Savvy Tastemaker: Meet Will Nathan, Co-Founder of Homepolish

Savvy Tastemaker: Will Nathan, Co-Founder of Homepolish • on @SavvyHome

 

I had the chance to tour the Homepolish offices a few weeks ago, and chat with the team about how far they’ve come in the last 2.5 years (spoiler alert: really really far)! Here is part 2 of the Homepolish co-founder Savvy Tastemaker series.

 

Savvy Tastemaker: Will Nathan, Co-Founder of Homepolish • on @SavvyHome

Savvy Tastemaker: Will Nathan, Co-Founder of Homepolish • on @SavvyHome

Will Nathan is a true modern man: co-founder of a successful home decor startup, frequent Mr Porter shopper, and avid connoisseur of the finer things in life: from buffalo wings to white peonies.

Self-described as a chic mountain man, he’s halfway into reading Time’s top 100 novels of all time. He shares truly invaluable entertaining secrets and—judging from his fascinating dream dinner party guest list—his parties are not ones you’d want to miss.

Want to know more? Read on below and get your notebooks out because you might want to add to your list of cool NYC spots!

 

THE BASICS

Name  Will Nathan

Occupation  Co-Founder & Chairman at Homepolish

Lives in  Chelsea, New York City

 

LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR CITY

Favorite restaurant The Fat Radish

Sunday brunch  Russ & Daughters Cafe

It’s cocktail hour, where are you  Bo’s

Go-to shops  Odin, Kaufmann Mercantile, Olde Good Things, Mr Porter

I walk into your closet, I find pieces from…  Rag & Bone, Jack Spade, Alex Mill, S.K.U., A.P.C.

Who’s your florist and what do you buy there?  J. Gilbert Studios, pure white peonies

 

LET’S ESCAPE FOR A MINUTE

Favorite place in the world  Puerto Escondido, Mexico (where my uncle and aunt live for most of the year)

Favorite hotel  The Dean in Providence, RI

Next destination  Buffalo, NY for the National Buffalo Wing Festival (and the architecture — Frederick Law Olmsted parks + buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright and Daniel Burnham)

Best meal you’ve ever had  Seared rare burger at King James Public House in Asheville, North Carolina

You would travel just to visit  Kakslauttanen Artic Resort in Finland to see the aurora borealis

Bucket list item  Reading Time’s Top 100 Novels

 

LET’S GET PERSONAL

Astrological sign  Capricorn

Favorite candle  Diptyque

Book on your nightstand  The Golden Notebook (46 down, 54 to go)

On your Spotify  The Warmth of the Sun (The Beach Boys), Don’t give Up (Washed Out),  Suburban Dogs (Real Estate), Carmensita (Davendra Banhart), Time of Dark (tUnE-yArDs), The Logical Song (Supertramp), The Vigour (Alpine), La Forêt (Lescop)

Cocktail of choice  Johnnie & Ginger

If you had to change your career to be anything, what would you be  Artist

Who would be on your dream dinner party list  Marie-Josée Kravis, Danny Meyer, Gordon Segal, Zhang Lei, Natalie Massenet, William Kentridge

Share one entertaining secret  Make the playlist mirror the arch of the event

 

LET’S CHAT DECOR

Your style in 3 words  Mountain Man Chic

Fabric of choice  Distressed leather

Go-to bedding  Brooklinen

Favorite paint color  SW 6510 (Loyal Blue)

Go-to trade person  PaintZen

Lighting source  Schoolhouse Electric

Decorating cheap thrill  A Meteorite

 

Savvy Tastemaker: Will Nathan, Co-Founder of Homepolish • on @SavvyHome

 

Josef Albers ‘Fenced’Mourne Textiles Wool Throw | St. Frank Indigo Dyed Pillow

DwellStudio Chester Leather Sofa | Audubon’s Birds of America | Velvet Lyre Chesterfield Armchair

 

Photography c/o Homepolish.

  • Kaitlyn

    Yahhhs, love the shoutout to Asheville! I grew up near there; King James is fantastic.

    • http://savvyhome.wpengine.com/ Gabrielle | Savvy Home

      I’ll make sure to check it out next time I’m in NC!