Interior Designer Kerri Pilchik recently included Weezie in her designs for the Hamptons Designer Showhouse. The results? A pattern lover's paradise. Keep reading to see the space and shop the designer's picks.
Hi Kerri! Tell us about your journey to interior design.
Interior design has been a passion since I was a young girl, but I took a slight detour to law school and practiced environmental law for 14 years before deciding to switch careers. You only live once, and I wanted to wake up everyday excited to go to work! So I went back to design school and started a business at the same time. I will say, my law background has been invaluable when it comes to client service, organization and attention to detail.
You recently worked on a killer bathroom for the Hamptons Designer Showhouse and included some special Weezie pieces. Can you give us a glimpse into the process of bringing this beautiful space together?
I chose this bedroom and bathroom suite because I wanted to design a custom shower curtain, and it was the only bathroom with a tub! I knew that I wanted to use the traditional method of the same print for the wallpaper and fabric to create an enveloping atmosphere, but with a non-traditional print. I fell in love with the wallpaper from Abnormals Anonymous for its color, scale and interesting motif. Luckily, they were just about to start a fabric line and agreed to print it at the same scale for me. I decided to design the cornice to follow the lines of the pattern for further emphasis. The inspiration for the en suite bathroom was an English bed and breakfast, so I wanted to include all of the details you would find in a luxurious boutique hotel. Weezie Towels are so fluffy and soft, and the monograms, piping and embroidery colors are really special. I knew they would be the perfect finishing touch.
Your style in a few words...
My style is layered but uncluttered, sophisticated but approachable, elegant and effortless. I believe that color makes a room come alive, and I love to mix patterns in a fresh and unique way.
Your forever inspo...
I believe that spaces should feel happy and reflect the best version of the client. Classic spaces are always a point of reference. For example, I just visited Versailles, and the bedroom in the Petit Trianon is timeless — the clean lines, pretty palette and floral fabrics could be used in a bedroom today!
The cheat sheet:
- Wallpaper and fabric: "Wheel of Fortune" from Abnormals Anonymous
- Trim: Samuel & Sons
- Sconces: Vaughan Sconce
- Small table: Oomph Tini Table
- Art: Mary Maguire
- Jute Rug: Lindsey Meyer Jute Rug
- Towels: Navy Piped Starter Pack with Tybee Embroidery
Kerri added Tybee embroidery in our Lilac thread to her towels. Lilac thread is no longer available, but we love Navy piping with Light Blue thread for a similar look.
What are you reading?
Who are you following?
I am beginning several fun projects, including combining two apartments and decorating the resulting five-bedroom apartment in New York. We’re also working on a kitchen and bath renovation in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and decorating a home in Quogue, New York that’s going to include a custom bunk room. I just hired a design coordinator to help me keep track of it all, and I can see myself hiring an additional person if all goes well. I don’t envision my firm becoming too much bigger because I like to be intimately involved with all aspects of a project, but hey, you never know!
Recent interiors splurge?
While at High Point market in October, I splurged on a brass striker box from 1870 that I’m hoping a client will love!
Recent interiors steal?
I just got back from a trip to Paris and went to the flea markets for the first time. I could have spent an entire week there! I bought two French opaline vases for 100 euro. I thought that was a pretty good buy!