My Universe: Olivia Sammons


An incredibly talented prop stylist and friend of CAP, Olivia Sammon's is the pinnacle of style, kindness and beauty. An amazing mom, she also has a highly sought after interior design business, Wherewithal, with her husband, Jamie from matter. Read on for a look into her world.


Jeans Levi's and Frame Denim

T-shirt Steven Alan

Sneakers Nike

Heels Acne

Flats Porselli

Boots LL Bean, Rachel Comey

Sunglasses Vintage Cartier

Watch Gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date and a Cartier Tank

Day bag Mansur Gavriel or vintage Hermès

Jewelry you wear everyday I wear gold bracelets on each wrist, a watch, my wedding band and two necklaces, one with 4 charms each with the first initial of my husband and three sons and one with the number one, in honor of our first wedding anniversary.

Jewelry brands Bracelets are a mix of old Conroy and Wilcox, 2 pieces that were my grandmothers, Gabriella Kiss snake, necklace is Stuart England, #1 necklace was designed by Jamie, wedding band Erie Basin.

Workout wear Outdoor Voices and Nike

Designers Dries van Noten, Stella McCartney, Acne

Lingerie / underwear The Great Eros

Where do you shop I do not like to shop but when I do I favor small boutiques.

Boutique A Detachér, Apiece Apart, Creatures of Comfort, Warm

Online shopping site EBTH, Net-A-Porter

Suit More apt to wear a Canadian Tuxedo



Astrological sign Libra

Workouts Pilates with Ashley Richmond

Sports Running the stairs in Fort Greene Park

Yoga studio / teacher Annie Piper, Maria Cutrona, in Brooklyn and Allison Sinatra Upstate

Do you meditate Looking to build a stronger practice

Meditation teacher, venue or app Headspace

Morning rituals Coffee and a smoothie

Evening rituals CALM, Magnesium supplement

Tea / tonic drink Earl Grey tea, nettle tea, turmeric tonics, matcha

Wellness idol I don't have one idol but I am inspired by the way my friend Daphne Javitch approaches wellness

Diet you follow I focus on whole, vibrant foods and eat many things in moderation.

Guilty pleasure Van Leeuwen vegan peanut butter chocolate chip ice cream

Toothpaste My Magic Mud, Wintergreen

Skin care Marie Veronique and May Lindstrom

Soap Dr Bronner's peppermint

Lip color Kjaer Weis Adore

Perfume or Cologne Woman by Bodha for Apiece Apart

Who cuts your hair Ellen Johnson

Shampoo Christophe Robin Volumizing Rose

Favorite beauty product The Blue Cocoon by May Lindstrom



Home Brooklyn and Upstate New York

Artist Helen Frankenthaler, Donald Judd, Alice Neal, Marina Abramović

Piece of art in your home A small oil painting by Francis Alÿs, drawing Ana Kraš

Museum Miro Museum, Mallorca, Neue Gallery

Pets Not presently but we are looking to adopt a dog from Muddy Paws or Korean K9 Rescue

Sheets Matteo and Hawkins New York

Local restaurant Roman's

Best cup of coffee in your town La Colombe

China Our everyday dishware are vintage Block Chromatics

Pottery Adam Silverman

Piece of furniture Matter Made Room Divider designed by Faye Toogood

Furniture store or designer Matter, of course!  Some of my favorite contemporary designers are Mueller Van Severen, Faye Toogood, Objects of Common Interest, Jamie Gray

Minimalist or maximalist Warm minimalist

Hotel The Bowery

Dream dinner party guests All of my friends that I cherish and do not see enough of

Go-to dinner party recipe A stew and bright salad

Most used kitchen gadget Vitamix and Instant Pot

Snack Bjorn Corn and Hu Kitchen chocolate

Drink Ginger Kombucha, green juice, hibiscus tea

What do you collect Shells and house plants

What’s always in your fridge Kale, hot sauce, nut milk



Who or what inspires you My sons

Favorite discovery Postmates

Favorite quote "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life." Mary Oliver

Fashion idol Georgia O'Keeffe

Sports hero I don't have one

Crush My husband

Beach Tulum

Ski Resort Belleayre

Charity ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Meals on Wheels

Color Blush grey

Place in the world My bed

Movies Annie Hall, Blade Runner, Paris, Texas

Writers James Baldwin, Rachel Cusk, Joan Didion, Elena Ferrante

Albums Bob Dylan, Desire

Nightstand reading The Complete guide to Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark, Pippi Longstocking (reading to my 7 year old), Women In Their Beds by Gina Berriault

Photography or coffee table book Entryways of Milan by Karl Kolbitz

Necessary indulgence Sleep

Who would you want to be for a day A bird

What’s your inner age I think my inner age and outer age are well aligned, 42

Song in your head at the moment Last Day of Our Aquaintance by Sinéad O'Connor

Dancing or karaoke Both



Apps Waze, Instagram, Airbnb

Phone Iphone

Phone case Apple

Blogs T Magazine

Go-to website Food 52, Pinterest

Podcasts This American Life, Fresh Air, Where Should we Begin with Esther Perel

Laptop or desktop Laptop

Tablet Ipad

Computer bag Hay

Favorite gadget Iphone camera

Recent Google search Weather report

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