Brandon and Molly Lancaster had just fallen in love and were collaborating on a vintage pop-up shop in Columbus, Ohio, when they came across an image of a home centered around a disco ball collection on The Selby. That was 5 years ago. Today, Molly and Brandon share an office space at Lucky Brand Jeans, where Brandon illustrates graphics for Lucky’s iconic tees and Molly designs patterns that eventually make their way into the brand’s vintage-inspired textiles.
As if it weren’t rare enough to find a husband and wife working together at a fashion retail corporation – that disco ball happened to belong to our in-house Senior Design Director Michelle McCormick (as seen in the December Issue of Lucky Brand Clover). No crystal ball could’ve predicted that when Molly and Brandon spotted The Selby disco balls online they were looking directly into the home of the woman whose design team they would soon join, across the country in Los Angeles.
Shown at right: Molly and Brandon’s disco ball, an homage to Michelle McCormick’s collection and a framed vintage print from their days of collecting in Columbus, Ohio.
Shown above: Molly and Brandon in the room they spend most time in…their backyard. The sunlit front room filled with artbooks, vintage prints and curios, handcrafted ceramics and plants from the Los Angeles flower market downtown.
- Molly Lancaster
Shown below: The cozy kitchen with a toucan oil painting, a found dinner bell, LA Flower Market finds and Molly’s favorite cooking piece: a glazed ceramic tagine. The breakfast nook with a bench cushion fashioned from a striped textile Brandon found in Guatemala and folksy oil paintings, including a few by Molly.
Surveying their art-filled bungalow on the breezy spring day, Molly thought for a moment about how to summarize hers and Brandon’s shared aesthetic. “I’m the packrat,” she said. “He’s the minimalist. Somewhere in between is where we converge. We both love collecting folksy, amateur art and archival textiles. The main thing though is that we really put our heart and soul into these rooms. Into everything we do, I guess.” As proof, she walked out to the backyard patio where Brandon was sipping a Manhattan from a home-brewed jug of the cocktail mix sent as a housewarming gift by a friend of theirs in Ohio. The map on the wall behind him, Molly explained, was a relic from a rainy day in Hawaii. She’d been poring through prints in an antiques shop when we came across the map and immediately felt an attachment. It wasn’t until they got it home to Los Angeles that Molly realized: it depicts the very spot on the Delaware River where her parents grew up, met and first fell in love. “There’s only one word to describe our style instincts,” Molly said, staring up at the Delaware scene behind her husband. “Serendipitous.”Read the next article