LARKSPUR LADY: Kate Berry
Meet our latest Portrait of a Lady: Kate Berry, Executive Creative Director at Domino Magazine. She’s an arbiter of all all-things-design and has an eye for the exquisite, from interiors to art. Kate also happens to be quite the city horticulturist, with a rooftop garden that would make any urban-dweller swoon (check out her #nygardeninthesky on Instagram to see what we mean). We were excited to chat with this multi-talented Larkspur Lady about what she loves and is inspired by right now….
Photo: Alain Simic
What drew me to the Larkspur & Hawk jewelry I am wearing... I love Old World and Victorian mixed with contemporary styles in home and fashion. Larkspur & Hawk elevates any look, whether I'm wearing jeans and a t-shirt or a ball gown. It's the eye candy.
They are perfect for… Punctuating a look for day or night.
My style in three words... Comfortable, timeless, me.
What's inspiring me right now... During the London Design Festival, London-based Sigmar Gallery and Prague-based creative collective Okolo exhibited an amazing mix of brutalism, art nouveau and modernism pieces from the now-destroyed Hotel Praha. It was built in the late ‘70s/early ‘80s as a communist pleasure palace by all the best architects and artisans who were oppressed. The whole thing is crazy history and design.
To me, a necessary indulgence... Caviar and champagne.
Something old I love... Jewelry, tabletop, furniture.
Something new I love... Jewelry, tabletop, furniture.
My favorite flower... An old-fashioned garden rose. The scent is intoxicating.
My favorite color combination is... Yellow and nude. Depending on the season, it could be mustard and apricot peach or citron yellow and the faintest blushy-nude.
To me, Larkspur & Hawk means... Being a lady.
A styling tip for a rental space... I don't love our kitchen backsplash, so I lined it with Hermès' Jardin D'Osier wallpaper and panels of glass. It completely transformed the wall.
What's growing in my NYC rooftop garden... My garden is winding down but we've had a great season [with] sungold and cherry tomato, herbs, Black Mission and Brown Turkey figs, Japanese eggplant, Bosc pears, mini plums, fraises des bois, and various ornamental trees and plants.
What's next at Domino... Reimagining the creative approach for the brand.