Allegedly inhabited by Marilyn Monroe, Los Angeles-based interior designer Wendy Haworth‘s pre-war apartment is filled with an eclectic collection of objects and furniture found throughout her travels. A master of mixing elements from all periods and styles, Haworth’s home emanates warmth and personality stemming from meaningful pieces acquired over time.
Tips: For those of you with limited space, a glass or Lucite table lends the illusion of taking up less space. If you’re shopping vintage and can’t find a complete set of chairs, mismatched seating feels casual, but cohesive when they are the same color. And to create a beautiful table vignette, items displayed at varying heights keeps the eye intrigued.
1. CB2 Silverado Dining Table | 2. Blue Art Deco Vase | 3. Fix Studio Wire Barstool | 4. Vase of Branches – I loooooove using branches as a centerpiece. They’re the most economical, easy way to make a big impact, especially for those lacking floral-arranging abilities. My favorite branches include pussy willow, tulip magnolia, cherry and plum, which I usually buy from the weekend farmer’s market. | 5. Room & Board Lange Chair | 6. Boutique Maroc Boucherourite Rug
Tip: Gallery walls are a fantastic way to showcase your styling prowess and infuse your home with personality or memoirs from your travels. Haworth’s art covers a wide range of styles, but common colors in each piece serve as the thread that unifies the collection into a cohesive whole. When creating a gallery wall, I like to include one piece larger than all the others to serve as the anchor for the rest of the art, which Haworth has done with the work positioned in the center of the bottom row. Want more tips for creating a gallery wall? Check out my favorite Apartment Therapy tutorial and tips from HGTV
1. Jonathan Adler Bond Console | 2. The Turkish Bath by Picasso | 3. Rorschach by Andy Warhol | 4. Vintage Metal Flower Sculpture | 5. Vintage Mirrored Round Tray | 6. Antique French Art Nouveau Brass Easel | 7. Eroded in the Silence by Chikara Umihara | 8. Target Metal Lasso Lamp
Photos courtesy of One Kings Lane