Featured: Darcy Farrow
Darcy lives with her partner and cat in the Highland neighborhood of Saint Paul, MN. She spends her time collecting homeware, creating collage and textile art, and selling vintage clothing on the side.
What does Home mean to you?
"Home" is wherever you are most comfortable, where you're completely at ease and it feels natural to be there. I'm also sort of introverted, so a place where I can treat myself to some quality alone time in a space that feels like mine is very important. "Home" is a totally malleable concept to me and can change locations and qualities throughout life as well.
Talk about an item/items in your home that you love most and why.
I have a soft spot for ceramics and functional art, so I'd probably have to say my little collection of ceramic planters, mugs, and vases. I like to have a centerpiece of different ceramic bits on my dining table, and I can't resist rotating through different pieces and creating new arrangements, so they each get their time to shine!
What is your favorite source/sources for interior design inspiration? or Where do you find inspiration for your home?
I love watching movies with distinct artistic direction, visiting beautiful shops around town, reading magazines and even cookbooks to get home inspiration. Instagram and web galleries are fantastic for a quick fix, but it's kind of important for me to have a tangible experience to get really fired up and creative.
What is your favorite room and why?
This is a hard question because I love so many spots in my little apartment, but I'd have to settle on the bathroom being my favorite room. This might seem like a weird choice at first, but I go through so many important little rituals in my bathroom! It's my ultimate "me space." Everything is clean white, lots of dreamy light comes through the glass block wall of my shower, and all of my self-care bits are housed there too. Taking care of my skin and body is almost a hobby for me; I love trying out new products and learning about natural beauty, so I spend a good amount of time caring for myself in the bathroom. I've also been blessed with a nice bath, so that doesn't hurt either.
If you could move anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I would love to spend some of my life in Japan, the Netherlands, and California.
Where are your favorite places to shop for home-related items?
I spend far too much time in the Goodwill home goods section. Most of my furniture and decor comes from thrift stores and vintage shops, Craigslist, and a sprinkle of Ikea. When I do decide to buy something new or a quality piece that I'll want to have around for a long time, I always go to Forage.
What are some of your favorite items from Forage that you have in your home?
My most recent addition is a wooden spiral mobile form our vintage collection that I have hanging in my room. I snatched it up the second it arrived in the shop! In my my living room/kitchen area, there's a gorgeous bar card made by Peter Sowinski that dutifully contains all of my booze and knick-knack overflow. My favorite corner in the apartment is occupied by the most perfect black vintage record stand paired with a wire planter from Menu, both from Forage as well.
Current Forage wish list?
I am totally amazed by our new coverlets from Kristine Salviejo; their quality is excellent and the pattern is insanely good. I've been wanting to get one of our Queue Two Tone Lighters for awhile, they're super slick and exude and instant-cool vibe. I also plan on picking up the most recent issue (#8) of Riposte, one of my all time favorite magazines. The larger Citronella Incense Coil would absolutely be on this list if I had a balcony or yard!
(To shop Darcy's picks, click on the images below.)