A Personal Collection:
Vanessa Traina for DECASO at The Line—Los Angeles
Photographed by Matthew Smith
Provenance is an uncommon quality for most modern interiors, but one that gives definition to shapeless space and personality to empty rooms. Bring in a pivoting desk lamp and you have the history of its manufacturing—in a Milan factory in the 1950s—diffused through a lacquered aluminum shade and iron footing. Antiques are the first way to tell the story of home, activating a room the way nothing else can. Vanessa Traina, executive creative director at The Line, integrates rare antiques and vintage in her own home looking to DECASO, the Decorative Arts Society, to connect to trusted sources. Now through October 19th, Traina’s special curation of vintage furniture and decor from DECASO is available exclusively at The Apartment by The Line—Los Angeles and DECASO online.
Home is the ongoing story of a person.Ilse Crawford
Creating composed moments throughout the house—mixing reissued classics with eclectic finds—tells a story when each object carries one itself. Danish midcentury seating, for example, or Anatolian rugs, cone-shaped Milanese lighting, Swedish glass, a Windsor settee, a still life of Chinese teapots, and malachite bowls each have a story to tell.
“I see myself as a collector of sorts in both fashion and design,” says Vanessa Traina. “When I invest in the collection I like to imagine that I could live with the piece for years to come.” Traina is drawn to antique objects with enduring appeal—an enamel lighter from Cartier (“timeless”) and a Venetian painted daybed (“sure to enhance and elicit many compliments”)—from some of her favorite LA resources like Dana John and Rewire.
At The Line in Los Angeles, the search for refined, versatile, and honest goods extends to the wardrobe, the kitchen, and the living room. In designing a house piece by piece we design the life within its walls and deepen the provenance of our objects. Shop the exclusive curation at The Apartment by The Line—Los Angeles or visit DECASO online.