Home Tour: It’s Nordic in NYC for This Family of Four
After discovering the delicate creations of Lolabean jewelry while braving the cold one December morning at the Union Square Holiday Market, we thought, someone who creates such charming accessories must have an equally charming home, right? Lucky for us, she does! Step inside the Upper East Side apartment that Tiffany and Craig Bean share with their two sons, Luca (age 7) and Julian (age 2.5).
Let us set the scene: we were welcomed into their apartment with the smells of homemade vegetable soup on the stove and Bon Iver quietly playing in the background, which made the space that much more homey. With Scandinavian influences at every corner (you know we have an obsession with sheepskin rugs), the home was clean, welcoming and the perfect mix of minimalism-meets-(meaningful) collected objects.
If you have one in your home, mantels are the ideal place to arrange a collection of your favorite finds. We love how family photos (including a Luca modeling shot!) mixed in with potted plants and bird objects—all in white, creating a modern look.
Luca, age 7, hangs out on the couch after school.
The piano from Tiffany's childhood was driven up from her family home in Tennessee --it's used as another surface space to display favorite finds of air plants, birds and art.
A built-in island off the kitchen serves as a workspace for Tiffany and Craig during the day (who are the creatives behind Lolabean) and a dining table for four at night.
The Bean's love of simple mixed prints make for a charming display area for their jewelry creations.
Fans of San Francisco's Flora Grubb Gardens, a variety of succulents hang around the house, adding a cool desert touch to the Scan Design home. We're also behind their eco-friendly choice of glass terrine jars for storing dry goods. Love their glass and bamboo pour-over coffee maker? Get one for yourself!
It's no surprise that surface space in a NYC apartment is a luxury, so this simple glass shelving unit hits the mark for small bathroom solutions. We also love the striped Turkish towels that keep the space looking clean yet comfortable.
We're on board with an oversized king bed that takes up most of the bedroom -- after all, it is for sleeping, right? Keep your snoozing quarters serene with subtle colors and bedside tables that are uncluttered.
The youngest Bean, Julian, showed his ukulele on his western-printed bed. Can we also discuss his tiny dreamcatcher?!
If you had to sum up the Bean family in one word, it would be "adorable". Together for 12 years, Tiffany and Craig got married just three weeks after meeting! Lets just say that warmed our jaded little hearts.
Photos by Alexis Jonnson for The Nest