Closet Confessions: Amanda Swanlund of Twenty One Two Designs Inc.

What do you get when you mix interior design and fashion? You get the classically chic interior designer that is Amanda Swanlund! We all know her as the owner and designer of Twenty One Two Designs Inc. but now we get a chance to raid her closet.

Every time I’ve seen Amanda I can guarantee that she will be in a patterned silk dress with colorful heels or denim pants and a bright patterned shirt. She may have her staple outfits down but her outfits are definitely anything but ordinary. Are you ready to be inspired by the woman who loves sparkle and color from the home to the closet?

 “This dress was a no brainer for me- I’m OBSESSED with emerald green right now, especially paired with an animal print like the snake skin.”

“My pointy toe Louboutins are my best shoe purchase to date: they are beyond comfortable and can work on any occasion.”

“Statement necklaces and bracelets are my go to when it comes to jewelry. I love bright colours and most of all- gold!”

“I love having a mix of colours and textures in my closet every season to keep things current and fresh. My inspiration board is constantly changing and evolving by season, what project I’m working on and what is inspiring me at the moment. I plan on making a really huge one soon and covering it in a beautiful fabric. This pearl bracelet was handed down to me from my late grandma. She had impeccable taste in jewelry.”

“My go to outfit for the work day is a great silk blouse paired with dark jeans and a blazer. I feel the most comfortable in a chic top.”

“These shoes started my love affair with emerald green- they go with everything.”

“J. Crew is my go to for brights, stripes and polka dots! The way they style their catalogues blows my mind everytime. It’s brilliant.”

“I’m a huge fan of colour blocking and these shoes fit the bill.”

“My tiny office is my go to for hours of design work. Even though it’s small, I can get a lot accomplished in this space.”

“I chose to go with affordable Ikea furniture in my office, but put a personal spin on it by getting gold hardware and spray painting the shelf brackets gold to match. Zara is one of my favourite places to shop for shoes. These cobalt suede heels were worn on my 28th birthday. I love a sequined clutch that adds a bit of sparkle to any everyday outfit.”

“I’m not a huge jewelry person, but I die for an amazing statement necklace. They just make an outfit.”

“These shoes reminded me of the famous Valentino bows so I couldn’t go home without them!”

“My engagement ring is the most beautiful and special piece of jewelry that I own. This Bird by Juicy jumper is near and dear to my heart- I was wearing it the night I got engaged in Montreal! The highest pair of heels I own and hands down the sexiest. I got these shoes in Vegas on a trip with my mom.”

“My first designer bag was purchased in Paris at the flagship Louis Vuitton store on Champs-Elysees. We waited for hours to make our purchase, but it was well worth it. This bag goes everywhere with me!”


To follow Amanda on her style escapades you can follow 212 Designs on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @212DesignsInc

Thank you to the amazing Kaoverii Marapon for her photography! You can also follow Kaoverii on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @kaoverii_m



  1. September 21, 2012 / 12:27 PM

    Love Amanda’s style and her shoe collection is amazing – gorgeous!

  2. Heather Brooks
    September 20, 2012 / 5:23 PM

    Your closet looks jam packed with great colors and patterns! I would love a colorful office like yours.

  3. Maureen Brown
    September 20, 2012 / 4:00 PM

    Hi Mandy: I’d love to know where you got your mirrored jewelry boxes. I have 1 I bought at Winners, but so far I’ve been unsuccessful. Love your wardrobe by the way!

    • September 20, 2012 / 6:57 PM

      Hi Maureen,

      I got the mirrored jewelry box from Urban Barn last year. It’s really come in handy. Thank you for your kind words!

  4. Maureen Brown
    September 20, 2012 / 3:59 PM

    Hi Mandy:
    Where did you find your mirrored jewelry boxes. I have one that I found at Winners, but that’s it so far.
    Would love to know and by the way your closest is fantastic. I would love to be able to wear high heels again.

  5. September 20, 2012 / 10:19 AM

    Love this post!! Relatively new to the site still and closet confessions are by far my favorites!!

    • RandaS
      September 20, 2012 / 5:24 PM

      Hi Annie,

      I’m so glad to hear! Just wait, I’ve got more coming!

      R xoxo

  6. September 20, 2012 / 9:53 AM

    I ADORE Amanda’s style. Thank you for showing her closet!! I’ve been secretly wanting to raid it for months and now I know JUST where to go once I weasel my way into her home ;)

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