July 13, 2007
In the living room, slipper chairs designed by Jeffrey flank a 10 ft. long sofa covered in velvet by Jack Lenor Larson with Samuel & Sons bullion fringe. Above the sofa hangs a drawing on linen by Jean Cocteau. The Chinese style coffee table was purchased at Chrisitie's.
There is a brittle wit and energy to Jeffrey Bilhuber that belies a more serious person. His range of reference is impressive, as is his ability to rarely say anything boring. Occasionally there is a sense that what he says is slightly rehearsed, and it probably has been, but only miliseconds beforehand in his very quick mind. He works at a relentless pace, producing elegant, historically-nuanced yet modern interiors and his own home is no exception. Some time after we interviewed him, he decided to become a father, so we would be curious to ask him some of the same questions in a year or so -- we're willing to bet that the answer to our final question might be somewhat different. Read more