art with their straightforward and functional designs.

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Interior Inspiration: A Minimal Home


After living in a New York apartment for more than 4 years without moving, things start to get a little claustrophobic. We are at that point in our apartment. We want to purge everything and start with a clean slate. This is wasteful, so obviously we won’t be purging everything. But we have slowly begun to clear out our unused books, clothes and miscellaneous objects that fill various closets and drawers. In celebration of this, I have collected some of my favorite minimal home imagery to get us to a more paired down place. It’s about the integrity of the materials, the honesty of design and the importance of comfort. For more inspiration go here.


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How to Find the Perfect Accent Chair

My boyfriend and I have lived together for about three years and we’ve learned that the furniture we pick out together is the most successful furniture in our apartment. It takes some time, strategic planning and a little compromise to decide, but it is well worth it in the end. When we started looking for an accent chair for our living room, I turned to One King’s Lane because of their huge variety of quality chairs. This is our thought process as we figured out how to find the perfect accent chair for our living room…




This week I’m excited to be guest blogging for Arhaus. Every day this week I will highlight a new fashion trend that can easily translate to your home with products from Arhaus, so visit their blog to see what the trend is today. I’m also a guest Pinner for Arhaus this month, so be sure to follow the < ARHAUS X DESMITTEN > board for daily inspiration where fashion and interiors collide. Here is a little sneak peek of what you can expect…