The Bobbi Brown office couldn’t help but beam with pride (and feel a little green with envy) when we opened our recent New York magazine subscription and clicked through the pics online. John Eaton, our Design Manager, flung open his apartment doors to the mag and its Design Editor, Wendy Goodman, and let the world have a peek into his calm retreat from the city.
It wasn’t the first time New York—the authority on all-things design and Big Apple culture—had met with John. Always fascinated with where and how people live, Wendy had interviewed John once before back in 1998.
As you can see, John typifies the BB aesthetic (you may remember his “Heavy Metal” post about industrial-chic decor) and has a keen eye for antiques, art and all-around cool stuff. From flea market finds to treasures he picked up during his travels (and his many antique dealer friends’ shops), we love his easy-elegant take on design and entertaining.
From an early 20th century Japanese tea box to his one-of-a-kind Curtis Kulig “Love Me” graffiti lamp, the secret to John’s style is juxtaposing new and old details (right down to Bobbi’s beach fragrance paired with a bowl of rosy blooms). His artful combinations simply pop.
John’s penchant for design started early, he recalls. “As far back as age seven, I remember shopping for home décor with my mom,” he says. “It was our favorite thing to do together.”
All this talk of design can make a blog thirsty. Which reminds us: Hey John, when can we get a glass of that homemade ice tea?
Take a peek and get inspired here!