Lisa Przystup is a writer and erstwhile florist whose work – both written and floral – has appeared in T Magazine, Atelier Dore, Harpers Bazaar, Domino, Vogue and Martha Stewart. While she spends the week in Greenpoint, Brooklyn for the last two years she and her husband have been renovating a 1893 farmhouse in Delhi upstate New York. “My husband and I were looking for an escape from noisy 3am garbage pickups and packed subway cars,” she says. ” The Catskills has always been our happy place. We looked at 17 houses before we found this one that sits at the top of a hill at the end of a long, winding driveway.” Here she shares her design aesthetic and style influences Flaneur along with the custom color bedding Lisa Przystup created with us.
FLANEUR: Explain your Flaneur bedding selections.
LISA PRZYSTUP: Our house upstate is very neutral and minimal. We’ve been in our Greenpoint apartment for nine years —it’s a small railroad which often feels like a double-wide trailer filled with tchotchkes and piles and clutter, which, while charming in its own right can start to feel a little crowded, so when we bought our house we ended up really embracing a pared-down aesthetic—white floors with neutral earth tones. Lately I’ve been wanting to incorporate pops of color. I saw a photo of these reds styled on Flaneur’s Instagram and was really into the vibe. There was something about the bright tonality that resonated with me.
Lately I’ve been wanting to incorporate pops of color. I saw a photo of these reds styled on Flaneur’s Instagram and was really into the vibe.
Where do you look for design inspiration?
Oh man…everywhere really from friend’s homes and Instagram wormholes to magazines and websites like World of Interiors, Clever, Domino, Sight Unseen and Remodelista. We have quite a few talented friends who are designers and their feeds and the things they create inform stylistic decisions. Also Pierre Yovanovitch and Shaker design.
How would you describe your interior design style?
Minimalist farmhouse, inspired by Shaker design, with modern touches and layers of warmth found in natural fibers and found objects from nature. Both myself and my husband have a soft spot for vintage and antique furniture.
What is the last thing you bought for your home?
A pair of black empire lampshades
What is your favorite room in the house?
This is a tough one…I feel like I have a soft spot for all the rooms in the house. When we’re hosting, the kitchen is my favorite place. In the morning the dining room is my favorite place to be because the sun just pours through this large picture window. At night I love sitting outside by the fire pit and our attic feels like a super cozy pied-a-terre, it’s its own little universe.
In the morning the dining room is my favorite place to be because the sun just pours through this large picture window.
If you were a color what would you be and why?
The color of the the desert at dusk. That or the warm brown shade of my skin in summer—toasted and nutty it reminds me of the feeling of warmth and the easy contentment that comes with my favorite season.
Do you have an evening or morning ritual?
Not really, the closest thing I have to a morning ritual is coffee .
What’s on your bedside table?
A white noise machine (so essential), shells, rocks, a candle, photos of my husband, a glass of water, dried creosote from the desert.
What is your dream travel destination?
Somewhere warm: the desert, the southwest or a beach – any beach.