My friend Tereasa has amazing taste. She’s a creative director at Ogilvy, but it’s her curatorial chops and personal collections that really intrigue me. She has this crazy instinct for Americana that I don’t ever see honed to so fine a point, like her viewpoint is naturally tuned into a past we all culturally share. Everything is a warm reminder of a collective American past—from a little collection of pencil boxes to a rehab of a cottage to this little collection of cuckoo clocks.
This is a little example of what she can do—a little collection of flea market finds remade as a gorgeous little calm moment for her newborn daughter’s room. Charlie, her daughter, takes great comfort in the heartbeat-like ticking of the clocks, and the arrangement’s familiarity lends a warmth to the child’s room.
Tereasa’s beginning to move her ideas online after a few years of honing them in the real world. You can follow her at her blog, and her first book—about the restoration of a 12‘x12’ decrepit cottage—is available here.