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By Margaret Russell
22 Our Crowd
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24 Mailbox
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32 Chic home and fashion stores
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50 Great Ideas
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52 ELLE DECOR’s Guide to the Top 10 Bedside Tables
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56 Daniel’s Dish
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60 ELLE DECOR Goes to Denver
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design director of accessories for Tiffany &
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Home to celebrate the debut of the
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Curator Collection of furniture.
t a cocktai l party not l ong ago,
someone asked me how I started my career, a question that actually
comes up all the time. I realized that I—like so many people with cre-
ative jobs—developed my passion at a very early age. Honestly, it
sounds like a cliché, but nearly every decorator or architect I’ve come
across swears they discovered their true calling while rearranging
the furniture of their childhood bedroom. though my fascination with
interiors was sparked by poring over stacks of design books and
magazines checked out from the little library in Amagansett, Long
Island, during family summers at the beach, my parents also encour-
aged me to experiment with all kinds of art classes. And while I was
mastering a potter’s wheel, my actress sister landed her first role in a
high school drama production.
creativity is at its most exuberant when we’re little. Even Picasso ad-
mitted, “When I was young I could draw like Raphael, but it has taken
me my whole life to learn to draw like a child.” It’s tragic that the first ca-
sualties of school-budget cutbacks are inevitably art and music pro-
grams. So I was thrilled to hear that my friend Phil Rosenthal—a major
force in television—and his family were recently recognized for their ex-
traordinary support of Inner-city Arts, a Los Angeles arts-education
program. the organization (read all about it at inner-cityarts.org) teams
professional artists with local public-school students to mentor them in
dance, drama, music, animation, and the visual arts.
It has been proven time and again that students involved in the arts
are not only happier, they perform better academically, with dramatic
increases in test scores in math, reading, and English proficiency.
Inner-city Arts is but one of many such efforts across the country to
encourage and develop the imagination and creativity of children in
low-income areas. For other inspiring programs, check out chari-
tynavigator.org, which provides details on a range of nonprofit groups
and also rates their effectiveness.
At this time of year and in this economic climate, those less fortunate
have even greater needs. Like many of you, I make donations to several
causes, but I am definitely adding Inner-city Arts to my shortlist. Invest-
ing in the future of creativity benefits us all.
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Melissa Barrett Rhodes “Sitting on the porch looking at the
sun rise over the lake is really stunning,” says the Manhattan writer of
her parents’ Hudson Valley, New York, home (“Winter’s Tale,” page
112). Barrett Rhodes is a special projects editor for ELLE DECOR.
Pieter Estersohn “It has a European sensibility, like places in
Gstaad, which is unique for Aspen,” notes the photographer of Char-
lotte Moss’s Colorado retreat (“Snow Country,” page 88). Estersohn
shoots for Martha Stewart Living as well as such lifestyle books as
Recipes for Parties (Rizzoli, April 2010).
Jura Koncius Alexandra Nash’s Washington, D.C., house (“Be-
yond Politics,” page 82) is “sophisticated without feeling decorated,”
says the Washington Post staff writer. “They’re committed to making
it intriguing and yet comfortable for lots of kids, dogs, and parties.”
Mitchell Owens The ELLE DECOR editor at large is enamored of
Charlotte Moss’s relaxed, inviting interiors, and her Aspen, Colorado,
getaway is no exception (“Snow Country,” page 88): “I could spend
days sprawled on one of her seductive banquettes while everyone
else is off skiing.” He is also a fan of Valerie Colas-Thibouville’s Man-
hattan apartment, decorated by Miles Redd (“Return to Glamour,”
page 74). “I dream of living with all that color and pattern,” says Owens,
who is based in Sharon Springs, New York.
Amanda M. Faison Reporti ng on Denver for thi s month’s
ELLE DECOR Goes to . . . (page 60) gave the Colorado native a new
appreciation for the city she has called home for 13 years. “I particu-
larly loved immersing myself in the design scene,” says Faison, an
editor at 5280 magazine, where she oversees the dining section.
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There Are Pieces That Furnish A Home.
And Those That Define It.
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Table Talk
Your gorgeous place settings were a wonderful
treat [“A Perfect Setup,” October]. I would welcome
more in future issues.
Tamara Peck, Sequim, WA
Imagine That
I just finished the October issue and must say I think
it is the best ever. I have never been so inspired by a
single issue of any magazine! The only thing that was
missing was an article about how to quickly sell most
of your current furnishings and reimagine your whole
home quickly and efficiently.
Edward Casada, via e-mail
Lasting Impression
Congratulations on ELLE DECOR’s 20th anniversary! In
the highly competitive magazine world, reaching that
milestone is quite an accomplishment. One reason for
your staying power must be the variety of interiors you
publish; not all are modern, nor are all traditional. And
the outstanding characteristic of almost all the places
is their livability (or comfort or imperfection—call it
whatever). Many thanks to the ELLE DECOR staff. We
readers appreciate the results.
Pam Lokken, via e-mail
Kentucky Cool
I was pleasantly surprised to see Mark Badgley and
James Mischka’s beautiful Kentucky home in your
September issue [“Southern Comfort”]. For all of its
Southern charm, Kentucky can also be contempo-
rary and elegant. I love ELLE DECOR for its incredibly
chic aesthetic and pitch-perfect amalgamation of
desi gn, art, and fashi on from al l over the worl d.
Keep up the great work!
Dennis Scoles, Louisville, KY
Mass Appeal
As a Realtor and decorator, I have always preferred
your magazine to other shelter publications purely
because you celebrate individual creativity and non-
store-bought style. However, I was excited to read
your story on Gary Friedman, CEO of Restoration
Hardware [What’s Hot! People, October]. Their latest
catalogue was fantastic—truly a masterpiece. Thank
you for recognizing design genius as it relates to the
mainstream population.
Terri McMichael, Palm Springs, CA
Urban Revival
I started reading ELLE DECOR about 15 years ago,
when I moved to Manhattan. Imagine my delight
when I found your insider’s guide to what makes this
place so amazing [ELLE DECOR Goes to . . . , Octo-
ber]. Too often, we get stuck in a rut in our own little
corners of the city, so thanks for showing me some
new haunts and refurbished favorites to try out.
Kari Niles, New York City
Left: The October tableware
story. Below: Our 20th-
anniversary issue featured our
first-ever foldout cover.
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In Memoriam
We acknowledge with great sadness the untime-
ly death of our friend Randall A. Ridless. The
sophisticated residential interiors and striking
retail spaces that Randy and his firm created
were the epitome of elegance and chic. His work
is an uncommon legacy, and his extraordinary
dedication, generosity, and grace touched all
who had the pleasure of knowing him.
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Moroccan pierced-tin lanterns are even
more dazzling when painted gleaming white.
The five different shapes in Wunderley’s
White Nights collection add romance to both
contemporary and traditional rooms, and,
when fitted with clear bulbs, cast fanciful
shadows. The pendant lamps, which also
come in dark brown, range in size from 19" h. x
12" dia. to 28" h. x 15" dia. and cost from
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1 DREAM WEAVERS
Macy’s vivid Rwanda Path to Peace baskets not
only have graphic punch, they empower the Afri-
can artisans who weave them from sweetgrass
and sisal. The 42-piece collection features 29
new bowls, including, clockwise from top, Blades,
Butterfly, and Umbrella, which measure 12" dia. x
3" h. and cost $46 each. Call 800-289-6229 or
go to macys.com/rwanda.
2 SCREEN GEM
The A-Fireplace screen by Alla Kazovsky
Architects is a sleek, lightweight alternative to
traditional models. Made of anodized alumi-
num and black steel mesh, it measures
32.25" w. x 24.5" h. and costs $699. Call 323-
436-0286 or visit designedrealestate.com.
3 PRIME SEATING
The latest from the McAlpine Home Collection,
the generously sized Webbed Back chair can be
upholstered in a variety of fabrics or leathers,
including zebra-striped cowhide (shown), and
features a wood frame and striking seat-back
webbing. It measures 47" h. x 31" w. x 40" d.
and comes in black walnut or ten other finishes.
Prices start at $1,534. Call 800-892-7150 or
go to leeindustries.com.
4 FRENCH ACCENT
A witty twist on the classic French fabric, Har-
lem Toile de Jouy cotton bedding by Sheila
Bridges, depicting the famed Manhattan neigh-
borhood as a pastoral playground, now comes
in two new colorways—red-and-white and
black-and-white—in addition to the original
yellow-and-black. Prices range from $36
per pair for standard pillowcases (shown) to
$58 for a king flat or fitted sheet. Call 212-678-
6872 or visit sheilabridges.com.
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1 LOUD AND CLEAR
Incorporating innovative new technology, the
SoundDock 10 is Bose’s most powerful iPod
and iPhone sound system yet, able to pro-
duce rich, room-filling resonance from MP3s.
The sleek steel-and-aluminum unit measures
17" w. x 8.7" h. x 9.6" d., comes with a remote
and a built-in charger, and costs $600. Call
800-444-BoSe or visit bose.com.
2 FANCY FOOTWORK
Decorator Alex Papachristidis’s debut
line of wool carpeting comes in six
geometric patterns, including (from
left) Mariya Trellis and Scott Chev-
ron, in a variety of colors. Prices
start at $130 per square yard. Avail-
able at Creative flooring resourc-
es; call 713-522-1181.
3 SCENTS OF OCCASION
renowned for his refined perfumes,
frédéric Malle has launched his first col-
lection of home fragrances, featuring nine
scents that can be delivered via an electronic
fleur Mécanique diffuser or candles. The dif-
fuser costs $380 and comes with a refill kit; the
candles range from $85 to $150. Call 212-
249-7941 or go to editionsdeparfums.com.
4 JUMPING AHEAD
A charming addition to any holiday table,
Mottahedeh’s leaping reindeer porcelain
sports calligraphy-inspired 22k-gold motifs.
The 8.5" dia. luncheon plate, shown, is $50;
a matching mug, canapé plate, and pencil
tray are also available. Call 800-242-3050 or
visit mottahedeh.com.
5 BLANKET STATEMENT
Pendleton Woolen Mills, which is celebrat-
ing its 100th anniversary, still produces its be-
loved patterned blankets, including the
National Park wool and yakima Camp wool-
cotton designs. They cost from $88 to $200,
depending on size. Call 800-760-4844 or
go to pendleton-usa.com.
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WA T E R F O R D L I S M O R E F L U T E S
Whether it’s our crystal ball
high above the celebration
in Times Square,
or a toast to a bright future
with family and friends,
usher in 2010 with a sparkle.
The s pa r k l e of a new begi nni n g
WA T E R F OR D . C O M
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Now Open
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Versace’s cutting-edge clothing, shoes, and
accessories are showcased in a new boutique
at Bergdorf Goodman in Manhattan. 754 Fifth
Ave., 800-558-1855; versace.com
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Ankasa New York has revamped its lower
level to stock the design company’s full line of
glamorous ready-to-wear clothing and jewel-
ry. 135 E. 65th St., 212-861-6800; ankasa.com
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Hand-selected antiques and vintage pieces
from Newel’s vast inventory now share the
spotlight with the neoclassical furnishings at
Guy Regal’s Manhattan gallery. 223 E. 60th St.,
212-888-2134; guyregalltd.com and newel.com
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The fragrant offerings of old-world apothe-
cary Santa Maria Novella fill a jewel-box shop
in stylish Bal Harbour, Florida. 9700 Collins
Ave., 305-865-3334; lafcony.com
ROOM, WESTPORT, CT
Amy Crain’s Tribeca showroom, a favorite of Man-
hattanites, now has an intimate sister store. The
airy shop carries contemporary yet comfortable fur-
nishings and accessories, including Crain’s
own line of customizable sofas and cocktail tables,
sculptural rattan pieces, furniture of reclaimed
woods, and Niche Modern handblown-glass light-
ing. Interior-design services are also available.
10 Sconset Sq., 203-557-9066; roomonline.com
TOMMY HILFIGER FIFTH
AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY
A historic midtown McKim, Mead & White building
now houses Tommy Hilfiger’s global flagship. A
spiral staircase spans four levels of the designer’s
fashion collections, which are presented amid cher-
ry floors, Venini chandeliers, and ephemera such
as vintage license plates and magazine covers.
681 Fifth Ave., 212-223-1824; tommyhilfiger.com
BUCK HOUSE, NEW YORK CITY
Antiques dealer Deborah Buck has combined her
gallery and shop in a charming new location.
Vintage furnishings by the likes of Gio Ponti, Karl
Springer, and Paul McCobb are mixed with midcen-
tury tableware and decorative items as well as Dan-
ish ceramics. The salon-inspired space will also
feature exhibitions of contemporary art and jewelry.
1318 Madison Ave., 212-828-3123; buckhouse.biz
SNAIDERO USA, NEW YORK CITY
The Italian supplier of sleek kitchens has moved to
a new 2,000-square-foot showroom within the
Architects & Designers Building. The company’s
custom cabinetry and polished DuPont Corian–
top islands are highlighted in a series of vignettes,
while a wall of slate panels displays an array
of colors and finishes, including metallic lacquer.
150 E. 58th St., 8th fl., 212-980-6026; snaidero-usa.com
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Perched on a hillside overlooking Florence,
Il Salviatino hotel in Fiesole, Italy, is a restored
15th-century villa set amid acres of rolling gar-
dens. It features sumptuous rooms with marble
fireplaces, mosaics, and frescoes, as well as a
spa and an open-air restaurant. At Via del Salvia-
tino 21. Call 011-39-055-90411; salviatino.com.
2 HIgH SPIRITS
Inspired by turn-of-the-century saloons,
Philadelphia’s Village Whiskey sports a pressed-
tin ceiling and penny-tile floors. More than 80
varieties of the namesake spirit are available,
along with sophisticated bar fare such as
foie-gras-topped burgers. At 118 S. 20th St.
Call 215-665-1088; villagewhiskey.com.
3 FAMILY TIES
Abe & Arthur’s restaurant in Manhattan,
named after the owners’ grandfathers, serves
American classics with a contemporary spin.
The decor in the bi-level space nods to
the 1930s and ’40s with period café chairs
and walls of antiqued mirror. At 409 W. 14th
St. Call 646-289-3930; abeandarthurs.com.
4 WATER WORLD
The luxurious Alila Villas Hadahaa resort has
opened on a pristine atoll in the Maldives. Some
of the 50 eco-friendly villas rest on stilts above
a crystalline lagoon, while others have private
gardens and pools. A spa and yoga pavilion
round out the amenities. At Gaafu Alifu Atoll. Call
011-960-682-8888; alilahotels.com/hadahaa.
5 ADDED VALUE
New York City’s Trattoria Cinque offers season-
al Italian cuisine at moderate prices—no
menu item costs more than $25. The refined-
rustic setting includes two fireplaces and
exposed-brick walls. At 363 Greenwich St.
Call 212-965-0555; trattoriacinquenyc.com.
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tastemaker Bunny Williams, who pre-
fers those by British firm Wentworth,
left (jigsaws.co.uk). “They stimulate
the brain and delight the eye.”
• Decorator Thomas Jayne crafts
collages: “I try to incorporate references to the recipient. Creat-
ing them from old postcards, invitations, and stamps gives me
great enjoyment.”
• “Maldon salt is perfect for friends who cook or those who just
love to eat,” says designer John Derian. “It’s flaky and delicious,
melts in your mouth, and has the right amount of crunch.”
• Furniture maven Alexandra von Furstenberg commissions person-
alized stationery since her own cards and letterhead (below) always
garner compliments. “It’s not often that people think of this for
themselves. Also, the art of handwriting a note is dying out!”
• English designer William Yeoward’s top pick is a frame. “I insert
a photograph of when we last had a good
time together, which is a fun touch.”
• Artist and designer Madeline Weinrib
stocks up on MarieBelle chocolates.
“Of course, they taste
good, but the designs are so
elegant and sensual look-
ing, which makes them
much more special than
just a box of candy.”
The new Ralph Lauren Gift Vault
is almost like having the designer
as your personal shopper. The
site features an array of unusual
and one-of-a-kind items orga-
nized into three collections:
Americana, Hollywood Glamour, and Estate. Among the envi-
able goods are vintage sterling-silver-and-tusk mugs (shown),
silver cocktail accessories, Navajo blankets, Art Deco jewel-
ry, and limited-edition runway gowns. For more information,
call 877-264-8607 or go to ralphlauren.com/giftvault.
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Ever since it opened its first
salon in Manhattan a century ago,
Cartier has been inciting passion in glamorous
Americans such as Marion Davies, Elizabeth
Taylor, and Princess Grace. “Cartier and Ameri-
ca” at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor marks
the occasion with more than 200 pieces,
including this necklace created for the
Duchess of Windsor. From
December 19 to April 18, 2010;
legionofhonor.org.
Gem Palace
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Dream House: The White House as an American Home (Acanthus
Press, $75) explores how 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has reflected the
nation’s changing ideal of domesticity from 1801 to the present. Kelly
Wearstler reveals her true colors in Hue (Ammo Books, $45), which
arranges eight recent projects into chromatic groupings. Silhouette:
The Art of the Shadow (Rizzoli, $65) documents three centuries of
paper profiles, from the craft’s origins as inexpensive portraiture in
18th-century France to artist Kara Walker’s provocative contempo-
rary renditions. The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since
1900 (Thames & Hudson, $65) presents a chronological survey of 100
cutting-edge dwellings by great architects, including Le Corbusier,
Frank Lloyd Wright, and Rem Koolhaas, illuminating each with photo-
graphs, floor plans, and a biography of its creator. Star Pieces: The
Enduring Beauty of Spectacular Furniture (The Monacelli Press, $65)
gathers standout examples in style, technique, and craftsmanship,
from ancient Greece to the work of current practitioners such as Tom
Dixon and Studio Job. In House (Rizzoli, $60) compiles acclaimed
photographer Derry Moore’s artful take on 27 interiors, including an
Art Deco palace in India and Sir John Soane’s museum in London,
with text by ELLE DECOR’s Mitchell Owens.
shoP hoUnD
Launched in time for holiday
shopping, taigan.com, named
after a rare breed of hunting
dog, features uncommon
wares from more than 30 top-
notch purveyors—faux-
shagreen desk accessories from Georgia
Tapert’s New York shop, Atlanta chef Anne
Quatrano’s charcuterie, English pasteware from
Suzanne Rheinstein’s Hollyhock in Los Angeles—
many of whom had no Web presence until now.
design dossier
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Christmas comes early for Simon Doonan, creative
director of Barneys New York. By the time holiday
shoppers storm the store, he’s already planning
next year’s windows. “It’s a wonderfully prolific and
ephemeral form of expression,” Doonan says of his
legendary installations, which have included a Mar-
garet Thatcher dummy done up as a dominatrix and
tributes to Madonna. This year’s yuletide displays
celebrate the humor and high points of 35 years of
Saturday Ni ght Li ve. “I t has been
a grim year,” he says. “Why not ex-
plore the idea of wit?” And few are better equipped
to do so. Doonan pens a cheeky column for The New
York Observer, and hi s col orful memoi r Nasty was
adapted into the hit British television series Beautiful Peo-
ple. His irreverent spirit finds ample outlets, be they
sartorial (his trademark floral button-downs) or athlet-
ic (postprandial Ping-Pong). But not decorating.
“Everything I do gets vetoed,” he says, allud-
ing to his husband, designer Jonathan Adler.
“Left up to me,” Doonan freely admits, “our plac-
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12 things he can’t live without
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ture was created by Martha King for the Barneys
holiday windows back in 1990 and currently
adorns our Manhattan living room.
2. Gucci sneakers: I unapologetically love the
ones with logos all over them.
3. Early Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh
Matadin photographs.
4. My Hamilton shirts, custom made in Liberty
prints with a Western yoke and a button-
down collar. The masculine details stop
them from looking like ladies’ blouses.
5. My Vreelandiana: I have all Diana
Vreeland’s books and the issues of Vogue
and Harper’s Bazaar she edited. She is
my spiritual guide, reminding me to ex-
ercise hyperbole whenever possible.
6. Our paisley Ping-Pong table: Jonny
and I play every night. It’s great for the
digestion and for venting any hostility.
7. The Jonathan Adler Hashish candle: I am to-
tally sober and have not smoked pot since 1970,
but when I light it I feel louche and naughty.
8. My Goyard bag with a jumbo monogram: big
monogram, small person.
9. Genmaicha green tea. If I drank coffee I would
probably have a seizure.
10. Hermès beach towels. Jonny likes
the house very cold, and I am thin-
blooded. Stop by unannounced and you
will probably find me swaddled in Her-
mès towels, turban included.
11. Burt Bacharach CDs: When writing my
column I need a little Burt.
12. Oversize eyewear. The older you
get, the larger your frames should be.
At the rate I am going, I will end up like
Swifty Lazar, or Iris Apfel, or Mr. Magoo.
5. Diana Vreeland books
and magazines.
11. Music
by Burt
Bacharach.
7. Jonathan Adler
candle.
2. Gucci sneakers.
10. Hermès
towels.
8. Goyard bag.
12. Oversize
eyeglasses.
1. Giant
Prince head.
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Clockwise from top left: Prince
Charming, 1998. Arriving at the
Cove, Hawaii, 1600s, 2005. The
Goddess Artemis’s Afternoon
Snack, Moreton-on-Marsh, the
Cotswolds, 2009. Vapor Rising
from the Witch’s Books in the
Wi l dfl ower Meadow, 2007.
The Birds Going out for a Coun-
try Walk, 2007. See Resources.
Past and present, fact and fantasy, and high
and low coalesce in the work of Karen Kilim-
ni k, an arti st known for l ush smal l -scal e
i mages rendered with choppy, vibrant sim-
plicity and often displayed in theatrical set-
tings of her own design. Her 2007 show at
the Insti tute of Contemporary Art (ICA) i n
her hometown of Philadelphia, for instance,
featured an 18th-century-styl e j ewel -box
chamber swathed in red brocade and hung
with dozens of Kilimnik’s paintings, draw-
ings, and photographs depicting her favorite
subj ects—mati nee i dol s, supermodel s,
bal l erinas, and animals.
Also admired for her videos and so-called
Scatter Art installations of random objects,
Kilimnik frequently creates canvases that
reference pop culture. Though done i n a de-
cidedly contemporary hand, moody works
like Prince Charming, which portrays Leo-
nardo DiCaprio, are imbued with historical
fantasy and filled with imagery appropriated
from such 18th- and 19th-century masters as
George Stubbs, Childe Hassam, and Franz
Xaver Winterhalter. “I spend a lot of time doing
my homework,” admits Kilimnik, whose gift
for clever, idiosyncratic titles also betrays a
distinctly literary and romanti c sensi bi l i ty.
Ingrid Schaffner, senior curator at the ICA,
likens these titles to the old-world settings of
her paintings, calling them a framing device.
“You think you’re looking at a dog, but it’s
George Crossing the Street at the Strand on
His Way to the Haymarket Theater for His
Dinner. There’s a whole story there that trans-
forms the piece,” she says.
Amusing though they may be, such trans-
formations are in no way ironic. “I’m struck
by how si ncere the work i s,” says Marty
Eisenberg, a vice president of Bed Bath &
Beyond, who has been collecting Kilimnik for
20 years. “Karen has a deep affection for
her subjects, whether Kate Moss, Leonardo
DiCaprio, or Diana Rigg.” n
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This Philadelphia painter’s work
is steeped in pop culture and romantic yearnings
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Class
Delightfully rustic or
contemporary and sleek, these
standout kitchens turn up
the heat on style
1 a farm table crafted from reclaimed barn wood,
mi smatched chai rs, and cl assi c whi te cabi nets
bring casual elegance to the millbrook, new york,
country-house ki tchen of j ewel ry desi gner mi sh
tworkowski and architect Joseph singer. 2 at her
beachside getaway in Bahia, Brazil, longtime val -
enti no publ i c-rel ati ons consul tant charl ene de
ganay warms up polished-cement counters with
tropical touches such as bamboo side tables, slatted
wood cupboards, and an array of woven trays and
baskets. 3 cherry-red-lacquer Boffi cabinetry adds
punch to a contemporary kitchen; an oversize mir-
rored hood is suspended above an expansive island
topped with marble. 4 the manhattan kitchen of
jewelry designer temple st. clair carr and her hus-
band, paul engler, features stainless-steel accents
as well as open shel ves i nstal l ed al ong the wal l s
and wi ndows. 5 an i ndustri al vi be prevai l s i n
shop owner Bruno reymond’s ibiza, spain, home,
which showcases rough-finished concrete floors
and a fleet of sculptural snow-white panton chairs
surrounding a chunky wood table. Helen Yun
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Home (left) and Jardins en
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Truth in Decorating: Interior designers
Jesse Carrier and Georgia Tapert size up these stylish
bedroom essentials
The Top 10 Bedside Tables
Text by Mitchell Owens · Photography by William A. Boyd Jr. · Produced by Parker Bowie and Elaine Wrightman
although it’s said that there are no rules in decorating, some furniture
combinations seem predestined. a club chair without a lamp is just a
place to sit, and a bed without a complement of flanking tables is mere-
ly a well-dressed mattress. “bedside tables are essential,” says Geor-
gia Tapert, an interior designer and owner of the manhattan boutique
Georgia Tapert Living. “you keep so many things on them—a light,
books, magazines, a telephone, note pads.”
decorator jesse Carrier of Carrier and Co. interiors in new york
City, agrees, adding that it’s best to seek out those with the right
amount of storage for your needs. “some people live quite sparely
and can do with just a small, simple table,” he says. “others, like me,
are collectors and have lots of stuff, so it makes sense to look for a
table with drawers or shelves, or a small cabinet.” The pieces, how-
ever, need not match. a spacious round table could anchor one side,
for instance, and a chest of drawers the other. The primary thing to
keep in mind is scale, Carrier says. “bedside furniture should not be
too high or too low in relation to the mattress,” he explains. “but when
it comes to style, i think it’s fun to mix it up.”
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1 JACKSON BEDSIDE TABLE
BY OLY
“This gets my vote because of all the
concealed storage,” remarks Jesse
Carrier. “If you’re short on closet space,
you could even keep sweaters or a blan-
ket behind the doors.” He also praises
the graceful undulating façade and tear-
drop-shaped hardware. Since it has
a somewhat glamorous vibe, Carrier
would crown it with a crystal lamp.
Height: 30"; width: 30"; depth: 20"; material:
mahogany in white-enamel finish (other finish-
es available) with antiqued-brass pulls; deliv-
ery: immediate; price: $2,100; olystudio.com
2 ERMITAGE SIDE TABLE
BY GRANGE FROM
ABC CARPET & HOME
“So chic!” Georgia Tapert raves. “The
fluted legs are lovely, and the side pullout
tray is large enough to set a drink on.”
She also likes the handsome two-tone
finish and envisions it in black with gold
trim in a luxe master suite with a canopy
bed. Plus, she notes, “it would make an
elegant occasional table in a living room.”
Height: 27"; diameter: 25.5"; material: beech
in raspberry finish (other finishes available)
with silver trim and brass pulls; delivery:
14 weeks; price: $1,650; abchome.com
3 WEEMS TABLE BY
DAVID IATESTA FROM JOHN
ROSSELLI & ASSOC.
“A nice size and scale,” announces
Carrier, eyeing its substantial surface
area. “You can keep the top clutter-free
because of the wide drawer and bot-
tom shelf.” With its “beautifully rustic”
poplar wood and antiqued-metal base,
Carrier sees it in a country house.
Height: 29"; width: 34"; depth: 21"; material:
poplar with iron base and pull, all in antique-
rust finish (custom sizes and finishes
available); delivery: 14 weeks; price: $4,320;
johnrosselliassociates.com
4 MAYFAIR SIDE TABLE BY
RALPH LAUREN HOME
“It’s not often that you see round bed-
side tables,” Tapert observes. She’s a
fan of this model’s sophisticated sil-
houette, classic curved legs, and
deep-black finish, which “is so glossy
it’s like peering into a pool.” A drawer
is concealed in the apron, and the top
can easily accommodate a lamp and
books, even a vase of flowers.
Height: 27"; diameter: 26"; material: mahogany
in classic-black finish with tarnished-nickel
pull; delivery: 6–8 weeks; price: $3,885;
ralphlaurenhome.com
5 707 BY MOLTENI&C
“Reminiscent of Asian furniture” is how
Carrier describes this nightstand with its
hint of Zen style. He extols the “thought-
ful details,” such as a shallow tray top
and small painted-metal pull on the
front. Since it’s low to the ground and
boasts a spacious drawer, Carrier rec-
ommends placing it adjacent to a plat-
form bed and using it to stow bedding.
Height: 12.25"; width: 31.5"; depth: 19.75"; mate-
rial: MDF and dark-oak veneer with anodized-
aluminum base and painted-metal pull (other
veneers and lacquer finishes available); delivery:
8–10 weeks; price: $1,999; moltenidada.com
10 KOWLOON SIDE TABLE BY
JARDINS EN FLEUR
“A wonderful way to bring a pop of
color to a room,” Tapert proclaims, re-
ferring to its piquant hue. She also
approves of the classic mix of rattan
and bamboo and applauds the table’s
moderate price. Since it lacks a draw-
er, it’s more suited to a guest room,
and Tapert suggests making it the vivid
focal point between a set of twin beds.
Height: 30"; width: 30"; depth: 16"; material:
bamboo and rattan in China-red finish (custom
sizes and other finishes available); delivery:
12 weeks; price: $950; jardinsenfleur.com
9 SIDE TABLE FROM LARS
BOLANDER
“The metal looks like oxidized steel,
so it has an industrial feel that recalls
a vintage factory table,” Carrier
says. He loves the “great architectural
X base” as well as the piece’s afford-
ability. The durable design, he notes, is
“not precious,” so it would work well
in a child’s room topped with a painted
lamp to contrast with the dark finish.
Height: 30"; width: 20.5"; depth: 14";
material: steel in painted-black finish with
brass knob; delivery: immediate; price: $900;
larsbolander.com
8 METROPOLITAN ONE DRAW-
ER NIGHTSTAND BY STICKLEY
“The cherry wood is attractive,”
Tapert states, “and lends warmth and
softness to the boxy shape.” She
lauds the top-notch construction and
storage nook, and because of its
compact proportions, she visualizes
it in a small room with a swing-arm
reading lamp installed above.
Height: 29"; width: 19"; depth: 15.5"; material:
solid cherry with walnut knob in Cornwall finish
(other finishes and hardware available); deliv-
ery: 8–13 weeks; price: $1,265; stickley.com
7 CARVED TABLE BY CHELSEA
TExTILES
“I’m a sucker for Swedish-inspired
furniture,” Carrier says, “and this is an
exquisite example.” He loves the
carved detailing, “perfectly distressed
finish, and old-world air,” all of which
would complement a traditional iron
four-poster. What’s more, he adds,
its broad top would even allow it to
pinch-hit as a writing desk.
Height: 30"; width: 36"; depth: 20"; material:
hand-carved teak in sea-foam finish (custom
sizes and other finishes available); delivery:
14 weeks; price: $1,725; chelseatextiles.com
6 2 DOOR NIGHTSTAND BY
CALVIN KLEIN HOME
“Very sleek and minimalist,” Tapert
says. While she admires its crisp form
and leather-and-brushed-nickel
pulls, what she appreciates most is
the handy shelf. “You can easily slip
your book or laptop in there,” Tapert
explains. She pictures a pair of these
tables with a “supertailored upholstered
headboard” to match their clean look.
Height: 24"; width: 30"; depth: 19"; material:
teak veneer in ebonized finish with brushed-
nickel-and-leather pulls; delivery: 2 weeks;
price: $1,140; calvinkleinhome.com
bedside tables
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the spiciness of gingerbread and the sweet tang of
orange—always reminds me of my childhood. When
i was growing up, oranges were considered a great
treat and were typically among our christmas gifts.
oranges are so common now, we tend to forget they
were once an exotic rarity. louis XiV loved them so
much he went to vast expense to create Versailles’s
orangerie, a protected pavilion, so the fruit could
survive the winter and he could present specimens
to his favorite courtiers.
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zest and moistened with honey, is not as rich as the
american version, which contains molasses. it is in
the european tradition of pain d’épice, the loaves
sold in pastry shops at this time of year. Made with
nuts, dri ed frui ts, and oranges or cl ementi nes,
they’re kept on hand to share small slices with any
holiday visitors who might drop by.
i prefer the cake frosted with a spiced cream, which
can be spread on top or, for a more decorative effect,
piped in a star pattern, and then dusted with fresh
orange zest. a sauce served on the side adds extra
moisture and orange flavor to balance the spices.
it’s easy to make, and adaptable—you can use
other citrus fruits, such as clementines, tangelos, or
tangerines, and it will keep for a week if well wrapped.
you can al so offer the gi ngerbread as a l ovel y
homemade gift, either whole, baked in individual
loaf pans, or as cupcakes.
GINGERBREAD-AND-oRANGE CAKE
Cake
¾ cup water
cup sugar
½ cup honey
1 T finely grated lemon zest
1 T finely grated lime zest
1 T finely grated orange zest
½ tsp. ground star anise
1 tsp. gingerbread spice*
1¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
tsp. baking powder
tsp. salt
½ cup (1 stick) melted butter
For extra elegance, pipe spiced
crème fraîche on the gingerbread
in a decorative pattern. The Astier
de Villatte cake stand is from
John Derian Co. See Resources.
Sugar and Spice
Honey, orange, and an array
of heady spices add a French flourish to gingerbread,
that traditional holiday favorite
By Daniel Boulud
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A zesty orange sauce adds
extra flavor and moisture to
the cake. The plate is by J. L.
Coquet, the fork is by Georg
Jensen, and the Dransfield &
Ross napkin is from Bergdorf
Goodman. See Resources.
What to Drink
Pairing this cake with a glass of dessert
wine or Champagne makes any occasion
more festive. Daniel Johnnes, wine
director of Daniel Boulud’s restaurants,
thinks an ideal match would be a Muscat
de Beaumes de Venise. “This fortified
wine made from the Muscat grape is
wonderfully aromatic,” he says. “Redo-
lent of candied peaches, apricots, and
orange marmalade, it is only moderately
sweet, and its fresh acidity will balance
nicely with the honeyed richness of the
gingerbread.” His choice is the Domaine
de Durban Muscat de Beaumes de Venise
2005 ($33). For Champagne, he suggests
Veuve Clicquot Demi Sec NV ($48):
“A nonvintage off-dry Champagne, it has
notes of brioche and candied fruits.”
combine the water, sugar, and honey in a
saucepan and bring to a simmer. remove from
the heat and add the citrus zest and spices.
cover and let stand at room temperature for
30 minutes; strain through a fine-mesh sieve.
in a medium bowl, whisk together the flour,
baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Make a
well in the center and pour the liquid into the
middle. Gradually whisk liquid into dry ingredi-
ents until smooth. Whisk in the melted butter
until well combined. cover with plastic wrap
and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour
an 8" round cake pan. spread the batter
evenly in the pan. bake for 25–30 minutes,
turning the pan halfway through baking, until
cooked through (cake is done when a tooth-
pick stuck in the center comes out clean). let
cool at room temperature.
* you can make your own gingerbread spice
by combining equal parts ground cinnamon,
ground ginger, and allspice.
Spiced crème fraîche
1 cup crème fraîche
1 T sugar
2 tsp. gingerbread spice
1 orange
Whip crème fraîche with sugar and ginger-
bread spice until stiff peaks form. Use this to
frost the cake, or transfer to a piping bag fitted
with a star tip and pipe small stars on top.
Using a Microplane or nutmeg grater, grate
the orange over the top of the cake (reserve
the flesh for the sauce). cover and chill cake
until ready to serve.
Orange sauce
1½ cups fresh orange juice
cup orange marmalade (such as Bonne Maman)
1 orange, peeled, segmented, and diced
¼ tsp. ground star anise
1 T honey
in a saucepan, boil the orange juice until it is
reduced by half; let cool and chill, covered, for
about an hour. combine with the marmalade,
diced orange, star anise, and honey. cover
and chill until ready to serve.
slice the cake and serve with orange sauce
on the side. serves 6–8.
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Denver
This energetic city merges
the down-home and the dynamic
in everything
from culture to cuisine
By Amanda M. Faison
in 1951, when Jack kerouac wrote in On the Road, “a gray shroud fell
over the city. the mountains, the magnificent rockies that you can
see to the west from any part of town, were ‘papier-mâché,’” he
couldn’t have imagined how powerfully his description of denver
would resonate nearly six decades later.
today those sentences are resurrected inside the city’s two-year-old
museum of contemporary art (mca) building. designed by acclaimed
london-based architect david adjaye, the museum sits like a smoked-
glass jewel box on the edge of downtown. inside, a cascading felt scroll
by artist arlene shechet juxtaposes kerouac’s words against adjaye’s
poetic, airy space. “denver—this mountainous outpost in kerouac’s
eyes—becomes a place much more modern and urban in the eyes of
adjaye,” says the museum’s director, adam lerner. it’s fitting then that
while the peaks rise up behind it, the mca itself faces the vibrant streets.
a bustling metropolitan area of 2.5 million (600,000 of whom live in
denver proper), the city has come a long way since it was first founded—
thanks to the promise of gold—on the banks of the south platte river
in 1858. a year later the rough-and-tumble mining community was
Clockwise from top left: The
Brown Palace Hotel. The Daniels
and Fisher Tower downtown.
The state capitol. Lawrence Ar-
gent’s sculpture at the Conven-
tion Center. The Red Rocks
amphitheater outside the city.
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officially given its name (probably after governor of the kansas territory
James denver), and in 1876 it became colorado’s state capital. at the
turn of the century, denver grew dramatically more civilized under
mayor robert speer, who was inspired by the city beautiful movement
to enhance and humanize it with what is still one of the most extensive
systems of parks—there are 205 in total—in the country.
this, plus denver’s dedication to public art, has made an impression
on newcomers such as raina cox, an indianapolis transplant who
writes the popular design blog if the lamp shade fits. “there are lovely
parks hidden all over—and a great many of them with fabulous public
sculpture,” she says. denver’s rich collection of sometimes polarizing
work includes local artist John mcenroe’s National Velvet, a mystifying
obelisk of blood-red, stacked, sausagelike blobs, and lawrence ar-
gent’s I See What You Mean, a 40-foot-tall blue bear that peers into the
cantilevered convention center. “some are beloved,” says the mca’s
lerner, “and some are only sometimes loved, but all are powerful.”
the frederic c. hamilton building, a bold new addition to the denver
art museum (dam), is similarly challenging. designed by daniel libes-
kind, the fractured, titanium-sheathed building—there’s not a 90-
degree angle to speak of in the 146,000-square-foot structure—has
inspired both admiration and loathing. but then libeskind has said,
“the notion that the best architecture is silent has never appealed to
me. cities should be full of vibrations, full of sound, full of music.”
the neighborhood surrounding the dam certainly buzzes. within
12 square blocks are some 20 cultural attractions, including the
original museum building designed by gio ponti, michael graves’s
whimsical public library, and the neoclassical civic center. soon al-
lied works architecture will break ground on a nearby museum dedi-
cated to painter clyfford still. “having all those buildings play off one
another shows the opportunities that lie in architecture,” says darrin
alfred, dam’s associate curator of graphic design, who relocated
from california’s bay area two years ago. “in san francisco, that
never would have happened.”
The Museum of Contem-
porary Art Denver.
Buckhorn Exchange, Denver’s
oldest restaurant.
The Hermès
boutique.
The gastropub
Colt & Gray.
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Essential Denver
The area code is 303, unless noted.
Feast on game. Tap into the Wild
West at Denver’s oldest restaurant
(since 1893), Buckhorn Exchange
(1000 Osage St., 534-9505; buckhorn-
.com), and try bison sausage, Rocky
Mountain oysters, and rattlesnake.
Go for a stroll. City Park (17th Ave.
and York St.) offers unparalleled
views of downtown and the moun-
tains. One look and it won’t surprise
that the green space was designed
with Manhattan’s Central Park in mind.
Stand a mile high. Climb the steps
