While the sofa is certainly a defining statement piece in Saint Clair’s home studio, where the designer and all-purpose creative now spends the majority of her time working on the forthcoming launch of her new fashion line—a sustainably made, femme-leaning unisex label—it’s not the most notable feature of the space. That distinction belongs to the bubble-gum-hued walls, which are common to the apartment as a whole, their rosy aura amplified by the flood of natural light that ricochets off the bright white, tin-style ceilings.
“Anything that I’ve ever made has been created in either this room or another room that looked exactly like this one,” explains Saint Clair. “I’ve painted every place that I’ve lived with this same color pink. I’ve just gotten really used to it.” The makeover was not exactly pre-approved by building management when she moved in just over a year ago, but no matter. “[After the fact] I ended up saying, ‘I hope you don’t mind, but I painted the whole apartment pink.’ The landlord wrote back, ‘It is your apartment, you can do with it as you wish.’ And I was like, ‘Famous last words,’” she recalls, her bold lips curling into a smile.