I'm currently recovering from what I hope will be the last nasty head cold I get this year. Spring is nearly upon us (here in the Southern Hemisphere) so that should mark an end to the winter sniffles! Progress on the home decorating front has also been a bit delayed in that we didn't get started on the kids rooms as planned on the weekend, however I did have fun talking to the boys about how they would like their rooms to look. More on that later!
Today I'm going to share a lovely home belonging to New York based fashion designer Gillian Tennant, thanks to Badlands Studio. The space, an old artist's loft in downtown Tribeca was built around the mid-1800's. Once a textile factory, many of the original and quirky features have been retained including 'wonky' timber floors (as Gillian describes them), 16 foot wood beam ceilings and exposed brick walls.
Situated in a quiet street with a roof terrace that overlooks a city that can feel grey and grungy, Gillian has in contrast, kept the interior light and fresh. Painting every surface white has provided a lovely canvas for layering in a mix of vintage and tribal touches and that winning combination of high and low end pieces.
Gillian's pared-back style has a soft, feminine edge. The Be Calm print is by Louise Bourgeois.
Another lovely corner with a Thonet Chair and simple pot plant, book pile and vintage Polaroid camera.
There's a delicate quality to Gillian's styling that is so appealing. Uncluttered yet relaxed, I think she has struck the perfect balance. To see more pop over here.