Kim Ficaro is many things, a super talented interior prop stylist, author, traveller and founder of the global-inspired home décor line, Totem Home. She travels constantly for work sourcing and also inspiration for her line. She has a feminine and sophisticated, yet bohemian, touch. So we were in luck recently when she, Andrea Gentl, Marty Hyers and I were all in the city at the same time, we converged on Kim's apartment, she chose her favorite pieces from our bedding collection and then we spent the rest of the day capturing her story.
WHATS YOUR MOTTO?
LISTEN TO THE SOUL AND EMBRACE ALL OF LIFE
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TIME OF DAY TO BE AT HOME?
USUALLY MORNINGS, WHEN ALL IS CLEAR, BEFORE THE NOISES OF LIFE START ENTERING.
IF YOU WERE A SUPER HERO WHAT WOULD BE YOUR FAVORITE POWER?
WHAT ARE YOU TOP THREE INFLUENCES?
ALL FORMS OF ART WHICH ALLOWS YOU TO THINK AND SEE IN DIFFERENT REALMS, ALLOWS YOU TO WONDER, DREAM, THINK AND SEE IN NEW PERSPECTIVES.
OTHER CULTURES, TRADITIONS, HANDMADE TEXTILES AND WORKS WHERE STORIES AND LIVES ARE WITHIN DIFFERENT PIECES OR WORKS.
NATURE, WHERE THERE IS STILLNESS, APPRECIATION AND CAN BE EMBRACED IN ORDER TO LET LIFE FLOW.
FAVORITE COUNTRY YOU HAVE BEEN TO SO FAR, COUNTRY YOU MOST WANT TO SEE?
I WILL ALWAYS HAVE A LOVE AFFAIR WITH MEXICO, THINKING ABOUT SRI LANKA, EGYPT, AND PATAGONIA LATELY.
TELL ME A STORY
I ALMOST DROWNED WHILE SURFING IN COSTA RICA, BUT THEN THE NEXT DAY I FORCED MYSELF TO GO BACK OUT, LESSONS OF PUSHING THROUGH FEARS.