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THE NEW NEWEL

James Andrew at Newel - photograph by Matt Brown

James Andrew at Newel – photograph by Matt Brown

Newel has moved their showroom and gallery to 306 East 61st! After shopping for so many years at Newel’s massive East 53rd Street warehouse-like space, I was quite curious to see their new digs at 306 East 61st. Well, in a word, it’s splendid — the look of a beautiful modernist apartment and, as expected, it is filled with the most tremendous assortment of treasures. I was also thrilled to see there the carved wooden palm trees that were pictured on the cover of the Maison Jansen book! Imagine being able to recreate one’s own version of that iconic dining room — just beyond sublime! And with such a wide assortment at Newel one could certainly find all that would be needed to create a version of said dining room…as well as any other room one might want to produce!

With a well-cuarated selection of elegant objects representing every possible style – from magnificent modernist to la Turquerie – there is simply something for every interior. And their new location makes Newel quite handy to the D&D Building where most New York designers will find themselves on an almost daily basis, ensuring that Newel will continue to serve as an invaluable go-to resource for the discerning decorator.

I’ve included a selection of items from Newel that I was absolutely wild about and look forward to using in upcoming projects.

Middle Eastern Syrian Moorish table

Detail: Middle Eastern Syrian Moorish table

Italian terracotta figure of the Borghese Boar

Italian terracotta figure of the Borghese Boar

Belgian round coffee table resin with inset lapis

Detail: Belgian round coffee table resin with inset lapis

Faceted coffee table in blue glass with brass detailing

Faceted coffee table in blue glass with brass detailing

Coffee table with a black lacquered panel top

Coffee table with a black lacquered panel top

I’m photographed by Matt Brown at the new Newel location. I’m flanked by the grand Jansen carved wood palm trees and considering how I would best create a spectacular room with them. I’m sporting a Tom Ford cashmere/wool suit in an ivory, charcoal and claret check, white cotton shirt, claret silk knit tie and black silk pocket square, Seaman Schepps black pearl cuff links, vintage Rolex, Max Verre red leather tasseled loafers, Creed Acqua Originale Geranium and Vetiver fragrance, and a bit of Tom Ford Bronzing Gel to add a touch of sun.

10 Comments

  1. Dean Farris says:

    SMASHING!

  2. Regina says:

    HISTORIC…!

  3. Those palms are terrific! I hope they find a good home!

  4. Guy Regal says:

    Amazing photo! Thank you so much for allowing us to be part of your wonderful blog!

  5. La Contessa says:

    STUNNING as per the norm with YOU!

  6. James Andrew says:

    Dear Dean,

    I adore that word- “Smashing”

    Cheers and Many Thanks!!

    JA

  7. James Andrew says:

    My Dear Regina,

    This image most certainly has an iconic quality about it- the conflation of many things!

    All Best

    JA

  8. James Andrew says:

    Dear The Devoted Classicist,

    I can’t wait to see where they end up- there is lot’s of interest in these beauties – so should not be long before they are incorporated into a most sublime interior!

    Cheers

    JA

  9. James Andrew says:

    My Dear Guy Regal,

    It certainly was my great pleasure – as you know I am a huge fan of Newel and what you are all doing there!!!

    Cheers

    JA

  10. James Andrew says:

    Dear La Contessa,

    You are so delicious!!!

    Thank You!!

    JA

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