We’re so thrilled to share very exciting news: HonestlyWTF is moving into a new office on August 1st! Our new space is a roomy, light-filled blank canvas, and is just waiting for some Erica + Lauren TLC. So as I’m gathering inspiration for our new digs, I can’t help but admire the way interior designer Suzanne Kasler utilizes space in her Atlanta based atelier. I love the large work tables, multiple inspiration boards, and open shelving for the copious amounts of DIY supplies and materials. It’s a perfect workspace to stimulate the imagination!
The Meyerhofer Residence is 5,000 square feet of glass, steel, redwood and stone set in the foothills of La Cañada Flintridge, California. The house was remodeled and based on its deteriorating, midcentury predecessor. Every detail, including the Arco lamp, vintage Finn Juhl dining chairs, Ralph Pucci lighting, shag rugs, and vibrant orange accents, is pure midcentury modern bliss!
After years of occasional retreats to their 19th century farmhouse in Somerset, New Jersey, New York City based designers John Dransfield and Geoffrey Ross became infatuated with a regal Georgian Revival estate named Cherryfields. At the time the home was occupied by 80 year old Nancy Pyne who, after living there for half a century, had put it up for sale. The couple eventually became close friends with Nancy and traded homes with her, making Cherryfields their own. What a fascinating tale behind such a storied and exquisite home . . .
It’s always fascinating to see how much art can reveal about one’s personality and character. I’m inspired by co-founder and creative director of Grey Area Kyle DeWoody‘s eclectic and seemingly effortless mix of art in her Greenwich Village apartment. Each installment, along with new and found objects, works together to form a story – whether it be quirky, personal, or completely unintentional. That’s what art should be all about, right?
After it was first created in 1978 for the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara, the Proust armchair became a historic and iconic symbol of twentieth century furniture design. Just a couple of years ago, designer Alessandro Mendini helped design Proust Geometrica for Cappellini – an explosive and colorful version of the original. I think you either love it or hate it . . . what do you think?
(Cappellini Proust Geometrica Armchair $13,517)
How flippin’ dreamy is antiques dealer and designer Richard Shapiro‘s Mediterranean villa? Sitting high above Broad Beach in Malibu, antiqued sandstone walls and floors contrast perfectly against immense steel windows, open spaces, and an impressive black volcanic stone kitchen. And can we discuss how spectacular the smooth steel stairway balustrade is?!