AMERICAN HERITAGE

I remember the very first time I walked through the door of my dear friend Lynn’s apartment. I literally felt like I had gone through the wardrobe into Narnia; that’s the only way to describe it. I have never seen a home quite like hers before. Lynn’s place is filled with unique, inherited accessories, each with its own history and story. Every single piece in her apartment means something to her; I don’t think she ever bought anything for her home that she didn’t truly love. That’s why everything works so well together.

85847Lynn is a very unique person with great stories and memories to share and her home is an extension of that personality. Her love for horses, American heritage, classical film as well as her obsession with ‘bad nuns’ speaks to you from every inch of her apartment. She is one of the most creative people I have ever met; an innate creativity from her background,  taste and history.

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She is obsessed with ‘bad nuns’; pictures, photos, cards, kitchen and bathroom accessories – all featuring nuns behaving badly. I have never seen such a quirky collection before. Her side table lamps, made from the boots of her late friend, are absolutely stunning. To come up with an idea like this and display it without being too overwhelming is not easy. For me it works perfectly.

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96317She is a big fan of Audrey Hepburn movies, especially Breakfast at Tiffany’s but merely hanging the canvas on her wall wouldn’t be enough for Lynn; she has a pair of black heels and tassels on either side of the picture as well. She also has a big cowboy boot collection; dating right back to her very first pair when she was just three years old. She has it on display along with her first saddle and whip, again aged three.

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45874Her old luggage trunks are very impressive and they are probably my favourite things in her apartment. This amazing collection is her family heritage and it looks even more spectacular in real life. The influences of her childhood in America, great personal taste and her quirky personality can be seen in her home. It’s one of my favourite apartments I have ever seen. I always get inspired by it and it’s a place that you can never get enough of.

2 thoughts on “AMERICAN HERITAGE

  1. My dear friend, Natalia. What can I say except that I have many fond memories of us laughing, dancing, and enjoying the odd bottle of wine in my “quirky” apartment. You are missed and are always welcome to come and see me in the good old US of A!

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