Rearranging, sanitizing, trying to stay healthy–and taking photos. These last few cooped-up weeks have been a time of interior introspection. And an opportunity to take part in some Instagram Show and Tell. For design voyeurs, there’s been a steady flow of inspiration to distract from the news and the fear. Here, a dozen inside looks from creatives sheltering at home.
Above: We’ve been turning to artist Wayne Pate for inspiration for years now: see Julie’s 2010 Steal This Look on his home office, and Bloomsbury in Brooklyn, my more recent post on his wallpaper and fabrics. Wayne captioned this glimpse of his living room “Isolation Nation.” (N.B.: Wayne often sells work directly from his own walls via Instagram.)
Above: Dutch illustrator, photographer, and mother of three Saar Manche specializes in capturing quiet. (The rug is a washable wool design called Sun Rays from Woolable.)
Above: “Haven’t left this room in two days,” writes Amanda Cutter Brooks from her Oxfordshire farm. Browse her collection of English-meets-American country chic at Cutter Brooks.
Above: French rattan specialists Atelier Vime‘s “office for the coming days and weeks” is their farm in Baie d’Audierne, Brittany. Note the painted wall drape. The 1940s oak table and chair are by Brittany decorator Jean Lachaud; the pink suzani is from Uzbekistan. Go to Rattan Revival to see their main quarters in Provence.
Above: French interior designer Marianne Evennou is our doyenne of color and composition: see her Paris Work Quarters and A Postage Stamp-Size Paris Apartment. These days we look forward to catching glimpses of her own home just north of Paris; this shot is “Confinement, Day 6.”
Above: Our pal Megan Wilson (@ancientindustries), art director at Vintage and Anchor Books, is home with her husband, artist Duncan Hannah, at their place in West Cornwall, Connecticut. Tour their DIY remodel in Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home—Megan also wrote the Remodelista 100 chapter, a roundup of our favorite everyday objects.
Above: Munich-based designer and blogger Sarah Van Peteghem of Coco Lapine (@sara_cocolapine) is already accustomed to working from home—”I have a daily routine and even though it’s flexible, I find that applying ‘office hours’ works best,” she says. We like her stripes combination: her own print, Plissé no. 1, paired with Studio Oyama’s Kalligrafi cup and saucer from Fine Little Day.
Above: Spring light, 6 pm: an eye-opening pairing of lilac and rosy orange in our interior designer friend Victoria Kirk’s (@victoriakirkinterios) Westchester living room.
Above: My friend Laura Jones (@joneshunt_uk_us) is home writing and baking Mark Bittman’s no-knead bread in her Dreamiest Dream Kitchen in Yorkshire, England.
Above: Photographer Charlotte Bland says she “shoots film and photographs real life.” Here, the return of sunlight on her kitchen table in Dulwich Village, in South London.
Above: John Derian (@johnderiancompany) is sheltering at his Cape Cod quarters in Provincetown. This glimpse is by his husband, photographer Stephen Kent Johnson. See their seaside garden on pages 18-31 of the Gardenista book.
Above: June Home Supply of Winnipeg, Canada, specializes in elegantly simple household tools and accessories. We’ve been asking owners Danielle and Joël Cyr to show us their own home—”still in progress,” they always report. So we were delighted to see this bedroom, with a canopy frame found on Wayfair and wicker Flynn Wall Sconce from Serena & Lily. The sheets are fragrant with lavender courtesy of June’s French Eau de Linge.
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We love visiting creatives at home. Here are three more favorites: