Bedside Manners with Paul Arnhold

Interview by Nell Diamond / Photo Courtesy of Arnhold

In celebration of our in-store partnership with Paul Arnhold, we sat down with the artist to discuss the importance of bedroom air conditioning and the magic of melatonin gummy bears. 

WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
In West Chelsea on the High Line.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN YOUR CURRENT PLACE?
Two years.

WHAT’S ONE THING EVERY BEDROOM SHOULD HAVE?
Blackout shades and Hill House Home sheets. 

WHAT’S YOUR BEDTIME ROUTINE?
I play one last round of catch with my dog, Bird.

WHAT PUTS YOU TO SLEEP RIGHT AWAY?
Two melatonin gummy bears.

WHAT KEEPS YOU AWAKE?
A room that is too warm.

WHAT’S ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE?
A favorite picture of my family, a pitcher of water, and a bronze sculpture given to us for our wedding by my grandfather.

WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU DO IN THE MORNING?
Hit snooze.

CURRENT BEDTIME READING?
My mother-in-law works in the book industry and sent me Shari Lapena’s new novel A Stranger in the House.

RAPID FIRE FAVORITES:

Hotel? La Réserve in Paris.

Midnight Snack? Domino’s Pizza.

Breakfast? Iced Americano, light on the water.

Sound to fall asleep to? Bird snoring.

Sleepwear? Columbia Business School sweatpants.

Best night’s sleep? On our farm in Connecticut.

Worst night's sleep? In a room with no air conditioning.