Neil (my husband) and I have flipped four houses in the 15 years that we have been together. We are in the process of building a house out on Long Island. As you can see, we love a project. I don't think I’m breathing unless I’m designing a house.
Although our home is very high brow, it has to be livable. I have a five-year-old and we need to feel like we can live without everything being too precious. I spend most of my time with Marcel in the kitchen.
While my loft is still a work in progress, the pieces are slowly coming together. My home is filled with layers of treasures from places I’ve traveled, including rugs from Morocco, picture frames stacked against the walls and images from Paris brought down by the river.
I’m really trying to live the town–and–country lifestyle which is a lot to keep on top of — I excel with a rigorous schedule so that’s helpful. My goal with my home was to keep everything feeling polished but casual. I don’t like anything to feel precious or untouchable and so long as you keep that mantra and each decision goes through this filter, I think your house will really be a home.
My husband bought our current home, a former meat packing plant in the West Village, almost 20 years ago! I’ve lived there almost a decade and I love how it feels comfortable and homey, but also like it has this story that it wants to tell you the minute you walk inside. It has a very Wes Anderson vibe to it.
My LA home is the true essence of my style. The space is often visited by friends, as we are endless entertainers and hosts — welcoming all the little toddlers and babies over to swim in the pool while we adults gather and hang.
We've lived in a 1913 craftsman bungalow in a little pocket of Hollywood called Larchmont Village for the last 11 years. It’s a really special little house and an even more special neighborhood — we seriously have the best neighbors! We are surrounded by creatives who throw THE most epic parties.
My favorite area in my home would be my windows which look out over all of NYC. The fresh, natural light always comes pouring in in the morning. Sometimes I will sit on the ledge by my window with my cat Suess and a cup of coffee watching the city streets.
My home is rather simple, as I’m a less is more girl when it comes to how I live. Surprising to some, a lot of my work is done at home, whether it’s prepping for an audition or working on certain projects, so I like my environment to strike the perfect balance of work.
I gold leafed and painted five giant white canvases around our apartment. Some are cabinet covers that hide my art supplies while the three others, each six feet high, are more focal points in the living room.
The key to living in New York is knowing how to score these peaceful moments. This time of year is the best as I can watch the trees turn colors and feel the crisp fall air. I hang out, drink coffee, read, write music and listen to music.
I’m starting to buy more and more art because I’m so inspired by the artists I work with; I have a small sculpture by Wing artist Devra Freelander along with a photo by Louis Heilbronn which I got after I curated his last solo show in NY. My favorite pieces of furniture are probably my Le Corbusier chair and my vintage yellow dining table bought in upstate, NY.
I'm a singer as well, and I grew up listening to and learning from Nancy Wilson, Aretha Franklin, Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson and more. They all sing with so much heart, soul, grit, and longing. I can always count on my music corner to brighten any day.
My favorite thing about my space is that I live in a place that I can walk to my favorite coffee shop and get fresh air whenever I need. Being able to walk in LA is a game-changer. It is a daily practice for me.
I am a HUGE fan of pops of color and my latest obsession is yellow velvet. I’m about to start a new reno, and I’m thinking blues, grays and yellows might be my theme, so this is actually great research for me.
The furniture is a continuous expression of the home, not something shoe-horned in. So for me, it’s the elements that feel like they were meant to be there. The brutalist chandelier, the tulu rug in the living room, and of course the poker table, all come to mind. I fell in love with the mid-century details, and chose decor that echoed and added an exclamation point to it.
I’m new to crystals, but I'm becoming a huge fan from what I’ve begun to learn. I have the most gorgeous coffee table book from Energy Muse called Crystal Museand it is the perfect place to start for a new crystal lover. I have a set of mediation crystals from them that I hold in my hands when I do my daily meditation and I just love them.
I always wanted a statement pink couch and it's the most feminine thing there. My house has a California-meets-Scandanvia aesthetic with white walls and black and white photography, lots of light and plant life. It's a minimalist look and this sofa is the center of it all.
Our style is very eclectic and is a mashup of Mid-Century pieces and our Nomadic global style — think a Corbusier chaise longue with mirrored Indian pillows from a market in Jaipur and that's our style.
Most of my time is split between my worlds of hustle. Whether I am in the gym, working out of Soho House, or locking myself in my Upper West Side apartment creating, my environment is very important for my focus.
I’m super into bamboo right now. They give a relaxing and environmentally friendly vibe while adding neutral tones that go with all your of other accessories. They’re also super tall so you don’t leave your high ceilings looking lonely.
I keep one of my shorter surf boards in the corner and recently added a really cool print over the sofa. It’s a true surf shack. The moment I set foot into my home I can relax. Having a house in Sag Harbor is one of the reasons I can still handle the chaos of NYC.
Los Angeles has such an amazing history of architecture, and it continues to have a growing design community. Spaces like Sunnylands when out in Palm Springs, or bringing out of town visitors to Pierre Koenig’s Stahl House or Richard Neutra’s VDL House show California's wealth of architecture.
We just moved to Miami Beach. I was so sad to be leaving our little nook in Williamsburg, but I am so happy being here. I love New York, but now I really really really love Miami. Our house is a 5 minute walk to the beach and I love that my boys are little beach bums running around with their little naked butts on the beach.
It's cold. And dark. And yeah, I know, we're all supposed to be subscribing to the New Year, New You mantra. And I am. But I'm also really, really in love with my bed. So maybe it should be New Year, new Bed? Here are some of my favorite bedding accessories that will keep you from doing something dumb like getting out of bed in the morning.
Fresh flowers are a wonderful way to compliment your home. We love using our friends at The Unlikely Florist, a van converted into a mobile flower stand featuring fresh wildflowers in rustic wine bottle vases which pops up all around Venice and makes home deliveries.
We are 15 days out from moving in to our brand new house. We were blessed with the opportunity to build our house from the ground up, and it has been an incredible one-year process. I am most excited about the kitchen and living room, as we love to entertain!
From The Select 7: Because of my obsession with Shanan and Eskayel, I feel it necessary to plug them. While Shanan was reluctant to share the following info, I am not, Because I believe we should all live in an Eskayel world.
The vibe we wanted was a more contemporary take on midcentury Italian design, calling to mind Gio Ponti and Carlo Mollino, which he achieved with buttery leather in fun colors, black steel, pastels and sheepskins.
I can’t seem to nail precisely what to call our style, but it involves influences from old Parisian apartments in the Marais, to the beachy homes on the Venice canals that one of my fave designers, Amber Lewis, would curate.
I have a collection of seashells from all of the beaches I’ve visited. It's not original but it gives me an excuse to walk along the beach and pick up shells to bring a little piece of that memory home.