It’s not often you swoon over something you can absolutely have, it’s usually things that are, well out of my reach, that make me fall all over myself. That 12 carat diamond ring that I attempt to convince myself I wouldn’t want for fear of being held at gunpoint, or the shear weight of lugging it around (I’d risk both). The yacht that sails around the Caribbean with my own personal chef capable of supporting whatever dietary whim strikes my fancy with delectable meals that make me forget there’s any dietary restriction at all. I could go on and on about the things that make me swoon, but the point of this fainting episode awaits.
The Inside is the brainchild of Christiane Lemieux. I didn’t know of her before I stumbled across her site via The Everygirl who I follow on Instagram. Instagram is my primary source for new design information, inspiration, and products – not magazines, not the real life designers that I work with and around everyday – Instagram. Get on it, and start following it.
Christiane is a Parsons grad, which on its own is to be revered. She is the founder of Dwell Studio which was sold in 2013 to Wayfair. She is the author of two books: Undecorate and The Finer Things. She is the Founder of Cloth & Company a textiles outfit, and now the Founder and CEO of The Inside, a furniture line – that in her words is: “designed . Created . Made in the USA. With a mix of colors, patterns, textures, and collaborations – Clare V., Peter Som, and now The EveryGirl – this furnishings line, which is produced using 3D models and digital printing, arrives at your doorstep via UPS in 3 weeks. It’s custom made for you, and it’s incredibly inexpensive – think dozens of options for under $1000.
I nearly fell of my sofa and spilled my tea when I saw it. I’ve come across many inexpensive lines that admittedly held my attention – some old favorites (HomeGoods . Target . West Elm), some new to my resource bandwagon – Urban Outfitters, but The Inside deserves not just a look, but the swipe of a credit card.
Clare’s cheeky designs will bring a smile to your face. Peter’s refined and traditional prints will bring sophistication, and the crisp classic neutrals of The Everygirl collaboration, collectively – they leave you with no excuses. Go ahead. Add it to your cart. After all, you don’t need to cart it home. It will arrive on your doorstep, and your home will thank you.
A final nod to Clare V. because I cannot stand how cute these are. I simply ADORE them. Left: Racer Stripe Monogram (put your initials there) $339. Right: Eyes Settee. $1149.