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sneak peek: leslie siegel

by Grace Bonney

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today’s final post belongs to the lovely leslie siegel. leslie has been a prop stylist in the design industry for 14 years and is currently at work on a full-length feature documentary. but today she’s taking a break from work and sharing her park slope, brooklyn home with us. i am dying to have a meal in that cool dining nook (oh, the giraffes!) but there are plenty of great spots, so i hope you’ll enjoy leslie’s peek!

i’m heading out now for my birthday- the biz ladies are taking a breather today so we’ll be back next tuesday with multiple biz ladies posts and plenty of free tips and advice for small-biz owners.

[image above: I live in park slope, brooklyn with my boyfriend of 12 years (lloyd) who is a cinematographer currently making his first documentary film. our apartment is a bit of a mish mash and is still evolving which is why i haven’t included more room shots. after our brand new leather sofa from DWR was mercilessly cat-scratched, (our cat Phipps is no longer with us) I had to find creative ways to cover up the holes hence the throws, sheepskin and burlap attempting to look casual but layered strategically. The bird panels/screens behind the sofa were found at an estate sale in Connecticut. we bought like 8 of them and have them leaning all over the apartment. The wall sculpture above the couch was bought on ebay and is by Curtis Jere.]

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[image above: The giraffe stencils behind our Saarinen Tulip table and chairs are by artist Jared DeFrancesco who also painted the wonderful deer and dots painting i sent earlier. He’s been busy doing commissions: borderofutopia@riseup.net]

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[image above: The two lucite Usame coffee tables are by patricia urquiola (one of my design-idols, although these tables are unfortunately lint magnets!) for kartell. On our coffee table: a really great book on women designers is from the 2007 exhibit at Just Scandinavian on Hudson street. Also on the table: lines and shapes! — love it– hope to collaborate someday.]

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[image above: The striped cotton and beechwood chair is by Les Toiles de Soleil. I know it’s for a deck or the beach but i like it in the livingroom (and i can pretend i’m on a deck or the beach) got it at calypso home. The pillow is from auto on washington street.]

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[image above: the desk, lloyd and i each have inspiration boards behind the desk. lloyd is a pretty great doodler. we also have some of his childhood art hanging around.]

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[image above: I love plants and work very hard not to kill them. i found the runner underneath at cb2— it is from the non-profit organization Conserve and is made from recycled milk pouches gathered around New Delhi, India.]

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[image above: my vintage swedish spice rack]

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[image above: our dresser (by blu dot). the art on the blu dot dressers: painting by david licht, collage by leslie, childhood art by lloyd]

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