I have been an avid reader of interior design magazines for as long as I can remember. My mom has a vast love for interior design, so I without a doubt picked up my interest from her. Every month we would always have a slew of new decor magazines arrive at our door, from House […]
I have been an avid reader of interior design magazines for as long as I can remember. My mom has a vast love for interior design, so I without a doubt picked up my interest from her. Every month we would always have a slew of new decor magazines arrive at our door, from House Beautiful to Elle Decor. When I was in middle school Domino was one of my favorites because the interiors were always so bright and a bit less traditional. In high school my new favorite was the online magazine, Lonny, that released their first virtual issue in 2009. I loved the ease of access to Lonny and the ability to search anything mentioned online as you read it. Through my interest in Lonny I began to follow the editor, Michelle Adams. She was young and relatable to me as the reader. And even better, she began her career at Domino so Lonny had a similar esthetic. Over the early years of Lonny, Michelle’s personal apartments were featured. In 2010 her apartment mixed vintage pieces with bright fabrics. Then in 2013, Michelle’s new, light filled, apartment on the Upper West Side was published. Quickly thereafter, Michelle left Lonny to have her career come full circle as she became Editor-In-Chief of the newly relaunched Domino. In the last year or so I haven’t read much about Michelle (she left Domino in 2014.) After Domino Michelle, in her 30s, left New York for her home state of Michigan and has since focused her career on creative consulting.
Due to my interest in Michelle’s career and the interior design world, you can imagine my excitement when I opened up the newest issue of House Beautiful and saw a feature on Michelle’s new home in Michigan in the February 2016 issue. While Michelle was know to known in New York for constantly moving between apartments but now that she is back in Michigan she was in search of a home with permanence. She renovated and decorated her 1920’s home to be a space that could adapt and change with her taste while also staying classic. Not surprisingly, I am in love with Michelle’s new home. With all the blue and white, what is not to love! With inspiration from the living room at the JK Palace in Capri (one of my favorite hotels!) there is an expert mixed of modern pieces with traditional elements mixed in.
After seeing Michelle’s latest decor project, I was inspired to search through my pinterest boards and Lonny magazine to see some of the pervious iterations of Michelle’s homes and how her taste has evolved over the years. With out a doubt there is a big change from her one bedroom apartment from five years ago as well as here larger yet still different apartment in 2013. But I think her current Michigan home is my absolute favorite.
I have compiled some of the images from each space below so that you can see for yourself. Which design is your favorite?