Let’s face it. If you haven’t dreamt about a piece of furniture yet, you are about to. Every night before I fall asleep, I go over my day’s accomplishments and tomorrow’s to-do list (yes, I’m that type A). I think about all the things I’m thankful for, along with how I forgot to pay my credit card bill and how much I really need a new desk chair for my 5-9 pm blogging gig. I ooo and ahh over Society Social’s Matisse Chair on my iPhone and fall asleep in shades of avocado and orchid twill.
Meet Roxy Owens – owner and head designer of Society Social, a home and lifestyle furniture line featuring bold colors and tropical influences. As a leading tastemaker in the home and entertaining industry, Roxy has received high praises from HGTV, House Beautiful, Southern Living, and Lonny.
Known widely for her renaissance of the bar cart, Roxy has taken the home-decor industry by the horns by inviting bright colors, bold fabrics, and fine-detailed materials into the mix. Getting to know Roxy’s business mottos and career overview was easy – two of my favorite blogs had done the heavy lifting for me. As an aspiring designer, I knew I had to say hello – even if it were only to ask some silly questions of my own (Roxy, can we totally be BFF’s?!).
9 Q’s for Roxy O:
You almost single-handedly brought the bar cart back to life. If you could pick one other furniture or fashion comeback, what would it be?
“That is so sweet! Thank you! I definitely took on a mission to bring the bar cart back and have been so tickled to see it make a spirited resurgence. I would love to see classic rattan in more homes, whether it’s natural or newly refinished in a pop of pink!”
Give me a walkthrough of your closet. What items are your staples?
“I don’t like to spend a lot of time getting dressed in the morning because it makes me feel like I’m not focused on getting to work, so my closet is filled with easy, casual go-to’s like breezy dresses, linen tees (love!), and my favorite ripped jeans. After hours, I loved to dress up and have a weakness for glam dresses and caftans so there’s a few of those in there too!
A good hostess should never run out of ________.
You are designing a friend’s powder room. Do you splurge for the patterned wallpaper or make a statement with a funky mirror?
“How do I possibly choose? Both!”
What book should be on every girl’s reading list?
“It’s summer so an easy, beach read to be enjoyed with a cocktail in hand. Crazy, Rich Asians is hilarious and fascinating all at once.”
Beyonce has offered you her private jet for the day. Where do you go and what do you do?
“I would pack it full of friends and family and off to Positano we would go!”
What item doesn’t belong on your bar cart, but is there anyway?
“I live in a small NYC apartment, so every piece of furniture has to double task. The top of my bar cart is styled as an end table, while the bottom holds all our glassware and booze. I don’t think there are rules in decorating! The most important thing is to make the space your own!”
What do you love about the first piece of furniture you created and what do you love about the last?
“What I love most about the design process is the very end of it, when customers send me images of their home and how they’ve made SS their own.”
At the end of the day, what complements your gin and tonic?
“I’ve been known to take a few laps around the room, dancing solo.”
I can’t thank you enough, Roxy! I’ll join your dance party any day.
Find Roxy on Instagram via @societysocial