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miranda brooks at home

It’s kind of awesome that this twenty-year-old piece on Miranda Brooks’ former English cottage looks fresh enough for today’s glossies. (Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the ‘90s are making a total comeback.) Sun-faded curtains, Victorian upholstery, stripes and whippets will always have a place in my heart. As will beautiful English gardens. For extra credit, check out Miranda Brooks' New York studio as seen in Heather Clawson's book, Habitually Chic at Work. That drafting table, in my opinion, is what dreams are made of. 

Published in the October 1995 issue of Vogue.
Photos by François Halard


Creativity at Work: Miranda Brooks

By now, you've surly seen Heather Clawson's debut book, Habitually Chic: Creativity at Work, in stylish boutiques about town (or better yet, you already own it!). If you haven't had a chance to flip through, I highly suggest doing so. Not only is the book beautiful, but the content is highly motivating. All of the individuals featured have found success doing what they love and it shows; their work spaces are more like shrines than offices.

Couture landscape designer Miranda Brooks' Manhattan studio, also known as my newest obsession, is a wonderful example. The easy English elegance typical of her work translates beautifully into a creative space... that Hugo Guiness poster casually taped onto a whitewashed brick wall? Those well-loved, oversized chintz throw pillows? The dime store jar filled with fresh tulips fresh? Stunning! When I grow up, I want this. Now do you see what I mean by motivating? :)

Habitually Chic: Creativity at Work is unfussy, raw, and seriously, seriously inspiring. In other words, you need it. Plus, you're going to love the way that it looks on your bookshelf (beacuse let's be real - that matters to people like us). 

(All photographs courtesy of Heather Clawson
Yes, she took these beauties herself. #rolemodel)