Where else do your source pieces?
‘I’m on the board of Housing Works, a non-profit fighting AIDS and homelessness, and often find a lot of pieces in its thrift store. Luckily, I have a lot of architect and interior designer friends, so I get to peek into their worlds a lot. Eduardo Ardiles in Philadelphia is an incredible interior designer, and a lot of the little accents come from his studio, like the rings on top of the fireplace and the circular vase. My grandpa, who’s 102, has lived in the same house in New Jersey his whole life, and his basement is full of stuff from different periods of his life. So whenever I move into a new place, I take a look around his basement to find little treasures to take with me, like the side tables in my bedroom. He also lives near some great thrift stores – these 1950s coffee tables in the living room are from one of them.’
Do you have a most treasured piece?
‘Probably the chair in shagreen stingray by French furniture designer, R&Y Augousti. The couple are good friends of mine, and their entire apartment is in shagreen. It’s insane.’
How do you use your terrace?
‘This year I’m creating my first edible garden. I tried before, but this time I’m really determined. I’m growing a bunch of herbs, plus lettuce, kale and purple cabbage. I love to cook, but when I’m entertaining up here on the terrace I very much do it in New Yorker style. I’m lucky to live by some great markets, so a lot of the time I’ll pick up a smoked fish from Barney Greengrass or anchovies from Zabar’s and serve it up there. I love red vermouth with a twist or an olive, that’s my go-to. And I tend to make a mezcal Negroni when I have friends over.’