JEFFREY BILHUBER has a uniquely American perspective that breathes new life into tradition with a confirmed understanding of modern sensibilities. He mixes periods and design ideas with a confidence and instinctive style whose rules are self-evident: practicality and sheer beauty.
Hamish Bowles of Vogue likens him to a 21st century Billy Baldwin. Sara Ruffin Costello of the Wall Street Journal exclaims, “With his latest book, Jeffrey Bilhuber has sealed his legacy as a design pioneer on par with phenoms like Albert Hadley.” Bilhuber’s unlikely combinations of plain with fancy and new with old make for dwellings as fascinating as they are functional.
He is the author of four highly acclaimed books published by Rizzoli. His first book, Jeffrey Bilhuber’s Design Basics, with a Foreword by Anna Wintour, Rizzoli 2003, is now in its sixth printing. Its follow-up, Defining Luxury: The Qualities of Life at Home, continues a tradition of reaching his broad and diverse market, articulating the mood of a nation, and forecasting the essential goals of the many or few. In this third book, The Way Home: Reflections of American Beauty, Bilhuber shares his reflections of personal histories and family life, not grand gestures of presentation. In other words, decorating with soul. His latest title, American Master: Notes on Style and Substance with a Foreword written by Bilhuber’s client Mariska Hargitay, represents his curated point of view on design.
Bilhuber has been published in more than two hundred design books and featured in every major national and international shelter publication. Bilhuber advances the grand tradition of a decorator as an insightful chronicler of our journey as a people, as well the individual, on our path towards home.
2016 will bear witness to the growth of his brand with the launch of diverse product and licensing collaborations. Heritage Home Group will roll out a signature collection of products to include upholstered furniture, casegoods, decorative lighting, and accessories. In October of this year, Elson & Company will launch a collection of flat weave dhurries and Tibetan carpets that align with the singular American perspective of Jeffrey Bilhuber.
One of a handful of preeminent American decorators, Jeffrey Bilhuber takes his design cues from understanding the importance of history while optimistically looking towards the future. With almost thirty years of decorating experience, he brings an acclaimed confidence and clarity to his far-reaching projects. His interiors consistently address the needs of an evolving and enlightened society with historic respect and modern insightfulness. Bilhuber represents the quintessential New York based interior designer. Engaged by both the past and present, his work is honest, urbane, edited, intuitive, brisk, stylish and modern, with a strong individual point of view.