We’re back with a new guest tastemaker for some quick-fire questions and a mini-curation of some fab Chairish finds!

We’re starting off a new year of Friday Finds with lifestyle blogger Grace Atwood! From her lifestyle site The Stripe—named for her affinity for nautical stripes, honed during her Cape Cod upbringing—to her next-gen book club, Bad on Paper Podcast, Grace’s endeavors speak to her voracious appetite for smart and sensational style. Unsurprisingly, Grace’s approach to interior design is also right on the money. Her cozy Brooklyn apartment—which reps enough gorgeous emerald green banana leaf print to make Blanche Devereaux weak in the knees—is a serious swoon-fest and puts her taste for off-the-cuff eclectic chicness on full display. Read on to discover what two home décor pieces Grace couldn’t part with if she tried, plus get a rundown of all the charming collectibles she goes completely cuckoo for!

Last show you binge watched?
Succession on HBO! It’s fascinating and fast-paced. The season two finale was an absolute masterpiece.

Coolest vintage piece in your house?
It’s a tie between my vintage Louis Philippe mirror (from the 19th Century, and of course a Chairish find!) and an old caned chair that my mom had restored. The details on both pieces are so ornate and special.

Where’s next on your travel bucket list?
Short-term, Harbour Island in the Bahamas. I’m going with a few girlfriends this month and we are staying at the Ocean View Club, which looks absolutely magical. But I really want to go to Japan in the next couple years.

One talent you wish you had?
I wish I were better at remembering names. Faces? I’m great with. Names? Not so much. I am constantly trying to find ways to remember new friends’ names… and constantly failing. As I get older, my memory becomes more and more of a sieve.

Do you collect anything?
Yes! I prefer to say “collect” over “hoard”…. a much better term! Some of my favorite things to collect are pens from fancy hotel rooms, vintage perfume bottles, vintage jewelry, and really cool vintage glassware (I’ve bought a lot of mine from Chairish.) Oh, and skulls! I can’t get enough—whether they’re painted Day of the Dead-style ceramics covered in beads, or sculpted from metal… I love them all. There are little skulls all over my home. I think they’re unexpected and fun. I even have a vintage Kartell stool (another Chairish purchase) with a skull print on it.

What’s a current trend you hope doesn’t exist in 100 years?
Mirrored furniture. The really cool old vintage pieces don’t bother me, but most new mirrored furniture just looks awful.

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January 3, 2020

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