Interior-design guru Schuyler Samperton (samperton.com) divides her time between Los Angeles, where she brings her modern-classic style to the homes of bold-name celebrities, and South Beach, where she and her boyfriend share a 1940s apartment.
“It was fun to fall in love with him and Miami at the same time,” said Samperton, who trained with legendary White House decorator Michael Smith. “I’m so into Miami’s Art Deco architecture, and all the cool hotels and hidden-gem restaurants. Just the colors of the city – the beautiful pinks and oranges – give me tons of design ideas. They even helped inspire my new fabric line.”
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On both coasts, Samperton sticks to the same fresh look: a defined eye, nude lip and some kind of sun-kissed glow. And while she’s a fan of drugstore finds, her maintenance routine naturally revolves around goods that double as design objects. “I’m a big believer in keeping beautiful products on a silver tray in your bathroom,” Samperton said. “They’re the little details that bring a space to life.”
1. Bathtime Bouquet
ORTIGIA SICILIA LAVENDER BATH OIL “Turns every bath into a little luxury. I keep the empty boxes out, just because they’re so gorgeous.” ortigiasicilia.com.
2. Delicate Touch
SACHAJUAN GINGER FLOWER BODY LOTION “My boyfriend, who has excellent taste, gave this to me. It makes my skin really soft and smells incredible, like a tropical garden.” sachajuan.com.
3. Hair Nourishment
PHILIP B. PEPPERMINT & AVOCADO VOLUMIZING & CLARIFYING SHAMPOO “This amazing formula gives my hair lots of body, and leaves my scalp cool and tingly-clean.” philipb.com.
4. Throwing Shade
TEDDY PANAMA HAT “A score from what I think is the happiest, most design-savvy shop in Miami. I love the wide brim and classic shape.” polishedcoconut.com.
5. Fresh Scent
DIPTYQUE L’OMBRE DANS L’EAU “Diptyque’s candles are first-rate, and this unusual rose and blackcurrant scent is equally brilliant. I get a ton – a ton – of compliments on it.” diptyqueparis.com.
6. Miami Routine
SHINOLA WOMEN’S RUNWELL BIKE “Riding along the boardwalk and then swimming in the ocean is my dream workout.” shinola.com.
7. Quick Tan
BOBBI BROWN ILLUMINATING BRONZING POWDER IN ARUBA “A sheer, luminous, non-orange way to warm up my complexion. You’d swear I was actually tan.” bobbibrowncosmetics.com.