Entering Theo’s home, I walked down a perfectly lit hallway and was greeted with an enormous hug that left my feet dangling in the air. He spun me around, gave me a kiss, and welcomed me inside.
Theodore’s two bedroom space had a gray and white color palette on blonde wood floors with stacks of mens magazines, books, flowers, and a fully stocked bar. The art work hanging behind the bar he did himself, black paint on white canvas. Just past the kitchen was a beautiful outdoor space strung with circular bulb lights with a view of the “New Yorker” signage and the Empire State building. Below was a quiet treelined street in Chelsea, walking distance from the famous highline.
Working as a PR & Marketing Manager, Theodore has an eye for fashion. His closet was full of Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren, Dsquared, Givenchy, and BLK DNM to name a few. His collection (including 50+ pairs of shoes) really told a story of his style progression from Ralph Lauren prep living in Madison, Wisconsin to shearling moto jackets and fur trimmed pea coats in Chicago, to a uniform of black jeans or joggers with a statement sweater in New York City. See our interview below to learn all about Theodore Venable’s current obsessions.
Born: Madison, Wisconsin
Currently: New York, New York
Personal Style: Rocker meets Minimalist
Favorite staple piece: BLK DNM Leather Jacket(s)
Style Icon: David Beckham, from his athleisure to a three piece suit
Obsessing over: Army and military inspired pieces: epaulets, combat boots.
NOT Obsessing over: Bad Beachwear. Palm Tree Prints.
Organizational Tricks: Out of Sight = Out of Mind! Keep things present. Go up in height with storage space if you do not have it in width. Ditch the traditional dresser. Slim. Line. Hangers.
Personal Mantra: Does this bring me joy? It is best to take a step back. Do not become a hoarder of material things, friends, relationships, experiences. Ask yourself: “Does this bring you joy?” Before you allow whatever it may be to enter your life.
Photo Credit: Bridget White