I actually don't remember how I met New York-based decorator, Nick Olsen. I'm sure we were introduced through blogging, as his posts were a first-stop back in the day when my blog stops were many.
I know for certain that when we met, wherever it was, that I knew that he was the real deal. His voice and aesthetic are as clear and honest in life as on-line. Lucky for me, he likes my Leo-ness (it can overwhelm) and we became friends. We became real friends, not just internet friends, for which I will always be grateful.
I have thick files stuffed with the work of a few of my favorite designers. I like it when I have a copy of all of their published works. Nick's was made thicker this month with his inclusion in Architectural Digest and I know there's loads more to come. You can find the whole story - and a great deal of inspiration - here.
Images, Architectural Digest, August 2015. Photography Pieter Estersohn; produced by (another favorite) Howard Christian. (Fellas, that musta been a fun shoot.)