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Hearst Designer Visions 2012: Matthew Patrick Smyth for Elle Decor

For the  2012 Hearst Designer Visions showcase, Elle Decor tapped Matthew Patrick Smyth to design a residence at 250 West Street that embodied the characteristics of the magazine. Smyth was one of Elle Decor’s 2010 A-List honorees and is best known for his versatility as a designer and his innate ability to blend classic style with comfort. He designed this residence for two gentlemen who live together as partners. One works in entertainment in Hollywood and the other works in finance mostly in London with frequent travels to the Far East and they chose the midpoint of New York as …

Designer Visions: Antony Todd for Veranda

Hearst Designer Visions 2012: Antony Todd for Veranda

The Veranda apartment for the 2012 Designer Visions showcase was designed by Aussie Antony Todd and is an airy corner unit with a ton of light and a loft-like feel. It has a decidedly modern and global aesthetic with clean lined furnishings mixed together with some exquisite antiques. Antony designed this apartment to illustrate the lifestyle of a young couple who moved downtown from the Upper East Side with a teenage son who is away at boarding school. The eclectic mix of furnishings and accessories reflect pieces that this young couple have collected during their travels abroad. Many of the …

Hearst Designer Visions 2012: David Rockwell for House Beautiful

Hearst Designer Visions 2012: David Rockwell for House Beautiful

The House Beautiful residence for the 2012 Hearst Designer Visions Showcase was designed by the Rockwell Group which is very well known for it’s hospitality design projects. The muse that the Rockwell Group created to inspire their design was a stylish young couple who recently transplanted to New York from Amsterdam. They are sophisticated and well traveled and both have creative careers. The husband is  American and works as the Chief Curator of the new Whitney Museum downtown, while his Dutch wife runs a small, tailor-made denim company out of their home.  The home has a very clean feel with …

Hearst Designer Visions 2012

Hearst Designer Visions 2012: The 48 Hour Film Project

Each year Hearst Magazines brings together very best in interior design talent, products and trends which are showcased via the annual Hearst Designer Visions show house. I recently had an opportunity to tour the sixth annual Designer Visions showcase which is comprised of three separate apartments at 250 West Street, a new luxury condo development in Tribeca. This is actually the 2012 show house but due to hurricane Sandy, the official opening celebration and related events had to be postponed until January which is why I only recently had the opportunity to check it out!  Participating designers for the 2012 …

Lee Radziwill Get the Look

Get the Look: Lee Radziwill’s Chic Parisian Apartment

Last week the online design world was abuzz over photos of Lee Radziwill’s Paris apartment that were recently featured in T Magazine. As the younger sister of Jackie Kennedy, a royal princess, prominent socialite, style icon and friend to luminaries like Truman Capote and Andy Warhol, Radziwill, 79, is a truly fascinating figure. Her inspiring Parisian apartment where she lives part-time is ultra-feminine with elegant French furnishings, pops of pink, chinoiserie florals and gilded bronze accents. Check out the mood board we put together below for ideas on how to get this look!

1. The Snowdrop Sofa in Raspberry …