5 Home and Style Essentials from Interior Designer Athena Calderone

Written by: Amanda Chung


Published on: June 15, 2023

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Whether it’s tips on styling open kitchen shelving or avoiding stains on marble countertops, author, interior designer, and Eyeswoon founder Athena Calderone is the internet’s go-to resource for advice on turning a house into a (well-appointed) home. Her bestselling book Live Beautiful is a physical manifestation of the design wisdom she’s acquired through years of flipping houses with her DJ-producer husband, Victor, as is the couple’s immaculately decorated Amagansett home, which Calderone documents on Instagram and TikTok. Unsurprisingly, her überchic aesthetic extends to her closet, too—more on that below.

  • 1

    G. Label by goop E Zuritsky Cutout Dress

    goop, $675

    “I love to play with contrast in design, and this fondness for polarization often comes through in my personal style, too. The skin-baring cutout top with the full ruffled skirt of this dress dances between sweet and sexy—perfect for summer entertaining.”

  • 2

    G. Label by goop Heddi Tipped Round-Sleeve Sweater

    goop, $595

    “Tactility is key for me, and the plush fisherman’s rib stitch of this wool sweater is incredibly cozy. The contrasting navy seams running underneath the arms and down the spine add modernity to the classic design.”

  • 3

    Cinnamon Projects x EyeSwoon Incense

    EyeSwoon, $40

    “I find the fragrances we bring into our homes mimic the polarity we all experience within. This ethos inspired the incense I created with Cinnamon Projects: Saturnine evokes our moody, sexy, and sensual sides, while Spirited celebrates the bright, vibrant, and effervescent part of our personalities.”

  • 4

    Material Kitchen x EyeSwoon Tool Kit

    EyeSwoon, $115

    “I’m always looking for pieces that fuse beauty with utility, especially when it comes to my kitchen tools. So I partnered with Material Kitchen to create Athena’s Tool Kit—a collection of stylish, chef-worthy essentials to make every dish a pleasure to prepare.”

    Photo courtesy of EyeSwoon

  • 5

    G. Label by goop Fabian Button-Up Shirt

    goop, $395

    “A crisp white shirt is a wardrobe staple. It can take you from a casual day walking the dog to an elegant dinner or date night.”