I’m kind of obsessing over the home of Bettina Prentice, founder and owner of Prentice Art Communications. I am most definitely obsessing over Bettina Prentice herself.
From Prentice: “My husband jokes that I’m the only girl who goes to a Phish show wearing Missoni and Isabel Marant.”
I’m pretty sure we could be best friends.
“All of our furniture and fabrics have a lot of texture to them,” says Prentice of her living room. “We both are obsessed with velvet and Madeline Weinrib’s pillows and rugs.”
The papier-mâché birds resting on the fireplace mantel are made from recycled cement bags by artisans in Haiti. “They were a gift from my brother Peter,” she explains.
When it comes to baubles and special pieces, Prentice shops at Opening Ceremony in SoHo or Sucre in the West Village. “They carry my favorite designers like Saya Hibino, Lulu Frost, Pamela Love, and Ayaka Nishi,” she says. “It’s all really well-edited and somewhat architectural.”
On a table in her bedroom, Prentice keeps a collection of shrunken paperback books—including those written by Hemingway, Tolstoy, and Kafka—that were designed by TANK Books in the U.K. to mimic cigarette packs; a original gift from her sister-in-law, Kate Prentice, who, fittingly, runs a literary agency in London.
In other words, I should be best friends with both sisters.
Images via Vogue // Photographed by Claiborne Swanson Frank