of the capitol (200 E. Colfax Ave.) to
the plaque 5,280 feet above sea level.
Experience a legendary venue.
Set in the mountains about an
hour outside the city, the outdoor
amphitheater Red Rocks (18300 W.
Alameda Pkwy., Morrison, 720-865-
2494; redrocksonline.com) is magi-
cal year-round.
Rediscover the joy of browsing.
The Tattered Cover Book Store
(1628 16th St., 436-1070; tattered-
cover.com) is iconic for its creaky
floors, fireplace, and historic building.
What to See
Arapahoe Acres, bounded by E. Bates
and Dartmouth avenues and S. Marion
and Franklin streets; arapahoeacres-
.org: This cluster of Usonian and
International Style homes, just south
of the city, was the nation’s first post-
war subdivision to be added to the
National Register of Historic Places.
Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave.
Pkwy., 720-865-5000; denverartmuse-
um.org: Daniel Libeskind’s bold
architecture will elicit an immediate
reaction, good or bad. But don’t ne-
glect the wide-ranging collections,
and check out the original 1971
building, designed by famed Italian
modernist Gio Ponti.
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decora-
tive Art, 1311 Pearl St., 832-8576;
kirklandmuseum.org: An extensive
(if quirky) array of modern decora-
tive arts in the former school and stu-
dio of painter Vance Kirkland.
Larimer Square, between 14th
and 15th streets on Larimer St.; lar-
imersquare.com: The shops and tony
restaurants on this historic block get
even more festive during the holidays.
Museum of Contemporary Art
Denver, 1485 Delgany St., 298-7554;
mcadenver.org: British architect
David Adjaye’s first public building in
the U.S. utilizes natural light to make
viewing art an intimate experience.
Where to Stay
The Brown Palace Hotel, 321 17th
St., 297-3111; brownpalace.com:
With the exception of Calvin
Coolidge, every U.S. president since
Teddy Roosevelt has visited.
The Curtis, 1405 Curtis St., 571-0300;
thecurtis.com: Funky and cool, this
boutique hotel in the theater district
exudes unconventional attitude.
Hotel Monaco, 1717 Champa St.,
296-1717; monaco-denver.com: The
services at this pet-friendly Kimpton
property extend even to the loaning of
goldfish during your stay.
Hotel Teatro, 1100 14th St., 228-1100;
hotelteatro.com: Located across
the street from the Performing Arts
Complex, its 110 guest rooms feature
theatrical memorabilia.
Magnolia Hotel, 818 17th St., 607-
9000; magnoliahoteldenver.com:
The 246 rooms and suites in a historic
downtown bank building recently
underwent a $7 million renovation.
The Oxford Hotel, 1600 17th St.,
628-5400; theoxfordhotel.com: Built
in 1891, this hotel houses an Art
Deco bar that opened the day after
Prohibition was repealed in 1933.
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver, 1881 Curtis
St., 312-3800; ritzcarlton.com: Luxury
with mountain views, an on-site steak
house, and a spa.
Where to Eat
Beatrice & Woodsley, 38 S. Broadway,
777-3505; beatriceandwoodsley.com:
This dreamy space has stands of as-
pens growing out of the floor, rough-
hewn furniture, and a bar that’s
anchored with chain saws. The high-
end eats are good too.
Colt & Gray, 1553 Platte St., 477-1447;
coltandgray.com: A haute gastropub
that does pig trotters as well as it
does lobster bangers and mash.
D Bar Desserts, 1475 E. 17th Ave.,
861-4710; dbardesserts.com: Food
Network star Keegan Gerhard and his
wife, Lisa Bailey, turn out refined
sweets, including a tropical pavlova.
Fruition, 1313 E. Sixth Ave., 831-1962;
fruitionrestaurant.com: Exquisite sea-
sonal cuisine by James Beard award–
nominated chef Alex Seidel.
Root Down, 1600 W. 33rd Ave., 993-
4200; rootdowndenver.com: This ser-
vice station turned restaurant is best
known for its midcentury-modern
decor and sassy cocktails.
Snooze, 2262 Larimer St., 297-0700
and 700 N. Colorado Blvd., 736-6200;
snoozeeatery.com: Take in the
Jetsons-cool setting over a breakfast
of sweet-potato pancakes.
Table 6, 609 Corona St., 831-8800;
table6denver.com: The perfect neigh-
borhood restaurant, with chef Scott
Parker’s creative comfort cuisine.
Vesta Dipping Grill, 1822 Blake St.,
296-1970; vestagrill.com: Matt Selby’s
American grill menu is punctuated
with a changing array of sauces.
Z Cuisine, 2239 W. 30th Ave., 477-
1111; zcuisineonline.com: Chef-
owner Patrick Dupays’s tiny bistro
attracts legions of loyal fans.
Where to Shop
A.Line Boutique, 5375 Landmark Pl.,
Ste. 107, Greenwood Village, 773-8200;
aline-online.com: A flirty women’s
fashion store that toes the line be-
tween elegant and trendy.
Black Tulip Antiques, 1370 S. Broad-
way, 777-1370; blacktulipantiques-
.net: A well-edited selection of
Continental furniture and furnishings.
Composition, 7180 W. Alaska Dr.,
Lakewood, 894-0025; shopcomposi-
tion.com: A clean-lined lifestyle em-
porium full of chic accessories, from
pencils to messenger bags.
Egg & Dart, 595 S. Broadway, Ste.
110 E., 744-1676; www.egg-and-dart-
.com: Contemporary furniture, tex-
tiles, and decorative pieces.
The Fabric Lab, 3105 E. Colfax
Ave., 321-3604; thefabriclab.com: Eye
candy for fashionistas who want
something handcrafted and unique.
Hermès, 105 Fillmore St., 388-0700;
hermes.com: The firm’s legendary
luxury goods in a jewel-box setting.
Lawrence Covell, 225 Steele St.,
320-1023; lawrencecovell.com: Den-
ver’s go-to spot for smart European
fashion—Kiton and John Lobb for
men; Jil Sander and Etro for women.
Lee Alex Decor, 66 S. Broadway, 777-
0862; leealexdecor.com: Reasonably
priced midcentury-modern pieces.
Mod Livin’, 5327 E. Colfax Ave., 720-
941-9292; modlivin.com: Furnishings
vintage and new from a who’s who of
design houses such as Kartell and Vitra.
Rockmount Ranch Wear, 1626 Wazee
St., 629-7777; rockmount.com: The
original Western-shirt company, in the
same historic warehouse since 1946.
Town Showrooms, 601 S. Broadway,
282-8696; townstudio.com: Elegant
displays in the design district for
both well-known (Baker, Henredon,
Ralph Lauren Home) and smaller
(Maxine Snider, Zimmer + Rohde)
companies.
Wen Chocolates, 1541 Platte St.,
477-5765; wenchocolates.com:
Handmade truffles and treats ranging
from the traditional to the spicy.
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with 40 residents and more than 45 creative
businesses, including architects, photogra-
phers, and structural engineers. the 20-acre
project employed a collaborative approach:
architects harry teague from aspen, david
baker from san francisco, and will bruder
from phoeni x worked i n tandem to bl end
modern form with industrial context. the re-
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tional that it practically vibrates with energy.
taxi lies across the south platte river from
river north art district (rino), a burgeoning
neighborhood where crumbling buildings
have been taken over by painters, graphic de-
signers, and woodworkers. the dry ice fac-
tory, previously a decrepit warehouse, now
functions as a visual-artists’ co-op with 30
studios. the southern gateway to rino is
marked by plus gallery, an exhibition space
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the eight-year-old institution, which is owned
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and eye-catching stamped steel, now looks
like an abstract sculpture all its own.
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mind-set here is intrinsically linked to those
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simple handcrafted wood and steel furniture
or christopher watson’s cowhide-covered
bergères. above all, says mikhail dantes, co-
owner of town showrooms and one of den-
ver’s top decorators, design here must be
livable and functional.
emblematic of this is taxi, a socially con-
scious new urban development. over eight
years, a sprawling former yellow cab com-
pany terminal—essentially a wasteland—has
been transformed into a living and work space
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restaurant.
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the norm. downtown, high rises like the soon-
to-open four seasons hotel are juxtaposed
against larimer square—a block-long histor-
ic district that once housed denver’s first post
office, bookstore, and bank—and the nearby
spindly daniels and fisher tower, the tallest
building west of the mississippi when it was
constructed in 1910. Just down the street, a
glass arch extends over the denver perform-
ing arts complex, which covers four square
blocks and holds ten venues. the second-
l argest arts center i n the country, i t i s no
stranger to world premieres.
“denver is the perfect size so you can em-
brace all the hidden gems within,” says megan
hudacky, owner of the interior-architecture firm
cky design. “in the heart of downtown, the
historical brick façades are reinvented with
modern interiors. a single bike path can lead
you from one end of the city to the other.” Janice
woods, owner of black tulip antiques, a cele-
brated european furnishings store, especially
admires arapahoe acres, a unique collection of
124 usonian and international style homes, the
first post–world war ii subdivision to be listed
on the national register of historic places.
Daniel Libeskind’s addition to
the Denver Art Museum.
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The magazine’s editor in chief,
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Lospinoso cohosted the
glittering reception and auction
preview, which included “The Art
of Framing,” a lecture by Anne
Katz of Larson-Juhl.
Larson-Juhl frames in the James Christie
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editor at large, revealed inspirations
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fried chicken with romesco potatoes the next.
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themed, taxidermy-bedecked, 116-year-old
buckhorn exchange. it’s full of tourists, but it’s
also pure old-school colorado.
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modern. the intersection of these two ideals—
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togethers in front of a fire, carry them off in style. Charlotte Moss imbues
her Aspen lodge with international élan. Melissa Barrett Rhodes celebrates
her parents’ warm and welcoming upstate New York retreat. The personal
meets the practical in Philip Gorrivan’s swank family home. Todd Merrill
brings golden glamour to his Manhattan triplex, while Nestor Santa-Cruz
crafts a cross-cultural mix in D.C. A Fifth Avenue apartment becomes an
ode to 1930s elegance thanks to Miles Redd. And speaking of dreams, our
holiday gift guide is certain to make yours come true.
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FoR a young Family looking
to inject a dose oF dRama into theiR tRaditional
new yoRk city apaRtment, dynamic
designeR miles Redd was the ideal choice
Text by Mitchell Owens
Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna
Produced by Anita Sarsidi
Ask Miles Redd to define his stylistic modus operan-
di, and the effervescent interior designer delivers a
precise but provocative answer: “I like to push the
envelope—but just to the edge.” Small wonder he
has become the man to hire among homeowners
who feel their traditional tastes need a bit of a jolt.
That is, after all, why a young Manhattan couple with
two small children put their Upper East Side apart-
ment into his capable hands.
“This was a match made in heaven,” Redd says.
The adventuresome clients, he explains, had pe-
rused his website and decided his hallmark oomph
could be their salvation, transforming their ordinary
digs—a 2,400-square-foot three-bedroom in a
circa-1925 building—into something sensational.
But since substantial remodeling was necessary to
achieve that objective, Redd brought the architec-
ture team of Dick Bories and James Shearron on
board. “There are architects, and there are archi-
tects, and these two stand apart,” Redd says of the
New York City–based pair. Their work takes inspira-
tion from stately 18th-century French manors as well
as the suave structures of Chicago tastemaker David
Adler, two styles that, not coincidentally, reflect the
decorator’s own particular passions.
The couple—Valerie Colas-Thibouville is half
French and grew up amid grand architecture, while
her husband’s family owns handsome neoclassical
residences in New York and Virginia—embraced
those references too, and looked to incorporate
another one of their interests: “We love old Holly-
wood movies,” Colas-Thibouville says. “Even our
wedding had a 1930s theme, ri ght down to the
Cole Porter songs. And Miles loves Cecil Beaton
and other creative types of that period, as do James
and Dick.” Not surprisingly, the project turned into a
lovefest. The only goal, as Shearron puts it, was for
the end result to be out of the ordinary. “They didn’t
want it to look too goody-goody,” he says, “like so
many other Fifth Avenue apartments.”
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The living room of the Manhattan apartment of Valerie
Colas-Thibouville and her family; the home was renovat-
ed by Dick Bories and James Shearron and decorated
by Miles Redd. The custom-made sofa and throw pillows
are covered in a Clarence House linen and velvet, re-
spectively, the Oushak rug is antique, and the Louis XVI–
style bergère is from Todd Alexander Romano; the porcelain
vase, Chinese table lamp, and antique cocktail table
are all from John Rosselli Antiques and Decorations. The
trio of artworks is by Jean-Louis Forain, the window
treatments are of a Kravet silk with Lee Jofa silk trim,
and the walls are sheathed in red felt. See Resources.
A custom-made sofa upholstered in a Lee
Jofa velvet and a circa-1960 cocktail
table from Myrtle in the living room. Facing
page: The gallery features a bench by
John Rosselli Antiques and Decorations
and a leather-covered door trimmed with
silver nailheads; the floor is painted in a
faux-marble pattern, and the walls are lac-
quered Yves Klein–blue. See Resources.
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Clockwise from top left: Glossy cabinetry
in the butler’s hall. The kitchen features a
custom-made cantilevered table with a Du-
Pont Corian top, black-grouted subway tile,
and a model of a WWI biplane; the counter-
tops are honed marble, and the sink fittings
are by Waterworks. In the library/dining room,
a felt tablecloth and suzani curtains. Facing
page, clockwise from top left: Valerie Colas-
Thibouville. The powder room’s wallpaper
is by Scalamandré, the medicine cabinet is by
Restoration Hardware, and the granite sink
has Waterworks fittings. An ebonized table
with bone inlay and an 18th-century wing
chair in the living room. See Resources.
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The most dramatic alteration in the overhaul was a
redesign of the gallery, which originally stretched
some 45 feet down one side of the apartment. The
corridor was cut into three more-manageable sec-
tions: a long central hall lacquered glossy Yves Klein–
bl ue wi th bl ack-and-whi te pai nted faux-marbl e
floors, and two flanking square vestibules lined with
sheets of antiqued mirror held in place by snappy
nickel tabs. (They are actually blazer buttons Bories
and Shearron found online.) The gallery comes in
handy as an extension of the living room during fre-
quent entertaining, including a Swedish Christmas
party (Colas-Thibouville’s husband is of Swedish
and Danish descent) on St. Lucia’s Day, December
13. “We keep holiday decorations simple—they’re
mostl y made of natural materi al s,” says Col as-
Thibouville, an active environmentalist. “No twinkle
lights allowed.” The hall’s graphic floors, which often
serve as a racecourse for their children’s bicycles,
were adapted from the pattern of a stained-wood
floor at Château de Longpra in France. The front
door, meanwhile, is sheathed in rich red leather and
studded with silver-plate nailheads. “The clients
sai d, ‘We l ove col or,’ so bl ue, red, and a strong
Nancy Lancaster–style yellow is the scheme of the
main rooms,” Redd says, “although the kids’ rooms
and the kitchen have fairly toned-down hues.”
Further reinforcing differences between the resi-
dence’s public, private, and service areas is a subtle
hierarchy of architectural details established by
Bories and Shearron. “There’s no reason to have the
same heavy moldings in a kitchen as you would in a
library,” Bories notes. “It’s probably cheaper to install
uniform millwork throughout a house, but it means
that the interiors feel static.” Here, however, the door-
knobs, hinges, and moldings are bold and grand in
the main entertaining spaces, while less-trafficked
areas, such as the laundry room and baths, are given
simpler treatments. Ceiling heights have been ad-
justed slightly here and there as well, a distinction that
gives the place a subconscious sense of shifting vol-
umes and the atmosphere of a venerable country
home—no small feat considering the actual location
overlooks Central Park and fleets of taxicabs.
In the master bedroom, an eclectic collection of small-
scale paintings hangs above the bed, which is uphol-
stered in the same Christopher Norman Collection silk
used for the curtains. Facing page, from top: A pair of
Louis XV chairs covered in a Lelièvre velvet from Stark,
an 18th-century chest of drawers purchased at Chris-
tie’s, and an Etienne Drian screen from John Rosselli
Antiques and Decorations. The bed in the children’s
room is by IKEA, the wallpaper is by Marthe Armitage,
and the rug is by Dash & Albert. See Resources.
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Also evocative of a country house is the apart-
ment’s decor, an inspired mix of eras, materials,
and attitudes. “There are butch English pieces and
fantasy finds, like the blackamoor in the entrance
hall and the fanciful folding screen in the master
bedroom,” Redd says. The paneling and bookcases
in the library/dining room—where a red-felt-draped
tabl e i s surrounded by swaggeri ng Georgi an
chairs—were copied from one of Marie Antoinette’s
rooms at the Petit Trianon in Versailles, though in
humble bleached white oak, which the decorator
says looks like “the inside of a cigar box.” The living
room, on the other hand, boasts striking scarlet
felt walls, windows hung with pale-blue silk lam-
brequins, and a sparkling mirrored niche. Talk
about de-lovely. “We wanted to keep it young
and fresh and happy. Dick and Jim’s architecture
has seriousness and scholarship, but the palette
and furnishings are intense and vibrant.”
As one of her children pedals by, Colas-Thibouville
remarks, “Everyone tells you it’s a nightmare situation
full of disagreements when you do a gut renovation.
But ultimately this is exactly what we asked for.” n
The living room of the Nash residence, a 1946 English-
country-style house in Washington, D.C., decorated
by Nestor Santa-Cruz; the vi ntage sofa i s uphol -
stered in a Donghia linen, and the faux-leather wall
treatment was inspi red by a home of Ashley and Al-
legra Hicks’s. The 19th-century screen and Directoire
side chair are from Marston Luce Antiques, the vintage
parchment cocktail and nesting tables are by Jean-
Michel Frank, the wool rug is by Michaelian & Kohlberg,
and the sisal is by Stark Carpet. See Resources.
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Beyond
Politics
AlexAndrA nAsh finds the perfect pArtner
in designer nestor sAntA-cruz
to help bring her vision of exuberAnt style to her
WAshington, d.c., home
text by JurA Koncius · photogrAphy by simon upton
produced by AnitA sArsidi
Alexandra Nash’s defining style moment came at the
age of 10, when she was invited to tea at the summer
home of American decorating doyenne Sister Parish,
in Dark Harbor, Maine. “I was bowled over by her cot-
tage,” Nash says. “She took the English look and
amped it up. She had lemon floors and patterned
wallpapers everywhere. Women on the island had
made afghans in bright psychedelic colors like fuch-
sia, yellow, and lime. I had a design epiphany.”
Today Nash, a writer known to her friends as Chi-
Chi, has her own convention-free house in a leafy
neighborhood of Washington, D.C., and provides
her own surprises to visitors accustomed to the
buttoned-down interiors that are so prevalent in
the nation’s capital. Outside, the home that she
shares with her husband, Peter Nash, a real-estate
developer, and their three children looks like a tra-
ditional whitewashed-brick, English-country-style
house. But step inside and the entry hall’s gleam-
ing lipstick-red console immediately proclaims,
“This is going to be fun.”
“No swags and no Chippendale,” says Washington-
based interior designer Nestor Santa-Cruz, who fu-
eled Nash’s passion for mixing midcentury and classic
elements. In the living room, Directoire side chairs
with backs upholstered in Fortuny-green pull up to
a Jean-Michel Frank parchment-covered cocktail
table. Turquoise David Hicks table lamps flank a vin-
tage bed i n the master bedroom, not far from a
Parish-Hadley Louis XV–style chair covered in vivid
yellow silk. “I like rooms that have a potency in their
atmosphere, that have an impact and create a mood,”
Nash says. “I wasn’t trying to make each room differ-
ent, but that’s how it turned out.”
During a four-year stint in London with her family,
Nash trawled Portobello Road and other antiques
districts and fell under the sway of the graphic ener-
gy of the Hicks decorating dynasty—David and his
son, Ashley. Upon their return to D.C., the Nashes
bought a classic four-bedroom house on a charming
street, and she plunged into putting it together. In-
spired by photos of a home of Ashley and Allegra
Hicks’s, she commissioned a green faux-leather wall
treatment for the living room. But she soon found
herself at a stalemate and needed help. “I was looking
for a collaborator, a partner in crime who shared my
taste,” she says. She found one in Santa-Cruz. “From
the moment we met, we were off to the races.”
“I was fortunate to work with a very chic, educated
woman who had already started weaving a design
tapestry,” says Cuba-born Santa-Cruz. “She would
get inspired by so many things. My job was to help
her edit, and bring it all to closure.”
So when Nash became enamored of an emerald-
green 19th-century French screen covered with sce-
nic wallpaper that she spotted at a local antiques
store, Santa-Cruz gave his blessing, and it is now the
jewel of the living room. The designer describes the
The dining room’s Regency-style table originally belonged
to Alexandra Nash’s mother, the light fixture is vintage, and
the reproduction Curtis Jeré mirror is from Jonathan Adler;
the raffia wall covering and gold-leaf ceiling paper are by
Donghia, and the rug is by Michaelian & Kohlberg. Facing
page, clockwise from top: In the study, the 1960s side chairs
are from Sixteen Fifty Nine, and the suzani was found at a
Georgetown flea market. A pair of ’40s club chairs and a
20th-century brass table lamp. A vintage ottoman
and Chinese-style console in the entry hall. See Resources.
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and zebra skin on the floor, is cozy in winter. The inti-
mate dining room is autumnal, a candlelit cocoon
under a golden ceiling. On bright spring and summer
days, the sunroom, glassed in on three sides, has an
edgy vibe, due to its cowhide rug and the plaster
Maison Jansen torchieres that Santa-Cruz scooped
up in Buenos Aires. At night, when the curtains are
drawn, it feels like a glamorous tent. “When I come in
here and close the door, I can satisfy my delusions of
grandeur,” says Nash, curling up on the white leather
sofa. “It gives me a bit of a Palm Beachy feeling.”
Fortunately her husband loves having choices.
“There is always this quandary: Which room do I
want to be in?” he says. “Sometimes I wander
around until I decide. It’s always an adventure.”
Even the powder room has a pedigree. Inspired by
a 1920s bath created for Parisian fashion designer
Jeanne Lanvin by Albert Armand Rateau, it has
Venetian-plaster walls, marble floors, a portrait of
Peggy Guggenheim by Man Ray, and a collection of
’30s Lanvin perfume bottles that once belonged to
Nash’s grandmother. “It shows even the smallest room
has an opportunity for transcendence,” she says. n
room’s club chairs, with thick caterpillar-fringed cush-
ions, as “very Syrie Maugham,” referring to the leg-
endary decorator. Nash’s take is more irreverent: “It’s
like sitting in a giant Ugg boot.”
Now the family sits down to dinner on vintage Paul
T. Frankl chairs, presided over by a 17th-century
portrait. The children’s rooms have walls of aqua,
lavender, and Hermès-orange, and the kitchen re-
tains its original 1940s red linoleum counters. The
Turkish rug in the master bedroom, with its long an-
gora knots, could be considered shaggy chic. In the
garden, a crape myrtle is hung with sparkly lights, a
legacy from a memorable Christmas party.
There is no family-hold-back policy. “I didn’t want
anything I would be uptight about,” Nash says. “Ev-
erything is open to kids and dogs.” Their children,
Diana, James, and Wylie, hang out with friends wher-
ever they like. In the upstairs hall, a James Mont sofa
layered with textiles has become, Nash says, “the big-
gest dog bed in the world” for Otis, a German shep-
herd, and Ashby, a Carolina dog found in a shelter.
For every Nash room, there i s a season. The
paneled study, with its fireplace, suzani on the wall,
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In the master bedroom, the Directoire-style bed
is French, the hand-knotted rug is from Turkey,
the lacquer side tables were found online, and
the curtains are of a linen print by Carleton V;
the leather-and-acrylic bench and chrome floor
lamp are vintage. Facing page: Diana’s bed-
room features a vintage Parish-Hadley chair, a rug
from Timothy Paul Carpets + Textiles, and
curtains of an antique textile. See Resources.
Snow
Country
HigH in tHe roCkieS, deSigner
CHarlotte MoSS
ConjureS a CoMpelling ContraSt
between Her elegant SopHiStiCation and
tHe rugged Mountain terrain
Text by Mitchell Owens
Photography by Pieter Estersohn
Styled by Stephen Pappas
Interior designer Charlotte Moss and her Cav-
alier King Charles spaniels, Daisy and Oscar,
on the terrace of her Aspen, Colorado, house;
the chairs are by McKinnon and Harris. Fac-
ing page: A Louis XIII mantel from Kneen &
Co. and a stacked-stone fireplace surround in
the living room; the curtains are of a Brun-
schwig & Fils cotton, the bergère is uphol-
stered in a Lee Jofa chenille, and the gilt-wood
chandelier is from JF Chen. See Resources.
wHen Colorado comes to mi nd, most
people conjure visions of sparkling streams filled
with rainbow trout, jagged mountains capped with
snow, and lodgelike houses dressed in Western
gear, from Navajo blankets to displays of the sad-
dlemaker’s art. Well, that last bit of geographic rev-
erie can be dropped once you cross the threshold of
Charlotte Moss’s hideaway in Aspen. As could be
expected from an i nteri or desi gner who has
gained legions of fans by blending French, English,
and American influences into gracious backgrounds
for elegant living, there is nothing here a cowboy,
urban or authentic, would recognize. “You decorate
the way you decorate, wherever you might live,”
Moss explains. “Some people do the whole Western
thing and it looks fantastic; I don’t.”
She and her husband, Barry Friedberg, an invest-
ment banker, are longtime Aspen habitués, and they
were satisfied with a residence in the fashionable
West End that had long been their home away from
home. (The couple also maintains a townhouse
in New York City and a sybaritic country place in the
Hamptons.) But a few years ago, a larger house on
a cul-de-sac in another part of town came on the
market, and though they had no pl ans to move,
Moss urged her husband to take a look. He resisted,
as she knew he would—after all he was perfectly
comfortable in their current abode—but she had a
no-fail trump card: “This one has a view that will take
your breath away, Barry,” Moss told him. That sen-
tence was all it took. Susceptible to striking land-
scapes that can be admired at l ei sure wi t h a
mor ni ng cup of cof f ee, Fr i edber g came, he
saw, and l i ke hi s wi f e, he was conquered. The
cul-de-sac ensured minimal traffic and maximum
privacy, but even better was the building’s majestic
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From top: Chinoiserie mirrors and antique
faience and delftware in the living room.
The console and 19th-century tapestry of
exotic birds were purchased in Paris, and
the Italian lamps are by Neal Johnson. Fac-
ing page: Moss designed the living room
banquettes, which are covered in the same
Brunschwig & Fils cotton used for the
room’s curtains, and the ottoman, which is
finished with Samuel & Sons fringe; the
portrait is 18th century, and the Turkish rug
was found in Istanbul. See Resources.
position. Perched on a rocky escarpment, the house
looked straight onto Aspen Mountain, an 11,212-
foot-high peak thickly forested in spring and sum-
mer, crisscrossed with skiers in winter, and shadowed
by bald eagles. Four days later, they owned it.
It finally was decorated to Moss’s satisfaction after
a few years, and the five-bedroom house has be-
come a beloved retreat, welcoming the couple and
thei r Caval i er Ki ng Charl es spani el s, Dai sy and
Oscar, several times a year, including at Christmas.
Guests are a frequent part of the program too,
thanks to a living room measuring nearly 26 feet
long by 20 feet wide and a dining room of similarly
baronial proportions. “I’m a big homebody, and the
public spaces in our previous house were just not
conducive to entertaining in a big way,” says Moss,
whose insights on the subject are showcased in
Tête à Tête, the engaging lifestyle blog on her web-
site, charlottemoss.com. “But the scale of this place
allows us to have a huge barbecue buffet once a
year for 50 people with pork cooked for 12 hours
and all the fixings, from tangy North Carolina–style
sauces to succotash and corn bread.”
The decoration of the house is just as cozy and
laid-back as its hostess’s sophisticated but down-
home approach to entertaining. Some dark-wood
ceilings were lightened with Venetian plaster, and
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“SoMe people
do tHe wHole weStern tHing
and it lookS fantaStiC;
In the dining room, an antique English trestle table is
surrounded by chairs designed by Moss; the limestone
mantel is by Exquisite Surfaces, the walls are covered
in a Cowtan & Tout fabric, and the chandelier is by For-
mations. Facing page, clockwise from top: Oscar and
Daisy sit atop a sofa upholstered in a Brunschwig & Fils
linen-cotton in the study; the painting is by Karl Millner.
Paul Ferrante lanterns in the gallery. The dining table is
set with a collection of antique napkins, English oak
and horn tumblers, and pewter candlesticks; the place
mats are by Nancy Stanley Waud Fine Linens, the
dinnerware is by Atelier du Vieil Apt, and the etched
crystal is by William Yeoward. See Resources.
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The walls of the Empire bedroom are covered in a
Romo fabric, the bed curtains and skirt are of a
Claremont silk, and the bedcover is of a Kravet
cotton. Facing page, clockwise from top left: The
Empire room’s 19th-century secretary is from
Kenny Ball Antiques. In the master bath, the walls
and curtains feature a Lee Jofa linen-cotton, and
the mahogany chairs are antique; the ottoman is
by Moss, and the chandelier is from John Rosselli
Antiques and Decorations. A Claremont fabric cov-
ers the walls of the twin guest room. Louis XVI–
style canopy beds by Niermann Weeks are topped
with coverlets of a Jasper/Michael S. Smith fabric;
the lantern is by Dennis & Leen. See Resources.
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dark beams were painted a soft cream, so now sun-
light sets all the rooms gently aglow. “This was a
guy’s house before we bought it,” Moss says, refer-
ring to the former owner, financier Ted Forstmann,
“so the darkness made sense.”
Today the schemes are definitely more yin and
yang. Flowered chintz curtains are balanced with
gutsy tapestry chairs, smart stripes are paired with
sensual paisley patterns, and portraits of grand la-
dies of the past such as Mary of Modena, a wife of
England’s James II—Moss got it from the estate sale
of designer Tony Duquette—share walls with grand
brackets holding aloft shapely blue-and-white ce-
ramic vessels that look straight out of the palace of
an Ottoman sultan. A ruby-red ottoman is ringed in
fringe, while antique elk horns flank the mirror over
the mantel. Moss also scattered around a few rugs
she picked up on a whirlwind trip to Istanbul.
Some of the four guest rooms are feminine, while
others—like the Napoléon-flavored Empire room,
where a four-poster stands amid walls striped like a
military-officer’s tent—have a more masculine slant.
And the crowning touch in the master bedroom is
Moss’s adaptation of one of her idols’ own creations:
a towering branchlike iron canopy bed inspired by
one designed by 1960s style icon Pauline de Roth-
schild, a woman who occupies a high place in Moss’s
personal pantheon, along with Millicent Rogers and
a few eternally elegant others.
The combined effect of all this splendor, arrayed
under pale vaulted and paneled ceilings and in front
of windows framing snowy views, is like an aristo-
cratic family’s historic chalet transported from the
Alps to the Rockies. It’s not the way things are usual-
ly done in Colorado, but as Moss declares, one’s
taste remains constant, whatever the location. n
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An antique architect’s table from Todd Alex-
ander Romano overlooks the master bed-
room’s view of Aspen Mountain. Facing page:
The bed was inspired by one designed by
Pauline de Rothschild and is dressed in a
Chelsea Editions linen-cotton with a bed-
cover by Leontine Linens; the walls are
sheathed in a Travers linen. See Resources.
Pear Tree
Point Tid Bit dessert
plate, $50 for a set
of four, by Kate Spade
New York;
katespade.com.
Wish
FulFillment
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Broughton
decanter, $595, by Ralph
Lauren Home;
ralphlaurenhome.com.
See Resources.
Who says holiday shopping
has to be stressFul? Whether big or small, precious
or practical, our stylish giFts are
sure to delight
everyone on your list
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Rocking horse,
$1,795, by Casamidy
for Vivre; vivre.com.
Paloma Madras
glasses, $48 each,
from Edwina Hunt;
edwinahunt.com.
Double Peacock hand-
painted note
cards, $140 for a set of
eight, by Bernard
Maisner Studio;
bernardmaisner.com.
Harpswell teapot,
$595, by Ralph Lauren Home;
ralphlaurenhome.com.
Pinstripe Linen trays,
$18–$27, and kitchen towels,
$12 each, from Haus
Interior; hausinterior.com. Intrecciato desk clock,
$1,400, by
Bottega Veneta;
bottegaveneta.com.
Durry Stripe rugs, $50
each, by Roberta
Roller Rabbit; rober-
tarollerrabbit.com.
Chaco cocktail
forks, $245 for
a set of four,
by Airedelsur;
barneys.com.
iPhone 3G
case, $280, by
Hermès;
hermes.com.
Vertical Cane vase,
$300, by Solos
Glass; solosglass.com.
See Resources.
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Blue Series
paintings, $175 each,
from Haus Interior;
hausinterior.com.
Stoneware bowls, $220
for a set of six, by
Roost from Calypso Home;
calypso-celle.com.
Crystal Chunk
necklace, $198, and
Lilianna earrings,
$188, by Lee Angel;
henribendel.com.
Vignelli carafe, $20, and
double old-fashioned glass,
$10, from the Metropolitan
Museum of Art Store; store-
.metmuseum.org.
Italian Essentials set,
$75, by Dean & DeLuca;
deandeluca.com.
Epice scarves,
$128 each, from John
Derian Dry Goods;
johnderian.com.
Horn cheese
servers, $26 each,
from Jayson
Home & Garden;
jaysonhomeandgar-
den.com.
Custom Monogram dog
bed, $245, by Jonathan
Adler; jonathanadler.com.
Pineapple bottle
opener, $195, by Ver-
dura; verdura.com.
10-ml travel at-
omizers, $215–
$250, by Hermès;
hermes.com.
Greek Key tray,
$70, by Nate
Berkus; hsn.com.
Calendar, $30, by
Linda & Harriett;
lindaandharriett.com.
Iris pouches,
$140–$240, by
Smythson;
smythson.com.
Le Noir Cristal
Phalsbourg
decanter, $1,390,
by Lalique;
lalique.com.
Handkerchiefs,
$40 each, by
D. Porthault;
dporthault.fr.
La Cucina: The Regional
Cooking of Italy from Riz-
zoli and Vefa’s Kitchen
from Phaidon Press, $45
each; amazon.com.
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Gold-and-semiprecious-
stone cuff, $12,000, by
Janis Provisor Jewelry; janis-
provisorjewelry.com.
Espresso cups,
$175 for a set of four, by
Frette; frette.com.
Artisan chocolate
bars, $26 each,
by Pietro Ro-
manengo; formag-
giokitchen.com.
BD-P4600 Blu-Ray
player, $350, by Sam-
sung; bestbuy.com.
Twinkling Boughs
tea set, $16–$68, by
Anthropologie;
anthropologie.com.
Handbag,
$780, by Fendi;
fendi.com.
Candles, $68 each,
by Diptyque;
aedes.com. See
Resources.
Bookplates, $28 for
a set of 16, by
Thornwillow Press;
thornwillow.com.
Pomegranate salt-
and-pepper-shaker
set, $99, by
Michael Aram;
michaelaram.com.
Lumix DMC-FS7 digi-
tal cameras, $160
each, by Panasonic;
panasonic.com.
Astier de Villatte
platters, $143–$247,
from John Derian;
johnderian.com.
Bruno racing car,
$60, by Playforever Toys;
playforevertoys.com.
Wallets, $495 each, by
Bergdorf Goodman; berg-
dorfgoodman.com.
Walton Ford:
Pancha Tantra,
$70, from Taschen;
taschen.com.
Antique Silver Senti-
ment serving piec-
es, $12–$39, by
Pottery Barn; pot-
terybarn.com.
Antelope candle-
stick, $500, by
Edwina Hunt;
edwinahunt.com.
Tank clock,
$1,150, by Cartier;
cartier.com.
Sta. Cruz marbleized-
lacquer box,
$280, by Celestina;
barneys.com.
Bone ice bucket,
$145, from Apartment
48; apartment48.com.
Sterling-silver photo
case, $695, by Monica
Rich Kosann; berg-
dorfgoodman.com.
Letter key chains,
$95 each, by
Alexandra Knight;
alexandraknighton-
line.com.
Honeycomb throw,
$89, by Lutz &
Patmos for West Elm;
westelm.com.
Handycam HDR-CX100
video camera, $600,
by Sony; sonystyle.com.
Keri and Chevron
block-printed
napkins, $48 for a
set of four, by
Madeline Weinrib;
madelinewein-
rib.com.
Urn vases, $350–
$400, by Calvin
Klein Home;
calvinklein.com.
Sterling-silver vessels,
$175–$240, by
Pampaloni; berg-
dorfgoodman.com.
Lavender sachets,
$28 for a set of three,
by Pierre Deux;
pierredeux.com.
Holiday pajama
set, $125,
by Tory Burch;
toryburch.com.
Sky Birds decorative
plates, $95 each, by
John Derian; johnderian-
.com. See Resources.
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Facing page: Interior designer Philip Gorrivan with
his wife, Lisa, and children, Charlie and Isabelle,
in their Manhattan apartment. This page: In the living
room, vintage lamps from Privet House flank a Thetis
sofa by Andrew Martin International upholstered
in a linen by Philip Gorrivan for Highland Court; the
pillows are covered in a jacquard by Donghia, the
cocktail table by Philip Gorrivan Design was inspired
by Jean Royère, and the ceiling is lacquered
in Benjamin Moore’s White Dove. See Resources.
home
run
Businessman turned decorator
PhiliP Gorrivan BrinGs his
siGnature swank to his family’s
manhattan aPartment, creatinG a Place as
Glamorous as it is livaBle
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Gorrivan designed the dining area’s banquette, upholstered in a
Romo linen, and the limed-oak tables; the European drawings,
which the decorator has been collecting for 20 years, span the 17th
through the 19th centuries. Facing page, clockwise from top left:
The photograph in the living room is Transparent City #6 by Mi-
chael Wolf; the curtains are of a fabric by Philip Gorrivan for High-
land Court. The Jansen-style slipper chairs were found in Paris,
and the painting is a 1950s American still life. Engravings from
Sir William Hamilton’s 18th-century book on antiquities are dis-
played on the black-lacquered walls of the octagonal gallery.
The zinc-top kitchen table is by York Street Studio, the banquette
is upholstered in a leather by Philip Gorrivan for Highland
Court, and the Spoleto chair from Knoll is vintage. See Resources.
FOR MOST PEOPLE with a creative streak, growing up
means rebelling against clueless elders who seem to think that every-
one should aspire to have a nice steady job, preferably in a bank. Don’t
they understand the soul of an artist?
Philip Gorrivan, however, was hardly so cursed. When he was a boy
in Maine, a teacher told his parents he would make a wonderful artist,
and they enthusiastically encouraged their son in that direction. But
young Gorrivan balked. He forsook art and, after college, found his way
into the world of business, where he met the girl he would marry—and
she was a banker. Hardly a rebel without a cause.
But just as nature abhors a vacuum, an artist abhors a blank canvas.
Even when he moved to Manhattan, he recal l s, hi s fi rst cramped
apartment was carefully done. (And, his wife, Lisa, adds, without a sin-
gle comfortable place to sit.) When they married a few years later, Gor-
rivan firmly appropriated the design duties at their home (though Lisa
surrendered them grudgingly). Then some friends asked him for advice
on decorating their house. “It wasn’t long before I realized what they
wanted was for me to do it for them,” he says, chuckling. “So . . .”
So, still working at a financial institution during the day, he pursued his
new gig on the sly. His friends were thrilled with the results. “Then their
neighbors hired me,” he continues. Feeling unfulfilled by banking, he
finally quit moonlighting and started, well, sunlighting. “I found out dec-
orating was my calling,” he says. “Sometimes you have to go through
life before you realize what you’re meant to do.”
The fruits of this calling are beautifully evident in the couple’s new
Upper East Side apartment, where they live with their 10-year-old
daughter, Isabelle, and son, Charlie, seven. Many of its effects are sub-
tle. At first it seems like a stylish setting right out of a John Cheever
story, or at least a modern-day version, right down to the poodle and
the smattering of early-American antiques, family heirlooms all. How-
ever, the Gorrivan home has a much larger dose of Parisian élan and
color than your average 1950s WASPs’ nest. This is clear from the mo-
ment you enter. Though the black-lacquered octagonal gallery looks as
if it has been there forever, Gorrivan actually refashioned the bland
space used by the previous owners to stow children’s toys into an ode
to the black-and-ivory elegance of the Carlyle hotel lobby, designed by
Dorothy Draper in 1930. The pair of limed-oak tables in the living room
that function as a charmingly ad hoc dining area are a Gorrivan design,
after Jean-Michel Frank. And the kitchen, with its black mirror back-
splash, feels as chic as Yves Saint Laurent’s Paris apartment, which
Gorrivan acknowledges was a major inspiration.
As sophisticated as the place is, it doesn’t feel precious or predict-
able: An assemblage of European drawings from the 17th through the
19th centuries and scattered pieces of midcentury French pottery at-
test to the fact that people with particular passions live here. Still, it so
perfectly epitomizes today’s idealized mix of contemporary and classic
