We here at WIJW certainly ended the year with a series of sublime soirées, and now we’re ready to hit the ground running. After a brief hiatus, I’m back at the design table developing some beautiful interiors. I prefer to say “let’s make it a good one,” rather than “let’s hope it’s a good one” – and work is definitely one antidote to any trepidations one might have about 2017!
Over the years, WIJW, Instagram, Twitter, and various spin-off articles have been an excellent global platform for me to share my rants on art, clothing, food, and my life as a New York City based designer. Of course many of my clients are rather private and understandably not eager to share their homes with the public. This is actually more the rule than the exception, so sadly there is always a big chunk of my work that I can’t share. Needless to say, an interior designer needs to explore all means of exposure!
Of course, once in a while I do have a super chic client who will graciously allow me to share some of the ravishing rooms we have created together. For instance the billiard room pictured above was one such project – a tremendous 1890s townhouse filled with much of its original details intact. The billiard room was initially a family room, but the family outgrew it. For the transformation, we started with a salvaged pine-paneled wall including a fireplace flanked by book cases. We also installed a chair rail and base panels – all pine faux bois. The effect is pretty incredible. Walls upholstered in a woven silk paisley from Christopher Hyland, and a classic tartan carpet all provided the perfect setting for a grand 1890s pool table.
It really is a thrill to see these designs materialize and to offer my clients “what they never knew they wanted” (as my mentor Albert Hadley would often say).
I’m wearing a Tom Ford camel cashmere jacket, camel silk turtleneck sweater, brown plaid silk pants, brown and tan silk pocket square and saddle leather loafers, vintage Gucci python belt with silver double horsehead buckle, vintage Rolex, and my fragrance is Creed Vintage Taborome.