How did you know about USM?
I knew USM furniture from fancy New York lofts and offices where it always looked so chic. But I also like to bring this kind of furniture to different spaces, since it is very versatile. You can buy them in many different colors and they fit to any room. Our black USM sideboard is one of my most serious pieces of furniture but, at the same time, it represents absolute versatility. I’ve combined it with a Peruvian rug, which creates a wonderful mix of sleek and folk.
What do you store in your USM?
My husband, Dennison Ramalho, is a film director. He is a director and filmmaker. His area of interest is horror movies, so most of the DVDs we have are his and we store them in the USM sideboard. Did you notice the yellow wall on the hallway? It’s full of horror movie posters, including his own movies. It’s not my favorite genre, as you can imagine…but as you notice by now, I’m very eclectic. My husband is another example of me mixing contrasts in my life, a very good one by the way.
My twins Max and Noah just love the USM sideboard, they are always trying to climb the furniture. They like to see their reflections on the metal, and to turn on and off all the TV gear on top of it. In the beginning I was afraid they were going to ruin the furniture, but now I don’t care anymore. It’s supposed to last for a long long time, right?