Earlier this month I found myself soaking up a striking interior located in Sydney’s Darlinghusrt, designed by Benjamin Brougham, Head of Interior Design at Jonathan Adler. Coco Republic hosted the chic evening “Cocktails and Conversation with Benjamin Brougham”, and the apartment was filled with inspirational conversation and guests.
The apartment and Benjamin were both on point, full of personality, layers and bold pattern. Ben opened by sharing the Jonathan Adler Manifesto which I adored, so in the spirit of paying it forward I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
WE BELIEVE that your home should make you happy.
WE BELIEVE that when it comes to decorating, the wife is always right. Unless the husband is gay.
WE BELIEVE in carbohydrates and to hell with the puffy consequences.
WE BELIEVE minimalism is a bummer.
WE BELIEVE tassels are the earrings of the home.
WE BELIEVE in our muses: David Hicks, Alexander Girard, Bonnie Cashin, Hans Coper, Gio Ponti, Andy Warhol, Leroy Neiman, Yves Saint Laurent, and Madonna.
WE BELIEVE in the innate chicness of red with brown.
WE BELIEVE in being underdressed or overdressed always.
WE BELIEVE colors can’t clash.
WE BELIEVE in rustic modernism: Big Sur, A-Frame beach houses, raw beams, and geodesic dome homes.
WE BELIEVE in Palm Beach style: Louis chairs, chinoiserie, Lilly Pulitzer, The Breakers circa ‘72.
WE BELIEVE dogs should be allowed in stores and restaurants.
WE BELIEVE in mantiques: suits of armor, worn chesterfield sofas, heraldic tapestries.
WE BELIEVE celebrities should pay full price.
WE BELIEVE in blowing your nest egg on our pots.
WE BELIEVE our lamps will make you look younger and thinner.
WE BELIEVE in irreverent luxury.