Oh, yeah! Early on I had a blue striped bedcover. Then I moved on to zebra sheets. Later, in my Georgia O'Keeffe phase, I put a vase with tangled willow branches against a bare wall and uplit it to get a shadow.
You still have bare walls.
I'm a little paranoid. I don't want anything hanging above my bed that could fall on me while I sleep. I want a worry-free bedroom, a restful escape.
How is dressing your bed in a print restful?
The subtle colors make it more of a texture than a print. It's from my new collection for .
Is this your first foray into home design?
Pretty much. Unless you count making pillows out of my fabrics for friends.
Your tables are very cool.
They're 1950s. I found them on . It took forever to find tables to fit that narrow space.
Do you read before bed?
Always--a lot of nonfiction. Lately it's all about food. At the moment, I'm reading a book on the history of Coca-Cola.
What about that stack of books on the floor?
My friends tease me about my coffee-table books. I buy a lot of art and photography books, and often the pictures inspire my collections.
Isn't it distracting to have your home office right over your shoulder?
Not at all. It's one of my favorite rooms. I look out the window while I sketch, and I end up seeing all my neighbors. I'm always calling out to them.
Was it a dressing room?
No, it was the kitchen of the studio next door, which I bought and combined with my one-bedroom apartment.
You clearly like candles.
That's my chic recycling—I organize my pencils in the jars, by color.
You even kept the labels on.
I liked the crisp black-and-white graphic.
What's your favorite scent?
I have scents for every season. In winter I burn Cèdre and Opopanax. Sometimes I have candles going in five rooms!
MAKE THE BED...
Damask duvet cover and Euro shams, Isabella embroidered decorative pillow, Pick Stitch sheet and standard pillowcases by Peter Som for .
Black Mu ikat pillow by .
Butler Bed by .
1950s bedside table from
Counterpoise Task Table Lamp in Polished Nickel by .
Produced by Abby Tabak.
Photography by Jessica Antola.