All morning we've been helping our Urban Tag Sale friends unload their treasures into our space for the event tomorrow, and we can't wait to share all their amazing vintage pieces with you! Stay tuned to Christiane's twitter to see live updates. Today we're chatting with Danielle and Jessica of Decorative Traces about their love of art history, homemade gifts and the genius of sisal rugs.
Where are you from originally?
Jessica: Western Massachusetts
Danielle: Northern New Jersey
Where do you live now?
J + D: Manhattan
What’s your decorating style?
J + D: As designers and historians, we believe that cultivated space is the key to inspired living. In collaboration with our clients, Decorative Traces specializes in achieving highly personalized interiors with keen attention to detail and historical precedence. Central to our approach is mixing traditional and contemporary furnishings, then further refining space through curated selections of art, objects, vintage and antique items.
Curated; intentional; livable; sophisticated; modern; traditional; worldly; urbane
J: The desert, the American west, and Robert Smithson.
(Smithson image via History of Our World")
D: The Italian Renaissance garden, the sixties, and Abraham Lincoln.
(Image via Travel Italy)
Best tip for visiting flea markets?
J + D: Have an idea of what you want to find to stay focused and avoid buying something you really don’t need. That being said, keep an open mind because flea markets are wonderful opportunities to discover something new.
Favorite local shops:
Favorite decorating trick:
J + D: When in doubt, use a sisal rug.
(Image via Pinterest)
3 things you cannot live without:
J + D: Yoga. Van Morrison. Our library.
J + D: Détente on Martha’s Vineyard.
Go-to hostess gift:
J + D: Homemade pumpkin blueberry bread.
(Image via Babble)