2012 AD100: Bilhuber and Associates.
December 31, 2011
Though widely admired for rooms suffused with a fresh-faced American optimism often compared to that of the legendary Billy Baldwin, Jeffrey Bilhuber has been going in an increasingly textured direction over the past few years. Sofas are now vehicles for crisscrossing passementerie; a contemporary artist may lash rivulets of gold onto a moody chinoiserie wallpaper. Even the most avant-garde objects receive arresting touches of softness—a long, lean ceiling fixture is edged with a flirtatious ruffle of fabric, for example. Meanwhile, the New York City interior designer’s series of lively and informative style books was recently amplified with the release of The Way Home: Reflections on American Beauty (Rizzoli, 2011). bilhuber.com