(The below is shared from Laurel & Wolf’s Blog)
At Home in the Hamptons: Inside Keija Minor’s Happy Place
“You can literally find inspiration anywhere,” says BRIDES Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Keija Minor as she lounges on her cottage-style sofa in the living room of her new Hamptons home. If you haven’t heard of Keija yet, the first thing to know is that her inspirations not only fuel her personal life and style, but her career as well. In her impressive role at BRIDES, Keija’s day-to-day is filled with exquisite items, innovative ideas, and stylish moments, all of which she uses to inspire a more beautiful and curated life within her readers.
Between her busy job, world travels, and constant search for new and exciting trends, Keija has developed a strong sense of personal style that is impeccably reflected in everything she does. While Keija’s home base is in Brooklyn, like many New Yorkers, she finds refuge from the city’s stifling summer heat in the Hamptons. At the end of each summer, Keija seemed to always find herself incredibly sad to leave the tranquil, seaside rental that she shared with friends. During one reluctant farewell, a friend remarked, “Keija, this is your happy place, just pull the trigger and buy a place already!” And with that, the Hamptons became Keija’s second home.
As a professional tastemaker with a passion for home décor, Keija had a clear vision for her fantasy vacation home, but that vision began to change as soon as she bought the property. “For years, I’d dreamt of a beach house awash in pale aqua and seafoam. Then I bought this house and something about its clean, modern lines made me want to ditch the soft pastels for indigo and white.” Although Keija knew she wanted to channel the Hamptons setting with a crisp, classic palate and a dash of beachy essence, she quickly realized that she had a bit of a problem:
“I never tire of looking at furniture and home décor. I could easily look at 157 coffee tables before committing. Designing this whole room on my own would have been a very slow process.” Paralyzed by the excess of choices, Keija enlisted Laurel & Wolf to help her speed up the design process, which made everything come together seamlessly in her new space.