that when you turn the corner and find two kids’ rooms, you’re almost
taken aback. But their rooms, like the rest of the place, are both ele-
gantly decorated and personal, proof that one need not abandon style
merely because children have entered the picture. (One of the loveli-
est touches is the giant goose-feather light fixture in Isabelle’s room,
a piece Gorrivan found in Paris.) “I designed this apartment for the
way we live,” Gorrivan says. “The TVs are on; there are toys out. The
kids do their homework on the dining room tables.”
He’s pleased with the results, but the real litmus test is Lisa. “I am
probably one of his most critical clients, yet one of his biggest fans,”
she says. “I have strong opinions. When we first moved in together, we
had such an argument about the color of the walls, you can’t imagine.”
But she relented on that occasion, and, she admits with a guilty sigh,
she almost always has since. “I was adamantly opposed to the feather
fixture. I thought, No, no, no! It will get dusty, it will shed, we’ll have feath-
ers everywhere,” she recalls. Then she shrugs. “He was right. When I
walk in the door here, our home feels very glamorous. Having two small
children, you don’t usually think about living in a glamorous way.”
So she doesn’t exercise her veto power much, though she can al-
ways remind him of that long-ago misstep when he failed to include a
single soft seat in his first place. He has learned his lesson. “Never
again in my life will I have furniture that’s uncomfortable,” he solemnly
swears. And as happy as Lisa is, the nicest compliment about the
apartment (and Gorrivan’s ultimate choice of career) was indirect, as
the nicest ones always are. One day, apropos of nothing, Isabelle de-
clared to her mother, “Mommy, I want to take over Daddy’s business
when I grow up. I don’t want to be a banker.”
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The walls in the master bedroom are covered in
manila hemp from Phillip Jeffries; the painting over
the chest of drawers is by William Betts. Facing
page, from left: The sectional sofa and pillows in the
family room are upholstered in fabrics by Philip
Gorrivan for Highland Court; a Tom Dixon fixture hangs
overhead, the faux-tortoiseshell mirror is by Gregorius
Pineo, and the painting is by Carol Hunt. In Isabelle’s
room, the wallpaper on the ceiling and the shade fabric
are from First Editions, the trundle bed is upholstered
in a David Hicks by Ashley Hicks cotton from Lee Jofa,
and the bed linens are by Matouk; Gorrivan found the
goose-feather pendant light in Paris. See Resources.
Marcel Proust made us aware that even the most
seemingly insignificant sensory experience can trigger
important memories. For him it was a madeleine and
a cup of linden tea. For me there is nothing quite like
the satisfying crunch of fresh snow beneath the tires
as I turn on to the long driveway of North Creek Farm,
with its majestic allée of century-old maple trees.
Silhouetted against the snow are two large red
barns, a family of golden-haired Shetland cows, Nu-
bian goats, miniature donkeys, and woolly sheep. By
the time I pass the icicle-encrusted winter gardens
and pull up to the white 1860 Georgian manor house,
my children and I are full of joyous memories of being
home for the holidays.
North Creek Farm is the Hudson Valley weekend
getaway shared by my mother, Dolores Barrett, and
my stepfather, Edward Klein, who bought the house
and its 56 acres on a total lark nearly seven years
ago, after I had stumbled on an enticing magazine
ad for a “gentleman’s farm.”
“We weren’t even house hunti ng,” Dol ores
remembers. At the ti me she owned a pl ace i n
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In the library of North Creek Farm, the weekend home
of Dolores Barrett and Edward Klein in Ghent, New York, the
armchairs are upholstered in a Rose Cumming linen, and
the 19th-century English corner chair is from Niall Smith An-
tiques; the shearling rug is by Patterson, Flynn & Martin,
and the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Green Smoke.
Facing page: The Georgian house was built in 1860 and
renovated with flanking additions during the 1920s; the in-
terior was decorated by Rob Southern. See Resources.
In the living room, the settee is Empire, and the wall is cov-
ered in an intricate crewel; the curtain fabric is by Pollack,
and the sisal is by Patterson, Flynn & Martin. Facing page,
clockwise from top left: A brass chandelier by Vaughan
Designs hangs above an heirloom dining table; the chairs
are upholstered in a Cowtan & Tout fabric. The living room’s
tufted-leather armchairs are from John Rosselli Antiques
and Decorations; the ottoman, which is covered in a vintage
kilim, and the 19th-century painting are both from Myrtle.
In the game room, Regency chairs from Yale Burge Antiques
surround a table from Mill House Antiques & Gardens;
the walls are covered in a Bennison linen. The vent hood is
by Broan, and the dishwasher is by Bosch. See Resources.
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Bri dgehampton, Long I sl and, where she and Ed mai ntai ned a
gl amorous—and hectic—social life. But the photos of bucolic North
Creek Farm spoke to them both, so they drove up to take a peek.
“I immediately fell in love,” says Dolores, whose sense of style and
exacting eye for detail served her well during her eight years as vice
president of public relations for Polo Ralph Lauren. “I’d always want-
ed a place far back from the road, with unforced landscaping. The
house and its setting were not ostentatious, yet they had a kind of
innate elegance and dignity.”
For Ed, the former editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine who
now contributes to Vanity Fair and writes best-selling biographies, a tran-
quil place to wind down, work, and be with his family was irresistible. “It’s
a very rural area surrounded on all sides by farms—inspirational for a
writer,” he says. “Dolores and I knew instantly that this magical place
would be the ideal gathering spot for our grandchildren.”
They made an offer then and there. It was completely unlike them
to do something so impulsive and was thrilling for the rest of the family,
which now numbers four adult children and seven grandchildren. Our
clan is a modern one: step-parents, step-siblings, cousins, and
step-cousins all mingled together. Both Christmas and Hanukkah are
celebrated at North Creek Farm. Many of us are in the media, and dinner
discussions often turn into heated debates, while pajama-clad children
run in and out, seeking attention or another lollipop.
The interiors needed to embrace this raucous spirit. And given its
year-round use, the house had to transition seamlessly from Thanks-
giving to Christmas to the Fourth of July, from corn-on-the-cob casual
to my mother’s famously chic, formally decorated holiday tables.
Rob Southern, a Manhattan-based interior designer, was the perfect
choice to help Dolores implement her dream of a refined yet relaxed
country home. “It’s a place to connect. But let’s face it,” Southern says,
18th-century design of birds and flowering branches, updated in a so-
phisticated watery blue and beige. He anchored the living room with a
bold crewel on two walls. “It has a handcraftiness to it, a nod to the time
the house was built,” he says, “but it feels fresh on the walls.”
Throughout, family antiques are mixed with modern elements, a re-
flection of my parents’ eclectic taste. A Sheraton-style tester bed in the
master bedroom is flanked by a pair of overscale contemporary amber-
color glass urn lamps and offset with a Caio Fonseca print and a vivid
geometric American needlepoint rug. “The key with Dolores and Ed,”
Southern says, “was to take all of their various likes and interests and
marry them in a way that would make the place flow.”
And it does. “When we’re alone in this house, Ed and I marvel at its
beauty and serenity,” Dolores says. “Yet when it’s filled with the laughter
of our grandchildren, North Creek Farm is at its very best.” n
“families work best when members are able to have private time as well
as public time. As much as I wanted it to feel farmlike, it’s for writers and
avid readers, so every room had to support many functions, with a sur-
face for a laptop and good lighting to read by. Everything had to be
child-friendly, but also have the ability to close off and be private.”
Each room has a lovely view, either of the lake, the barns and pad-
docks, or the extensive gardens. Southern capitalized on this by bring-
ing natural motifs indoors, in both colors and patterns. “The outside
really dictated the inside,” he says. “Dolores, Ed, and I wanted to retain
tradition, but without being overly historical or too literal.”
Southern used textiles that have references to the past, but in a mod-
ern palette. In the game room—the site of Monopoly marathons, my
daughter Annalise’s fashion shows, and my son Jack’s chess games
with “Pa” (his nickname for Ed)—the walls are upholstered in an
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In the master bedroom, the Sheraton-style bed, a
family heirloom, is dressed in a skirt of a Travers print
that is also used for the curtains; the lamps are from
Myrtle, and the etching is by Caio Fonseca. Facing page:
A guest room is sheathed in Cowtan & Tout’s Strie
wallpaper; the firm’s Ferns linen is used for the head-
board, which was designed by Southern, as well
as for the shades and the wing chair. See Resources.
Facing page: Todd Merrill, of Todd Merrill Antiques/
20th Century, with his wife, Lauren, and Blossom, their
Chihuahua mix, at their Manhattan triplex; the apart-
ment was designed in 1986 by Calvin Tsao and Zack
McKown of Tsao & McKown Architects for Tsao’s sis-
ter. This page: In the living room, the sofa, upholstered
in a Nancy Corzine silk, gilt table lamp, and mirror-
top cocktail and side tables are all by James Mont;
the steel staircase is painted bronze, and the wall color
is Farrow & Ball’s Lamp Room Gray. See Resources.
With a fearless eye
and a passion
for distinctive 20th-century
furnishings, decorative-arts dealer
todd Merrill crafts a
gleaMing ode to high style at his
Manhattan triplex
text by anthony barzilay freund
photography by roger davies
styled by carlos Mota
gold
rush
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tucked into a historic Greek Revival rowhouse on a
tidy tree-lined street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, the
swaggering 20th-century interiors of Todd Merrill’s apartment
might at first seem an unlikely fit. But not for the well-known
furniture-and-accessories dealer. “I’m drawn to the unex-
pected, the one-of-a-kind, the exuberant,” he says.
Indeed, the vibrant two-bedroom triplex he shares with his
television-producer wife, Lauren, is filled with head-turning
furnishings—all lacquer and gilt and elaborate detailing by
such l arger-than-l i fe desi gners as James Mont, Tommi
Parzinger, Karl Springer, and T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings—
cohabitating in surprising yet splendid harmony. “I was look-
ing for a space where we could live with what I was selling,”
Merrill says, referring to his nearby eponymous store. Stocked
with unique and custom studio pieces from the 1920s through
the ’90s, the shop attracts the l i kes of Jenni fer Ani ston,
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, Lenny Kravitz, and
others who prefer their decor with a dash of rock-and-roll flash.
“I also wanted a place where I could move away from the pe-
riod American furniture of our past few homes and of my
childhood,” explains Merrill, who grew up in Burlington, Ver-
mont, surrounded by folk art and early Americana. His grand-
parents were prominent antiques dealers, and his father,
Duane, is a noted auctioneer. “I wanted a design lab and show-
case for what we do in my gallery.”
Architects Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown designed the apart-
ment in 1986 for Tsao’s sister in one of their first residential proj-
ects, and it was promptly heralded for its modernist drama. When
a Realtor showed it to the Merrills in 2008, they were intrigued by
the unusual amalgam of influences: neoclassical, Zen, and even
a bit of surrealism—inspired by Magritte, Tsao flanked the living
room fireplace with red velvet pilasters that he called frozen cur-
tains. “I confess I didn’t quite know what to make of it when I first
walked in,” Merrill says. “I’d never seen anything like it.” The un-
expected quirkiness, plus wonderful details that included a richly
patterned terrazzo floor inlaid with multihued bronze, a built-in
cherry-wood platform four-poster in the master suite, and a
bronze-painted spiral staircase convinced him that “restoring the
place to its 1980s glamour,” as he says, would be well worth the
refinishing and repainting required after years of wear and tear.
The gamble paid off. “We couldn’t have found a better spot
for us—and our furniture,” Merrill states. “Whatever I put in
here, whether it’s from the ’30s or the ’90s, looks amazing.” His
penchant for pieces with character is immediately apparent
upon entering the living room, where artist Pedro Friedeberg’s
’60s gilded Hand Foot chair waves its weird welcome. It min-
gles with eye-catching Serge Roche plaster torchieres on ei-
ther side of the fireplace, graphic zebra rugs from fashion
designer Geoffrey Beene’s house in Oyster Bay, New York,
and a dazzling 1938 Baguès chandelier that once hung in
Elsa Schiaparelli’s London atelier.
Then there’s the furniture by artisans with biographies as com-
pelling as their work, notably the charismatic Mont, a self-
invented rogue whose clients, according to Merrill, included
Lana Turner and “mobsters on both coasts.” Mont’s creations
dominate the living room, from his sofa and side table to what
the homeowner calls a “Deco meets Moderne meets Asian
Modern” cinnabar console from 1958 that he admits he origi-
nally thought “was the ugliest piece of furniture I’d ever seen.”
But Merrill likes nothing more than being challenged, and Mont’s
“decadent, fantastical aesthetic” quickly grew on him. In a
stroke of curatorial mischief, he placed a rare ’50s yellow-
lacquer Parzinger console across from the one by Mont. “The
two men hated each other, but I enjoy the face-off here,” the
deal er says wi th a gri n. (Mont and Parzi nger are among
the many trailblazing studio-furniture craftsmen featured in a
book Merrill coauthored, Modern Americana [Rizzoli, 2008].)
Enhancing the glitz factor is the heavy use of metallic finishes
throughout the residence. “I love gold, silver, and surfaces that
reflect light,” he says. Case in point: the late-’70s polished-
steel-tiled table by Bernard Quentin in the downstairs dining
room/kitchen overlooking the lushly planted private garden.
The table is surrounded by striking Lucite seats made by Charles
Hollis Jones in 1968 for his friend Tennessee Williams, who
dubbed them Wisteria chairs. “Most people wouldn’t think to
pair the table with those chairs,” Lauren notes. “But Todd
somehow always knows what works.”
His approach, as Merrill explains, “is all about the wow factor,
and sometimes that means pushing right to the edge of good
taste. But if you don’t push, life’s pretty dull.” He adds, “I don’t
want to sell something that looks like everything else out there.
And I definitely don’t want to live with it.” n
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Clockwise from top: The master bedroom’s cherry-wood four-
poster, a Tsao & McKown design, is dressed with bedding
from Calypso Home. In the dining room, a Venini light fixture,
Bernard Quentin table, and chairs by Charles Hollis Jones;
the totem sculpture is by Elaine Katzer, and the walls are painted in
Farrow & Ball’s Blackened. The gold-leaf wall covering in the
master bath is by Phillip Jeffries. The master bedroom vanity
features a T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings console and a chair and
brass lamp by Karl Springer. The lacquer console is by Tommi
Parzinger, the print is by Andy Warhol, and the zebra rugs be-
longed to Geoffrey Beene. Facing page: Plaster torchieres by
Serge Roche and Pedro Friedeberg’s Hand Foot chair; the ter-
razzo floor and mirrored fireplace with flanking velvet pilasters
are from Tsao & McKown’s original design. See Resources.
Clarence House (for showrooms: clarencehouse.com). Bergère
from Todd Alexander Romano (for information: 212-421-7722;
toddromanohome.com). Vase, lamp, and antique cocktail
table, all to the trade from John Rosselli Antiques and
Decorations (for information: 212-750-0060; johnrosselliantiques-
.com). Custom-made window treatments of Bengal Duppione
silk, to the trade from Kravet (for showrooms: 800-645-9068;
kravet.com), with trim of Palais silk, to the trade from Lee Jofa
(for showrooms: 888-533-5632; leejofa.com).
Page 76: Custom-made sofa upholstered in Empress silk
velvet, to the trade from Lee Jofa (for showrooms: 888-533-
5632; leejofa.com). Cocktail table from Myrtle (for information:
212-300-7179; myrtlenyc.com).
Page 77: Bench, to the trade from John Rosselli Antiques and Deco-
rations (for information: 212-750-0060; johnrosselliantiques.com).
Page 78: In butler's hall, custom-made cabinetry by Bories and
Shearron, manufactured by Nordic Custom Builders Inc. (for
information: 203-629-0430; nordiccustom.com). In kitchen,
tabletop of DuPont Corian (for information: 800-4-CORIAN;
countertops.dupont.com). Easton Vintage 2 Hole Bridge
Kitchen Mixer; and Hand Spray; both by Waterworks (for
information: 800-899-6757; waterworks.com). Hudson
pendant light by Urban Archaeology (for information: 212-431-
4646; urbanarchaeology.com). In library/dining room, custom-
made tablecloth of Vilano wool-nylon, to the trade from Pollack
(for showrooms: 212-627-7766; pollackassociates.com).
Page 79: In powder room, Zebras wallpaper, to the trade from
Scalamandré (for showrooms: 800-932-4361; scalamandre-
.com). Framed Inset medicine cabinet by Restoration
Hardware (for information: 800-762-1005; restorationhardware-
.com). Aero wall-mounted sink fittings by Waterworks (for
information: 800-899-6757; waterworks.com).
Pages 80–81: In master bedroom, bed and curtains of Chinon
Stripe silk, to the trade from Christopher Norman Collection (for
showrooms: 212-644-5301; christophernormancollection.com).
Louis XV chairs upholstered in Maestro Myrte silk velvet by
Lelièvre, to the trade from Stark Fabric (for showrooms: 212-
752-9000; starkcarpet.com). Screen by Etienne Drian, to the
trade from John Rosselli Antiques and Decorations (for
information: 212-750-0060; johnrosselliantiques.com). In
children's room, Kritter bed by IKEA (for information: 800-434-
4532; ikea.com). Islands wallpaper, made to order by Marthe
Armitage, available at Hamilton-Weston Wallpapers Ltd. (for
information: 011-44-20-8940-4850; hamiltonweston.com).
Staffordshire Stripe rug by Dash & Albert Rug Co. (for
information: 800-658-5035; dashandalbert.com).
BeYOND POLITICs
Pages 82–87: Interior design by Nestor Santa-Cruz of Gensler
(for information: 202-277-6611), with Lisa Lambert (for
information: 202-403-9100; e-mail lisa@lisalambert.net).
Pages 82–83: In living room, sofa upholstered in Wishbone
linen, to the trade from Donghia (for showrooms: 800-
DONGHIA; donghia.com). Screen and Directoire chair from
Marston Luce Antiques (for information: 202-333-6800;
marstonluce.com). Vintage nesting tables and cocktail table
by Jean-Michel Frank from Darrell Dean Antiques & Decorative
Arts (for information: 202-333-6330; darrelldeanantiques.com).
Vase rug by Michaelian & Kohlberg, available at Timothy Paul
Carpets + Textiles (for information: 202-319-1100;
timothypaulcarpets.com). Field Straw rug, to the trade from
Stark Carpet (for showrooms: 212-752-9000; starkcarpet.com).
Decorative wall finish by Lenore Winters Studio (for
information: 301-654-6004; lenorewinters.com).
Pages 84–85: In study, vintage Tomlinson Furniture side
chairs and lamp from Sixteen Fifty Nine (for information: 202-
333-1480; sixteenfiftynine.com). In entry hall, vintage ottoman
and console from Sixteen Fifty Nine. In dining room, vintage
Lightolier light fixture from Sixteen Fifty Nine. Reproduction
Curtis Jeré Rain Drops mirror from Jonathan Adler (for
information: 877-287-1910; jonathanadler.com). Raffia Weave
wall covering; and Gold Leaf wall covering; both to the trade
from Donghia (for showrooms: 800-DONGHIA; donghia.com).
Oushak rug by Michaelian & Kohlberg, available at Timothy
Paul Carpets + Textiles (for information: 202-319-1100;
timothypaulcarpets.com).
Pages 86–87: In daughter's bedroom, vintage Turkish rug from
Timothy Paul Carpets + Textiles (for information: 202-319-1100;
timothypaulcarpets.com). In master bedroom, vintage Turkish
rug from Timothy Paul Carpets + Textiles. Vintage bedside
tables from 1stdibs.com (for information: 1stdibs.com).
Curtains of Oxus linen by Carleton V, to the trade from Hinson &
Co. (for showrooms: 310-659-1400; hinsonco.com).
sNOW COUNTRY
Pages 88–97: Interior design by Charlotte Moss of Charlotte Moss
(for information: charlottemoss.com). Architecture by Sarah
Broughton of Rowland + Broughton Architecture and Urban
Design (for information: 970-544-9006; rowlandbroughton.com).
Page 88: Mantel from Kneen & Co. (for information: 312-787-
7003; kneenandco.com). Curtains of Menars cotton, to the
trade from Brunschwig & Fils (for showrooms: 800-538-1880;
brunschwig.com). Bergère upholstered in Penshurst Weave
chenille blend, to the trade from Lee Jofa (for showrooms:
888-533-5632; leejofa.com). Chandelier from JF Chen (for
information: 323-466-9700; jfchen.com).
Page 89: Outdoor furniture from the duVal Collection, to the
trade from McKinnon and Harris (for showrooms: 212-371-
8260; mckinnonharris.com).
Page 90: Lamps by Neal Johnson Ltd. (for information: 704-
377-1099; nealjohnsonltd.com).
Page 91: Custom-made banquettes by Charlotte Moss (for
information: charlottemoss.com), upholstered in Menars
cotton, to the trade from Brunschwig & Fils (for showrooms:
800-538-1880; brunschwig.com). Custom-made ottoman by
Charlotte Moss, with viscose fringe, to the trade from Samuel &
Sons (for showrooms: 212-704-8000; samuelandsons.com).
Page 92: Custom-made dining chairs by Charlotte Moss,
crafted by Daniel Scuderi Antiques Inc. (for information: 212-
947-2499; danielscuderi.com). Mantel by Exquisite Surfaces
(for information: 310-659-4580; xsurfaces.com). Walls
upholstered in Marchesa Damask linen-viscose, to the trade
from Cowtan & Tout (for showrooms: 212-647-6900; cowtan-
.com). Fontainbleau chandelier, to the trade from Formations
(for showrooms: 310-659-3062; formationsusa.com).
Page 93: In study, Madison sofa by Brandt and Whitney Inc. for
Great Western Furniture Manufacturing (for information: 303-788-
0820; brandtandwhitney.com), upholstered in Chandigra linen-
cotton, to the trade from Brunschwig & Fils (for showrooms: 800-
538-1880; brunschwig.com). In gallery, Chateau lanterns, to the
trade from Paul Ferrante Inc. (for showrooms: paulferrante.com).
Page 94: In Empire bedroom, walls upholstered in Milford cotton-
polyester, to the trade from Romo (for showrooms: 800-338-
2783; romo.com). Bed curtains and skirt of Palma Damask silk,
to the trade from Claremont (for showrooms: 212-486-1252).
Bedcover of Cadence cotton, to the trade from Kravet (for
showrooms: 800-645-9068; kravet.com), manufactured by
Nancy Stanley Waud Fine Linens (for information: 310-273-3690).
Page 95: In Empire bedroom, secretary from Kenny Ball Antiques
(for information: 434-293-1361; kennyballantiques.com). In
master bath, walls and curtains of Les Torsades linen-cotton,
to the trade from Lee Jofa (for showrooms: 888-533-5632;
leejofa.com). Custom-made ottoman by Charlotte Moss (for
information: charlottemoss.com). Antique chandelier from John
Rosselli Antiques and Decorations (for information: 212-750-
0060; johnrosselliantiques.com). In guest room, walls upholstered
in Alessandro linen by Rosa Bernal, to the trade from Claremont
(for showrooms: 212-486-1252). Canopy beds, to the trade
from Niermann Weeks (for showrooms: 212-319-7979;
niermannweeks.com). Coverlets of Melaya hemp by Jasper/
Michael S. Smith, to the trade from John Rosselli & Assoc. Ltd.
(for information: 212-593-2060; johnrosselliassociates.com).
Twig lantern, to the trade from Dennis & Leen (for showrooms:
310-652-0855; dennisandleen.com).
Page 96: Custom-made bed by Charlotte Moss, to the trade
from Carole Gratale Inc. (for showrooms: 212-758-5000;
carolegratale.com), dressed in Golden Vine linen-cotton, to
the trade from Chelsea Editions (for showrooms: 212-758-
0005; chelseaeditions.com). Custom-made bedcover and
shams by Leontine Linens (for information: 800-876-4799;
leontinelinens.com). Walls upholstered in Stonecroft Paisley
linen, by Travers, to the trade from Zimmer + Rohde (for
Items pictured but not listed are from private collections.
TReND aLeRT
Page 40: Montserrat cotton blend by Designers Guild, to the
trade from Osborne & Little (for showrooms: osborneandlittle-
.com). American Living Tartan mug, $10 ea., by JCPenney
(for information: 877-FIND-JCP). Kilt Black tile, $33/sq. ft.,
by Marco Braga for Bisazza (for information: bisazza.com).
Tartan notebook, $58, pencil cup, $58, and desk tray, $78,
all by Williams-Sonoma Home (for information: wshome.com).
Royal Stewart wool, $35/yd., by Pendleton Woolen Mills (for
information: pendleton-usa.com). Boyd Plaid lamp, $250,
by Brimfield (for information: 312-593-6415). Plate, $30/set
of 4, by Jeffrey Banks for HSN (for information: hsn.com).
New London Plaid wool-nylon from the Diamond & Baratta
Collection, to the trade from Lee Jofa (for showrooms: leejofa-
.com). Indian Cove Lodge armchair, $4,185; upholstered in
Bayberry Tartan wool, $324/yd.; both by Ralph Lauren Home
(for information: ralphlaurenhome.com). Macleod of Lewis
wool by Old World Weavers, to the trade from Stark Fabric (for
showrooms: starkfabric.com). Maclean Tartan wool-nylon,
$165/yd., by Ralph Lauren Home. Abbey Plaid dress, $458,
from fall 2009, by Marc by Marc Jacobs, available at Neiman
Marcus (for information: neimanmarcus.com).
sHORTLIsT
Page 44: Simon Doonan (for information: simondoonan.net) of
Barneys New York (for information: barneys.com). Sneakers
by Gucci (for information: gucci.com). Custom-made shirts
by Hamilton (for information: hamiltonshirts.com). Hashish
scented candle, $68, by Jonathan Adler (for information: jona-
thanadler.com). Bag by Goyard (for information: goyard.com).
Beach towels by Hermès (for information: hermes.com).
aRT sHOW
Page 48: Karen Kilimnik is represented by 303 Gallery (for infor-
mation: 303gallery.com).
THe TOP 10 BeDsIDe TaBLes
Pages 52–54: Georgia Tapert of Georgia Tapert Living (for
information: 212-334-7969; georgiatapertliving.com). Jesse
Carrier of Carrier and Co. Interiors Ltd. (for information: 212-
706-1025; carrierandcompany.com).
Page 54: 1 Jackson bedside table, $2,100, by Oly (for
information: olystudio.com). 2 Ermitage side table, $1,650, by
Grange Furniture Inc. (for information: grangeny.com) from ABC
Carpet & Home (for information: abchome.com). 3 Weems
table, $4,320, by David Iatesta, to the trade from John Rosselli &
Assoc. (for information: johnrosselliassociates.com). 4 Mayfair
side table, $3,885, by Ralph Lauren Home (for information:
ralphlaurenhome.com). 5 707, $1,999, by Molteni&C (for
information: moltenidada.com). 6 2 Door nightstand, $1,140,
by Calvin Klein Home (for information: calvinkleinhome.com).
7 Carved table, $1,725, by Chelsea Textiles (for information:
chelseatextiles.com). 8 Metropolitan One Drawer nightstand,
$1,265, by L. & J. G. Stickley (for information: stickley.com).
9 Side table, $900, from Lars Bolander (for information:
larsbolander.com). 10 Kowloon side table, $950, by Jardins en
Fleur (for information: jardinsenfleur.com).
DaNIeL's DIsH
Pages 56–58: Daniel Boulud of restaurant Daniel (for information:
danielnyc.com).
Page 56: Perles cake stand, $194, by Astier de Villatte from John
Derian Co. (for information: johnderian.com).
Page 58: Hemisphere Gold plate, $124, by J. L. Coquet from
Devine Corp. (for information: devinecorp.net). Beaded fork,
$250, by Georg Jensen (for information: georgjensenstore-
.com). Reversible Metallic Wave Edge napkin, $28, by
Dransfield & Ross (for information: 212-741-7278), available at
Bergdorf Goodman (for information: 800-558-1855).
ReTURN TO gLaMOUR
Pages 74–81: Interior design by Miles Redd of Miles Redd LLC
(for information: 212-674-0902; milesredd.com). Architecture
by Dick Bories and James Shearron of Bories and Shearron
LLC (for information: 212-873-5696; boriesandshearron.com).
Custom-made window treatments by David Haag of David
Haag Workroom (for information: 212-741-8557).
Pages 74–75: Custom-made sofa upholstered in Dundee linen;
with pillows of Potsdam silk velvet; both to the trade from
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Page 97: Antique architect's table from Todd Alexander
Romano (for information: 212-421-7722).
sHOPPINg: WIsH FULFILLMeNT
Pages 98–99: Pear Tree Point Tid Bit dessert plate, $50/set
of 4, by Kate Spade New York (for information: katespade-
.com). Broughton decanter, $595, by Ralph Lauren Home (for
information: ralphlaurenhome.com).
Pages 100–01: Rocking horse, $1,795, by Casamidy for Vivre
(for information: vivre.com). Paloma Madras glasses, $48 ea.,
by Brook Sigal from Edwina Hunt (for information: edwinahunt-
.com). Double Peacock hand-painted note cards, $140/set
of 8, by Bernard Maisner Studio (for information: bernardmais-
ner.com). Harpswell teapot, $595, by Ralph Lauren Home (for
information: ralphlaurenhome.com). Pinstripe Linen trays,
$18/sm., $27/med.; and kitchen towels, $12 ea.; all by Fog
Linen from Haus Interior (for information: hausinterior.com).
Intrecciato desk clock, $1,400, by Bottega Veneta (for
information: bottegaveneta.com). Durry Stripe rugs, $50 ea.,
by Roberta Roller Rabbit (for information: robertarollerrabbit-
.com). Chaco cocktail forks, $245/set of 4, by Airedelsur,
available at Barneys New York (for information: barneys.com).
iPhone 3G case, $280, by Hermès (for information: hermes-
.com). Vertical Cane vase by Solos Glass (for information:
solosglass.com).
Pages 102–03: Blue Series paintings, $175 ea., by Marie
Freudenberger for Haus Interior (for information: hausinterior-
.com). Stoneware bowls, $220/set of 6, by Roost from Calypso
Home (for information: calypso-celle.com). Crystal Chunk
necklace, $198; and Lilianna earrings, $188; all by Lee Angel
from Henri Bendel (for information: henribendel.com). Vignelli
carafe, $20; and double old-fashioned glass, $10; both from
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store (for information: store-
.metmuseum.org). Cuff, $12,000, by Janis Provisor Jewelry (for
information: janisprovisorjewelry.com), available at Gail Rothwell
(for information: 631-324-6666). Antique Silver Sentiment
servers, $39; ice scoop, $12; and ladle, $29; all by Pottery
Barn (for information: potterybarn.com). Walton Ford: Pancha
Tantra, $70, from Taschen (for information: taschen.com).
Wallets, $495 ea., by Bergdorf Goodman Private Label (for
information: bergdorfgoodman.com). Italian Essentials set,
$75, by Dean & DeLuca (for information: deandeluca.com).
Scarves, $128 ea., by Epice from John Derian Dry Goods (for
information: johnderian.com). La Cucina: The Regional
Cooking of Italy, $45, from Rizzoli (for information: amazon-
.com). Vefa's Kitchen, $45, by Vefa Alexiadou from Phaidon
Press (for information: amazon.com). Horn cheese servers, $26
ea., from Jayson Home & Garden (for information:
jaysonhomeandgarden.com). Espresso cups with spoons,
$175/set of 4, by Frette (for information: frette.com). Victor
Grand Plat, $247; Frou Frou Platter, $204; and Plat Babylone,
$143; all by Astier de Villatte from John Derian Co. (for
information: johnderian.com). Antelope candlestick, $500, by
Edwina Hunt (for information: edwinahunt.com). Bruno racing
car, $60, by Playforever Toys (for information: playforevertoys-
.com). Custom Monogram dog bed, $245, by Jonathan Adler
(for information: jonathanadler.com). Pineapple bottle opener,
$195, by Verdura (for information: verdura.com). 10-ml travel
atomizers, in sun, sky, and lawn, $250; and in orange, $215; all
by Hermès (for information: hermes.com). Greek Key tray, $70,
by Nate Berkus for HSN (for information: hsn.com). Artisan
chocolate bars, $26 ea., by Pietro Romanengo from Formaggio
Kitchen (for information: formaggiokitchen.com). Lumix DMC-
FS7 digital cameras, $160 ea., by Panasonic (for information:
panasonic.com). Pomegranate salt-and-pepper-shaker set,
$99, by Michael Aram (for information: michaelaram.com). Olive
Branch, Clover, and Oak Tree bookplates, $28/set of 16, by
Thornwillow Press (for information: thornwillow.com). Calendar,
$30, by Linda & Harriett (for information: lindaandharriett.com).
Iris pouches, $140/sm., $190/med., $240/lg., by Smythson (for
information: smythson.com). Le Noir Cristal Phalsbourg
decanter, $1,390, by Lalique (for information: lalique.com).
Handkerchiefs, $40 ea., by D. Porthault (for information:
dporthault.fr). Blu-Ray player, $350, by Samsung, available at
Best Buy (for information: bestbuy.com). Twinkling Boughs
teapot, $68; sugar bowl, $16; and creamer, $16; all by
Anthropologie (for information: anthropologie.com). Red Lizard
handbag, $780, by Fendi (for information: fendi.com). Candles,
$68 ea., by Diptyque, available at Aedes de Venustas (for
information: aedes.com).
Pages 104–05: Tank clock, $1,150, by Cartier (for information:
cartier.com). Ice bucket, $145, from Apartment 48 (for
information: apartment48.com). Photo case, $695, by Monica
Rich Kosann from Bergdorf Goodman (for information:
bergdorfgoodman.com). Sta. Cruz box, $280/lg., by Celestina
from Barneys New York (for information: barneys.com). Holiday
pajama set, $125, by Tory Burch (for information: toryburch-
.com). Letter key chains, $95 ea., by Alexandra Knight (for
information: alexandraknightonline.com). Lavender sachets,
$28/set of 3, by Pierre Deux (for information: pierredeux.com).
Vessels, $175–$240, all by Pampaloni from Bergdorf Goodman.
Urn vases, $350/sm., $400/lg., by Calvin Klein Home (for
information: calvinklein.com). Honeycomb throw, $89, by Lutz &
Patmos for West Elm (for information: westelm.com).
Handycam video camera, $600, by Sony (for information:
sonystyle.com). Keri and Chevron napkins, $48/set of 4, by
Madeline Weinrib Atelier (for information: madelineweinrib.com).
Sky Birds decorative plates, 8" dia., $95 ea., by John Derian
Co. (for information: johnderian.com).
HOMe RUN
Pages 106–11: Interior design by Philip Gorrivan of Philip Gorrivan
Design (for information: 212-339-7696; philipgorrivan.com).
Pages 106–07: In living room, vintage lamps from Privet House (for
information: privethouse.com; e-mail info@privethouse.com).
Thetis sofa by Andrew Martin International (for information: 212-
688-4498; andrewmartin.co.uk), upholstered in Elisa linen by
Philip Gorrivan, to the trade from Highland Court (for showrooms:
800-387-2533; highlandcourtfabrics.com). Pillows of Suzani
rayon blend, to the trade from Donghia (for showrooms: 800-
DONGHIA; donghia.com). Custom-made cocktail table by
Philip Gorrivan Design (for information: 212-339-7696;
philipgorrivan.com). Ceiling lacquered in White Dove by Benjamin
Moore (for information: 800-672-4686; benjaminmoore.com).
Page 108: In living room, Transparent City #6 by Michael Wolf
from Robert Koch Gallery (for information: 415-421-0122;
kochgallery.com). Curtains of Cervantes silk-wool by Philip
Gorrivan, to the trade from Highland Court (for showrooms:
800-387-2533; highlandcourtfabrics.com). In kitchen, table by
Stephen Piscuskas for York Street Studio (for information: 203-
266-9000; yorkstreet.com). Banquette upholstered in Tartufo
leather by Philip Gorrivan, to the trade from Highland Court.
Page 109: Banquette upholstered in Molina linen, to the trade
from Romo (for showrooms: 800-338-2783; romo.com).
Page 110: In family room, sofa upholstered in Alhambra Fret
viscose; and pillows of Medici cotton-rayon; both by Philip
Gorrivan, to the trade from Highland Court (for showrooms:
800-387-2533; highlandcourtfabrics.com). Mirror Ball fixtures
by Tom Dixon (for information: tomdixon.net). Marcello mirror,
to the trade from Gregorius Pineo (for showrooms:
gregoriuspineo.com). Floating in the Wind by Carol Hunt from
Spanierman Gallery (for information: 631-329-9530; www-
.spanierman-at-easthampton.com). In daughter's room, ceiling
and window shade of Hampton Fern, to the trade from First
Editions Wallcoverings & Fabrics Inc. (for showrooms:
firsteditions.com). Bed upholstered in Riviera cotton by David
Hicks by Ashley Hicks, to the trade from Lee Jofa (for
showrooms: 800-453-3563; leejofa.com). Fiorentina bed
linens by Matouk (for information: matouk.com).
Page 111: Walls covered in manila hemp, to the trade from Phillip
Jeffries Ltd. (for showrooms: 800-576-5455; phillipjeffries.com).
Island by William Betts from Margaret Thatcher Projects (for
information: 212-675-0222; thatcherprojects.com). Window
shade of Navarre cotton blend by Philip Gorrivan, to the trade
from Highland Court (for showrooms: 800-387-2533;
highlandcourtfabrics.com).
WINTeR's TaLe
Pages 112–17: Interior design by Rob Southern of Rob Southern
Inc. (for information: 212-924-1400).
Pages 112–13: In library, armchairs upholstered in Cabbage Rose
linen by Rose Cumming, to the trade from Dessin Fournir (for
showrooms: 785-434-2725; rosecumming.com). Corner chair
from Niall Smith Antiques (for information: 212-750-3985).
Sherlington rug, to the trade from Patterson, Flynn & Martin
(for showrooms: 212-688-7700; pattersonflynnandmartin.com).
Walls painted in Green Smoke by Farrow & Ball (for
information: 888-511-1121; farrow-ball.com).
Page 114: Parker rug, to the trade from Patterson, Flynn & Martin
(for showrooms: 212-688-7700; pattersonflynnandmartin.com).
Curtains of Aberdeen silk-linen, to the trade from Pollack (for
showrooms: 212-627-7766; pollackassociates.com).
Page 115: In dining room, Dutch chandelier, to the trade from
Vaughan Designs (for showrooms: 212-319-7070; www-
.vaughandesigns.com). Chairs upholstered in Dante cotton-
polyamide, to the trade from Cowtan & Tout (for showrooms:
212-647-6900; cowtan.com). In living room, armchairs from
John Rosselli Antiques and Decorations (for information: 212-
750-0060; johnrosselliantiques.com). Ottoman and Sapphire
Pool painting from Myrtle (for information: 212-300-7179;
myrtlenyc.com). In game room, chairs from Yale Burge Antiques
Inc. (for information: 212-838-4005; yaleburge.com). Game
table from Mill House Antiques & Gardens (for information: 203-
263-3446; millhouseantiques-ct.com). Walls upholstered in
Songbird linen blend, to the trade from Bennison (for
showrooms: 212-223-0373; bennisonfabrics.com). Bobbin
chair from Myrtle. In kitchen, Deluxe 88000 Series range hood
by Broan-NuTone LLC (for information: broan.com). Evolution
dishwasher by Bosch (for information: bosch-home.com/us).
Page 116: Strie wallpaper; and shades, wing chair, and
headboard of Ferns linen blend; both to the trade from
Cowtan & Tout (for showrooms: 212-647-6900; cowtan.com).
Custom-made headboard by Rob Southern of Rob Southern
Inc. (for information: 212-924-1400).
Page 117: Bed skirt and curtains of Indienne linen-cotton
by Travers, to the trade from Zimmer + Rohde (for
showrooms: 212-758-7925; zimmer-rohde.com). Lamps
from Myrtle (for information: 212-300-7179; myrtlenyc-
.com). 7 String Etching No. 10 by Caio Fonseca from
Senior & Shopmaker Gallery (for information: 212-213-
6767; seniorandshopmaker.com).
gOLD RUsH
Pages 118–21: Todd Merrill of Todd Merrill Antiques/20th Century (for
information: 212-673-0531; merrillantiques.com). Architecture by
Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown of Tsao & McKown Architects (for
information: 212-337-3800; tsao-mckown.com).
Pages 118–19: In living room, sofa upholstered in Boucheron silk,
to the trade from Nancy Corzine (for showrooms: 212-223-8340;
nancycorzine.com). Walls painted in Lamp Room Gray by
Farrow & Ball (for information: 888-511-1121; farrow-ball.com).
Page 120: Floor, fireplace, and pilasters designed by Tsao &
McKown (for information: 212-337-3800; tsao-mckown.com).
Page 121: In master bedroom, four-poster bed designed by
Tsao & McKown (for information: 212-337-3800; tsao-mckown-
.com). Comforter, pillows, and throw by Maison de Vacances
from Calypso Home (for information: 212-925-6200). In dining
room, walls painted in Blackened by Farrow & Ball (for
information: 888-511-1121; farrow-ball.com). In master bath,
walls papered in Gold Leaf, to the trade from Phillip Jeffries
Ltd. (for information: 800-576-5455; phillipjeffries.com).
eTCeTeRa
Page 128: Ruby bowl, 14" dia. x 10" h., $235, by Tozai Home
(for information: tozaihome.com). Eloise punch bowl and
ladle, 11.5" dia. x 9.5" h., $1,810, by William Yeoward Crystal
(for information: williamyeowardcrystal.com). National Trust
punch bowl, 15.5" dia. x 7" h., $990, by Mottahedeh (for
information: mottahedeh.com). Cardross punch bowl,
18" dia. x 12.5" h., $1,595, by Ralph Lauren Home (for informa-
tion: ralphlaurenhome.com). Twilight Passage bowl, 12" dia. x
6.75" h., $170, by Burleigh for Williams-Sonoma Inc. (for
information: williams-sonoma.com). Sona bowl, 14" dia. x
5.5" h., $490, by Michael Aram (for information: michaelaram-
.com). Paul Revere punch bowl, 15.25" dia. x 8.5" h., $344,
by Reed & Barton (for information: reedbarton.com).
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Carrier says. note pads. · Produced by Parker Bowie and Elaine Wrightman hair and makeup by maysoon faraj . books. The primary thing to keep in mind is scale.elle decor’s guide to. i think it’s fun to mix it up. See Resources.” he explains. some furniture combinations seem predestined. “others.” w Text by Mitchell Owens · Photography by William A.. “some people live quite sparely and can do with just a small. and Jesse Carrier with tables by Ralph Lauren Home (left) and Jardins en Fleur. agrees. simple table.” decorator jesse Carrier of Carrier and Co. like me. who leans on Oly’s Jackson bedside table. magazines. and a bed without a complement of flanking tables is merely a well-dressed mattress. need not match.. so it makes sense to look for a table with drawers or shelves. Georgia Tapert. and a chest of drawers the other. “but when it comes to style. “bedside furniture should not be too high or too low in relation to the mattress. an interior designer and owner of the manhattan boutique Georgia Tapert Living. a club chair without a lamp is just a place to sit.” The pieces. however. The Top 10 Bedside Tables Truth in Decorating: Interior designers Jesse Carrier and Georgia Tapert size up these stylish bedroom essentials although it’s said that there are no rules in decorating. or a small cabinet. a spacious round table could anchor one side. Boyd Jr. “bedside tables are essential. a telephone. adding that it’s best to seek out those with the right 52 amount of storage for your needs. are collectors and have lots of stuff. “you keep so many things on them—a light. interiors in new york City. for instance.” says Georgia Tapert.” he says.

