We caught up with Taylor Sterling, founder of the women’s lifestyle brand Glitter Guide, to find out how she wants her home to feel, the three things she keeps on her nightstand, and how she finds her “allswell”. Read on to find out.
When you’re at home, what does “allswell” mean to you?
Taylor: To me, being allswell means being happy, content, and comfortable.
Tell us about a recent allswell moment?
Taylor: Honestly, it's been with my new mattress. We've wanted a comfortable king sized bed for as long as I can remember! Going to bed each night with tons of space and with a good book is a total allswell moment.
What do you do when you need to unwind?
Taylor: If I’m feeling blah or stressed at home (which can happen a lot, since I work from home), I take a breather. I either nap, or go for a walk outside. Helps every time!
Do you prefer a softer or firmer mattress?
Taylor: For me, it's all about softer. I like feeling like I’m in the world’s softest cloud.
What three words describe how you want your home to feel?
Taylor: Cozy, warm, and unique.
What three things do you always keep on your nightstand?
Taylor: Chapstick, water, and a good book, like Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell by David Yaffe (pictured below).
Are you a night owl or a morning person?
Taylor: I value sleep so much these days. After having two kids, my sleep is pretty unpredictable. I used to be a night owl, but I’ve trained myself to become a morning person. I love it!
Finish this sentence. The first thing I do as soon as I get home is ______.
Taylor: Take off my shoes and open windows!
Where do you draw design inspiration?
Taylor: I look everywhere for this. Magazines, books, Instagram, galleries, movies. It's everywhere if you look close enough.
- Magazines (Mother Muse, The Gentlewoman, Darling)
- Books: vintage design books
- Instagram: I love @C_I_O, @heathertaylorhome, @_aestheticpursuit, @glossier
What’s the best self care advice you’ve ever received or would give to someone else?
Taylor: Putting yourself first isn't selfish — it's smart!