An apartment overlooking Central Park? Count me in. Alina Cho’s New York City home is filled with colors and bold prints, incredible art, and it fits right in with her motto “I love to be happy, and I want to be surrounded by things that make me happy” stated in her interview for Elle Decor back in 2018. I couldn’t agree more. PS: The apartment is also pre-war (screams of excitement.)
Marisa Berenson’s Marrakech home is furnished and designed so brilliantly and colorfully, and it’s definitely something that gives me joy looking at during these unfortunate times. When Berenson first saw the home “it was completely abandoned” where she states in the full article over on Elle Decor. From Venetian sofas to gold taffeta curtains and special treasures, the space she’s created is magical.
Although we will all be staying in the Easter, that doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate as we always do. In fact, during these times of uncertainty it’s better to keep tradition then to stray away if possible. A beautiful tablescape can instantly lift my mood and they can be a fun way to spend some time diy-ing.
Since I’m practicing social distancing I’ve been spending much more time at home and have been keeping myself inspired by using Pinterest and reading magazines online. I’m currently not in New York City and I’m back home in Massachusetts, so I’m taking this time to read and create new mood boards for the upcoming months. I’m very fond of scrolling through Pinterest and finding new home and style inspiration, recently particular to home gardens.
Autumn de Wilde’s new film and adaption of Jane Austen’s Emma takes place in a dream pastel Georgian dollhouse that is so feminine chic. The set decorator Stella Fox, and production designer Kave Quinn, along with their teams created the most awe-inspiring 19th century, Georgian period world. When I saw the interiors of the Firle Estate after they went in and added some bright playful paint, printed wallpaper, and decor my jaw dropped.
Now more than ever is a great time to make your home a happy, welcoming place for yourself. With more people starting to work from home and schools closing down, you’re going to be spending more time in your home. Lifting your spirits and making yourself feel more motivated to get things done may be harder now being at home, but to make things easier, make your surroundings inspiring through spring decor.
Downtown at Seaport there is this super funky store 10 Corse Como that I’ve been wanting to go in for forever and finally did. The store has everything from home decor to coffee table books (which I did in fact spend 45 minutes looking at) to skin care, along with beautiful clothes and accessories. The store design is so modern and cool. In the store they also have an art gallery where they have new exhibitions, and right now they have photographs that Bruce Gilden took of people in New York City in the mid 70s and 80s, along with some new shots. It’s on view until April 5th.
The greatest thing about New York City is without even a plan, you can head out for the day and stroll through a neighborhood and find so many cool things to do. I love walking around the city on the weekends, even if it’s only for a few hours! This past Saturday my friend and I set out for Soho and we found the coolest art gallery.
If you follow me on my Instagram, @ mckennaramonajennings, you may notice that amidst the style photos there are quite a few shots of interiors and exteriors. I have always had a secret love for interior and exterior design, but especially since I’ve moved to New York City and have been able to wander around, I’ve found an even greater love for it.