Just back from a private tour of the Hearst Design Group’s Designer Visions Show House (250 West Street), and I’m feeling invigorated by the fabulousness of it all! In their refreshing take on the show-house tradition, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, and Veranda Magazine present three distinct points of view, integrating all in a terrific Tribeca waterfront warehouse setting:
Elle Decor had the super stylish Matthew Patrick Smyth design their space—a “modern day Grand Tour…for a globe trotting gay male couple who would prefer to be in Bali…” Overtly telling a gay story line? Well done! I’m photographed (top) in Smyth’s rather fabulous dining room, which has us nostalgic for our recent Moroccan expedition. Smyth’s use of Schumacher’s Byzantine collection is highly effective in this challenging space. I’ve been wanting to use this wallpaper myself, and I have to say I’m quite inspired to do so now!
Veranda had their space decorated by Antony Todd in his signature take on global chic—a marvelous mix of styles and periods…fresh and relaxed, with just the right amount of drama.
House Beautiful’s apartment by David Rockwell was designed as an “…urban abode” for a pair of global nomads—filled with warm rich textures, the space represents the meshing of diverse cultural backgrounds. More on this in our next post!
I’m photographed (top) in Matthew Patrick Smyth’s Moorish inspired Elle Decor dining room, sporting a Gucci bottle green leather jacket, gray, blue and green check wool pant and navy slip on loafers, Tom Ford pale blue cotton shirt with contrast white collar and charcoal wool knit tie, pearl and pale blue sapphire cufflinks, vintage Rolex watch, Ralph Lauren black alligator belt with sterling buckle and my fragrance is Creed Royal-Oud.