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 or 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



What’s your sign Libra
Workout(s) Pilates with Ashley Richmond
Sport(s) 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 or 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
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


Where do you live? 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
Local restaurant Roman's
Best cup of coffee in your town La Colombe
China Our everyday dishware are vintage Block Chromatics
Favorite 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
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
Favorite snack Bjorn Corn and Hu Kitchen chocolate
Favorite 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
Favorite charity ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Meals on Wheels
Favorite color Blush grey
Favorite place in the world My bed
Favorite movies Annie Hall, Blade Runner, Paris, Texas
Favorite writers James Baldwin, Rachel Cusk, Joan Didion, Elena Ferrante
Favorite 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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