My Favorite Things
“Books, books, books. My favorite is Morning Bells or Waking Thoughts for Little Ones, which was given to me when I was quite little by a lovely old lady who lived across the street. The book was hers when she was a child, so it is very old and well-loved.”
“Photographs, simply framed in silver, are a favorite design accessory.”
Flea markets reveal unique decorative finds, like this leopard-print stool. “They’re inspirational for design.”
Worldly wisdom: The native New Zealander draws from the picturesque surroundings of her childhood in the designs at her studio on Fourth Avenue South in Naples.
“I always have Sisley’s Eau Florale on hand. It’s a lightly scented floral water mist that you spray on your face. Spray, breathe in and feel immediately calm.”
Fresh flowers—especially peonies—cut from the garden and placed into a favorite bowl are a simple delight.
For bold statement pieces to update any outfit, look to Harlem-based jewelry designer Nicole Romano, whose edgy collection is now at Marissa Collections on Third Street South.
WELL, WELL, WELL ...
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