One Girl's Love of Design
Quinn Cartelli: age 32
Occupation: Manager/Buyer for VT Boutique
Location: Brattleboro, Vermont
|Living room detail with Quinn and Rob's Quaker marriage certificate|
Quinn: I think it's important to have a sense of humor and whimsy with decorating and in fashion, and to have fun with it. To me, decorating is always evolving, and a process that is sort of never finished.
|This Naugahyed Eames Chair is one of Quinn's prized possessions. She got it FREE from a barn!|
Quinn: My home is mostly filled with things I've collected from resale shops and tag sales, and pieces we've inherited from our families.
We have a pretty decent art collection, which came from my husband's grandfather, George Cogshall, and our friends from Twin Vixen Press.
We also have a large amount of pottery, which includes my husband, Rob Cartelli's pieces, and the work of other's he admires. I just enjoy using it, and try not to break it!
Desha: Tell me about how your family has influenced your decorating style?
Quinn: I was very influenced by my grandparents house in Florida, it was over the top decorated with red shag rugs, grass wallpaper, and lots of mid-century furniture. My grandmother even had a matching pink toilet and bidet!
The whole place was magical to me~
I'm a bit more reserved than that, I like working with a simple background, interesting accents, and always a pop of color somewhere in the room, something a little unexpected. I like to dress the same way.
|Craft show print and Orla Kiely postcards decorate the bathroom wall.|
|Pottery by hubby Rob Cartelli and Laura Zindel, napkin from Anthropologie.|
Quinn's husband, Rob Cartelli, makes beautiful porcelain pottery, click here to learn more.
|What a man to decorate a kitchen with!|
|Bedroom, with photos by Quinn's parents circa the 1970's.|
|Simple, but charming entryway|
|In the kitchen. Plates by Thomas Paul, tag sale canisters, and postcards by Lotta Jansdotter.|
|Print by Helen O'Donnell, Tibetan mandala, craft show art and grandma's butterflies.|
|Porch scene with Ikea pillow and antique jug from Charlestown, MA|
For more information, you may contact Quinn at QMaguire@gmail.com
Thanks Quinn for sharing your home and thoughts with us!