at home – Dara Kent-Cobb Of Preston & Olivia

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I love hats. and I love NYC. So when I saw this feature on the home of a modern Manhattan milliner, I knew I had to share it here:

Welcome to the stylish New York City home of Dara Kent-Cobb, Creative Director and principal designer of Preston & Olivia. Dara’s glamorously functional apartment echoes her unique accessory creations for both men and women. Her millinery pieces perfectly marry a classic style with contemporary intuition, inspired by the city they’re created in: modern Manhattan. Dara is quintessentially a Southern girl with modern Manhattan sensibilities who firmly believes that anyone can wear hats!

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“My workspace is ever evolving much like my business and my collections. My 2014 mission is to find an art studio so that I will have more space to work and can have a showroom for clients to come see my pieces first hand.”

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Dara describes their home as preppy meets modern, meets masculine, meets rustic, with touches of mid century modern and lots of pops of colour. This mimics her personal style – Dara prefers clean modern looks with a fashion forward aesthetic. Dara and her husband try to invest in great pieces that can be accentuated with pattern, texture and fun use of colour.

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“I love the rooftop of our building. It’s not the best view in New York, by any means, but it’s definitely a fun spot to go chill out during the day, or have drinks with friends in the evenings. When the weather’s nice, I like to work here on my laptop.”

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take a look at this beautiful video editorial for Preston & Olivia’s lookbook

photography by Trent Bailey – via glitter guide

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