Only on a couple of occasions have I visited someone’s home without any sort of referral. Thankfully, I have come by most of my Style Story guests through a network of truly fantastic mutual friends. The first un-referred occasion, however, was with Patrick and Cindy Craine. That went pretty well. The second occasion was this past Spring when I traveled to Boston for my youngest brother’s college graduation. One afternoon while I town, I knocked on the door of Krista Casey and David Kavaler, today’s guests of honor from Brookline, MA.
I should back up just a bit to say that I found Krista and David through their fashion street style blog, Boston Street Style. It impressed me so much that I felt certain this would be a couple who had a unique sense of personal style at home and in their wardrobe. Lo and behold, I was right! That’s the power of the internet, my friends.
So, a few words about David and Krista. By day, David is an art director at Boathouse Group and Krista is a graphic designer at Wayfair.com. But by night, the two are roaming street style photographers, capturing the unique and outstanding personal style of Bostonians. This side project comes as no surprise since their history with photography goes way back. In fact, they first met at college in a photography class. Now, photography is not only a part of their life but a part of their love story.
A few things became immediately evident when I walked into Krista and David’s apartment. One, they love an eclectic vibe. Krista even describes herself as a “power-clasher”, something that I picked up on by way of the pattern overlay throughout their space and the mix of pattern in her outfit from that day. I also noticed what seemed like an underlying interest in travel and far away places. The globe in the corner, the Italian poster rug, the Asian fans on the walls, and the Mexican-style painted side table in the guest bedroom. Then, you have the element of vintage and rescued furniture. Krista and David, much like myself, love the hunt involved in finding a cool, second-hand piece. Like, for instance, the bamboo coffee table in their living room, which they resurfaced with a patterned top and glass cover. Or the large retro mirror in the guest bedroom. Every piece adds another layer of interest and personality.
I could go on and on, but you get the picture. Krista and David love the unique and unexpected. They don’t over think things and like to keep it cool and casual. For inspiration, they look to unusual people and places and pull both influences into the design of their home and wardrobe.
Since my visit with Krista and David, the two have decided to “put a ring on it” and get engaged. I couldn’t be happier for them! In addition, their photography love story continues as they incorporate wedding photography into their fold of projects. “It’s the perfect combination of portraiture and style and I think we are softies for a great love story,” says Krista.
Come back tomorrow to hear more of our discussions about creative couples, starting a street style blog, and the best places to find vintage in Boston.
Until then, folks, catch up on their stellar blog.