Interiors / Living

At home with Sheila Marquez

She hit the ground running back in 2007, walking exclusively for Gucci in Milan. A dream start that has since seen Spanishborn knockout Sheila Marquez accrue an impressive back catalogue of editorials and campaigns for some of the industry’s biggest heavyweights. A Supreme girl from the north of Spain – Vitoria-Gasteiz in the Basque region to be exact – Marquez has called New York home for the past nine years.


 

 

In dusty pink jeans, a simple striped tee and patterned Doc Martens, Marquez welcomes us into the roomy, ground-floor apartment in Williamsburg where she has lived for the past two years. The space pays tribute to the self-proclaimed homebody’s many loves. Above all, to the family she is building with partner Duncan Winecoff, a self-taught film director, and their 18-month-old son, Lucius.

 

 

"The space pays tribute to the self-proclaimed homebody’s many loves. Above all, to the family she is building ..."

 

 

There is also a burgeoning collection of framed prints showcased on gallery-white walls. “Even though I love art and I go to the Met [Metropolitan Museum of Art] and other galleries often, I think because I’ve been in fashion, I am really drawn to photography,” says Marquez. Among the prints are images by Hans Feurer, Terry O’Neill, Claudia Knoepfel, Helmut Newton and a portrait of artist Marina Abramović by Dusan Reljin.

 

 

“Even though I love art and I go to the Met [Metropolitan Museum of Art] and other galleries often, I think because I’ve been in fashion, I am really drawn to photography ...”

 

But there’s also space for their more intimate images. “I like having pictures of the places I’ve been,” she says. There is the snapshot of Winecoff – “for our first date, we went Upstate to visit friends and I took that picture of him” – and the framed photographs of the couple’s respective mothers displayed affectionately on the bedroom dresser.

Books on film, photography, spirituality and cooking line the shelves in no particular order. A keen home chef, Marquez loves nothing more than to start the day with a homespun breakfast followed by time outside playing with Lucius. Among her most cherished pieces is a painting titled Crazy Warrior, a gift from Winecoff’s parents, which hangs like a celestial blessing above the bed. “All my boyfriend’s family are Buddhist and when his parents were young they bought this painting of a Native American riding a wood horse. Last year was the year of the wood horse in the Chinese calendar and that is when my son was born,” says Marquez.

 

 

“I like having pictures of the places I’ve been,” she says. There is the snapshot of Winecoff – “for our first date, we went Upstate to visit friends and I took that picture of him” – and the framed photographs of the couple’s respective mothers displayed affectionately on the bedroom dresser.