Name Lila Hobgood
Who do you live with My husband, A., our three children: Llewis, Odette and Jewell, and two dogs: Rose and Chasse.
What’s your sign Aquarius sun, Pisces rising
Describe your style in 3 words Eclectic, vibrant, authentic
You’ve done an amazing job at making a home feel cozy, personalized and given it a ton of character – what were some of your tricks You would never guess this but I originally had all white furniture and a white flokati rug in the family room. I clearly wasn’t thinking about my “audience”. The children had it ruined within a month (think lollipops stuck in the rug which I would just cut out with scissors) so, my biggest trick was having patience with each space while I figured out how each one was going to be used and lived in. Design, for me, is a way of verbalizing who I am so knowing myself well is key and as a woman, I think that is an evolving process so patience is required there too.
Fool proof dinner party tip A small gift for each person by their place setting.
What do you collect Crystals, antique perfume bottles, shoes and seashells. Lots of seashells.
Favorite cocktail Bourbon. On the rocks.
Necessary extravagance/simple indulgence Astier de Villatte incense/ Satya Sai Baba Nag Champa incense
A book you’ve read more than once Still Life with Woodpecker, Into the Wild
Your favorite 3 things in your house My family, my books, my artwork
Where is the last place you traveled Just outside of Cabo San Lucas in Baja, Mexico.
What did you bring back Piece of mind, seashells and silver.
Favorite perfume I always layer scents depending on the season and my mood but it always starts or ends with Jo Malone’s Red Roses.
Piece of Jewelry Anything by DePetra
The farthest you have been from home India and ironically, it felt like a version of home. In that way, travel has been important in my aesthetic. I like to bring the most important places I have been back home with me.
What do you bring with you everywhere you go The wisdom I have gained from past experiences and my sense of humor.
What can you not stop thinking about The myriad of possibilities. Oh, and what kinds of seashells I will find in the Maldives, if I ever get there
What’s really important to you right now The notion of freedom
Book you’re reading currently I’m always reading more than one. Currently, Phenomenal by Leigh Ann Henion and Falling into Grace by Adyashanti
Color I never tire of I am always being moved by some shade of purple. Also, ochre never disappoints.
Song that always puts me in a great mood Side Pony by Lake Street Drive