Real homes: Pops of color, worldly finds - Metro US

Real homes: Pops of color, worldly finds

Previously an editor at Lucky magazine, Gigi Guerra traveled the globe in search of cool shops. Now, in her current role as marketing director at Madewell, she gets to stay in one place. But her home with Eddie Volchko still reveals her wanderlust.

Names: Gigi Guerra and Eddie Volchko

Occupation: Marketing director of Madewell and CFO of Badgley Mischka, respectively

The space: An airy one-bedroom in lower Manhattan

When Guerra and Volchko moved in together earlier this summer, you could say it was a union made in shelter heaven. Their stuff — her painted door by the famous graffiti artist Neck Face and the Banksy print Volchko scored early in the mega street artist’s career, for example — blended seamlessly together.

“We both have a lot of affordable, re­purposed, found objects. So it’s either someone else’s memories or our own,” Guerra says of pieces like a workbench once used by Volchko’s grandfather that they turned into a coffee table. Her own memories surface in the hyper-colorful items from her travels: Bed throws from London’s Brick Lane and Tunisia or an old department store sign from Montreal. “You don’t have to spend a ton to decorate,” she says.

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