A few weeks ago I was invited on a tour of Tamara Magel's home design shop in New York City's Soho area and couldn't have been more thrilled. She's so fun and down to earth and we had a lovely time chatting about so many things, including how to find your calling in life, her design philosophy and even summer decorating (she's a fan of simple furniture coupled with rugs and pillows in bold colors).
Tamara started her career in finance, but always had a passion for interior design, which she says was fueled by the many antique shopping trips she took with her mother as a child. She worked as an interior designer for 10 years and finally opened her shop in January. Tamara draws inspiration from the many colors and patterns that defined the 60s and has a special affinity for fabrics hailing from Morocco and India, which are my personal favorites as well.
Her shop contains the perfect mix of European and modern home accessories and furniture, and she's slated to release a line of textiles in the fall. If you're ever in the area, I highly suggest you pay a visit. You won't be disappointed.