When I was fitting out my space on Maui, the powder room vanity mirror saga felt like it was never going to end. I was determined to do something different and pretty. My studio like space was partly inspired by a hotel room suite. The shower and loo have a pocket door for privacy but there is no door between the vanity and the sleeping area. So, from the sleeping area, the vanity is in full view. When I planned the space, I tried to have as few doors and dividing walls as I could to maximize the square footage. The space is primarily divided by closets/storage space. The first mirror I selected had a frame made of mirrored polka dots in varying sizes. It was beautiful. I ordered it from two different sites and both times, it shipped directly from the manufacturer with barely any packing material and arrived damaged (how they could be in the mirror business and opt to throw a big mirror with a frame made of a bunch of smaller mirrors into a box with no padding befuddles me). Disappointed, I started my mirror search again and found this mirror on AllModern, the lacquer-like black regency frame makes me smile every time I see it, it’s absolutely perfect.
Mary janes are one of my favorite shoe styles. In the 90s I dug the clunky heavy versions sold by Prada. I screamed in delight when Carrie Bradshaw spotted the Manolo Blahnik mary jane stilettos (aka the urban shoe myth) in the closet at Vogue. I wore my delicate ballet flat versions (bought on the final final markdown from Bally) until they died a dignified death and went to shoe heaven. These patent high-heeled beauties were bought at a sample sale from Stuart Weitzman shortly before I relocated to Maui. I no longer wear business attire to the day job so they haven’t seen much action since but one day, their time will come.
I’ve only recently become interested in interior design and home furnishings but found myself instantly attracted to anything and everything midcentury, including this George Nelson bubble lamp. The bubble lamp comes in different shapes, but this round shape with the criss cross lines matched my space the best. Surprisingly, it doesn’t attract dirt or dust (it’s the one thing in the house I’m not constantly dusting!). it hangs over the chaise of the sectional and emanates a wonderful soft glow.