Today’s Dressing Via Interiors started with the Meyerhofer Residence: a midcentury modern renovation in California that oozes warm, modern richness. At the surface, it’s made up of black slate floors, a split of concrete and carmel-wood-planked walls (seen above) and orange-red doors with simple, blackened steel tubular hardware. Don Draper would approve. In what I think is the entryway above, a driftwood console anchors a Franz Kline painting, Kelly Wearstler brass lamp and an early Chinese dog sculpture.
Now, let’s translate that to clothing. Rather than choosing midcentury pieces, I started with a boxy, modern black pant as the foundation, adding the carmel top keeps that midcentury ease. The red-orange had to be a strong piece; so I chose the leather vest, which in a way really mimics the darting lines of the Kline painting and adds a toughness I always appreciate. The brass Aesa bangle mimics the lamp, as the necklace is like the flowering pendant hanging above. A black, sexy wedge keeps the look from going too masculine and that weathered green bag is a great way to bring in the color from that old China doggie. I really like the idea of wearing this on a plane, romping around the airport in those carmel sneaker wedges and changing into the Prada wedge once we arrive. Because in this outfit, you arrive. Hello.