Before there were Instagram influencers, there was . The California-based design guru, author, and blogger extraordinaire has been making her mark on the world of interiors and design since 2006, with over a million followers across her social media channels (). So, it comes as no surprise that when reached out to Smith to collaborate on a new collection, she jumped at the opportunity. “I’ve always dreamed of creating a unique home furnishings collection, so when Christiane Lemieux invited me to partner with her I was both intrigued and excited,” Smith says. "My goal was to create upholstery textiles that were stylish and on trend, but also very liveable." Her signature bohemian style was the driving force behind each piece, with a fresh and modern approach that could complement a variety of design styles.
Known for her love of vintage (she has her own shop, ), Smith opted for a thoughtful selection of both bold and neutral pieces, where natural wood and rattan can pair with modern stripes and saturated colors. You'll see a palette of deep blues, pale pinks, and mustard yellows–pieces that can be mixed and matched or layered, but also hold their weight on their own. For the prints and patterns, Smith was inspired by French ticking stripes, Japanese katazome stencils, and hints of Moroccan textiles. Smith attributes her extensive background in fashion and interiors to the aesthetics of the collection, designing each piece around her own personal taste. “It’s really just designing for yourself, and if you’re true to that, hopefully the people who have long been followers will like it too.”
As trends move away from the cookie-cutter look, Smith hopes that consumers will begin to value a more personalized aesthetic, one that she says her collection with The Inside pushes for. "I think the movement is to first invest in the classic pieces that are your ‘staples', then slowly add the treasures you find from your travels, flea markets and vintage shops. It's much more fun to design your home slowly."
See some of our favorite pieces from the collection, and shop the entire line .
Skirted Storage Ottoman, $249
Modern Wingback Bed, Starting at $799
Modern Bench, $399
Tuxedo Chair, $499
Removable Wallpaper, $59