Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Style Talk With Dabney Lee
Name: Dabney Lee Woglom
Place: Brooklyn, NY
Company: Dabney Lee At Home
It's the third day of our Dabney Lee At Home Moodboard Contest, and designer Dabney Lee Woglom is here to share her At Home collection with us, and to provide some tips on planning the perfect summer party. Dabney is a California girl who is now an East Coast transplant, bringing her vision of bold patterns and bright colors to her collection of items for the home as well as her collection of stationery. Every product is designed to bring your home and office happiness and style, and it really shows.
Dabney, tell us the inspiration behind Dabney Lee At Home?
Color, fashion, fabric, wallpaper, the city…
You love mixing bright colors and bold patterns. How do you make it work?
Color has no rules. I am a huge fan of mixing colors for a fun and fresh look. You just have to go for it and own it!
What's your favorite item from the At Home collection for summer entertaining?
The ice bucket is my favorite item right now. Nothing is more fun than a splash of color at a cocktail party!
Tips for creating the perfect summer cocktail party?
It’s all about being spontaneous. I love texting my friends for a quick drink before we head out to our plans. I always keep vodka, tonic & fresh limes on hand just in case.
What's your favorite cocktail?
Hard thyme lemonade. The recipe is from Danny Meyer’s cocktail book: Mix Shake Stir.
Can you suggest a favorite dish? My favorite cocktail nibble is Ina Garten’s sundried tomato dip with triscuits or a yummy baguette (I am obsessed with Ina).
Suggestions of fun ways to entertain your guests?
I love playing board and card games, so I am always up for cocktails and a good game of hearts or scrabble.
What are some thoughtful gifts for the host and guests at a summer cocktail party?
Definitely our ice bucket, it’s a great price point for a weekend get away hostess gift. I am also loving our super notepad because let’s face it, who doesn’t need a fabulous notepad!
What do you love most about summer gatherings with friends and family?
I love the feeling you get at a summer party, like all is right with the world. The fireflies are buzzing around, your family is near, people are laughing, music is filling the air. It’s simply inspiring.
Thank you so much for sharing with us Dabney! Now it's time for you to share your moodboard and win a fabulous monogrammed set of Dabney Lee At Home salt + pepper shakers. The deadline is this Friday, so go on, get started on creating something fabulous!