WENDY'S STYLEFILE

Wendy King Philips

“In imagining and creating our collection, I look to fashion, architecture and global culture for inspiration. I’m always striving for elegance in the home AND the closet.”

Wendy King Philips

Wendy King Philips

Creative Director, Interlude Home Trendspotter, Businesswoman, Explorer. Foodie. Step-Mom. Wife.

  1. Did you know if you use filtered water, your ice cubes will be crystal clear? I’ve been doing that lately, along with adding an edible flower, lemon or lime peel to up our cocktail game. I think I may try an olive along with a splash of olive brine and see where that leads at our next soirée.

    Speaking of clear, our acrylic furniture, (a signature category for us) is even more robust with new designs just added. From cocktail, dining and occasional tables to desks and chairs, our thick, clear acrylic is most coveted.

  2. Sometimes, I feel like it takes a village to make a bed. And, if you're anything like me, the bed must be made daily. I need everything neat, clean and put in its place; our kids don't feel the same way, but that's another conversation.

    As you all know, I'm all about textured neutrals and our beds (and bedding at home) reflect that. A bedroom should be a calming sanctuary, a place to relax, unwind and feel at peace. Right now, our beds are having a moment and our new designs are getting a lot of love. Enjoy.

  3. Here on the East Coast, it’s freezing, so we’re all spending even more time inside, lighting fires, cooking and getting cozy. It seems like there’s optimism in the air, and for that I’m grateful.

    While inside, we’re always looking for that comfy spot in our homes, the spot that becomes “our place”. That being the goal, the tactile coziness of sheepskin, along with its innate chicness helps the cause. We can snuggle up in a warm, stylish chair which feels like getting a big hug from a stylish friend.

    Here are two great book recommendations to enjoy while lounging in that chair - one fiction, one non-fiction, both equally engaging.

  4. 2022 is the year of the tiger according to the Chinese calendar. The tiger is the king of all beasts and a symbol of strength, will-power, exorcising evil, and all things brave. As we’re slowly emerging from the past two years, I think we could all use a little of the above.

    In that vein, it’s time to switch-up our home environments and transition from the past months, just a little. Whether it’s a new sofa, new dining chairs or a furry new ottoman or stool, do something that will give you a little joy. You deserve it.

  5. Ok, every now and then we all get sucked in and buy something trendy. At the time, it seems like a great idea, but alas, we often come to regret it. I’ve done it over the years mainly with color, which I never seem to gravitate towards, or a logo that for some reason in the moment I decided was ok to flash. Unless it’s subtle or an iteration of a neutral, I’m never going to wear it.

    I’ve learned my lesson over the years, which is why I’m pretty firm on creating a furniture line constructed exclusively of textured neutrals. People can envision something in their home when it’s in a calm, soothing palette, somehow, it’s more approachable and refined.

  6. It’s a tradeoff in both fashion and in home décor. So, often (ok, very often) there are animated conversations in our design studio about the beauty of a design vs its functionality. And, as you can imagine there are different camps. I tend to concentrate on the aesthetic composition of a piece, its form and symmetry, and others opine about its usefulness, whether it’s multi-purpose etc. Clearly, the goal is to arrive at a place where we nail the design AND it serves its purpose seamlessly. Voila…form and function.

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