Where do you find most of your furniture and home décor pieces?
Most of my furniture has come from thrift stores, flea markets and Craigslist. My bed was my only big splurge. I had dreamt of that bed from the day I saw it in an Anthropologie catalog years ago. My husband and I bought it as a wedding present to ourselves and I have never regretted it. I LOVE IT! So romantic.
Tell us about how you use jewelry as a form of home décor? How can we create a similar look?
I use jewelry throughout most of my bedroom. If there is a figure, bowl, dish, hook or anything that will hold jewelry, I use it. A horse is dressed in a necklace, hooks hold more necklaces, a dish is filled with rings… it’s everywhere.
You manage to create the perfect balance between fresh & vintage. You use a lot of white (walls, rugs, textiles) and yet there are perfect touches of color. How do you decide when to keep it simple and when to add some flare?
I chose to use white walls mainly because the last home we had was full of color (we had yellow walls, green walls and turquoise walls). I was ready for white and bright! For each room I decide if and when I want color. I loved doing our bedroom in mainly white, naturals, gold and creams (soft, light and romantic). With my workspace I wanted to add pops up color against all the white. It started with a red cabinet brought from our last house and that set the tone for color in the room. Each room depends on the mood I want to create.
Left, Beth in a vintage kimono inspired robe. Right, Manolo Blahnik for Ruffian heels.
How do you think your fashion sense translates into your home?
Going back to my personal style, I said dramatic-eclectic-glamour with a vintage twist. I think my home is very much that same description.