Inside Stylist Lily Hetzler's Vintage-Americana Brooklyn Pad
Bay Area-native, Lily Hetzler, has been living in Brooklyn ever since she traded coasts to establish herself as a stylist (working with luxury brands like Dolce & Gabbana) and now as Creative Director for Nativen, her women's American heritage brand. Although traveling regularly (she's hard to pin down for a ladies wine night!), the stylist has created a cozy space inspired by her home turf of California.
Hetzler's dog, Suzie Q strikes a pose atop her linen-clad bed -- seriously, she placed herself there. "I love my space to be a mix of inspirations without feeling cluttered or confused, so combining wood, metal, linen and warm light are the staples for me," says Hetzler. Her use of mixed textures and neutral tones maintains a "simple living" vibe.
A vintage water pitcher and hand sculptures sit atop her bedroom dresser, serving as visual interest with a purpose (jewelry organizers!). The stylist says, "I love collecting forgotten items, and giving them a little place of honor: like old typewriters, binoculars or oil cans."
A wood and metal desk in her bedroom serves as the headquarters Nativen. Vintage National Geographic issues and fashion magazines keep her inspired while her inspiration board maintains focus.
Wearing her headband (here's how you can style it!), Hetzler hangs out with Suzie Q in a corner of her living room.
Layering in the old with the new is how she gets her look -- a tufted couch (from the ABC Carpet & Home outlet) and a raw wood and iron coffee table act as centerpieces to her various found objects. Vintage suitcases act as extra storage, ideal for anyone living in the city.
Heavily inspired by the Redwood forests, mountains and coastline of California, Nativen's Creative Director has made sure to bring the outdoors-in with small ways: dried eucalyptus, fresh plants and incense that reminds her of campfires.
Some of the her favorite treasure hunting spots are local "junk shops" and the Brimfield Antique Flea Market.
Stylist at heart, it's necessary to have a mannequin in tow!
An adult apartment needs an imbibing center. Vintage barware (love the mercury glasses!) and a selection of cocktail accoutrements make for the perfect entertaining station.
A perfect small kitchen solution of a pot hanging system and magnetized knife storage keep the kitchen neat and tidy. Another genius solution is the simple wood plank she installed to make up for minimal counter space.
Plants are everywhere in her home, including the kitchen windowsill. Her favorite destination for greenery? Brooklyn Plantology, where we also ventured to DIY our cloche terrarium.
Photos by Alexis Jonnson for The Nest