Serena Dugan (left) and Lily Kanter (right) first met in a Mill Valley baby boutique, quickly bonding in discovering they agreed the nursery accessory market lacked style-driven flair. After a few more discussions, Serena & Lily, an online home furnishings and decor company, was born.
Both women believe the home should be a comfortable family haven with an interior reflecting its inhabitants’ lifestyle and personality.
The surrounding beauty and outdoors sensibility of Marin has been an important design influence. Serena has been particularly inspired by views of the bay from her deck in Sausalito.
Serena & Lily products include bedding, accessories, art, rugs and furniture for babies, kids and adults. Organic versions of items like cribs are available.
Include the Charing Cross Rug and the elegant, serene Tess Collection for the bedroom. Highlights of the fall collection, launching this month, are the Abbot pendant light, mohair throws and hand-painted Azure plates.
Serena & Lily is community oriented and supports organizations that advocate for underprivileged and at-risk women and children. The company worked closely with parents, kids and teachers to create the World Repair Kit, a compilation of facts, inspiration and tools to empower young people to help bring about positive change.
WHAT THEY SAY
“Even when a design originates from somewhere halfway around the world, I always bring it back to our office in Marin and it gets blended with that casual California aesthetic to make something truly unique,” says Serena. “Marin is such a huge part of who we are it just wouldn’t make sense for us to be anywhere else,” Lily adds. serenaandlily.com