Andrea LinettResides in:
New York City. See her home here
Creative Director, Brand Consultant, and AuthorBest known for:
magazine, making eBay fashionable, and serving as VP Global Creative Director of Michael Kors How would you describe your personal style?
Untucked glamour. I've very bad at looking perfectly pressed, so I just go with it.What's a typical day like for you?
I'm a creature of habit. I get up, make a strong double Nespresso, read and answer e-mails, work out, eat breakfast, shower. Then I start my day, which consists of collaborating with my best friend, Anne Johnston Albert, on our new bag-and-clothing line, writing my shopping column for Refinery 29
, and working on various projects for clients—everything from merchandising to branding.You travel a lot with your husband [photographer Michael Waring]. Which trip has been your favorite?
Marrakech. We went there for a Lucky
shoot right before we got married. We planned our wedding in three months and based a lot of it on that trip—rose petals and Moroccan lanterns on the tables.What's your secret to creating a home that feels worldly but not culturally dissonant?
You have to pick things that complement each other, whether it's a color palette or a vibe. Otherwise, you risk having your home look like an ad for a trip around the world (an I Love Lucy
reference!).How does your current home compare to the one you grew up in?
It's not that far off. My parents always had midcentury furniture, pillows, and art. I bought the same 1970s chrome lamp from Habitat and a slatted wood bench that I grew up with. We've added a lot more ethnic pieces, such as Moroccan pillows, and kookier flea-market finds, such as our wall of horse and seascape paintings.What is your favorite piece in your home?
It's a tie: our ketubah (wedding contract), the Moroccan rugs we bought in Marrakech, and the Saarinen Womb Chair that was a wedding present from a bunch of friends.What do you collect?
Jewelry of all kinds, including Native American turquoise pieces. Boots, from cowboys to Rick Owens wedges. And, come to think of it, I have more denim jackets than a person needs!