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Gypset Style at Space519

WORLDLY WISE: The owners of Space519 decorate a small area of their boutique to spotlight a motif that runs through the the shop…

Space519 area decorated in Gypset style

Every three months, Lance Lawson and Jim Wetzel, owners of Space519, redecorate a small area of their boutique to spotlight a motif that runs through the the shop. Previously, they’ve done American Prepster and Santa Fe; this past summer, they went with Gypset (gypsy meets jet set), a concept created by Julia Chaplin, author of Gypset Style. “It’s about mixing nomadic culture with the world of upscale travel, as well as mixing periods and styles,” says Lawson, who used tangerine walls to create a sun-kissed feel in his cosmopolitan room and brought in elements that might appeal to a jet setter: a British-ish ceramic dog on a console, Central Asian Suzani fabric on Louis XVI–style chairs, baskets from Santa Fe on the wall, and a playful Jonathan Adler “Acapulco” pillow. For secondary colors, he used black, white, and gold to keep things from looking too wild. “I’ve never designed a room that I wouldn’t happily have in my own home,” Lawson says.
To learn more about what’s in the Gypset room, check out space519.com/motif.

PHOTOGRAPH: bogdan nastase

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