Name: Ellen and Everett
Where do you live? Oakland, CA
What do you do? Sr. Public Events Manager, UC Berkeley
DP Purchase/s: Pkolino Little Reader Chair
How would you describe your design style? Modern with a splash of vintage and craftsman, and a dash of romper-room for good measure
If you were a crayon, what color would you be? That amazing blue that you see in the sky at the very top (which is especially visible on cloudless sunny days).
Any favorite design ideas? I’ve started re-using my son’s favorite cool shirts to make into small accent pillows for the sofa in his room.
Any design pet peeves? Matchy-matchy interiors. Mix it up and keep it interesting.
Four places you would rather be right now: The Marais, Paris France; Portland, Oregon; Cinque Terre, Italy; New York City
Anything else we should know about you? We have a classic craftsman house built in 1914. Though graciously proportioned in most ways, the bathroom seems to have a rather narrow core. My husband and toddler started a routine at least two years ago that involved my son, Everett, keeping his dad company in the bathroom while he got ready in the morning (I’m the late sleeper). Everett outgrew his “bouncy seat” ages ago and we were freaked-out about finding a replacement that would allow for sufficient “lounging” while not entering into the dreaded “shiny red beanbag territory.” Imagine our joy at finding an adorable and suitably sized chair for Ev that easily fits into the bathroom and also looks sophisticated in his room. The side pockets of the Pkolino Little Reader Chair are perfect for his little books or catalogs. And all of this was couched in terms of moving him into a “big boy chair” which, you’ll see, worked like a charm. Thanks Design Public!
I enjoy wood paneled station wagons, German food and senior citizens (I am 80 years old at heart). Nearly every weekend I am taking photos at other people's weddings and I have a blog of my own (but I don't update it often enough). I love to paint, sew and knit. Check out my DP Staff profile on Hatch.