Name: Isabella Patrick, Dacha Design
Location: Inwood, NYC
Our home is our retreat. The goal was to marry elegance and relaxation with classic yet affordable pieces to evoke a unique and welcoming atmosphere. Classic Art Deco details inherent to our space set the stage for a mix of mid-century, Swedish, and cottage pieces.
Some of our favorite pieces are a Paul McCobb desk we acquired at our local, tiny-yet-thorough antique shop Scavengers and a classic Art Deco armoire acquired years ago at the Hell's Kitchen Flea — both were a steal priced at under $250! We also love our Mediterranean blue bedroom ceiling — it is so serene. our Amy Butler curtains that beautifully filter our sunlit home and which inspired the foyer color and our herringbone and inlaid hardwood floors. However, our most prized possession is our kitty, Lupe. She enhances all of the furniture and scenes in our home.
Challenges have included creating a functional use for our foyer (we still can't believe we have a foyer!) and smartly dividing our living room into three usable, yet blended, zones: office, den/living room, and dining room. Other challenges have simply been to reflect our style and personality while staying within our small budget. Luckily, our philosophy is to look upon your home as a curated collection of pieces you truly love. For this reason our home is a work in progress, is forever changing, evolving, improving and growing around us.