{Off Shoots} Lisa Congdon

by Anh-Minh on March 13, 2014

Long before I ever met her, I was a fan of Lisa Congdon’s. Waaay back in 2007, when she had an art opening at Rare Device—which, at the time, was still located in Brooklyn—I bought two pieces. And I still have both of them, prominently displayed in my home office.

Now that I’ve gotten to know Lisa, my admiration extends beyond her work as an artist. So I was honored that she opened up her home to us for Issue No. 14/Winter 2014. She shares the Oakland residence with her wife, Clay Walsh, as well as several pets (including Wilfredo, shown above with Lisa). I hope you enjoy these outtakes from our photo shoot with them.

Lisa and Clay have been renting the house for just over a year. Since they couldn’t change the kitchen’s black, red, and white palette, they decided to embrace it—outfitting it with a white Odyssey table from CB2 and black Salt chairs from DWR.

Lisa, who’s in charge of the home’s décor, carried the color scheme into the art she selected for the breakfast nook. “[This] kitchen corner is one of my favorite places in the house,” says Clay.

A typical scene in the couple’s dining room: Clay reading cookbooks (it’s one of her hobbies) and Lisa sketching (she does it to relax). “Special-occasion meals,” as Clay puts it, are also enjoyed here.

The dining room has a mid-century modern/Scandinavian/Japanese vibe, right down to Lisa’s collection of vintage enamelware and the framed prints on the wall.

To read more about Lisa and Clay, as well as see additional images of their home, be sure to pick up a copy of Issue No. 14—it’s still available through most of our stockists.

{ Photos by Thayer Allyson Gowdy for Anthology Magazine }

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caroline @trend-daily March 13, 2014 at 2:27 pm

I was so pleased to discover Lisa and her amazing work on Instagram and it’s great to see her and Clay’s gorgeous home. Also reminds me to renew my Anthology subscription-FAB mag!

Anh-Minh March 13, 2014 at 8:09 pm

Hi Caroline – I totally agree, her work is amazing. And I’m so happy to hear that you want to renew!

C.D. Beatrice Clay March 13, 2014 at 8:51 pm

Such a lovely feature! I am a fan of Lisa’s work and her and Clay’s home is beautiful. I really like the art that Lisa has perfectly curated and clustered throughout the spaces in her home. This is definitely inspiring me to spruce up my nest before spring…OH I did a happy jig when I read they live in a rental. I live in a rental and I’ve always been a little nervous about hanging art on the walls with nails or using floating shelving. I am going to go for it and patch with putty when I move out. Thanks for sharing this!

Amy Kohrman March 16, 2014 at 5:14 pm

I love love love Lisa and Clay. Lisa drew me in with her artwork plus postings on instagram. Of course, Wilfredo, Clay’s postings, their wedding and their openly sharing their lives here and there have made me a fan. Thank you for these photos – thanks Lisa and Clay for sharing yourselves with us.

handz June 2, 2014 at 8:44 am

Beautiful place, lots of nice mid century modern item and cool art. One of the prints (Cathrineholm of Norway) is from me:)

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