How a Creative Couple Combined Their Homes After Marriage
After "I do," Molly Fishkin and Asher Levin settled down in Beverly Hills, had a baby named Charlie, and started throwing boatloads of dinner parties.
Published Sep 1, 2017 5:45 AM
Stylist Molly Fishkin married Producer/Director Asher Levin at Paramour Mansion in Silverlake, L.A. Built in 1923, the sprawling, four-and-a-half-acre property once belonged to silent film star Antonio Moreno and his wife, oil heiress Daisy Canfield. Deliciously Gothic and incredibly lux, the estate features a large painted purple ballroom with gold chandeliers, wild taxidermy, velvet chaises and a grassy open expanse of land perfect for a farm-to-table post-ceremony feast.
After walking down the aisle to Joni Mitchell’s “Case of You,” the couple exchanged vows at twilight among their nearest and dearest, including Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Fishkin’s best childhood friends, and designers of her wedding dress and veil. The best part of the night? When Stevie Nicks—the bride’s godmother—gave a toast during the meal, and then a surprise performance of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.”
Afterwards, guests boogied all night to music spun by DJ Kelly Cole. It is this precise mix of cool and casual that the couple carried over into their home life when they moved into a three-bedroom
in Beverly Hills soon after. “The goal,” says Fishkin, “is to always keep things looking chic and easy.”
Here, Fishkin fills in the blanks to give us the lowdown on life after marriage.
Before I got married my apartment was kind of a mix between
flea market finds
my Grandmother’s antiques
. I lived with
the same roommate, Lori, for four or so years. She took care of me before my husband took care of me. I was barely ever home because I was a stylist assistant and worked like a psychopath so when I was home I spent my time sleeping.
Boy, was it a
when I moved in with
I was able to cross that off the list and knew we were going to get married.
When it comes to art, I’m
all across the board and don’t subscribe to one specific kind
. My partner, though, prefers
. The most beloved piece of art we own is
a painting of a girl by Kim McCartey
the artist herself
She came over with her portfolio, and we got to select it.
The first dinner party we threw together was a
. We invited
20 of our closest friends for Asher’s birthday
had it catered with good farm to table food
. The one thing I regret was
On a typical Monday evening,
I can be found cooking for my husband and my BFF Lucy
. Saturday afternoons are for
anything and everything that our 15 month old Charlie wants to do
. Sundays we
always have family day at my sister-in-law’s up the street
We mostly shop for furniture on
. My favorite item that I got there is
a gorgeous distressed Venetian mirror that’s currently in my massive storage space
. The most expensive piece we’ve purchased is
our dining table from Restoration Hardware
My most coveted is the Demilune table in my living room.
The thing I’m most attached to from my single life is
a painting by Aya Takano, an amazing Japanese artist that I was obsessed with
t’s of a topless girl in her underwear holding a bunch of suitcases which summed me up perfectly
. I bought it from
the now closed Tracey Ross store in LA. I saved up every penny I ever made and begged her to sell it to me.
The five items you will always find in our refrigerator are
The five items you will always find in our medicine cabinet are
I absolutely cannot get in bed at night without
flossing my teeth
The registry item we can’t live without is
My favorite room in the house is
it’s just so cozy and bright and spacious and airy with amazing light
. I spend a lot of time
going through my closet
When it comes to housework, I am the one who always
. My partner, on the other hand, insists on
. The one thing we can’t agree on is
what music is playing while we’re doing it
. He prefers
aggressive rock or rap
and I prefer either
nothing or very smooth jazz
The three best organizational tricks I’ve learned are:
Hanging your jeans not folding them. One pair per hanger!
T-shirt fold where you triple fold it to allow for more room
When it comes to money, our biggest challenge is
how to save it
I like to spend on
clothes and shoes
, but he cares way more about
The most important piece of advice I would give to newlyweds is
to be patient with each other.
Never, ever compromise when it comes to
what music is playing in the car!
In 10 years, we hope for our home to be
filled with tons of
My design aesthetic is three words is
My partner’s is
Our most memorable fight at Ikea was about
I don’t think we’ve ever been!
One thing no one knows about our home is
that I wanted to live there many many years before we got it. I always drove by and was obsessed with it. When I got the call that the previous tenants were finally moving, I signed the lease without ever seeing the inside.
I hope our Airbnb guests don’t find my
. They’d probably