Effortless style is something we all aspire to, but designer Kerry Cassill truly has it in spades. It all started in the nineties for Cassill, when she spent much of her time traveling the world on the hunt for inspiration and striking design. While in Paris, she discovered rich and vibrant prints from India that immediately sparked her creativity. It wasn’t long before Cassill began developing her own signature look and prints taking cues not just from Indian culture but also from famed colorist and textile designer Bridget Singh, painter Vincent Farrell, and even her own summery backyard in Laguna Beach.
Cassill’s immediately lovable blend of eclectic cool and easy, care-free elegance struck a chord and it wasn’t long before her beautifully crafted and unique bedding and clothing started appearing in the doors of top retailers and in the pages of glossy fashion and shelter magazines like Elle Décor and Lucky. In 1998, Cassill expanded her vision to the lala boutique, the bricks-and-mortar embodiment of her mix and match, fantastically printed lifestyle.
We recently chatted with Cassill about some of her habits from the necessity of luxury bedding to taking long, calming walks on the beach. Read on for even more from the talented designer.
What’s the one habit you have that changed your life for the better?
Taking long walks on the beach right after dropping my daughter off at school.
What’s the one habit you have that’s not so great?
Hmm…working too much.
What’s your naughtiest habit?
I have several TV commitments.
What’s your secret (or not-so secret) decor habit?
Constantly re-painting the interior of my home, and recovering my furniture pieces.
What’s a habit every woman should have to stay sane?
Take time out to laugh with your friends and family. And watch 30 Rock (from the beginning!).
What three decor habits should every woman adopt?
Get involved in luxury bedding! You can never have enough design ideas for bedrooms. I’m all for lots of pillows and love to mix Kings & Standards.
(Stock up on Cassill’s sweet bedding and accessories for baby, and then shop her printed quilts and sheets for your own bed.)