Lisa Mende

Lisa Mende

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Breakfast at Tiffany's

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I was inspired by Holly Golightly, probably one of the first iconic American women represented on film.
I wanted to portray her life.

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Lisa Mende envisaged Breakfast at Tiffany's Holly Golightly in a space that would have been her simple New York brownstone but that alluded to her dreams of wealth and glamour.

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Whimsical style with glass bubbles in the tub and real bubbles on the playfully glamorous side table.


“This is a story about being from simple circumstances but hungering for money,” Lisa explains. So she used the rough-hewn floors and brick walls that are part of the New York loft atmosphere then blended them with metals and a funky zebra print on the cabinets, echoing the zebra rug in the film. She combined this with the Pop Sink and Rem Vessel Faucet, to add a modern feel. The final touches? Soft pink flowers, Michael Smith mirrors, and mod sconces. “My design is about taking a bit of mid-century chic—with the lighting and the atmosphere—then combining it with classic, high-society elements. I’m striving for a unique, eclectic mode here: chic and sophisticated but with a little whimsy mixed in, reminiscent of Holly Golightly herself.”

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DXV Pop vessel sink and modern Rem faucet are contrasted by brick walls and zebra print vanity doors.


This set has a groovy vibe, but it also has that girly vibe as well. The shell is a chevron floor and brick walls; I really like the juxtaposition of the brick and the wood paired with the lacquered cabinets. I selected the Rem Vessel Faucet for its sculptural quality. Then we have this beautifully formed St. George Freestanding Soaking Tub. My space is a blend of the classic elements with a modern twist, because that’s how Holly Golightly inspired me. She wore pearls and liked fancy jewelry. But then she had these mod parties with kooky characters, so I felt like bringing together these two DXV eras was appropriate.

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Holly's dream world where Tiffany blue doors open onto the beautiful DXV St. George Freestanding Soaking tub.

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A truly modern mix with vintage chairs in Tiffany blue, zebra patterned custom vanities and all the glamorous details Holly would have loved.