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The Real Society Socials No. 12 {Patricia Maristch}

Meet Patricia, an antique pineapple collector, a lover of pieces with personality and a firm believer in a Bermuda beach lifestyle! 

Thank you so much for inviting us into your preppy palace! Why Society Social?
I’ve been following Roxy and her adventures with Society Social for years now. I knew once I bought my first home I HAD to have some Society Social in it. I love how the designs take classic silhouettes and combine them with bright colors and bold patterns. Every piece has personality.

Not only did we have the pleasure of working with Patricia, she also worked closely with our awesome SS Shop Partner, The Blue Octagon in Malvern, PA to furnish her gorgeous home!
We love your daring use of color and expertise at pattern play! How were you able to layer your finds into one cohesive look?
My home is a mix of all my favorite things. I buy what I like versus going after trends or design rules. I’ve mixed classic antique pieces from my grandparent’s old home with some of my own thrifted finds and fun new designers. I’m also not afraid of a little DIY project. 

Tell us more about your fabulous gallery wall above your Sedgewick Bar Cart
The gallery was so much fun to design! My dad actually made the frames (he’s a talented woodworker in his spare time) and the art is a combination of some Etsy pieces, a Vogue postcard from a trip to Paris, a vintage brass hook and plate from my grandmother and then 2 custom illustrations that are actually me!


Drink of choice?
I love anything bubbly and rosé! This rosé is actually from a recent trip to Quebec that I’m saving for a spontaneous excuse to pop open and celebrate. 

Also pictured, our Society Gold Cocktail ShakerSociety Gold Jigger, and Colorful Corkscrew!
Your pup is adorable! Does Abi typically claim the Duchess Chair as her throne?
Abi’s favorite hobbies include lounging and looking cute so the Duchess Chair was pretty much made for her.

What is your favorite thing about your bedroom?
My bedroom makes me feel like I’m on vacation, away from reality. The calming pale blue walls, beverly palm print headboard and exotic leopard print pillows make for the perfect escape. It’s like a little bit of Bermuda here in PA!
We love how Patricia symmetrically styled her room with our White and Gold Hexagon Lamps!

Favorite pair of heels?
How can I pick just one? Honestly, Kate Spade is my spirit animal. I have so many of her shoes and couldn’t possibly pick just one, they are all so whimsy and feminine. 

Favorite bloom?
Tulips, hydrangeas and bleeding hearts are my favorites. 

I collect....
Elephants, antique brass pineapples, ginger jars and vintage clip on earrings. 

Give us one decorating tip!
Don’t be afraid to mix the old with the new, it makes a room feel lived in and curated. I know many people who say they need a neutral home to come home to and settle their mind, whereas I think I’d go crazy in a home without color. 
Patricia, thank you so much for inviting us into your gorgeous home! I'd say now is the perfect time to pop that rosé you've been saving!

Photography by Rebecca McAlpin Photography