Her most recent home upgrade took place in her downstairs bathroom — which she calls “the powder room.” Inside, the walls are spotted with handmade illustrations painted by close friend Lorien Stern.
“She covered all the walls with these special little characters,” Van Dusen explains. In her upstairs
bathroom, on the other hand, a chessboard of black and white tiles clash brilliantly with signature Dusen Dusen towels in a square, geometric pattern reminiscent of a traffic jam, all offset by a row of vibrant Caldrea
products lending staccato splashes of color — and an equally lively slew of scents — to the room. The effect is somewhat mesmerizing: Here, the deeply unsexy act of, say, washing your hands becomes a whimsical, sensory experience.