850 sq. ft.
Lisa's apartment is the perfect prelude
to AT's Color Month. It's bursting with color and ever-changing vignettes, inspiration for her art (which you can see on her
website). She says, "My apartment is full of vignettes. i like to cluster things together of like colors and styles. or sometimes contrasting colors and styles. it's about creating little narratives that catch the eye and tell a story...or just look pretty together."
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Years lived in:
I am really inspired by designers who aren’t afraid to use color and bold, graphic patterns.
Jonathan Adler and
Orla Kiely are two favorites.
I love mid-century design. But I am also a big fan of whimsical vintage stuff (some people would call it junk), which I collect during regular trips to my favorite thrift stores. My bedroom is almost like a kid's room because I love toys and cute Japanese stuff.
My studio and bedroom are where I spend most of my time. They are really one huge room connected by a large opening in the wall. All my favorite things are in those rooms: fabric, art supplies, my toys, special artwork, and my clothes, purses and shoes.
Most talked-about element:
I’d say my fabric collection in my studio or the plastic utensil collection in the kitchen. People go crazy for those when they come over.
Most embarrassing element:
I am not embarrassed of anything in my house.
Painting the spaces between the crown molding on the ceiling of my living room pea green.
My tastes are too eclectic to have one design source, but I’d really like an unlimited run of
Design Within Reach for the basics.
Thrift stores and an occasional mid-century shop with good prices.
Don’t be afraid of color. It will make you happy and give you more creative energy.
Almost everything in my apartment is a found treasure.
Eames DCM chair. It was my first authentic mid-century purchase years and years ago.
My duvet cover from
(Editor's note: We're leaving the comments off for this one. Lisa just wants to share her apartment!)