Dani Bald, 31
Describe your personal style.
I like my outfits to have a “theme.” If I’m spending a weekend at a cabin in the mountains, then the theme will be something along the lines of “flannel, Timberlands and fur.” If I’m headed to California for a weekend on the beach, the theme will most likely be “laid-back, Bohemian, a la Kate Hudson.” My outfit choices are very circumstantial, but faux fur, fitted blazers and gold seem to be the three constants. I try not to take myself too seriously, and I always fully commit, which means making a regrettable fashion choice every once in a while—but that’s the fun of it.
Who is your fashion icon?
Iris Apfel is my self-proclaimed “spirit granny.”
What type of event do you love dressing for?
I look forward to overdressing for any occasion. I love adding a feminine twist to a classic tuxedo. Tuxedo dress. Tuxedo pants. Tuxedo without pants.
Describe your interior-design style.
Bold patterns, rich colors and fancy prints. I’m also heavily drawn to any and all things Palm Springs, circa mid-1950s.
Does being a designer influence how you dress?
The way I dress has influenced the way I look at design. I’ve always been able to appreciate beautiful things regardless of their price. I first started dabbling in design because I saw a huge niche that was being overlooked. I wanted to cater my services to the people who appreciate and want beautiful spaces, but are still decorating on a HomeGoods budget. With design, as with my wardrobe, I like to mix and match the old with the new—new coffee table meets vintage vase, and the expensive with the cost affordable—Target dress meets Givenchy boots. The right accessories can make a world of difference with any home or outfit.