5 swoon worthy things: Homestories
Shop owners Paul and Sophie Yanacopoulos-Gross of Homestories speak my language. So many common denominators in our design-loving world that we were bound to meet — but we only did so just recently at their perfectly-curated Brooklyn Heights store. It was swoon at first sight upon entering, followed by an hour-long conversation with Paul and Sophie about interiors, decor, global discovery, and our shared love of monochrome. Every corner of their boutique is thoughtfully and meticulously designed and my eyes linger on so many tactile and natural objects of desire. I am honored to feature Homestories and the five items these two uber-stylish partners in love and life are coveting for their home.
NAME: Paul & Sophie Yanacopoulos-Gross
HOME BASE: HomeStories
ENDLESSLY OBSESSED WITH: Making ‘poor’ materials noble.
DESIGN PHILOSOPHY: Simplicity and honesty.
YOUR AESTHETIC IN 3 WORDS: Quality, authenticity and simplicity
DESIGN TREND YOU LOVE? Urban nomad. ‘Casa povere’.
ONE YOU WISH WOULD GO AWAY? “Neo this, neo that”…embrace the now.
COLOR OR NEUTRAL? Monochrome
WE WILL NEVER SEE color IN YOUR HOME.
HOW AND WHERE YOU SHOP: Nothing online. Love visiting, discovering and touching. Especially when traveling.
DO YOU HAVE ANY DESIGN ICONS? Nelson Sepulveda, my partner Sophie, Konstantin Grcic.
WHAT INSPIRES YOUR WORK MOST? Human contact and travel. The meeting of kindred spirits and collective minds on Instagram.