20 Questions for Carolina Irving

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Carolina Irving

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If I Weren’t A Designer, I Would Be: An archeologist

Most Inspired By: The past

Hostess Gifts: Frédéric Malle scented candle Café Society



Movie Interior: Contempt by Godard

Album: Bryan Ferry Singing Cole Porter

Museum: The Hispanic Society, New York

Cocktail: Whisky Sour

Restaurant: L’Entrecôte in Paris

Hotel: Villa Igiea in Palermo

Flower: Poppy

Surround yourself with objects and colors that speak to you and make you dream, and don’t be afraid to mix patterns!

— Carolina Irving


Favorite Paint Color: Deep Egyptian Red from Papers and Paints, London

Favorite Pattern: Stripes

Decorating Cheap Thrill: Lampshades made of pleated, printed Indian cottons

Favorite Decorating Trick: Sofas and armchairs slipcovered in cream linen

You’ll Never See Me Using: Chenille or overhead lighting



Florist: Zezé

Caterer: Yolanda Garretti, New York City

Upholsterer: Decour Décoration, Paris

Favorite Local Shop: Treillage, New York City

Favorite Shop Abroad: Robert Kime, London

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