Style Advisor: Helen Weselcouch

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My name is Helen Weselcouch and I am from Fairfield, Connecticut, a veritable breeding ground for all things prep. I left my bustling seaside town of argyle sweaters and toile valances to seek a degree in fine art from Parsons The New School For Design and eventually found my calling within the Design and Management program, a design-based business school. At the end of my freshman year of college I moved into off-campus housing which, for almost every young student in New York City, presents challenges in the line of storage and living space. These challenges are, of course, happily met. Over the past three years, my wonderful college experiences have led me to living in a tiny flat in Paris, the size of which barely matched a twin sized bed, a small room in rural Cambodia where roosters are the only option for an alarm clock and of course my studio on 14th Street where I currently live and work. However big or small or exotic a space, I love for it to feel like my own. My inspiration for personal design and decor comes from my love of traveling. And while I can get a little carried away with eccentricity, I always ground my design with the classic and sleek shapes that come from my preppy New England hometown.

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