With an alluring mix of global, vintage, artsy, and modern, I’m completely in love with Scout Design‘s aesthetic. Design partners Nicki Clendening and Callie Jenschke met while styling the amazing Greenwich Hotel–propping the spaces with those personal details that give the hotel its warmth and cool. What I love about their rooms, is that they don’t feel calculated or “decorated.” Instead, the spaces they create look effortlessly cool and confident. They are beautifully layered with unique treasures–interesting art, exotic accessories, and handwoven textiles. They create the kind of spaces you wish you lived in.
When you meet Nicki and Callie you can’t help but notice how their fashion aesthetic mirrors their design aesthetic. It’s an inspired mix of vintage with new, fashion-forward with retro, exotic with tailored–that works perfectly. If you like their look, you should check out their just-launched Mercantile shop where you’ll find a mix of abstract art, vintage screens, and African headresses. They also have ventured into fashion with their awesome Scout Studio Satchel in leather created with busy working girls in mind.
I’ve been lucky enough to work with Nicki and Callie a bit this past year, and I’m always impressed with their style, wit, and confidence. I knew they would pick something really interesting for their favorite hotel. The design duo went with the amazing Viceroy in Anguilla designed by Kelly Wearstler. The hotel has an incredibly glam and urban aesthetic with an island backdrop–it’s an interesting and unexpected contrast. Read on for my interview with Nicki and Callie about their work and their stay at the Viceroy Anguilla:
You met while styling the Greenwich Hotel. Tell us about that experience.