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Since it’s low to the ground and boasts a spacious drawer. material: poplar with iron base and pull. width: 36". delivery: 14 weeks. material: hand-carved teak in sea-foam finish (custom sizes and other finishes available). material: mahogany in white-enamel finish (other finishes available) with antiqued-brass pulls. he notes. depth: 15. classic curved legs. Height: 29".885. and the side pullout tray is large enough to set a drink on. price: $4. price: $950.” Carrier says.” Carrier says. so it has an industrial feel that recalls a vintage factory table. width: 20. and prices are approximate. delivery: 14 weeks.75".com 10 KOWLOON SIDE TABLE BY JARDINS EN FLEUR “A wonderful way to bring a pop of color to a room.140.” Tapert says. Height: 27".” announces Carrier. material: MDF and dark-oak veneer with anodizedaluminum base and painted-metal pull (other veneers and lacquer finishes available). jardinsenfleur. “The fluted legs are lovely. price: $1.” Tapert explains. “and this is an exquisite example.650. delivery: 2 weeks.” remarks Jesse Carrier. Since it has a somewhat glamorous vibe. material: solid cherry with walnut knob in Cornwall finish (other finishes and hardware available). diameter: 26". depth: 19".” Height: 27". material: beech in raspberry finish (other finishes available) with silver trim and brass pulls. diameter: 25.com 5 707 BY MOLTENI&C “Reminiscent of Asian furniture” is how Carrier describes this nightstand with its hint of Zen style. What’s more. all in antiquerust finish (custom sizes and finishes available). 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By Amanda M. Faison
in 1951, when Jack kerouac wrote in On the Road, “a gray shroud fell over the city. the mountains, the magnificent rockies that you can see to the west from any part of town, were ‘papier-mâché,’” he couldn’t have imagined how powerfully his description of denver would resonate nearly six decades later. today those sentences are resurrected inside the city’s two-year-old museum of contemporary art (mca) building. designed by acclaimed london-based architect david adjaye, the museum sits like a smokedglass jewel box on the edge of downtown. inside, a cascading felt scroll by artist arlene shechet juxtaposes kerouac’s words against adjaye’s poetic, airy space. “denver—this mountainous outpost in kerouac’s eyes—becomes a place much more modern and urban in the eyes of adjaye,” says the museum’s director, adam lerner. it’s fitting then that while the peaks rise up behind it, the mca itself faces the vibrant streets. a bustling metropolitan area of 2.5 million (600,000 of whom live in denver proper), the city has come a long way since it was first founded— thanks to the promise of gold—on the banks of the south platte river in 1858. a year later the rough-and-tumble mining community was w

