Tell us about your background.
I’m from Montreal, but I’m half American—my mom is from Michigan. I moved to New York in 2013 and have been here for nine years. I’m a multimedia artist and a proud cat mother. And now, here we are in my Midtown chateau. I moved in a few months ago, so it's still relatively new to me. I’ve been on a miraculous high the last few months after moving in here.
Give us a background of your space. How does it reflect your lifestyle?
I’m very much committed to this, like, live-slash-work way of living. It enables me to paint at all hours of the day or night and to have very little separation between the life or work component of my existence, so I can flow easily between baking and cooking and hanging out with friends and working and having an idea in the middle of the night and painting in my pajamas.
It was hard to find a space in the city that was ideal for this. The space [I had in mind] was an 80s New York idealized dream that was hard to discover. I searched for a long time. When I saw this one, it was obvious that it was the one. Not only was the vibe excellent, but the certain furniture that was left here by the previous owners was of the era and the overall aesthetic of the house I grew up in. It was the kind I am drawn to, which was black and white and beige with wood, furniture with unique curves…. It was unlike anything I’d ever seen. Every single thing felt perfect. Every little detail.