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Naturally Appealing “I love stripes, and this eyecatching rug was more interesting than any traditional stripe,” says Wick, referring to the hardwood floor’s statement piece that kicked off the inspiration for her living room. With an engaging graphic fixture in place, the room called for simple furniture and solid fabrics; Wick intended to keep the palette natural to avoid a cramped feeling. “I felt that the space wasn’t big enough to accommodate too many contrasting colors and prints,” she says. Instead, she brought in the white couch, Lucite chest coffee table, and wingback chair to complement the rug’s allure. fashion, working as an assistant to the design director at Vogue and in the public relations department of Diane von Furstenberg, where she also styled look books and produced photo shoots. A fter three and a half years at Diane von Furstenberg, Wick left to take on the role of U.S. public relations director for Anya Hindmarch, the mastermind behind the sustainabilityfocused “I’m Not A Plastic Bag” purse. “Anya taught me to look at a handbag as more than just a vehicle to transport your belongings,” says Wick, who also infused characteristics of Hindmarch’s wisdom into her own decor. “Anya’s love for things that are quirky has rubbed off, and I’ve injected elements of intelligent humor into my interior design,” she says. Wick’s bathroom sink is home to a toothbrush holder with a stern warning to passersby: “Use this and I will break your arm.” Although Wick has since left her role at Anya Hindmarch, she will not be leaving environmental efforts in the dust. Wick is currently considering a move to Mozambique, where she would be working on a development project aimed at environmental conservation as well as community outreach to build and improve education and health care. It wouldn’t “ I saved every my time Vogue magazine from there and for a few years following,” says Wick. “I still use them for reference today.” 195 Lonny april • may 2010 april • may 2010 Lonny 196