Hearst Designer Visions 2012

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 Designer Visions showcase include Matthew Patrick Smyth for Elle Decor, Antony Todd for Veranda and The Rockwell Group for House Beautiful and I can assure you the spaces are just as stunning as you would expect from such top talent. For the past three years the participating designers have had to create a space centered around a cinema inspired theme but this year Hearst partnered with the 48 Hour Film Project, an organization that seeks to advance the art of filmmaking and the three apartments were used as the set for a short film which was written, shot and edited in 48 hours! The designers were challenged to imagine muses fo their designs to with the goal of creating a finished product that felt highly personalized and completely livable. Above is a peek at some of the rooms and later I’ll be bringing you a full tour of the entire show house – you don’t want to miss it!

If you’re interested in bringing a bit of Designer Visions style into your own home, pieces will be available through February 26th in an online auction through Charity Buzz, with proceeds benefitting the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City in support of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. To bid on Designer Visions-inspired items and experiences, you can visit www.charitybuzz.com/DesignerVisions. You can also purchase furniture, lighting and home accessories found in or inspired by the apartments through online marketplace Dering Hall here.  And be sure to check back tomorrow for a full tour of all three stunning apartments!

Photos by Nicole Gibbons for So Haute