We’re back with a new guest tastemaker for some quick-fire questions and a mini-curation of some fab Chairish finds!
This week we are joined by designer, Consuelo Pierrepont, the Austin-based half of design firm SWAYSTUDIO (her co-principal Katie Spalding heads up the San Francisco location). Since founding their firm in 2012, this duo has left their design mark in nearly every corner of the country, most recently outfitting St. Frank stores from East Hampton to Palm Springs. For every project, Consuelo and Katie weave together a love of vintage, art, and global decor to create what they’ve coined ‘intentional layers.’ Read on for a few of Consuelo’s faves and a very chic case for recycling!
Coolest vintage piece in your house?
Almost everything in my house is vintage but my favorite at the moment is the most marvelous Karl Springer ottoman that I recently purchased on Chairish (quite a find, given the designer). It was needing a thorough refresh so I recovered it in a combination of Pierre Frey mohair and Pavoni suede and added new legs.
Most memorable career moment you’ve had so far?
The whirlwind and excitement around executing the first couple of St. Frank stores outside of San Francisco.
Do you collect anything?
Tiny jars of jam ー very bizarre, I know.
What’s a current trend you hope doesn’t exist in 100 years?
Excessive excess. I am excited for people to apply the idea of restraint and recycling to more things than just packaging, and apply it to things like home decor, for example!