This morning, Stay Groovy coffee mug in hand, I was reading a NYT Style Magazine article by Mary Kay Schilling about a four-story Greek Revival in Greenwich Village inhabited entirely by creative people. From 1958, Ed and Ruth Frost lived in the parlor on the ground floor and rented the seven apartments upstairs to only people in the arts. In the article we get to know several of the tenants, what they create and their distinct decorating styles.

I pumped the brakes when I read how one tenant had “transformed his duplex into a nest of elegant, John Derian-inflected whimsy.” Serendipity, as I only just finished an oil painting of John Derian’s dining room wall, "Pink Peonies in the East Village." 
"Pink Peonies in the East Village," 6x6 oil painting
John Derian is beloved for his home accessories decoupaged with vintage illustrations that are sold in more than 600 retailers worldwide. He is the owner of four John Derian Company retail stores and has now co-introduced a line of menswear featuring some of his charming prints. Many thanks to John Derian for sharing his space.