Her Favorite Things

Paulette Trainor

We sat down with interior designer, Paulette Trainor and asked her what her favorite things are. This list doesn't just cover design, but also home ideas.

Our writer sat down with Interior Designer, Paulette Trainor and had the opportunity to see what some of her favorite design and home docor items are. See what this designer she had to say.

Fabric Silk Velvet. “It’s soft, luxurious and decadent—perfect for upholstery or draperies.”

PAINT COLOR Vert de Terre by Farrow & Ball. “It’s a gorgeous soft green.”

TILE Lucian Metallic glass tile in pewter from Ann Sacks. “It would be beautiful lining the walls of a powder room.”

LIGHT FIXTURE Ochre’s Seed Cloud round chandelier with 112 buds. “It makes such a big statement in a house.”

PIECE OF FURNITURE Vladimir Kagan Serpentine sofa. “It’s very modern, but it stands the test of time.”

RUG Anything from Henzel Studio. “They take artists’ designs and turn them into incredible rugs.”

FLOWER French tulips. “As they age, they take on the most beautiful sculptural shapes. It’s nature’s work of art.”

HOSTESS GIFT Deep Sleep Pillow Spray from This Works. “Spray it on your pillow and you fall fast asleep.”

GUEST ROOM AMENITY Frette cashmere throw

HOME FRAGRANCE “I make my own, simmering water, lemon juice, vanilla and rosemary on the stove.”

MUSEUM She can’t pick just one. “The Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the Guggenheim in Venice and, of course, our Crocker.”

SAN FRANCISCO DESIGN SHOP March. “It has artful items for the home, especially the kitchen and dining room: wonderful linens, elegant porcelain and accessories, all impeccably curated.”

PLACE FOR DESIGN BARGAINS World Market. “I recently bought some little square white plates for hors d’oeuvres.”

DESIGN DAY TRIP Healdsburg. “I love Shed and the cool art galleries and boutiques.”


DESIGN BOOK “Where Stylists Shop: The Fashion Insider’s Ultimate Guide” by Booth Moore

Interior Designer, Paulette Trainor, as she is interviewed for her favorite things.
Paulette Trainor, Interior Designer.

photography by charlene lane

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