Editor in Chief, Lonny Magazine
Michelle Adams is the Editor in Chief of Lonny
, a bi-monthly online interior design magazine that launched in October, 2009. Lonny highlights extraordinary interiors, innovative bloggers, and the latest market finds, and has just celebrated its one-year anniversary! Before starting Lonny, Michelle honed her design aesthetic at domino, where she landed her dream job scouring the country (and the world!) for the newest and best in home décor. Given her background, it’s no surprise that Michelle has been a budding interior designer since childhood. She was perhaps the only ten-year-old who asked for curtains for her birthday and rearranged her room for fun. Michelle has a seriously keen eye for great style.
Nate Berkus Handcrafted Hourglass Table $149
Z: What’s on the top of your holiday wish list this year?
MA: I’m in love with the Nate Berkus Hourglass Table with stone top. I’ll admit that a side table is a strange
thing to ask Santa for, but it’s an absolutely timeless piece that packs some serious sophistication.
by Jonathan Ball
various sizes $1000-$3100
Z: If you could have any piece of art on Zatista.com, regardless of price or size, what would it be and why?
MA: The piece I love is “Untitled 03-182-27″ by Jonathan Ball. It’s fascinating, and equal parts delicate and bold. I love it.
Z: What’s your favorite holiday indulgence or “guilty pleasure”?
MA: My grandpa has a secret recipe for “chocolate drops” that he only makes at Christmas. I can’t get enough of them. I’m also a sucker for Christmas music which I start listening to in September. My two favorites albums are Winter Wonderland by Aretha Franklin and White Christmas by Otis Redding. And OK fine, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Judy Garland too – I mean come on, I love this stuff!
Z: What are some things you like to do to your home or apartment to make it feel like the holidays?
MA: A Christmas tree is a must. It smells so good and the glowing lights still feel magical even to a 28 year old. I also love metallics – vintage silver candlesticks, mercury glass votive holders, and shiny gold dinnerware. It’s an easy way to spread holiday cheer without going over the top.
Z: Are you going anywhere special this holiday season? If so, where?
MA: I’m going home to Michigan to see my family. I’m obsessed with them, so I look forward to Christmas all year long!