Interior designer Amy Hill advocates for "impractical perfection."
“While clean lines and ‘Hamptons chic’ show no signs of slowing down, I’m noticing more and more of my clients asking me for moments where they can break the rules, show their individuality and be bold,” offers interior designer Amy Hill of Amy Hill Designs (amyhilldesigns.com). “Not everything has to be practical or useful,” she explains. “It’s OK to have something simply because you love it. That piece you feel like you can’t live without? Buy it. Put it in your favorite room. Figure out the design later. Trust me, or better yet, trust yourself. If you love it, the design will work.” Here, Hill shares some of her standout pieces for that magical mix.
“Everyone’s got the pop art-inspired board. I’d rather see something with real history, like this fi rst-generation Greg Noll Miki Dora Da Cat.” 1966 Greg Noll Miki Dora Da Cat classic longboard, 1stdibs.com
“Ever designed an entire room around a lighting fixture? No? Well, this might make you reconsider.” Heven x LP lamp, seeyouinheven.com
“I love how this chaise lounge embraces both a masculine and feminine energy… and amped up in a bold, electric blue… yes, please!” Sentient Wave chaise lounge, sentientfurniture.com
“In a world of clean lines and minimal design, I’m fi nding myself drawn to furniture that breaks the rules. Just because you’re watching college football Saturday doesn’t mean you can’t lounge like a goddess.” John Brevard shaggy sheepskin double lounging sofa, johnbrevard.com
“If ever there was a reason to raise your ceilings, this is it. And in aubergine? Your neighbors will turn greige with envy.” Cameron Design House Kuulas 55, camerondesignhouse.com
“What’s more impractical than an all-white beach cruiser? How about adding gold rims? This is just the droolworthy ride I want this summer.” Vivélo La Donna bike in gold and white, vivelo.com