“In storage boxes I have probably 100 individual tea cups that I’ve found all over the world. I feel like they tell the story of a woman in a very specific way,” says Dern over a cup of green tea with Manuka honey. “I was working in London recently and found these women who have a tea shop, and I spent two hours, obsessed, learning how to brew matcha properly. The ritual of it was so beautiful.”
The Ithaca series triptych by artist Alexandra Hedison really makes the dining room, says Haenisch. “On that wall I think it kind of wraps the outside into the room. The table and [Heracleum by Moooi] chandelier Laura owned, and the Nakashima chairs we found together.” Substantial textured vases by ceramist Ken Ferguson top the table. “The juxtaposition just works so well. I love that mix of young and old, vintage and new,” says the designer.