Clockwise from top left: The Brown Palace Hotel. The Daniels and Fisher Tower downtown. The state capitol. Lawrence Argent’s sculpture at the Convention Center. The Red Rocks amphitheater outside the city.

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officially given its name (probably after governor of the kansas territory James denver), and in 1876 it became colorado’s state capital. at the turn of the century, denver grew dramatically more civilized under mayor robert speer, who was inspired by the city beautiful movement to enhance and humanize it with what is still one of the most extensive systems of parks—there are 205 in total—in the country. this, plus denver’s dedication to public art, has made an impression on newcomers such as raina cox, an indianapolis transplant who writes the popular design blog if the lamp shade fits. “there are lovely parks hidden all over—and a great many of them with fabulous public sculpture,” she says. denver’s rich collection of sometimes polarizing work includes local artist John mcenroe’s National Velvet, a mystifying obelisk of blood-red, stacked, sausagelike blobs, and lawrence argent’s I See What You Mean, a 40-foot-tall blue bear that peers into the cantilevered convention center. “some are beloved,” says the mca’s lerner, “and some are only sometimes loved, but all are powerful.” the frederic c. hamilton building, a bold new addition to the denver art museum (dam), is similarly challenging. designed by daniel libeskind, the fractured, titanium-sheathed building—there’s not a 90degree angle to speak of in the 146,000-square-foot structure—has inspired both admiration and loathing. but then libeskind has said, “the notion that the best architecture is silent has never appealed to me. cities should be full of vibrations, full of sound, full of music.” the neighborhood surrounding the dam certainly buzzes. within 12 square blocks are some 20 cultural attractions, including the original museum building designed by gio ponti, michael graves’s whimsical public library, and the neoclassical civic center. soon allied works architecture will break ground on a nearby museum dedicated to painter clyfford still. “having all those buildings play off one another shows the opportunities that lie in architecture,” says darrin alfred, dam’s associate curator of graphic design, who relocated from california’s bay area two years ago. “in san francisco, that never would have happened.” (text continues on page 66) w
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Kenny Scharf. Asian-influenced tabletop styled by Carlos Mota featuring Lladró porcelain. For more information. As a holiday gift from Hunter Douglas.8953. and Christie’s Interiors vice president Ginette Lospinoso cohosted the glittering reception and auction preview. visit adacatlanta.com.com. and art company. The illustrated lecture was part of the inaugural “What’s New. Chris Lehrecke. For 20 years. an ELLE DECOR editor at large. The magazine’s editor in chief. The photos feature the works of Pucci talents such as Andrée Putman. . Isabel and Ruben Toledo. Margaret Russell. Patrick Naggar. Kevin Walz. Chris Makos. revealed inspirations of today’s hottest interior designers and architects at the New York Design Center (NYDC) on September 23 to an audience of A-listers at the Profiles showroom. from sensually modeled vases to elegant vessels bedecked with ceramic flowers. Now the most striking rooms from the magazine can be found in Style and Substance: The Best of ELLE DECOR by Margaret Russell and the editors of ELLE DECOR. WHAT’S NEXT New York CitY New York CitY CHRISTIE’S From left: Ms. furniture. The evening featured table settings mixing different Lladró collections. now’s the time to spruce up your home for entertaining family and friends.5656 or visit hfmbooks. president of NYDC.914.227. and Hélène Aumont.PROMOTION HAPPENINGS FINd out About All EllE dECoR EvENtS ANd PRomotIoNS oNlINE At elledecor. James Druckman. Larson-Juhl frames in the James Christie Gallery. Hundreds of hip stylemongers turned out for ELLE DECOR’s Young Collectors Night at Christie’s on September 29. WHAT’S NEW. Laurence Brandon of Hélène Aumont. ATLANTA dECORATIvE ARTS CENTER atlaNta RALPH PUCCI INTERNATIONAL The book Show is a pictorial history of the past 15 years of Ralph Pucci’s mannequin. and Anna Sui.” a lecture by Anne Katz of Larson-Juhl.com or call 800. ELLE DECOR has offered its more than two million readers chic interiors. enjoy significant rebate savings on a selection of their most stylish window fashions until December 15. which included “The Art of Framing. To order your copy of Style and Substance: The Best of ELLE DECOR. A keynote address and book signing will be held at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. What’s Next @ 200 Lex” daylong series of design symposiums at NYDC. 2009. To learn more. visit hunterdouglas.com HUNTER dOUgLAS With the holiday season fast approaching. call 800. Mitchell Owens. LLAdRó New York CitY The Spanish porcelain company Lladró flung open the doors of its chic New York City boutique for a cocktail-party hosted by ELLE DECOR’s editor in chief Margaret Russell and editor at large Carlos Mota.

