June 4, 2009

Michele Varian

Once again I've been drooling all morning, this time thanks to New Yorker Michele Varian.

Michele grew up helping her parents, along with her 2 sisters (they're triplets!) fixing up the families 100 year old home. She was the artsy one, spending hours upon hours hovering over art and design books, eventually leading her to a career as a fashion designer in NYC upon graduating from Parsons.

Eventually, she started her own home accessory business setting up a storefront on Crosby Street in Soho/NYC. She has grown her business from pillows, to all things on the home accessory front, and also sells wares from other designers as well. She has just started her own handbag collection as well!

I'm so jealous. It has long been a dream of my own to open my own shop somewhere, maybe not in a huge metropolis like NYC, but maybe in a sleepy town during the summer months, allowing me to spend my winters abroad on a beach somewhere. Once can dream right? BUT, never say never.

Apartment Therapy just recently published a house tour of Michele's home in Soho, here are some sneak peaks below, but you can see the full tour at AT here.

Isn't it just divine? I love how Michele has listened to herself, and is doing what she loves to do. It is just so inspiring! Do you have anyone that inspires you like this?

all images from Apartment Therapy

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