It’s obvious that this home resident and collector loves color. It instructs her entrepreneurial business right down to her wardrobe.
Corrin Arasa shares her home with her husband, two kids and their beloved family dog.
She decorated her multi-story, four-bedroom upstate New York home in a crayon box of bright colors.
“After living in New York City for so long, we were craving the space,” she said, after discovering her home in the town of Pound Ridge, Westchester County.
The Arasa family find it quiet and peaceful living in the small township. They have ample access to trails and nature walks right outside their door.
Arasa has a thriving furniture rental and event staging company called Patina.
How It All Began:
She needed to find a pair of chairs to use as a focal point for an event, she said when asked how her full-fledged rental operation began.
None of the usual rental companies she used had what she needed.
Her weekends were spent at flea markets in the Hudson Valley. So she knew where to turn.
She soon realized that rather than treating her business and her lifestyle as two different entities, she could actually combine them to create something useful to offer other creative event designers.
Arasa had spent years gaining experience by scouring New York’s flea markets and fostering relationships with upholsterers.
So she built a website, took a bunch of iPhone pics of the furniture in her home, and the business just took off.
What Her Company Offers:
Patina offers designers, businesses, event planners, and production companies the designs to style their spaces with originality.
“Color is so important in creating a mood or an experience, so we are very intentional about the colorways we use within our furniture lines,” Arasa said.
“Our clients are super creative and love to experiment, so we do our best to give them strong products to work with.”
An Expansive Home Office:
Neighboring the living space is an expansive home office and creative studio that proved invaluable during the time of Covid.
She said she had the perfect work from home environment.
The main bedroom is a space that Arasa decorated with puddled drapes, buttery brown leather, gold metallic accents, and coats of jewel-toned paint.
“Introduce neutral textures through natural elements like stone, wood, and wovens,” suggests Arasa.
Her daughter’s bedroom has a bird mural and pale pink walls coupled with earthy rattan furniture.
“Having a grounded home is — in my opinion — the most important thing to set out to achieve when designing your own space,” Arasa said.