Lisa Przystup is an author and our all around lifestyle muse. She and our long time collaborators Andrea Gentl and Martin Hyers came together to capture these beautiful pictures with our linens one crisp winter day in Upstate New York. Lisa has an effortless, yet beautifully curated aesthetic that she has translated into her book Upstate: Living Spaces with Space to Live. Her musings are awe-inspiring and will surely get you dreaming about cultivating your own charming and unique sanctuary.
What three words would you use to describe yourself?
Rarely on time.
Your book Upstate is beautiful! Where do you draw inspiration from?
Thank you! I'm most inspired by the small, honest details in people's homes—the ones that tell a story and don't come from a store: say a collection of shells/nests/dried bits and pieces from nature or a headboard that was passed down from previous generations or a great yard sale find or colorful streamers left hanging on a ceiling years after the original celebration occurred (all of which we stumbled upon in the homes that were featured in the book).
We have all shared a profound shift in our lives the past months with Covid 19. How has your daily life changed during this time?
The biggest change is that we've found ourselves living upstate full time - my husband is a musician and he's normally on the road on and off throughout the year but is obviously not touring now because of Covid and I am working remotely so this is the longest stretch we've been together in the same place 24/7, which is pretty different from our lives pre-Covid.
Where is home for you?
The Catskills - specifically Delhi, NY.
What are you currently listening to?
My husband’s forthcoming EP (specifically the first single off it, Bad Moves). The release date is March 19th but it’s been complete for a year now so I’ve had the great pleasure of listening to it since last spring. Also, jazz (in the evening while cooking dinner), classical (especially on the weekends), playlists from Rudy Jude, Madre Mezcal and Lynn + Lawrence as well as playlists that my husband makes.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
You can’t make everyone happy. Also, you care too much about what other people think...try doing that less. (Honestly this applies to my current self too).
What are you dreaming of?
Summer. Warm desert days. The sun on my face.