Green is the scene.
“Studio” seems too generic a term for Helen Dealtry’s sick setup. As she says, “It’s my little oasis in Brooklyn!” We’re talking a fig tree-filled courtyard, even—which is doubly awesome when you consider that Helen is all about flora and uses leaves, buds, and branches as the basis for her watercolor work and the scarves of her line Dealtry. You probably want to see the space for yourself, huh? Get in there. —genevieve ang
“When you walk in, there’s a big white wall that I use for my mood boards, color swatches, anything that I’m working on. I also have a huge archive of all the work that I’ve done before and some original artwork and books that I can reference and be inspired by. If I’m having a non-inspired day, I’ll pull out my book on Cy Twombly—he’s one of my favorite artists.”
“And of course there’s my dog, Dudley, who is very protective of me. He hangs out on his own throne chair next to my desk and barks at everyone. He is a Jack Russell-Chihuahua mix and is quite feisty!”
“I’m really lucky at the moment because I have a garden for the first time in New York City, which is so rare. We have two courtyards, and they are planted with fig trees, grape vines, the works! Right now it’s mostly shrubbery, but it’s still really pretty.”
“I found the space via Craigslist! I was renting a desk in the city and decided it was time to look for something different. The best part about it is how supportive everyone here is of each other. Everybody really pushes each other up, and, whether it’s business advice or inspiration that you need, you can just take a walk around and get really inspired by somebody who is doing their own thing.”
She’s in good company—from left to right, Re Jin Lee of Bailey Doesn’t Bark, Katie McClain of MCMC Fragrances, Helen Dealtry, Nicolette Owen of Nicolette Camille Floral, Fay Andrada, Julie Ahn of Object and Totem, and Jennifer Sarkilahti of Odette New York.
Photos courtesy of Jennifer Sarkilahti.
The edition Helen made us is a total winner—stop back to see it tomorrow morning!