I’m so impressed and inspired by the way DwellStudio founder and Creative Director Christiane Lemiuex has built her ever-expanding brand. Launched in 1999 with a focus on bedding and soft goods, DwellStudio has since expanded to include chic, modern items for every room in the home including furniture, home accessories, rugs, tabletop and artwork as well as as a line of stylish baby and kids furnishings. Recently, the company opened up the doors to its first flagship store in New York City which serves as the perfect showcase for the brand’s home and lifestyle wares. The nearly 3000 square-foot store also offers features such as a custom furniture design station and an assortment of hand curated vintage furniture and accessories sourced by Christiane from around the world. I recently had a chance to check out the shop and was floored by the attention to detail put into the store design as well as in love with all of the amazing finds. It’s such a beautiful and inspiring space! I wanted to hide out in the stock room until the store closed so I could secretly live there as squatter but I figured the gesture probably wouldn’t be very well received;) Below, for your viewing pleasure, is a peek inside the new store and if you’re in New York I’d highly recommend checking it out in person. And if not, you can always shop the brand at DwellStudio.com!
DwellStudio – Flagship Store
77 Wooster Street (Between Broome Street and Spring Street)
New York, New York 10012
Hours: Mon – Sat, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sun, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The weather is absolutely beautiful here in New York so I plan to get out and enjoy the sunshine but if you find yourself with some downtime in front of your computer, here are our favorite articles from around the web that you must read this weekend!
I’m always mesmerized by the over-the-top florals and graphic prints seen in Greek born, British based fashion designer Mary Katrantzou’s collections. Inspired by prints from her capsule collection for Topshop, here are some bold floral items that I’m loving right now.
I always love examples of good retail design and right now I’m crushing over ready-to-wear and accessories designer Monika Chiang’s new SoHo boutique. The 1,250-square-foot space was designed by “Million Dollar Decorator” Mary McDonald and I’m loving those kelly green chairs, textured walls and glamorous brass accents. Chiang has been receiving lots of buzz recently and if you’re not familiar with her work click here to check out her e-commerce site!
This past weekend I finally had a chance to sit down and read through interior designer Kishani Perera’s new book, Vintage Remix which I am absolutely loving! Growing up rummaging through yard sales, flea markets and thrift shops in search of the perfect piece, Kishani developed a knack for re-imagining vintage finds as well as a killer signature style that is colorful, eclectic and just plain cool. It’s no wonder that she is the go-to decorator for A-list Hollywood celebrities like Kate Bosworth, Josh Duhamel, Molly Simms, Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Jason Statham. Filled with images from Kishani’s portfolio, Vintage remix covers everything from mastering the art of layering and mixing and matching, to advice on where to splurge vs save and, of course, how to re-imagine your vintage finds. It’s a great guide to achieving good design at any price point or for anyone simply looking for inspiration. Below is a look inside the book plus a few photos from Kishani’s book launch party at her LA shop, Rummage. You can order a copy of Vintage Remix here!