• This contemporary living room resonates with modern history and sensitivities. The confident use of color is primarily isolated to the upholstered furniture.
  • Building contemporary art collections connects the decoration of all our projects. We sample history and tradition with the furnishings, but look to the future for the artwork that energizes our lives.
  • A George Condo nude floats above an armless banquette draped in an 18th century panel. The chimney breast is clad in bronze Japanese mirror.
  • A Louise Lawler photograph of lightbulbs presides in the lacquered library. The walls are the color of black coffee. The sofa is paved in Fortuny.
  • The library bookcases are lacquered the same color as the walls. A slightly lighter shade of cotton velvet is used to cover the modern, upholstered desk chairs.
  • Louis XVI style chairs upholstered in brilliant red leather surround the breakfast table. The Andy Warhol print of Jacqueline Kennedy is hung on walls paved in overscale gingham check.
  • The prettiest bedrooms often involve a meticulous canopy of unlined linen to soften the light and create intimacy. The curtains and walls are the same soft grey and white patterned linen.
  • The plaster chandelier was found in Paris. The dressing table is covered in felt and clad with a decorative nailhead trim. All storage is hidden behind mirrored doors and cupboards.
  • Woven Indian cotton was used for the curtains in the daughter's bedroom. The addition of a subtle paisley print in lavender and coral animates the room and activates the use of a single color for the background.

Jenny and Trey Laird have worked with me on numerous, far ranging projects. They have two grown children who are also deeply involved in the world that surrounds them. This townhouse in New York had to define the strong visual goals of a very enlightened family and create an ideal setting for decades of accumulated acquisitions and interests. A fanciful richness courses throughout the house and gardens.