Leda and her partner Jorge were delighted when a charming little detached cottage popped up for rent near some of their favorite friends. The light filled home is elevated so there are stairs up to the entryways. The kitchen is in tact 1940's vintage with floor to ceiling built – ins and a white butler sink. Leda leans toward a monochrome palette with pops of color. She decorates with vintage ceramics and glassware which often brim with flowers from the farmers market. The walls are populated with framed artwork gifted to them by family and friends.
What's your favorite part of your home?
I love sitting at my dining table with flowers and food and wine and the big windows in the living room. I also love sitting on my back porch. Basically just plop me down anywhere.
What room do you find yourself spending the most time in?
The kitchen. I think people are naturally drawn to the kitchen as the heart of the home (where food and wine can be found) and I absolutely love mine. I love standing and eating at the giant double basin white sink with the door open.
If your house was on fire, and your cat was safe, what would you go back for?
I would grab some important paintings given to me by my mom, dad, and good friends. Also, I would shamelessly try and get as much clothing out of my bedroom window as I could. I would grab some some photo albums and my giant white stoneware bowl, I love that thing.
Where do you find inspiration for your home?
There's a strong current of similarities in the design on my mom's side of the family, there is such a thing as Petrov decor. The only magazine I still (or ever did) subscribe to is Elle Decor, it's cliche but I still get excited when it arrives.