Yesterday, I found myself in a hotel room with Justin Timberlake checking out bed linens. But it's not what you think—
Timberlake and his longtime friend Estee Stanley, an LA-based stylist and interior designer, were in New York to introduce their new curated collection of home goods for HomeMint. Stanley and Timberlake share a love of design and what they call a "neurosis for details." When Stanley, who has designed all of Timberlake's homes, asked the singer/actor to collaborate on a curated collection, he saw it as a chance to obsess about design details (and obsess they did, sending back pottery samples until they got just the right glaze, for instance).
The idea of having a home base must be a fairly new concept for Timberlake, who has been working and traveling since the age of 10. By the time he was 15, he was touring the globe with 'N Sync. When I asked Timberlake how his design aesthetic evolved, he told me he couldn't remember any specific concert from those years, but he had a vivid photographic memory of the locations, hotel rooms, and sites he saw. It was a home schooler's dream: a five-year tour of European cities that left him with a lasting appreciation for good design.
N.B. Many of the pieces were designed in collaboration with Andrew Corrie of NYC-based Canvas; to see the collection, go to HomeMint.
Above: A scene from HomeMint.
Above: Stanley and Timberlake, obsessing over the details.
Above: Set of two Tarascon Dinner Plates, made in Portugal; $29.99.
Above: The Homemint collections includes a selection of vintage rugs.
Above L: Set of three Lollipop Stackable Table Stools; $749.99.