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From the Mind of…Laura Day

2 Comments 14 October 2010



Photography by Natalie Wi

You may know Laura Day as one of Trading Spaces on-air talents…or you may have seen one of her inspiring projects in (name any of the national) magazines…or perhaps you know her as a web adventuress from her fresh and fab Laura Day Living…but did you know that she’s just a really nice, approachable person who is mom first, design mogul second? We didn’t either, until we had the chance to get to know her in person! We met with her in the Aqua Creations Showroom at NYDC so she could give us a piece of her mind…

NN: WHAT MAKES YOU GET OUT OF BED EVERY MORNING?
LD: My daughter-literally, my daughter wakes me up at the crack of dawn everyday! …also figuratively: )


From Laura Day Living

NN: WHAT DO YOU DO DURING THE DAY THAT IS JUST FOR YOU?
LD: Exercise! I spin at a place called Soulcycle and it is the only 45 minutes during the day that I am focused on me!


Hmmm…Is cycling exercise nirvana?

NN: WHAT FUELS YOUR CREATIVITY AND HOW DO YOU KEEP THE FIRE BURNING?
LD: New York City! That’s why I live here. And… travel, books, other designers, artists, surfing the net, showrooms, EVERYTHING!


Get your own piece of New York. Poster and Screen Prints by Ork Posters!

NN: OTHER THAN DESIGN, WHAT ARE YOU MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT?
LD: My family and healthy Holistic living.


Ohm…Buddha candle from Blissliving Home

NN: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO ACCOMPLISH IN THE NEXT YEAR (OR TWO)?
LD: 1. Get my daughter through the terrible twos! (which just started)
2. Create a year of Laura Day Living issues.
3. Have another child.
4. Build our new house at the beach.
5. Maybe start a new company.

Goals achieved? Countdown the days with Mini-desk calendar from Paper Source


NN: WHAT WOULD WE BE MOST SURPRISED TO FIND OUT ABOUT YOU?
LD: I used to have a dragonfly tattoo across my entire back.

NN: YOU ARE A MOM NOW! WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES AND DREAMS FOR YOUR DAUGHTER?
LD: That she never has to have a tattoo removed! : )

NN: WHEN YOU LAY YOUR HEAD ON THE PILLOW, WHAT IS THE LAST THING YOU TEND TO THINK OF BEFORE NODDING OFF?
LD: Most of the time, I have no energy left to think.


Nothing but sweet dreams with this organic imperial bedding from West Elm

Delve deeper into Laura’s mind in the next issue of Nesting Newbies Magazine…

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Iconic Nester: Michelle Workman

1 Comment 14 September 2010

Read Full Feature in Nesting Newbies Magazine, 2010 Issue No.4

Hollywood A-List Interior Designer

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She wouldn’t name drop…but we will. Jennifer Lopez. John Travolta and Kelly Preston. Kirstie Alley. Leah Remini. These are only a few of the Hollywood powerhouses who have asked Michelle Workman to design their homes. Her high-profile clients appreciate her low-key perfectionism, her keen eye, and her empathic ability to understand their visions and translate them into breathtaking interiors. But most of all, they adore her collaborative spirit. One client describes it best: “I open my front door, and I am in my own beautiful home, not a beautiful home that was put together for me, but with me.” And when you ask Michelle about her success, she calmly smiles and says: “In my own way, I’m trying to make their homes happy, exciting, wonderful, beautiful, and exuberant places to live.”

Check out our interview with this Iconic Nester in Issue No. 4.

Denice Duff Photographymichelle_workman_interiors_146-147_600

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