Do you have a favourite nook or corner?
'My favourite corner is the clear glass shelving with my books, an orchid and a Caroline Christina oyster painting. I feel like that space has a really nice femininity to it.'
Is there a crossover between how you design your home and how you design your lingerie line?
'Definitely. My line combines California minimalism with Parisian elegance. My lingerie, as with anything creative, is inspired by my own experiences.'
Tell us about the art in your home.
'Normally, I don’t display my own artwork in my home. But I have one piece in the dining room that I love, and I don’t care if people judge it. The cheetah picture is by Gia Ram — I follow her on Instagram, and she reached out to me and asked if she could give me a piece.
I love the three pictures above the couch in the living room. In the middle, there’s a painting that was gifted to us by my daughter’s godfather; it shows a military man and inside of him are lotus flowers — my daughter’s name is Lotus. Next to it is a picture of three crosses, that to me, is a representation of the balance of life. On the other side is a painting by my daughter that looks like it could be hanging in the Louvre. It’s so beautiful. I also have her pieces hanging in the stairwell. There’s more of my daughter’s art in the home than mine.'
What’s a design lesson you’d like to pass on to your children?
'The design lesson I’d like to pass on to my children is that cleanliness is next to godliness, and when your home is inspiring you can get a lot more done. I want them to know that you don’t have to pull yourself in 100 directions and put energy into things that aren’t advantageous for you. When your mind is great you can have one focus and create something wonderful. In this home, I want them to be able to find their focus.'
Images by Tessa Neustadt