Heather Taylor’s background in art immerses itself into every aspect of her beautifully curated life. The trusted authority behind lifestyle website LA In Bloom and founder of Heather Taylor Home, the celebrated homewares and textile collection, Taylor warmly welcomed The Stone Set into her West Hollywood bungalow for a glimpse inside her dynamic and colorful jewelry collection. Approaching every piece of jewelry as a way to adorn herself with art, Taylor’s most cherished pieces carry deep sentimental meaning from family, friends, milestones, and worldly travels. –The Stone Set
“To me, jewelry is a fun, feminine way to decorate yourself. Pieces have meaning. It’s a way to instantly add a different touch to your look, but it’s sentimental too. I love big turquoise and silver pieces and delicate gold. I go through phases: I want to pile it on or wear barely anything at all.
The pieces I wear every day are my staples. I love my Grace Lee bracelets. All my girlfriends and my sister have her rose gold Cuff—it’s our fancy friendship bracelet. I love the unique black diamonds in Grace’s Rough Diamond Bracelet too. I also love my Jessica Winzelberg Spiked Marquise Ring. She makes all her jewelry in her backyard studio. Her shapes are different than any I’ve seen. My engagement ring is an emerald, which we got from Claude Morady. It’s from the 60s and I fell in love. I don’t have a sentimental attachment to emeralds; I just love color.
My pieces from my travels have special meaning for me. My friend Joanna Williams introduced me to Brutalist pieces from Mexico City, which she sells on her online shop, Kneeland Mercado Co. They’re heavy, but such art pieces. Another latest obsession is this hand-crocheted necklace I picked up in Mexico City, made from hammock string. My Object and Totem necklace is handmade and such a special textile piece. The designer contacted me to do a giveaway on my blog and she actually designed a piece based on LA In Bloom, which is pretty awesome. My Marni necklace is from the outlet on the way to Palm Springs. It’s made of paper and is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. It makes an outfit.
I love little delicate earrings, and more dramatic pieces too. I picked up my emerald Prada earrings right before Miami Art Basel, which coincides with my birthday. I wore them every day while working the art fair. When I was 22 and lived in New York, I used to see all the girls on the subway wearing huge hoop earrings with their names engraved. I loved them so my best friend had them made for me. I still love wearing them. Now, I wear a lot of Kathleen Whitaker delicate gold staple earrings. For a special occasion, my Eddie Borgo earrings in white freshen up everything. I went to his trunk show at Chateau Marmont and fell in love with the earrings and a cuff. I didn’t know him, but then I saw him at a party and I was wearing them. Good conversation piece!
I’m all about making things work for my style. My mother-in-law gave me some hoop earrings I didn’t love. I didn’t know what to do about it, but I was meeting with Grace [Lee] that day and she reworked them. She chopped them and dipped them in rose gold. You have to love everything you own!”
Photography by Stefania Yarhi.