Building a Home

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It has been such a dream to start decorating and making our new home our own. We’ve only been here for 7ish weeks, so it’s all new and still very much in the works..although I’m always drawn to dark walls we chose a bright white (benjamin moore chantilly lace) and I’m really happy with it!! We have some high ceilings and I knew the bright white would capitalize on all the light. anyway, I always want to live in every Soho House I see, so I’m constantly going back to those images..so beautiful!! I just discovered they have a shop too!

soho house favorites: the allis, 76 dean street

I’ve been thinking a lot about how I want to design our home..what I want my children to see on our walls, the feeling our friends/family will have when they come over… how can I create a space that is warm, orderly, kid-friendly and full of artwork that is meaningful to me…these bits from different interviews I’ve read have been on my mind…

Dax Roll and Joyce Urbanus of Amsterdam-based design studio Nicemakers, from “House to Home” (via SohoHouse) talk about their design philosophy and the feeling they try to create in their spaces: something warm, lived in…

Joyce— ‘What’s most important to us is that the spaces we design don't feel new. We had a couple of openings, in a bar and in one of the penthouse projects we did, where people said to us when they arrived for the first time it felt like it had already been there for a long time. It feels very natural, considered, but not contrived.’ 

Dax —‘It feels like the restaurant had been open for a long time already, or people had been living there for a couple of years and had already travelled the world and collected some nice art and objects.’

 Dax Roll and Joyce Urbanus bedroom (above)

Dax Roll and Joyce Urbanus bedroom (above)

I’ve been also thinking about the artwork I want to display..where..how much..which ones etc…Anna Bond’s beautiful home really inspired me to be selective. Anna hung only one painting on her dining wall and really let it have it’s own moment. Thinking about having your home be a serene haven from the fullness of the day, a blank canvas when your day is full of busyness and color…

Anna Bond and her husband Nathan spend their days running Rifle Paper Co., the beloved stationery brand with more than 175 employees, so they want their home to feel like a haven. “Friends come over and say, ‘There’s no color!’” says Anna. “But we need a place that is totally serene.” (via)

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The Butcher’s Daughter in LA is also one of my favorite interiors— soooo insanely amazing inside- the plants!!!

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