• A highly animated digital super graphic is the backdrop for a traditional townhouse entry hall. The gilded French mirror floats above one of my hallmark skirted tables.
  • Reflected light bounces off the lacquered walls in the living room. The room is divided into four separate seating groups united by a palace scaled antique Spanish wool carpet.
  • A detail of the French bergeres, one facing the sitting room, the other addressing the view. The outside arms of the bergeres are in a Tulu silk which draws the eye toward the spectacular mural.
  • The low upholstered slipper chairs are part of my collections for Henredon, and are covered in a hand loomed cotton and wool.
  • The library addresses the needs of an active and growing family. The walls and shutters are clad in bleached sycamore panels. An ottoman does double duty as a table and bench allowing maximum flexibility.
  • The Gio Ponti armchair is a modernist masterpiece. Its futurist design and execution move the townhouse into another dimension that compliments its traditional luxuries.
  • Blurring the lines between luxury and practicality, the elegant breakfast room walls are paved in de Gournay silverleaf tea paper.
  • A pair of Josef Hoffmann armchairs flank the canopy bed. The walls are an exact reproduction of 19th century flocked paper that add a tactile quality to the museum caliber furnishings.
  • Persian blue mirror at the chimney breast provides a visual link to the flocked paper that envelops the bedroom. The diminutive black lacquered desk is by Maison Jansen.
  • The exotic decision to transform a Coromandel screen into a dressing closet was a practical choice. The room is doubled in size through the deft use of a gold washed floor to ceiling mirror.

An Upper East Side townhouse for a young English family has all the color, comfort, and charm of classic English style, but with added oomph! The family asked for a glamorous house that was a touchstone to their ideas of urban chic. They were fearless in their daring use of color, but imminently practical when making decisions about comfort and sheer beauty. English rooms are infused with color and romance. The chromium yellow lacquer that glosses over the living room walls sets the stage for a spectacular mural by the esteemed artist Mark Giglio. The house bridges the gap between traditional and modern and sets a new standard for contemporary luxury.