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Charlotte Moss imbues her Aspen lodge with international élan. Melissa Barrett Rhodes celebrates her parents’ warm and welcoming upstate New York retreat. our holiday gift guide is certain to make yours come true. And speaking of dreams. The personal meets the practical in Philip Gorrivan’s swank family home.C. Todd Merrill brings golden glamour to his Manhattan triplex. while Nestor Santa-Cruz crafts a cross-cultural mix in D. A Fifth Avenue apartment becomes an ode to 1930s elegance thanks to Miles Redd.Style Whether your winter dreams involve mountains’ majesty or just cozy gettogethers in front of a fire. carry them off in style. 73 pieter estersohn .

“There are architects. was for the end result to be out of the ordinary. why a young Manhattan couple with two small children put their Upper East Side apartment into his capable hands. Redd brought the architecture team of Dick Bories and James Shearron on board. and the effervescent interior designer delivers a precise but provocative answer: “I like to push the envelope—but just to the edge. the project turned into a lovefest. And Miles loves Cecil Beaton and other creative types of that period.” . as Shearron puts it. reflect the decorator’s own particular passions. dynamic designeR miles Redd was the ideal choice Text by Mitchell Owens Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna Produced by Anita Sarsidi RetuRn to Ask Miles Redd to define his stylistic modus operandi. The couple—Valerie Colas-Thibouville is half French and grew up amid grand architecture. had perused his website and decided his hallmark oomph could be their salvation.” Not surprisingly.400-square-foot three-bedroom in a circa-1925 building—into something sensational. after all.” Colas-Thibouville says.” Redd says. Their work takes inspiration from stately 18th-century French manors as well as the suave structures of Chicago tastemaker David Adler.glamouR FoR a young Family looking to inject a dose oF dRama into theiR tRaditional new yoRk city apaRtment. while her husband’s family owns handsome neoclassical residences in New York and Virginia—embraced those references too. he explains. not coincidentally.” he says. and looked to incorporate another one of their interests: “We love old Hollywood movies.” Redd says of the 74 New York City–based pair. right down to the Cole Porter songs.” Small wonder he has become the man to hire among homeowners who feel their traditional tastes need a bit of a jolt. The only goal. “They didn’t want it to look too goody-goody. “This was a match made in heaven. “Even our wedding had a 1930s theme. and these two stand apart. But since substantial remodeling was necessary to achieve that objective. as do James and Dick. and there are architects. two styles that. The adventuresome clients. “like so many other Fifth Avenue apartments. transforming their ordinary digs—a 2. That is.

the home was renovated by Dick Bories and James Shearron and decorated by Miles Redd. The custom-made sofa and throw pillows are covered in a Clarence House linen and velvet.The living room of the Manhattan apartment of Valerie Colas-Thibouville and her family. the window treatments are of a Kravet silk with Lee Jofa silk trim. and the Louis XVI– style bergère is from Todd Alexander Romano. The trio of artworks is by Jean-Louis Forain. and the walls are sheathed in red felt. the Oushak rug is antique. respectively. and antique cocktail table are all from John Rosselli Antiques and Decorations. Chinese table lamp. the porcelain vase. . See Resources.

A custom-made sofa upholstered in a Lee Jofa velvet and a circa-1960 cocktail table from Myrtle in the living room. Facing page: The gallery features a bench by John Rosselli Antiques and Decorations and a leather-covered door trimmed with silver nailheads. and the walls are lacquered Yves Klein–blue. the floor is painted in a faux-marble pattern. See Resources. .

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and a model of a WWI biplane. 78 . See Resources. and the sink fittings are by Waterworks. In the library/dining room. and the granite sink has Waterworks fittings. black-grouted subway tile. The kitchen features a custom-made cantilevered table with a DuPont Corian top. Facing page. the medicine cabinet is by Restoration Hardware. An ebonized table with bone inlay and an 18th-century wing chair in the living room.Clockwise from top left: Glossy cabinetry in the butler’s hall. The powder room’s wallpaper is by Scalamandré. clockwise from top left: Valerie ColasThibouville. a felt tablecloth and suzani curtains. the countertops are honed marble.

and service areas is a subtle hierarchy of architectural details established by Bories and Shearron. is sheathed in rich red leather and studded with silver-plate nailheads. “It’s probably cheaper to install uniform millwork throughout a house. were adapted from the pattern of a stained-wood floor at Château de Longpra in France. which originally stretched some 45 feet down one side of the apartment. “We keep holiday decorations simple—they’re mostly made of natural materials. hinges. an active environmentalist. and moldings are bold and grand in the main entertaining spaces. “There’s no reason to have the same heavy moldings in a kitchen as you would in a library.’ so blue. which often serve as a racecourse for their children’s bicycles.) The gallery comes in handy as an extension of the living room during frequent entertaining. The corridor was cut into three more-manageable sections: a long central hall lacquered glossy Yves Klein– blue with black-and-white painted faux-marble floors. “No twinkle lights allowed. and two flanking square vestibules lined with sheets of antiqued mirror held in place by snappy nickel tabs. while less-trafficked areas. the doorknobs.The most dramatic alteration in the overhaul was a redesign of the gallery. (They are actually blazer buttons Bories and Shearron found online. such as the laundry room and baths. . are given simpler treatments. red. but it means that the interiors feel static. however.” Here. Lucia’s Day. “although the kids’ rooms and the kitchen have fairly toned-down hues. including a Swedish Christmas party (Colas-Thibouville’s husband is of Swedish and Danish descent) on St. meanwhile. ‘We love color. The front door.” The hall’s graphic floors. December 13.” says ColasThibouville. and a strong Nancy Lancaster–style yellow is the scheme of the main rooms.” Further reinforcing differences between the residence’s public. private. “The clients said. a distinction that gives the place a subconscious sense of shifting volumes and the atmosphere of a venerable country home—no small feat considering the actual location overlooks Central Park and fleets of taxicabs.” Redd says. Ceiling heights have been adjusted slightly here and there as well.” Bories notes.

