CS: Did you monogram your trunk with E.D. yourself?
ED: No. One of my best friends found the vintage steamer trunk from 1915 on 1st Dibs and gave it to me as a gift when I moved into my new space.
CS: Did the mantel come with the apartment or did you buy it to create a faux fireplace?
ED: The mantel is one of my most prized possessions. I purchased it years ago at the flea market in Chelsea. It has been in three different apartments, creating a different look and feel in each space. It's the first item that always gets placed in my space and I decorate around it.
Photo by Michael Fine