We’ve long admired Dara Kent-Cobb for the stylish, glamorous accessories she designs for Preston & Olivia, so we couldn’t wait to get a peek into her New York City home. And her fashionable and functional home definitely did not disappoint. Dara’s style translates perfectly into the home she shares with her husband and dog, and just check out that view!
Photography: Trent Bailey
How and when did you start Preston & Olivia?
I always knew that I wanted to start my own business one day, so I signed up for a “Starting Your Own Small Business” class at FIT in the spring of 2010. I thought the class was going to be lecture only and a great opportunity to learn about all things small business. It was all that, but what I didn’t catch in the class description was that participants had to also have an actual business/startup to work on for this class. So I made up Preston & Olivia on the spot the first day of class when we were asked to introduce ourselves and share our businesses. After completing the class, including branding, business plan and all, I created my first collection of bridal headpieces, and the rest is history.