In the master bedroom. and the rug is by Dash & Albert. an eclectic collection of smallscale paintings hangs above the bed. and an Etienne Drian screen from John Rosselli Antiques and Decorations. 80 elledecor. which is upholstered in the same Christopher Norman Collection silk used for the curtains. the wallpaper is by Marthe Armitage. See Resources. Facing page.com . from top: A pair of Louis XV chairs covered in a Lelièvre velvet from Stark. The bed in the children’s room is by IKEA. an 18th-century chest of drawers purchased at Christie’s.

on the other hand. “There are butch English pieces and fantasy finds.Also evocative of a country house is the apartment’s decor. and attitudes. though in humble bleached white oak. The paneling and bookcases in the library/dining room—where a red-felt-draped table is surrounded by swaggering Georgian chairs—were copied from one of Marie Antoinette’s rooms at the Petit Trianon in Versailles. and a sparkling mirrored niche.” The living room. Talk about de-lovely. windows hung with pale-blue silk lambrequins. but the palette and furnishings are intense and vibrant.” n .” As one of her children pedals by. “We wanted to keep it young and fresh and happy. Colas-Thibouville remarks. boasts striking scarlet felt walls. like the blackamoor in the entrance hall and the fanciful folding screen in the master bedroom. Dick and Jim’s architecture has seriousness and scholarship. “Everyone tells you it’s a nightmare situation full of disagreements when you do a gut renovation. an inspired mix of eras. But ultimately this is exactly what we asked for. which the decorator says looks like “the inside of a cigar box. materials.” Redd says.

the vintage sofa is upholstered in a Donghia linen. and the faux-leather wall treatment was inspired by a home of Ashley and Allegra Hicks’s. D. 82 . decorated by Nestor Santa-Cruz. and the sisal is by Stark Carpet.C. the vintage parchment cocktail and nesting tables are by JeanMichel Frank.The living room of the Nash residence. a 1946 Englishcountry-style house in Washington. See Resources. The 19th-century screen and Directoire side chair are from Marston Luce Antiques.. the wool rug is by Michaelian & Kohlberg.

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AlexAndrA nAsh finds the perfect pArtner in designer nestor sAntA-cruz to help bring her vision of exuberAnt style to her WAshington, d.c., home
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Alexandra Nash’s defining style moment came at the age of 10, when she was invited to tea at the summer home of American decorating doyenne Sister Parish, in Dark Harbor, Maine. “I was bowled over by her cottage,” Nash says. “She took the English look and amped it up. She had lemon floors and patterned wallpapers everywhere. Women on the island had made afghans in bright psychedelic colors like fuchsia, yellow, and lime. I had a design epiphany.” Today Nash, a writer known to her friends as ChiChi, has her own convention-free house in a leafy neighborhood of Washington, D.C., and provides her own surprises to visitors accustomed to the buttoned-down interiors that are so prevalent in the nation’s capital. Outside, the home that she shares with her husband, Peter Nash, a real-estate developer, and their three children looks like a traditional whitewashed-brick, English-country-style house. But step inside and the entry hall’s gleaming lipstick-red console immediately proclaims, “This is going to be fun.” “No swags and no Chippendale,” says Washingtonbased interior designer Nestor Santa-Cruz, who fueled Nash’s passion for mixing midcentury and classic elements. In the living room, Directoire side chairs with backs upholstered in Fortuny-green pull up to a Jean-Michel Frank parchment-covered cocktail table. Turquoise David Hicks table lamps flank a vintage bed in the master bedroom, not far from a

Parish-Hadley Louis XV–style chair covered in vivid yellow silk. “I like rooms that have a potency in their atmosphere, that have an impact and create a mood,” Nash says. “I wasn’t trying to make each room different, but that’s how it turned out.” During a four-year stint in London with her family, Nash trawled Portobello Road and other antiques districts and fell under the sway of the graphic energy of the Hicks decorating dynasty—David and his son, Ashley. Upon their return to D.C., the Nashes bought a classic four-bedroom house on a charming street, and she plunged into putting it together. Inspired by photos of a home of Ashley and Allegra Hicks’s, she commissioned a green faux-leather wall treatment for the living room. But she soon found herself at a stalemate and needed help. “I was looking for a collaborator, a partner in crime who shared my taste,” she says. She found one in Santa-Cruz. “From the moment we met, we were off to the races.” “I was fortunate to work with a very chic, educated woman who had already started weaving a design tapestry,” says Cuba-born Santa-Cruz. “She would get inspired by so many things. My job was to help her edit, and bring it all to closure.” So when Nash became enamored of an emeraldgreen 19th-century French screen covered with scenic wallpaper that she spotted at a local antiques store, Santa-Cruz gave his blessing, and it is now the jewel of the living room. The designer describes the

The dining room’s Regency-style table originally belonged to Alexandra Nash’s mother, the light fixture is vintage, and the reproduction Curtis Jeré mirror is from Jonathan Adler; the raffia wall covering and gold-leaf ceiling paper are by Donghia, and the rug is by Michaelian & Kohlberg. Facing page, clockwise from top: In the study, the 1960s side chairs are from Sixteen Fifty Nine, and the suzani was found at a Georgetown flea market. A pair of ’40s club chairs and a 20th-century brass table lamp. A vintage ottoman and Chinese-style console in the entry hall. See Resources.

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It’s always an adventure. a legacy from a memorable Christmas party. a crape myrtle is hung with sparkly lights. James. The children’s rooms have walls of aqua. there is a season. and a collection of ’30s Lanvin perfume bottles that once belonged to Nash’s grandmother. lavender.com and zebra skin on the floor. a portrait of Peggy Guggenheim by Man Ray.” says Nash.room’s club chairs. curling up on the white leather sofa. could be considered shaggy chic. is cozy in winter. “Everything is open to kids and dogs. The Turkish rug in the master bedroom. the sunroom. “It shows even the smallest room has an opportunity for transcendence. when the curtains are drawn. “I didn’t want anything I would be uptight about. with its fireplace.” referring to the legendary decorator. a German shepherd. with its long angora knots. At night.” Now the family sits down to dinner on vintage Paul T. n . Frankl chairs. due to its cowhide rug and the plaster Maison Jansen torchieres that Santa-Cruz scooped up in Buenos Aires. In the garden. “When I come in here and close the door. it feels like a glamorous tent. a Carolina dog found in a shelter. “Sometimes I wander around until I decide. “the biggest dog bed in the world” for Otis. and Hermès-orange. suzani on the wall. In the upstairs hall. Nash’s take is more irreverent: “It’s like sitting in a giant Ugg boot.” she says. The intimate dining room is autumnal.” Nash says.” Fortunately her husband loves having choices. “There is always this quandary: Which room do I want to be in?” he says. Diana. I can satisfy my delusions of grandeur. Nash says. presided over by a 17th-century portrait. a candlelit cocoon under a golden ceiling. and Ashby. a James Mont sofa layered with textiles has become. hang out with friends wherever they like. “It gives me a bit of a Palm Beachy feeling. with thick caterpillar-fringed cushions. it has Venetian-plaster walls. glassed in on three sides. Inspired by a 1920s bath created for Parisian fashion designer Jeanne Lanvin by Albert Armand Rateau.” Their children. There is no family-hold-back policy. On bright spring and summer days. marble floors. and Wylie. has an edgy vibe. as “very Syrie Maugham.” Even the powder room has a pedigree. 86 elledecor. For every Nash room. The paneled study. and the kitchen retains its original 1940s red linoleum counters.

the hand-knotted rug is from Turkey. See Resources.In the master bedroom. and the curtains are of a linen print by Carleton V. the leather-and-acrylic bench and chrome floor lamp are vintage. a rug from Timothy Paul Carpets + Textiles. the Directoire-style bed is French. . the lacquer side tables were found online. and curtains of an antique textile. Facing page: Diana’s bedroom features a vintage Parish-Hadley chair.

deSigner CHarlotte MoSS ConjureS a CoMpelling ContraSt between Her elegant SopHiStiCation and tHe rugged Mountain terrain Text by Mitchell Owens Photography by Pieter Estersohn Styled by Stephen Pappas .Snow Country HigH in tHe roCkieS.

Daisy and Oscar. and American influences into gracious backgrounds for elegant living. and though they had no plans to move. wHen Colorado comes to mind.” She and her husband. and they were satisfied with a residence in the fashionable West End that had long been their home away from home.Interior designer Charlotte Moss and her Cavalier King Charles spaniels. Barry. I don’t. would recognize. the bergère is upholstered in a Lee Jofa chenille. wherever you might live. Facing page: A Louis XIII mantel from Kneen & Co. (The couple also maintains a townhouse in New York City and a sybaritic country place in the Hamptons. that last bit of geographic reverie can be dropped once you cross the threshold of Charlotte Moss’s hideaway in Aspen. most people conjure visions of sparkling streams filled with rainbow trout. as she knew he would—after all he was perfectly comfortable in their current abode—but she had a no-fail trump card: “This one has a view that will take your breath away. urban or authentic. the curtains are of a Brunschwig & Fils cotton. Moss urged her husband to take a look. As could be expected from an interior designer who has gained legions of fans by blending French. he saw. English. on the terrace of her Aspen. a larger house on a cul-de-sac in another part of town came on the market. and like his wife. Susceptible to striking landscapes that can be admired at leisure with a mor ning cup of coffee. house.” Moss explains. jagged mountains capped with snow. “You decorate the way you decorate. See Resources. Well. The cul-de-sac ensured minimal traffic and maximum privacy. and the gilt-wood chandelier is from JF Chen. “Some people do the whole Western thing and it looks fantastic. there is nothing here a cowboy. He resisted. Colorado. are longtime Aspen habitués. but even better was the building’s majestic 89 . an investment banker. from Navajo blankets to displays of the saddlemaker’s art.) But a few years ago. and lodgelike houses dressed in Western gear. and a stacked-stone fireplace surround in the living room. Barry Friedberg. Friedberg came. he was conquered. the chairs are by McKinnon and Harris.” Moss told him. That sentence was all it took.

Some dark-wood ceilings were lightened with Venetian plaster. welcoming the couple and their Cavalier King Charles spaniels. The console and 19th-century tapestry of exotic birds were purchased in Paris. Facing page: Moss designed the living room banquettes. See Resources. thanks to a living room measuring nearly 26 feet long by 20 feet wide and a dining room of similarly baronial proportions. Guests are a frequent part of the program too. Four days later. and the Turkish rug was found in Istanbul. crisscrossed with skiers in winter. Daisy and Oscar. “I’m a big homebody. and the Italian lamps are by Neal Johnson. the portrait is 18th century. which are covered in the same Brunschwig & Fils cotton used for the room’s curtains. several times a year. the house looked straight onto Aspen Mountain. charlottemoss.From top: Chinoiserie mirrors and antique faience and delftware in the living room. an 11. It finally was decorated to Moss’s satisfaction after a few years. including at Christmas.212foot-high peak thickly forested in spring and summer. and the five-bedroom house has become a beloved retreat.” says Moss.” The decoration of the house is just as cozy and laid-back as its hostess’s sophisticated but downhome approach to entertaining.com. whose insights on the subject are showcased in Tête à Tête. Perched on a rocky escarpment. and the public spaces in our previous house were just not conducive to entertaining in a big way. “But the scale of this place allows us to have a huge barbecue buffet once a year for 50 people with pork cooked for 12 hours and all the fixings. position. the engaging lifestyle blog on her website. and shadowed by bald eagles. from tangy North Carolina–style sauces to succotash and corn bread.com . they owned it. and the ottoman. and 90 elledecor. which is finished with Samuel & Sons fringe.

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the painting is by Karl Millner.In the dining room. . an antique English trestle table is surrounded by chairs designed by Moss. The dining table is set with a collection of antique napkins. the walls are covered in a Cowtan & Tout fabric. the limestone mantel is by Exquisite Surfaces. and the chandelier is by Formations. the dinnerware is by Atelier du Vieil Apt. and pewter candlesticks. clockwise from top: Oscar and Daisy sit atop a sofa upholstered in a Brunschwig & Fils linen-cotton in the study. Facing page. and the etched crystal is by William Yeoward. See Resources. Paul Ferrante lanterns in the gallery. the place mats are by Nancy Stanley Waud Fine Linens. English oak and horn tumblers.

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Louis XVI– style canopy beds by Niermann Weeks are topped with coverlets of a Jasper/Michael S.The walls of the Empire bedroom are covered in a Romo fabric. In the master bath. the bed curtains and skirt are of a Claremont silk. and the bedcover is of a Kravet cotton. Facing page. the walls and curtains feature a Lee Jofa linen-cotton. the lantern is by Dennis & Leen. and the chandelier is from John Rosselli Antiques and Decorations. clockwise from top left: The Empire room’s 19th-century secretary is from Kenny Ball Antiques. See Resources. the ottoman is by Moss. A Claremont fabric covers the walls of the twin guest room. and the mahogany chairs are antique. 94 . Smith fabric.

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A ruby-red ottoman is ringed in fringe. and portraits of grand ladies of the past such as Mary of Modena. Flowered chintz curtains are balanced with gutsy tapestry chairs. referring to the former owner. It’s not the way things are usually done in Colorado. And the crowning touch in the master bedroom is Moss’s adaptation of one of her idols’ own creations: a towering branchlike iron canopy bed inspired by one designed by 1960s style icon Pauline de Rothschild. one’s taste remains constant. is like an aristocratic family’s historic chalet transported from the Alps to the Rockies. along with Millicent Rogers and a few eternally elegant others. Moss also scattered around a few rugs she picked up on a whirlwind trip to Istanbul. but as Moss declares.” Today the schemes are definitely more yin and yang. 96 elledecor. financier Ted Forstmann. where a four-poster stands amid walls striped like a military-officer’s tent—have a more masculine slant. a woman who occupies a high place in Moss’s personal pantheon. “so the darkness made sense. while antique elk horns flank the mirror over the mantel.” Moss says. whatever the location. a wife of England’s James II—Moss got it from the estate sale of designer Tony Duquette—share walls with grand brackets holding aloft shapely blue-and-white ceramic vessels that look straight out of the palace of an Ottoman sultan. n .dark beams were painted a soft cream. “This was a guy’s house before we bought it. smart stripes are paired with sensual paisley patterns. so now sunlight sets all the rooms gently aglow. arrayed under pale vaulted and paneled ceilings and in front of windows framing snowy views. The combined effect of all this splendor. while others—like the Napoléon-flavored Empire room.com Some of the four guest rooms are feminine.

See Resources.An antique architect’s table from Todd Alexander Romano overlooks the master bedroom’s view of Aspen Mountain. Facing page: The bed was inspired by one designed by Pauline de Rothschild and is dressed in a Chelsea Editions linen-cotton with a bedcover by Leontine Linens. . the walls are sheathed in a Travers linen.

98 .Wish FulFillment Pear Tree Point Tid Bit dessert plate. katespade. $50 for a set of four.com. by Kate Spade New York.

Broughton decanter, $595, by Ralph Lauren Home; ralphlaurenhome.com. See Resources.

Who says holiday shopping has to be stressFul? Whether big or small, precious or practical, our stylish giFts are sure to delight everyone on your list
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Rocking horse, $1,795, by Casamidy for Vivre; vivre.com.

Paloma Madras glasses, $48 each, from Edwina Hunt; edwinahunt.com. Double Peacock handpainted note cards, $140 for a set of eight, by Bernard Maisner Studio; bernardmaisner.com.

Harpswell teapot, $595, by Ralph Lauren Home; ralphlaurenhome.com.

Pinstripe Linen trays, $18–$27, and kitchen towels, $12 each, from Haus Interior; hausinterior.com.

Intrecciato desk clock, $1,400, by Bottega Veneta; bottegaveneta.com. iPhone 3G case, $280, by Hermès; hermes.com.

Durry Stripe rugs, $50 each, by Roberta Roller Rabbit; robertarollerrabbit.com.

Chaco cocktail forks, $245 for a set of four, by Airedelsur; barneys.com.

Vertical Cane vase, $300, by Solos Glass; solosglass.com. See Resources.

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. in their Manhattan apartment. vintage lamps from Privet House flank a Thetis sofa by Andrew Martin International upholstered in a linen by Philip Gorrivan for Highland Court. Lisa. This page: In the living room. the cocktail table by Philip Gorrivan Design was inspired by Jean Royère. Charlie and Isabelle.Facing page: Interior designer Philip Gorrivan with his wife. the pillows are covered in a jacquard by Donghia. and the ceiling is lacquered in Benjamin Moore’s White Dove. See Resources. and children.

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growing up means rebelling against clueless elders who seem to think that everyone should aspire to have a nice steady job. after college. Don’t they understand the soul of an artist? Philip Gorrivan. was hardly so cursed. Feeling unfulfilled by banking. The zinc-top kitchen table is by York Street Studio. FOR MOST PEOPLE with a creative streak. upholstered in a Romo linen. The Jansen-style slipper chairs were found in Paris. the banquette is upholstered in a leather by Philip Gorrivan for Highland Court. sunlighting. “It wasn’t long before I realized what they wanted was for me to do it for them. Then some friends asked him for advice on decorating their house. adds. found his way into the world of business.” he says. however. Even when he moved to Manhattan. his first cramped apartment was carefully done. He forsook art and. clockwise from top left: The photograph in the living room is Transparent City #6 by Michael Wolf. Gorrivan firmly appropriated the design duties at their home (though Lisa surrendered them grudgingly). and the limed-oak tables. His friends were thrilled with the results. he finally quit moonlighting and started. “Then their neighbors hired me. (And. the European drawings. “I found out decorating was my calling. and they enthusiastically encouraged their son in that direction.” . . a teacher told his parents he would make a wonderful artist.” he says. the curtains are of a fabric by Philip Gorrivan for Highland Court. . he recalls. he pursued his new gig on the sly. “Sometimes you have to go through life before you realize what you’re meant to do. which the decorator has been collecting for 20 years.) When they married a few years later. his wife. where he met the girl he would marry—and she was a banker. chuckling. an artist abhors a blank canvas. span the 17th through the 19th centuries. But young Gorrivan balked.” he continues. and the Spoleto chair from Knoll is vintage. Engravings from Sir William Hamilton’s 18th-century book on antiquities are displayed on the black-lacquered walls of the octagonal gallery. Lisa. See Resources. still working at a financial institution during the day. “So . Hardly a rebel without a cause. well. Facing page.Gorrivan designed the dining area’s banquette. and the painting is a 1950s American still life.” So. But just as nature abhors a vacuum. preferably in a bank. When he was a boy in Maine. without a single comfortable place to sit.

apropos of nothing. we had such an argument about the color of the walls. The pair of limed-oak tables in the living room that function as a charmingly ad hoc dining area are a Gorrivan design. a piece Gorrivan found in Paris. “I have strong opinions. you don’t usually think about living in a glamorous way. And as happy as Lisa is. Isabelle declared to her mother. like the rest of the place.com merely because children have entered the picture.” Those rebellious urges start so young. which Gorrivan acknowledges was a major inspiration.” Gorrivan says. Many of its effects are subtle. and. no! It will get dusty. Charlie.) “I designed this apartment for the way we live. feels as chic as Yves Saint Laurent’s Paris apartment. you can’t imagine. However. our home feels very glamorous. “Never again in my life will I have furniture that’s uncomfortable. and son. as the nicest ones always are. proof that one need not abandon style 110 elledecor. are both elegantly decorated and personal.” she recalls. after Jean-Michel Frank. Having two small children. As sophisticated as the place is. designed by Dorothy Draper in 1930. “He was right. And the kitchen. “I was adamantly opposed to the feather fixture. family heirlooms all. the nicest compliment about the apartment (and Gorrivan’s ultimate choice of career) was indirect. but the real litmus test is Lisa. Gorrivan actually refashioned the bland space used by the previous owners to stow children’s toys into an ode to the black-and-ivory elegance of the Carlyle hotel lobby. “The TVs are on. don’t they? n . The kids do their homework on the dining room tables.” But she relented on that occasion. or at least a modern-day version.” So she doesn’t exercise her veto power much. “I am probably one of his most critical clients. He has learned his lesson. “Mommy. One day. though she can always remind him of that long-ago misstep when he failed to include a single soft seat in his first place. I don’t want to be a banker. But their rooms.” He’s pleased with the results. she admits with a guilty sigh. When I walk in the door here. no. At first it seems like a stylish setting right out of a John Cheever story.” she says. it so perfectly epitomizes today’s idealized mix of contemporary and classic that when you turn the corner and find two kids’ rooms. Still. Then she shrugs. I thought. yet one of his biggest fans. right down to the poodle and the smattering of early-American antiques. there are toys out. seven. where they live with their 10-year-old daughter. No. with its black mirror backsplash. I want to take over Daddy’s business when I grow up. the Gorrivan home has a much larger dose of Parisian élan and color than your average 1950s WASPs’ nest.” he solemnly swears. When we first moved in together. it doesn’t feel precious or predictable: An assemblage of European drawings from the 17th through the 19th centuries and scattered pieces of midcentury French pottery attest to the fact that people with particular passions live here. Though the black-lacquered octagonal gallery looks as if it has been there forever. This is clear from the moment you enter. it will shed. Isabelle. you’re almost taken aback. we’ll have feathers everywhere. she almost always has since. (One of the loveliest touches is the giant goose-feather light fixture in Isabelle’s room.The fruits of this calling are beautifully evident in the couple’s new Upper East Side apartment.

In Isabelle’s room. the wallpaper on the ceiling and the shade fabric are from First Editions. See Resources. Facing page. Gorrivan found the goose-feather pendant light in Paris. the painting over the chest of drawers is by William Betts. . and the bed linens are by Matouk.The walls in the master bedroom are covered in manila hemp from Phillip Jeffries. and the painting is by Carol Hunt. a Tom Dixon fixture hangs overhead. the trundle bed is upholstered in a David Hicks by Ashley Hicks cotton from Lee Jofa. from left: The sectional sofa and pillows in the family room are upholstered in fabrics by Philip Gorrivan for Highland Court. the faux-tortoiseshell mirror is by Gregorius Pineo.

