Shawn Warren’s impeccable taste translates from her line of jewelry to her home décor in the Hamptons. Here she shares her favorite pieces she is consigning with Viyet.
What is your go-to source for home design inspiration?Â
Following designers I love on Instagram, including Lee Mindel and Joseph Dirand; visiting design stores I love, like Patrick Seguin in Paris, Monc in Sag Harbor, and Magene Gallery in NYC; reading books by Peter Marino and Joe Nahem.
Describe your style in 6 words or less.
Understated luxury. Effortless elegance.
What was your inspiration for Shawn Warren Jewelry?
My mother, a top model in the ’50s and ’60s, who called Halston and Geoffrey Beene personal friends, is my muse.Â It is her poise and strong sense of individual style that I love.Â A sophisticated follower of fashion, she isÂ someone who confidently paired Chanel with Libertine.
If you could design a piece of jewelry for anyone, what would it be and for whom would it be?
There are too many women to name.
What are the three essential jewelry pieces everyone needs?
A great pair of earrings, stacked rings, and lots of layered bracelets.
What is your advice for someone looking to buy an investment piece?
Fall in love. Pick something that reflects your individuality, as fashion is much less interesting than style.
How do you balance work and home life?
â€œMy mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.â€ â€”Maya Angelou
What items can you not live without?
Good coffee, pinot noir, my yellow lab Moose, and my girlfriends from Williams College.
Who are your design icons?
At the moment, I adore everything Maria Grazia Chiuri is doing at Dior.
What makes a piece of furniture great in your opinion?
How it’s made and the quality of the materials. How sculptural it is.
What is your favorite piece from your Hamptons home that you are consigning?
The Hans Wegner Desk Chair. The curved shape is so elegant and I love the simplicity of the lines.
What do you love about Viyet?
The range of great designer furniture and compelling price points.