Whether she's helping clients create their dream homes or spending a weekend on the river with her sailing husband and three kids, Classic Bohemian Mom on the Street Liz Hartz has great style!
Elizabeth Hartz is a Virginia Beach native but an NYC lover. Her stint in her twenties in Soho is still a source of inspiration. She has been a lifelong artist and creative spirit who paints, has illustrated a children's book, and now heads a design firm in Virginia Beach with her good friend Katherine Wynne.
At Elizabeth Hartz Interior Design, they are lucky enough to do work all over the Tidewater area as well as her beloved New York City. Liz doesn't like to get pinned down on her design style, preferring to channel her clients' tastes into their own homes. As she likes to say, "We make dreams come true!" Back home, it's busy busy with 11-year-old Vera and 5-year-old twins John and Lydia. Liz and her husband Kevin enjoy getting on their sailboat in the summer in Deltaville, Virginia, and taking it easy on the Chesapeake Bay.
What three words best describe your style? East Coast classic prep + 1970's boho art spirit + NYC lover and creative professional
What are your favorite places to shop? My local go-to is Trish. I also love J. Crew, vintage from the closet of Renata Keep, and Goop (new fave)
Who are your fashion icons? Gwyneth Paltrow, Lee Radizwell, Renata Keep
What's your best style advice? Double up on cuffs a la wonder woman
What article of clothing/accessory would you never want to live without? Never say never.
Which trend would you want to see make a comeback? Love the 1960's lady daywear: a car coat and sheath dress for recent inspiration 2014 Carolina Herrara Fall/Winter fashion show. Post twins, I watched this on repeat.
What should NEVER make a comeback? I truly love it all, but you just need to be the right age to wear it. On myself, never again will I do cropped tops and high-waisted shorts with crimped hair, but I love it someone 20+ years younger!
What fashion/style did you love at the time but now cringe when you see old photos? Curled bangs!
What’s your best style secret? I love my pairs of cuffs, so I always push my sleeves up so you can see them.
Stilettos or flats? Flats for day heels for night.
What’s your favorite way to spend time with your family? Outside -- I am a fluffy dame but I love to hike, bike, ski, sail, and swim.
What’s been your best family vacation? On the sailboat at "The Rivah"
Best parenting advice: Pray often for guidance and "Speak the truth in love" Ephesians 4:15
Parenting true confession: I yell more than I care to admit
What’s your go-to family dinner? Meat sauce over rice and black beans with cheese on top
What’s your favorite family restaurant? Pelon's " the man with the palm tree" or Gringos or Ynot pizza
What's your favorite show to binge-watch? I don't watch much TV, but I am addicted to Instagram and NYMAG on my phone.
What's your favorite beach read? Susan Minot's "Evening" I have read about 150 times.
What's your favorite song to dance to when nobody's watching? Love love love The Cure "Standing on the Beach" album Love Cats, Boys Don't Cry, Caterpillar, and more, and Talking Heads album "Stop Making Sense" a toss-up!
If you could go shopping with anyone in history, who would it be? I would love to go shopping with my good friend Gwyneth P. if she wants to pick me up on her private jet, I'm free anytime!
What's at the top of your travel bucket list? Anywhere with my husband
What's your favorite way to unwind after a long day? Rosé outside while kiddos play in the yard.
We love Liz's cool and classic style, which is polished with a bohemian flair. She knows what works for her, and we love her commitment to her favorites, like those signature silver cuffs. But she's not afraid to mix things up and incorporate unique vintage pieces into her wardrobe.
We also love her commitment to her family and how she effortlessly infuses her style into all aspects of family life. Be sure to check out some of Liz's gorgeous work at Elizabeth Hartz Design and follow her on Instagram.
And for more stylish moms, be sure to check out FamilyApp's Mom on the Street page!