The Home of Anthropologie’s Design Director Is Full of Textures and Textiles

updated Apr 29, 2019

The Home of Anthropologie’s Design Director Is Full of Textures and Textiles

updated Apr 29, 2019
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Name: Lady Soule, Michael Ryan Handley, pup Jackson
Location: Fishtown — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Size: 2,580 square feet
Years Lived In: 2.5 years, owned

If you have even the slightest hint of a bohemian style, you may have spent hours drooling over the patterned, textured furniture and decor delights offered up by Anthropologie. (Or is that just me?) Lady Soule is Executive Design Director at Anthropologie, and the awesome space in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood doesn’t disappoint.

Though packed with fun textures and textiles (and color and pattern) there’s also an airiness to the entire home. A hint of Scandinavian style permeates throughout (helped by the “White Room,” a lounge area with its floors painted white). And while it’s a large home square feet-wise, every room has a book you’d want to nestle into—Lady is an expert at coziness.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: Eclectic, haphazard, optimistic

Inspiration: Travel, Morocco, flea markets

Favorite Element: Bright yellow built-in bookcase

Biggest Challenge: Committing to real furniture. It makes me very nervous because I change my mind frequently!

What Friends Say: Cozy, bright, traveled. They love that everything has a story. There’s also usually a lot of buzz over my plant collection!

Biggest Embarrassment: Black bathroom

Proudest DIY: Painting our hardwood floors white.

Biggest Indulgence: Anthropologie dining room table

Best Advice: Live in the place to really learn about the space before you start decorating.

Dream Sources: Patricia Larsen—She has amazing taste and is very minimal which I long to be, but most certainly am not.


Benjamin Moore “Collingswood”
Bedroom – Benjamin Moore “Decorator’s White”

Pink Sofa — “Edelyn Sofa” by Anthropologie
Throw Pillow – “Love” pillow by Le Chic NYC
Throw Pillow – Rustic pink pillow by Le Chic NYC
Glass Coffee Table — Mode Moderne NYC
Danish Modern Armchairs – Mid-Century Modern with insane Malhia Kent fabric
Big Armchair – Anthropologie
Paintings on Wall — Michael Ryan Handley
Painting above Fireplace – Ryan Gilmartin

Dining Table – Nemus Dining Table by Anthropologie
Metal School Bookcase – Vintage
Light Fixture – Hawkins New York
Cactus Planter with Peace Sign – Jarmel by Jarmel
Planters and Plants — Shop Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Paintings – Earl Swanigan
Mid-Century Modern Chairs – Hudson, New York

Sofa — Anthropologie
Striped Pillows – Garza Marfa
Striped Console Table – Morocco
Chartreuse Chair – Anthropologie
Sherpa Chair – Anthropologie
Metal Desk – Brooklyn Flea
Black Danish Chair – Mid-century Modern Warehouse in Fishtown, Philadelphia

Paintings — Michael Ryan Handley
Bedroom Linens – Anthropologie
Orange Chair – Vintage
Pillows – Garza Marfa

Thanks, Lady and Michael!

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