When The Wing opened last year as a women-only social club the original concept was to serve as an in-between space for New Yorkers – in between meetings, home, working, and happy hours. They call it “your throne away from home; a sacred space where you can work, get to inbox zero, shower, get a blow-out, store your stuff, take a conference call, make a new friend, or even stage a small coup.” Take one look at the space, with its phone booths, pumping room, library-style table lamps and room full of vanities, and you may find yourself thinking, “can I just move in?” The rent would probably be pretty steep, so instead I’ll share a few ways that you can make your own home look like The Wing.
Color code your books – Start by acquiring a women-only authored collection of books. Oh, you have books written by men? That’s okay, just make sure you color code all of the spines of your books and mix in plenty of pottery and plants.
Collect work from female artists – The Wing has pieces by artists like Alice Lancaster, Monique Mouton, Emily Knecht and Laurie Simmons hanging and leaning on walls and bookshelves. The eyecatching graphic illustration above is by Shantell Martin, and the lady sculptures are by Rami Kim.
Play with pink – With pink sofas, pink lamps, pink seats lined up at vanity stations, you’d think they’d run the risk of bordering on saccharine, but The Wing found just the right balance of femininity. The bespoke pink sofas by Early Work Studio are gorgeous, but if you’re on a budget Ikea has a modular pink sofa right now, and this corner sofa is only $200. I added these gold dipped legs from Pretty Pegs since the standard metal Ikea legs are usually a dead giveaway.
Call in a phone booth – When I was growing up we had a telephone chair, complete with a slot for the phone book, a connected side table to lean on while you chatted, and a notepad to take down messages. It feels like another millennium (because it was) but in this age where our phones accompany us literally everywhere, the idea of a phone booth or phone station where the phone lives feels kind of special, like this vintage rotary phone (which they also have at The Wing).
Have you been to The Wing yet? What did you think?
*Sources: Photos by SUSANNA HOWE, bookends Candelabra, lady sculptures Rami Kim, plant Terrain, painting Shantell Martin, sofa Ikea, sofa legs Pretty Pegs, books Abe Books, picture frame Fundamental.Berlin, phone Etsy