Britt Zunino, founder of Manhattan interiors firm Studio DB, shares her inspiring wish list for the holiday season

Britt's Wish List

Studio DB caught our eye on Instagram, because the spaces that the Manhattan-based interiors firm creates feel so... livable. For sure the Studio DB designers curate a very chic mix of vintage and contemporary pieces and consider all the details carefully, but still the results always exude an air of relaxed realness—it's just so easy to imagine living the best version of your actual life there. 

Once we fell in love with Studio DB's "warm yet pared-down sensibility," as the New York Times recently put it, we just had to reach out to the founders, Damian and Britt Zunino, to find out what's on their holiday wish list this year. Britt generous answered our call and delivered us a selection of vintage and contemporary pieces every bit as lovable as her interior designs.


Togo Sofa by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset 

"The Togo by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset is one of my all-time favorite sofas, especially the vintage ones in perfect shade of caramel leather! It's the optimal place to collapse after a holiday meal."


Il Colonnato Dining Table by Mario Bellini for Cassina

"Mario Bellini's prolific career includes designing everything from major museums to everyday objects, from stylized typewriters to iconic furniture. His dining table for Cassina is the perfect blend of simple geometric shapes and organic stone. It feels fresh and clean with just the right touch of texture. It's also the perfectly durable table for my rambunctious family! I can see a New Years’ dance party happening on top."


Model 4801 Plywood Chair by Joe Colombo For Kartell

"Every home needs a great sculptural chair! This orange plywood chair from Joe Colombo for Kartell is a playful piece of art. I would put this in my son's room for a fun kick of color and a dose of cool."


Dressing Table by Victor Wilkins for E Gomme

"I have a fantasy of sitting down at a fabulous vanity before a big holiday party. Victor Wilkins' 1960s-era, double-mirror dressing table sets the perfect tone! I love the idea of using one mirror while my daughters use the other to play dress-up."


Nepi Bookcase by Giulio Lacchetti for Internoitaliano

"Curling up with a great book is the ideal way to spend a chilly afternoon. We have a home full of books, so this unusual design caught my eye. The Nepi Bookcase by Giulio Lacchetti  for Internoitaliano is both a functional storage solution and a beautiful object. I love the rounded arch details!"


Bleu de Toi Italian Room Divider by Abarchitects, 2017

"I'm very excited about using screens in a more contemporary way. This cobalt blue room divider by Abarchitects  is gorgeous! The subtle color variation, the graphic shape; it's all so wonderful. I would use this as a headboard or to brighten a quiet corner."


Untitled II Textile by Trine Ellitsgaard 

"Trine Ellitsgaard  creates fabulous graphic textiles that would look incredible in our contemporary, upstate New York home. Her artwork is clearly influenced by her Scandinavian heritage, with nods to Oaxacan weaving traditions found in her adopted home in Mexico. I would frame this piece for our dining room."


Brass Candle Holders by Gunnar Ander for Ystad Metall

"Gunnar Ander  was a Swedish designer known for his whimsical candlesticks, which often incorporate colored glass. I'm especially fond of this petite set made of brass and blue glass."


Coffee Cup & Saucer from Saint-Clément (1930s)

"I'm the only one that drinks coffee in our family, so this perfect singular cup and saucer from Saint Clément would have a superb home with me! The concentric circle pattern is covered in a rich, green glaze with hints of gold. I hope this special cup will make my early morning routine feel like less of a necessity and more of a treat!"


Wall Sconces by Vilhelm Lauritzen for Louis Poulsen

"Vilhelm Lauritzen  was a Danish architect who designed site-specific lighting for his buildings, which was later sold through Louis Poulsen. Originally created in 1936 for the Danish Broadcasting studio Radiohuset, these brass 'studio' sconces once held green or red bulbs to communicate whether a studio was in use. It would be so fun to bring his original concept back for a retail or restaurant space."


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