are many stunning rooms, if not all, in this year’s Kips Bay show house
but I have three favorite rooms that I can literally live in. In last
year’s show house in the Hamptons, one of my favorite rooms
belonged to Rija Radhakrishnan, a designer who not many bloggers knew about and this
year she again stunned me with a room she designed with a special client
in mind. Another one of my favorite rooms this year is also designed
by a designer I had never heard of before. Alexander Doherty
‘s room “A Collector’s Bedroom” was paneled
in washed oak and the private collection of art display in the room is to die for. I was
completely smitten with the entire decor of the room that went from the
pop of red in the Robsjohn Gibbings sideboard to the touches of brass and the
spectacular selection of custom made furniture. If you are not new to this blog, or
if you are, you should know of my eternal love affair with sculptural
furniture. There is no easier way to go chic with your decor. (personal note: get some oak paneling even if they’re fake)
1940’s sunburst chandelier.
The Gentleman’s Study designed by David Scott
David played with contrast at its best. The space was masculine but it
could fit a lady’s taste as well. David told me he was inspired by his
new book and also that he wanted to design a space like he would design
it for himself. And for me, I would say if you ask. David’s space
also has oak paneling on one wall and Seagrass wallpaper on the other
where the amazing Paul Evans bookcase is. The bookcase is from Todd Merrill
Custom made omnibus chaise lounge by Vladimir Kagan Couture, the floor lamp is by Jacques Adnet.
George III writing desk
Kubrick console by Mauro Fabbro, moon wall sconces by Stephen Downes, the sculpture is by Paul Evans from Todd Merrill. The blue chair is by Jean Royer and is from Maison Gerard.
David’s book Outside The Box is one book I can’t
wait to buy. The images are great and if you didn’t know, David
is a curator interior designer so I’m sure there is a lot he can teach
to those who want to learn.
“Le Bureau Prive” was a home office designed by Raji Radhakrishnan
her imaginary client who was none other than the chief curator of Metropolitan Museum of Art
. Raji blew up a painting she took from the Metropolitan Museum and used it in the
back wall of the sofa. A very traditional image but used in a very
modern way exactly like a museum curator would want to live, I suppose.
The walls were treated with a Venetian plaster technique,
remember what I said here
? Adore how the throw on the sofa makes it look as if it were upholstered in two
different tones. The desk chair is by Jules Leleu from Maison Gerard
and the amazing sideboard and pyramid are by Laverne. The photograph above the mantel was taken by Raji and then
blown up. She put it up on the wall the same way she did in last year’s
Hampton’s show house.
The red zig zag table, a reference to Albert Hadley, is by LeavittWeaver. Hadley used this type of table in few of his projects, you can see here.
Laverne bar cabinet and pyramid.
All photos by Julie Yenicag for Belle Vivir