At the time she owned a place in . with its majestic allée of century-old maple trees. By the time I pass the icicle-encrusted winter gardens 112 and pull up to the white 1860 Georgian manor house. my children and I are full of joyous memories of being home for the holidays.” Dolores remembers. The ideal seTTing for fesTive faMily gaTherings TexT by Melissa barreTT rhodes · PhoTograPhy by WilliaM Waldron Produced by aniTa sarsidi Winter’s tale Marcel Proust made us aware that even the most seemingly insignificant sensory experience can trigger important memories. who bought the house and its 56 acres on a total lark nearly seven years ago. Dolores Barrett. North Creek Farm is the Hudson Valley weekend getaway shared by my mother. For him it was a madeleine and a cup of linden tea. For me there is nothing quite like the satisfying crunch of fresh snow beneath the tires as I turn on to the long driveway of North Creek Farm. Silhouetted against the snow are two large red barns. a family of golden-haired Shetland cows. and woolly sheep. Nubian goats.design ediTor Melissa barreTT rhodes visiTs her ParenTs’ bucolic hoMe in neW york’s hudson valley.” “We weren’t even house hunting. miniature donkeys. Edward Klein. after I had stumbled on an enticing magazine ad for a “gentleman’s farm. and my stepfather.

and the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Green Smoke. the shearling rug is by Patterson. the interior was decorated by Rob Southern.In the library of North Creek Farm. Facing page: The Georgian house was built in 1860 and renovated with flanking additions during the 1920s. and the 19th-century English corner chair is from Niall Smith Antiques. the weekend home of Dolores Barrett and Edward Klein in Ghent. . Flynn & Martin. New York. See Resources. the armchairs are upholstered in a Rose Cumming linen.

The vent hood is by Broan. the curtain fabric is by Pollack. the ottoman. The living room’s tufted-leather armchairs are from John Rosselli Antiques and Decorations. clockwise from top left: A brass chandelier by Vaughan Designs hangs above an heirloom dining table. the walls are covered in a Bennison linen. the settee is Empire. and the sisal is by Patterson. 114 elledecor. Facing page.In the living room. See Resources. Regency chairs from Yale Burge Antiques surround a table from Mill House Antiques & Gardens. the chairs are upholstered in a Cowtan & Tout fabric. which is covered in a vintage kilim. and the wall is covered in an intricate crewel. and the dishwasher is by Bosch. Flynn & Martin. and the 19th-century painting are both from Myrtle.com . In the game room.

so they drove up to take a peek. But the photos of bucolic North Creek Farm spoke to them both. whose sense of style and exacting eye for detail served her well during her eight years as vice president of public relations for Polo Ralph Lauren. Many of us are in the media. a Manhattan-based interior designer. And given its year-round use. and be with his family was irresistible. and dinner discussions often turn into heated debates. step-siblings. Long Island.” They made an offer then and there. Our clan is a modern one: step-parents. Rob Southern. while pajama-clad children run in and out. “I’d always wanted a place far back from the road. “It’s a place to connect. But let’s face it. The interiors needed to embrace this raucous spirit. formally decorated holiday tables.” For Ed. yet they had a kind of innate elegance and dignity. seeking attention or another lollipop. the house had to transition seamlessly from Thanksgiving to Christmas to the Fourth of July.Bridgehampton. where she and Ed maintained a glamorous—and hectic—social life. a tranquil place to wind down. “Dolores and I knew instantly that this magical place would be the ideal gathering spot for our grandchildren. work. The house and its setting were not ostentatious. cousins. from corn-on-the-cob casual to my mother’s famously chic.” Southern says. It was completely unlike them to do something so impulsive and was thrilling for the rest of the family. Both Christmas and Hanukkah are celebrated at North Creek Farm. was the perfect choice to help Dolores implement her dream of a refined yet relaxed country home. with unforced landscaping.” says Dolores. which now numbers four adult children and seven grandchildren. and step-cousins all mingled together. .” he says. the former editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine who now contributes to Vanity Fair and writes best-selling biographies. “It’s a very rural area surrounded on all sides by farms—inspirational for a writer. “I immediately fell in love.

Ed and I marvel at its beauty and serenity. “When we’re alone in this house. family antiques are mixed with modern elements. In the game room—the site of Monopoly marathons. in both colors and patterns. a nod to the time the house was built.” Southern says. North Creek Farm is at its very best. and I wanted to retain tradition. my daughter Annalise’s fashion shows. and my son Jack’s chess games with “Pa” (his nickname for Ed)—the walls are upholstered in an 116 elledecor.com 18th-century design of birds and flowering branches.” he says.” Throughout.” n . either of the lake. but also have the ability to close off and be private. it’s for writers and avid readers.“families work best when members are able to have private time as well as public time. with a surface for a laptop and good lighting to read by. “It has a handcraftiness to it. Southern capitalized on this by bringing natural motifs indoors. but in a modern palette.” And it does. A Sheraton-style tester bed in the master bedroom is flanked by a pair of overscale contemporary ambercolor glass urn lamps and offset with a Caio Fonseca print and a vivid geometric American needlepoint rug. a reflection of my parents’ eclectic taste. “but it feels fresh on the walls. “Yet when it’s filled with the laughter of our grandchildren. “was to take all of their various likes and interests and marry them in a way that would make the place flow.” Southern used textiles that have references to the past. “The outside really dictated the inside. Everything had to be child-friendly. “Dolores. so every room had to support many functions.” he says. updated in a sophisticated watery blue and beige. “The key with Dolores and Ed. or the extensive gardens. Ed.” Each room has a lovely view.” Dolores says. As much as I wanted it to feel farmlike. He anchored the living room with a bold crewel on two walls. but without being overly historical or too literal. the barns and paddocks.

See Resources. as well as for the shades and the wing chair.In the master bedroom. Facing page: A guest room is sheathed in Cowtan & Tout’s Strie wallpaper. the lamps are from Myrtle. the firm’s Ferns linen is used for the headboard. and the etching is by Caio Fonseca. which was designed by Southern. is dressed in a skirt of a Travers print that is also used for the curtains. . the Sheraton-style bed. a family heirloom.

and mirrortop cocktail and side tables are all by James Mont. the steel staircase is painted bronze. at their Manhattan triplex. with his wife. upholstered in a Nancy Corzine silk. . and Blossom.Facing page: Todd Merrill. gilt table lamp. This page: In the living room. and the wall color is Farrow & Ball’s Lamp Room Gray. of Todd Merrill Antiques/ 20th Century. the sofa. Lauren. the apartment was designed in 1986 by Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown of Tsao & McKown Architects for Tsao’s sister. their Chihuahua mix. See Resources.

gold rush With a fearless eye and a passion for distinctive 20 th-century furnishings. decorative-arts dealer todd Merrill crafts a gleaMing ode to high style at his Manhattan triplex text by anthony barzilay freund photography by roger davies styled by carlos Mota 119 .

the exuberant. But if you don’t push. “Most people wouldn’t think to pair the table with those chairs. “I was looking for a space where we could live with what I was selling. from his sofa and side table to what the homeowner calls a “Deco meets Moderne meets Asian Modern” cinnabar console from 1958 that he admits he originally thought “was the ugliest piece of furniture I’d ever seen. is filled with head-turning furnishings—all lacquer and gilt and elaborate detailing by such larger-than-life designers as James Mont. the one-of-a-kind. The gamble paid off. His grandparents were prominent antiques dealers. “is all about the wow factor. graphic zebra rugs from fashion designer Geoffrey Beene’s house in Oyster Bay. and T. notably the charismatic Mont. and surfaces that reflect light. Stocked with unique and custom studio pieces from the 1920s through the ’90s. “We couldn’t have found a better spot for us—and our furniture. And I definitely don’t want to live with it. a selfinvented rogue whose clients. silver. they were intrigued by the unusual amalgam of influences: neoclassical.” Mont’s creations dominate the living room. “I’d never seen anything like it. who dubbed them Wisteria chairs. plus wonderful details that included a richly patterned terrazzo floor inlaid with multihued bronze. as Merrill explains. and his father. and a dazzling 1938 Baguès chandelier that once hung in Elsa Schiaparelli’s London atelier. referring to his nearby eponymous store. the swaggering 20th-century interiors of Todd Merrill’s apartment might at first seem an unlikely fit. (Mont and Parzinger are among the many trailblazing studio-furniture craftsmen featured in a book Merrill coauthored. and Mont’s “decadent.” His penchant for pieces with character is immediately apparent upon entering the living room. and it was promptly heralded for its modernist drama. “Whatever I put in here. Vermont. Duane.” he says. In a stroke of curatorial mischief. “But Todd somehow always knows what works. included Lana Turner and “mobsters on both coasts. a built-in cherry-wood platform four-poster in the master suite.” He adds. Tommi Parzinger. and even a bit of surrealism—inspired by Magritte. whether it’s from the ’30s or the ’90s.” explains Merrill.” But Merrill likes nothing more than being challenged. where artist Pedro Friedeberg’s ’60s gilded Hand Foot chair waves its weird welcome. “I don’t want to sell something that looks like everything else out there. “I confess I didn’t quite know what to make of it when I first walked in. It mingles with eye-catching Serge Roche plaster torchieres on either side of the fireplace.” n .” 120 elledecor. he placed a rare ’50s yellowlacquer Parzinger console across from the one by Mont. but I enjoy the face-off here. Then there’s the furniture by artisans with biographies as compelling as their work. the vibrant two-bedroom triplex he shares with his television-producer wife. according to Merrill. When a Realtor showed it to the Merrills in 2008. H. life’s pretty dull.) Enhancing the glitz factor is the heavy use of metallic finishes throughout the residence. and others who prefer their decor with a dash of rock-and-roll flash. “I’m drawn to the unexpected. Robsjohn-Gibbings— cohabitating in surprising yet splendid harmony. Lauren. Lenny Kravitz.” Merrill says. “I wanted a design lab and showcase for what we do in my gallery.” His approach.” as he says. The table is surrounded by striking Lucite seats made by Charles Hollis Jones in 1968 for his friend Tennessee Williams.” he says. Indeed.” Merrill says.” The unexpected quirkiness. the shop attracts the likes of Jennifer Aniston.” the dealer says with a grin.” Merrill states. looks amazing. is a noted auctioneer. Case in point: the late-’70s polishedsteel-tiled table by Bernard Quentin in the downstairs dining room/kitchen overlooking the lushly planted private garden. and sometimes that means pushing right to the edge of good taste. and a bronze-painted spiral staircase convinced him that “restoring the place to its 1980s glamour. Modern Americana [Rizzoli. But not for the well-known furniture-and-accessories dealer. would be well worth the refinishing and repainting required after years of wear and tear. Karl Springer. “The two men hated each other. surrounded by folk art and early Americana. Zen.tucked into a historic Greek Revival rowhouse on a tidy tree-lined street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. “I also wanted a place where I could move away from the period American furniture of our past few homes and of my childhood.com Architects Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown designed the apartment in 1986 for Tsao’s sister in one of their first residential projects. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. who grew up in Burlington. “I love gold. New York. 2008]. Tsao flanked the living room fireplace with red velvet pilasters that he called frozen curtains. fantastical aesthetic” quickly grew on him.” Lauren notes.

and the zebra rugs belonged to Geoffrey Beene. The lacquer console is by Tommi Parzinger. the print is by Andy Warhol. See Resources. Robsjohn-Gibbings console and a chair and brass lamp by Karl Springer. H. and the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Blackened. is dressed with bedding from Calypso Home. In the dining room. The master bedroom vanity features a T. and chairs by Charles Hollis Jones. a Tsao & McKown design. Facing page: Plaster torchieres by Serge Roche and Pedro Friedeberg’s Hand Foot chair. a Venini light fixture.Clockwise from top: The master bedroom’s cherry-wood fourposter. the terrazzo floor and mirrored fireplace with flanking velvet pilasters are from Tsao & McKown’s original design. Bernard Quentin table. . The gold-leaf wall covering in the master bath is by Phillip Jeffries. the totem sculpture is by Elaine Katzer.

com).com). Tartan notebook. Page 40: Montserrat cotton blend by Designers Guild.. jonathanadler. Reversible Metallic Wave Edge napkin. (for showrooms: 212-758-5000. to the trade from Brunschwig & Fils (for showrooms: 800-538-1880.com). (for information: grangeny.com). Boyd Plaid lamp. 10 Kowloon side table. $950. Staffordshire Stripe rug by Dash & Albert Rug Co. ikea. Page 58: Hemisphere Gold plate. restorationhardware.com). Cocktail table from Myrtle (for information: 212-300-7179. Twig lantern.com). Page 89: Outdoor furniture from the duVal Collection. Bed curtains and skirt of Palma Damask silk. (for information: 800-658-5035. & J. to the trade from Brunschwig & Fils (for showrooms: 800538-1880. $28. Pages 86–87: In daughter's bedroom.com).com). Page 78: In butler's hall. to the trade from Stark Carpet (for showrooms: 212-752-9000..com).com). brunschwig. Framed Inset medicine cabinet by Restoration Hardware (for information: 800-762-1005. Curtains of Oxus linen by Carleton V. made to order by Marthe Armitage. vintage Tomlinson Furniture side chairs and lamp from Sixteen Fifty Nine (for information: 202333-1480. by JCPenney (for information: 877-FIND-JCP).com). (for information: 704377-1099. to the trade from Hinson & Co. Stickley (for information: stickley.. darrelldeanantiques. to the trade from Stark Fabric (for showrooms: starkfabric.320.com). leejofa.com).com).com). kravet.com). to the trade from Zimmer + Rohde (for w Publications Mail Agreement No. 40052054 Canadian Registration Number 126018209RT0001 Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: P.dupont. (for showrooms: 310-659-1400.com). $58.com).com). 9 Side table.O. 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Architecture by Sarah Broughton of Rowland + Broughton Architecture and Urban Design (for information: 970-544-9006.650. to the trade from Lee Jofa (for showrooms: 888-533-5632. to the trade from John Rosselli & Assoc. kennyballantiques. carrierandcompany. crafted by Daniel Scuderi Antiques Inc. $35/yd.com).com). (for information: johnrosselliassociates. $78. manufactured by Nordic Custom Builders Inc. to the trade from Stark Fabric (for showrooms: 212752-9000.com).com). 3 Weems table. Box 503. brunschwig. In children's room. Easton Vintage 2 Hole Bridge Kitchen Mixer. to the trade from Formations (for showrooms: 310-659-3062. dashandalbert. johnrosselliantiques.com). upholstered in Chandigra linencotton. Interiors Ltd. Royal Stewart wool. Canopy beds.net).com). nordiccustom. $194.net) of Barneys New York (for information: barneys. by Jeffrey Banks for HSN (for information: hsn. and antique cocktail table.com).com). pencil cup. hamiltonweston. 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Screen by Etienne Drian.com). RPO West Beaver Creek. samuelandsons. by Jardins en Fleur (for information: jardinsenfleur. bed and curtains of Chinon Stripe silk. jfchen. nealjohnsonltd. brunschwig.com). by J. available at Hamilton-Weston Wallpapers Ltd. available at Bergdorf Goodman (for information: 800-558-1855).com). by Astier de Villatte from John Derian Co.com). THe TOP 10 BeDsIDe TaBLes Clarence House (for showrooms: clarencehouse.885. leejofa. Page 54: 1 Jackson bedside table. Page 91: Custom-made banquettes by Charlotte Moss (for information: charlottemoss. Macleod of Lewis wool by Old World Weavers. to the trade from Lee Jofa (for showrooms: 888-5335632. In entry hall. (for information: johnderian. $324/yd. walls upholstered in Alessandro linen by Rosa Bernal.com). $458. Pages 84–85: In study.com). Walls upholstered in Stonecroft Paisley linen. $1. 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In kitchen. 10 by Caio Fonseca from Senior & Shopmaker Gallery (for information: 212-2136767. In daughter's room. ice scoop. Bed upholstered in Riviera cotton by David Hicks by Ashley Hicks. Curtains of Cervantes silk-wool by Philip Gorrivan.com). $50/set of 4. $18/sm. Island by William Betts from Margaret Thatcher Projects (for information: 212-675-0222. Italian Essentials set. e-mail info@privethouse. rosecumming.com). $1. Vefa's Kitchen.com). $16. Walton Ford: Pancha Tantra.. by Edwina Hunt (for information: edwinahunt. $204. Handkerchiefs. $1. $29. by Casamidy for Vivre (for information: vivre. Handycam video camera. in sun. Window shade of Navarre cotton blend by Philip Gorrivan.com). $990. x 5. Pages 104–05: Tank clock. Blu-Ray player. (for information: williams-sonoma. $30. In kitchen. farrow-ball. merrillantiques. by Frette (for information: frette. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to ELLE DECOR. CO 80322-5850.com). $68 ea.com). Game table from Mill House Antiques & Gardens (for information: 203263-3446.com).com). In dining room.S. Custom-made headboard by Rob Southern of Rob Southern Inc.com). Olive Branch. Transparent City #6 by Michael Wolf from Robert Koch Gallery (for information: 415-421-0122. Evolution dishwasher by Bosch (for information: bosch-home. (386) 597-4375. by Hermès (for information: hermes. $39.com). by Ralph Lauren Home (for information: ralphlaurenhome. volume #20.com). and double old-fashioned glass. Custom Monogram dog bed. Curtains of Aberdeen silk-linen. myrtlenyc. $48/set of 4. and Oak Tree bookplates. $495 ea. pattersonflynnandmartin.com). $125.com). $195. by D. and throw by Maison de Vacances from Calypso Home (for information: 212-925-6200).com).000. to the trade from Gregorius Pineo (for showrooms: gregoriuspineo. Pages 98–99: Pear Tree Point Tid Bit dessert plate. $95 ea.S. and kitchen towels. by Ralph Lauren Home (for information: ralphlaurenhome. to the trade from Highland Court (for showrooms: 800-387-2533.com).com). leejofa.25" dia. four-poster bed designed by Tsao & McKown (for information: 212-337-3800. Keri and Chevron napkins.com).com). Walls upholstered in Songbird linen blend. wing chair. Page 117: Bed skirt and curtains of Indienne linen-cotton by Travers. x 12. nancycorzine. $60. $12.. (for information: 800-576-5455. to the trade from Phillip Jeffries Ltd. by Calvin Klein Home (for information: calvinklein.com). ceiling and window shade of Hampton Fern. cowtan. please call the following number and indicate that to the operator: 386-597-4375. $1.co. to the trade from Lee Jofa (for showrooms: 800-453-3563.com).com). by Panasonic (for information: panasonic. New York. Comforter. showrooms: 212-627-7766. by Fendi (for information: fendi. Frou Frou Platter.400. Lamps from Myrtle (for information: 212-300-7179. (for showrooms: 800-576-5455. Wallets.com). All rights reserved.com). x 7" h.com).com). x 10" h. $215. $143. $350. Clover.com). Cardross punch bowl.com).. issue #10.com). Pages 112–13: In library. to the trade from Nancy Corzine (for showrooms: 212-223-8340. 10-ml travel atomizers. If the postal services alert us that your magazine is undeliverable. Vignelli carafe. zimmer-rohde.com).. chairs from Yale Burge Antiques Inc. by Madeline Weinrib Atelier (for information: madelineweinrib. Lavender sachets. Page 110: In family room. by Airedelsur. (for information: 212-838-4005. $595. Pomegranate salt-and-pepper-shaker set.com). Ottawa. $490. walls papered in Gold Leaf. $140/set of 8.com). yorkstreet. tsao-mckown. Page 121: In master bedroom. by Michael Aram (for information: michaelaram. to the trade from Highland Court. $95 ea. available at Best Buy (for information: bestbuy. Paul Revere punch bowl. both from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store (for information: store. Lumix DMCFS7 digital cameras.com). x 9. customerservice-elledecor.. Sta.. Broughton decanter.com). by Brook Sigal from Edwina Hunt (for information: edwinahunt. National Trust punch bowl.. Sky Birds decorative plates.com).. by Roost from Calypso Home (for information: calypso-celle. by Alexandra Knight (for information: alexandraknightonline. by Marie Freudenberger for Haus Interior (for information: hausinterior. $235. Antelope candlestick. Marcello mirror.com). Le Noir Cristal Phalsbourg decanter.com). phillipjeffries.595. to the trade from First Editions Wallcoverings & Fabrics Inc. Vessels. (for information: 212-924-1400). Fax (303) 604-7644. Greek Key tray..fr).com. to the trade from Bennison (for showrooms: 212-223-0373.com).com). $26 ea. Ceiling lacquered in White Dove by Benjamin Moore (for information: 800-672-4686.com)..com). HOMe RUN Pages 118–21: Todd Merrill of Todd Merrill Antiques/20th Century (for information: 212-673-0531.resources showrooms: 212-758-7925. Harpswell teapot. by Cartier (for information: cartier. Scarves. armchairs from John Rosselli Antiques and Decorations (for information: 212750-0060. $245. highlandcourtfabrics.com). Walls painted in Lamp Room Gray by Farrow & Ball (for information: 888-511-1121. by Bergdorf Goodman Private Label (for information: bergdorfgoodman. highlandcourtfabrics. available at Barneys New York (for information: barneys. by Bottega Veneta (for information: bottegaveneta. farrow-ball. $198. $50 ea. $140/sm. Red Lizard handbag. In living room.75" h. all by Hermès (for information: hermes.com). (for showrooms: firsteditions. table by Stephen Piscuskas for York Street Studio (for information: 203266-9000. $245/set of 4. $695.com). $68. Page 116: Strie wallpaper.. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited. and pilasters designed by Tsao & McKown (for information: 212-337-3800. $220/set of 6.com). by Mottahedeh (for information: mottahedeh. yaleburge. philipgorrivan. $27/med. $344. $280/lg.com). Walls painted in Green Smoke by Farrow & Ball (for information: 888-511-1121.com).. In game room.. $250. thatcherprojects.com).com). all by Anthropologie (for information: anthropologie..com).390. both to the trade from Cowtan & Tout (for showrooms: 212-647-6900. Bruno racing car.com). Page 97: Antique architect's table from Todd Alexander Romano (for information: 212-421-7722). sofa upholstered in Boucheron silk.com). $350/sm.5" h. 126 elledecor. $28/set of 16. both by Philip Gorrivan. all by Pampaloni from Bergdorf Goodman.. $280. $1. Candles. Antique Silver Sentiment servers. $12 ea. Chairs upholstered in Dante cottonpolyamide. from Rizzoli (for information: amazon.com/us).com). $175 ea. and shades.com). Eloise punch bowl and ladle.5" dia.. Page 109: Banquette upholstered in Molina linen. bennisonfabrics.5" h. In master bath. to the trade from Dessin Fournir (for showrooms: 785-434-2725.com).5" h. Architecture by Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown of Tsao & McKown Architects (for information: 212-337-3800.com). (USPS 005-583). by Smythson (for information: smythson. philipgorrivan. sky. $145. Custom-made cocktail table by Philip Gorrivan Design (for information: 212-339-7696. from Jayson Home & Garden (for information: jaysonhomeandgarden. 8" dia. Artisan chocolate bars. La Cucina: The Regional Cooking of Italy. $1.com).com).

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