Before Lucky Brand Design Director Michelle McCormick fell in love with her husband Tracy McCormick, an interior designer and contractor, she fell in love with a disco ball. “I was living in Philadelphia. There was a salvage house near my apartment I liked to visit. One day I walked in and saw this incredible disco ball, it was odd-shaped and art deco. I’d never seen anything like it.” As the story goes, one of Michelle’s friends ended up buying the ball, and promised to leave it to Michelle in her will. The bequeathing wouldn’t be necessary. Word quickly spread among Michelle’s design-savvy crew. Soon enough, she was the proud owner of not one pre-disco disco ball, but two.
“I’d never consider myself a traditionalist but I like mixing traditional and found objects together for unusual compositions. Everything in the house has a wink to it,” says Michelle, who’s been frequenting Los Angeles flea markets, like the Rose Bowl, and auction houses, like Abell’s and Butterfield’s, with her mom since she was her eldest daughter’s age. Savannah McCormick is three years old (her younger sister, Saffron, is one. Both are shown above with their cousin, Kate, eight). Already Savannah’s starting to speak the family language. Her aesthetic, in her own words? “Crazy cool.”
As luck would have it, Michelle and Tracy’s early romance revolved around design. They both met as neighbors in Koreatown’s historic Gaylord building, a building Tracy would later go on to help restore.
Four years later, after Tracy had proposed to Michelle on the Gaylord’s rooftop and they’d wed in Michelle’s parents’ Hancock Park backyard, they bought the nearby Tudor duplex that has become their home, and an ongoing project. Most recently, Tracy refurbished the kitchen with a white Wedgwood stove and custom cabinets created to house the McCormick’s growing collection of heirloom silver and china. Michelle is busy hunting for wicker basket chairs for the garden. In the meantime, Savannah is trying her hand at curating flea market finds. Her first foray? Russian nesting dolls.
The storybooks in Savannah’s bedroom are organized by color, so that Savannah can easily keep them organized (and get to know all the words of the rainbow at the same time).
Follow Michelle’s blog http://inspirationresource.blogspot.com/
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