20 Questions for Serena Dugan & Lily Kanter

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Serena Dugan & Lily Kanter

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My Style

What is your astrological sign?

SD: Taurus
LK: Aquarius

If I Weren’t a Designer, I Would Be a:

SD: Therapist
LK: Documentary Filmmaker

What are you most inspired by?

SD: Originality
LK: Travel, I love the entire continent of Africa

My Favorites

Favorite Movie Interior:

SD: Julianne Moore’s house in A Single Man
LK: All the classic black and white movies

Style Icon:

SD: I have a crush on Ali McGraw right now
LK: Jackie O, she is so classic and timeless

Favorite Cocktail:

SD: Hendricks and tonic with extra lime
LK: Scotch on the rocks

Favorite Restaurant:

SD: Aqua al 2 in Florence, Italy
LK: Il Buco in NYC

Favorite Hotel:

SD: Como Shambhala in Ubud, Bali
LK: Serena Inn in Zanzibar

Favorite Flower:

SD: Bells of Ireland
LK: Peony

Hostess Gift:

SD: Fresh flowers in a beautiful vase
LK: A nice bottle of wine in a Kanga cloth bag

My Resources


SD: Britex Fabrics in San Francisco
LK: Serena & Lily


SD: Nancy Ann Flowers & Gifts in Sausalito, go local!
LK: Mill Valley Flowers


SD: Depends on the type of event, we just had Davey Jones Deli deliver by boat to our office picnic
LK: Foodniks in Tiburon


SD & LK: Trisha Olson in Sausalito, CA (415/935-5929)

Favorite Local Shop:

SD: Green Apples in Sausalito
LK: Summer House in Mill Valley

Favorite Shop Abroad:

SD: Svenskt Tenn in Stockholm
LK: Liberty London

We believe that your home is where the best moments happen. It’s about creating a space to celebrate with friends and family that reflects your personal style.

— Serena Dugan and Lily Kanter

My Decorating

Favorite Paint Color:

SD: Perfect White from our line because it really is the perfect white!
LK: Wharf by Serena & Lily

Favorite Room to Decorate:

SD: The bedroom because it’s textile heavy
LK: My kids’ playroom

Decorating Cheap Thrill:

SD: Flea market finds
LK: Faux picture frames painted on the wall

You’ll Never See Me Using:

SD: A glue gun
LK: Carnations

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