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New York City's Holiday House 2013

Special events influence design at New York City’s Holiday House 

Written by Clara Haneberg
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    Every year we count down the days to our favorite holidays, special occasions, and major milestones. Why not express our excitement for such events in our interior design? That’s exactly what Holiday House in New York City does. The annual showhouse, whose proceeds benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, has become a Manhattan staple since its founding in 2008, warming up the cold winter months with festive designs from the area’s hottest stylemakers. The imaginative room themes range from Christmas Eve and St. Patrick’s Day to the Super Bowl and the winter solstice. Join us as we look back at last year’s spaces in anticipation of the showhouse’s seventh edition, which is open November 20 through December 21.

    Celebrate the Holiday by Gregory Allan Cramer

    “It’s fuchsia, fabulous, and over the top,” says Gregory Allan Cramer, who selected Christmas Eve, which also happens to be his birthday, as the theme for this sitting room. For this project, the designer also assumed the role of decorative artist, hand-painting graffiti on the walls with paints by Benjamin Moore.

    Resting atop an overdyed area rug, the custom banquette upholstered in hot pink velvet beckons, while a vintage gold metallic coffee table with mirrored top and curved legs boasts lavish accessories.The sofa pillows and metallic sheer draperies coordinate nicely with the Christmas tree overflowing with ornaments. A custom neon sign encourages guests to “celebrate.” 

    Photography: Peter Rymwid
    Produced by Kari Costas

    Interior designer: Gregory Allan Cramer, Gregory Allan Cramer & Co. Inc., P.O. Box 466, Scarsdale, NY 10583; 914/772-6716,  

    Wall treatment (custom by Gregory Allan Cramer): Montana Spray Paints, Utrecht Art Supplies,, and Benjamin Moore,
    Ceiling and trim paint (“Pink Lace” #2081-60): Benjamin Moore,
    Sofa (custom): Gregory Allan Cramer & Co.,
    Sofa fabric (“Columbus Velvet”/Hot Pink #PXC.15); bolster pillow (“Tabuk”/Multicolor on Cream #MBT.01); sofa and pillow piping (“Velluto Unito Laminat Velvet”/Beige, Metallic Gold #CT20622); pink drapery (“Love Linen”/Hot Pink #DA994.11); drapery trim (“Taffetas Mandarin”/Hortensia #AT2580.657); sheers (“Metallic Sheer”/Gold and Cream #BE1102.01): Christopher Hyland,
    Chandelier (Baccarat); stool; candlesticks: antiques.
    Murano vases: vintage.
    Coffee table (vintage Chin-Chin mirrored coffee table): Gregory Allan Cramer & Co./I-Buy Design,, or
    Candle (“Passion”/Hot Pink, Breast Cancer Research Foundation official candle): Nest Fragrances,
    Area rug (“Redondo”/Pink #.050112, Missoni Home Sisal): Stark Carpet,
    Christmas tree (#02732585, discontinued, for similar, “Pre-Lit Gold Pine Tree,” 7.5 feet,  #2851127): Pier 1 Imports,
    Tree ornaments: vintage Christopher Radko.
    “Celebrate” neon sign (custom): Manhattan Neon,   

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    Casablanca Christmas Parlor by Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper 

    A predominantly white scheme prevails in the Casablanca Christmas Parlor with green, brown, and gold accents. In addition to the central seating area with a sumptuous sofa, modern coffee table, and matching armchairs, designers Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper created conversation spots in each corner. The palm-leaf chandelier echoes the room’s wall sconces and tropical plants.

    Interior designers: Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper, 17E. 64th St., New York, NY 10065; 212/472-5400,

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    Aftermath Lounge ​by Scott Formby

    Scott Formby prioritized texture when styling the post-Christmas lounge. High-gloss mahogany end tables supporting rubbed-bronze lamps flank the daybed upholstered in coral velvet and garnished with a cashmere throw. A brass-and-blown-glass sconce projects an intimate glow, highlighting the bordeaux sea-grass wallcovering. The lacquered occasional table is ideal for resting one’s drink. “It’s a haven for conversation and spirits,” Formby says.

    Interior designer: Scott Formby, 66 Perry St., New York, NY 10014; 917/415-4701. 

    Wallcovering (“Seagrass”): Phillip Jeffries,
    Paint below chair rail: Benjamin Moore,
    Sofa/sleeper; bedside tables: custom.
    Sofa/sleeper fabric (“Silk Velvet” #JYV9000-43): Janet Yonaty Inc.,
    Table lamps: Duane Modern,
    Art behind sofa (Pierre Charon): La Maisonette,
    Throw on sofa (cashmere): Frette,    

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    Scottish Study by Patrik Lönn

    To offset the study’s original oak paneling, designer Patrik Lönn upholstered the ceiling in a windowpane tweed and inserted vibrant, painted-glass panels in the niches. Featuring generous seating layered in sumptuous Scottish textiles, the warm-hued room acts as a cozy retreat for guests.

    “The chandelier adds sparkle with its many crystal components—a reminder of a frosty, foggy morning in the country,” Lönn says.

    The mantel’s garland of greenery and feathers suggests a successful hunt. A pair of gilt-mahogany stools topped with curly white wool reference the sheep that graze the Highlands. The “Vertigo” silver serving pieces on the clean-lined coffee table are from Christofle.

    Interior designer: Patrik Lönn, Patrik Lönn Design,12 Debrosses St., 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013; 212/400-4841,

    Paneling (18th-century European oak): original to house.
    Ceiling fabric (“Craigie Vale Croft” #CRG104): The Isle Mill,
    Chandelier (“Large Documented Seguso Glass Chandelier”): Craig Van Den Brulle,
    Area rug (#6144, antique Sultana-bad, c. 1880): FJ Hakimian,
    Back-painted eglomise glass panels behind shelves flanking mantel (custom): Vesna Bricelj Decorative Finishes,  
    Glass for panels: Capitol Glass and Sash Co.,
    Ceramic collection on shelves: Freeeforms 20th Century Art and Design,
    Console on wall left of mantel (“Travertine and Bronze Italian Console Table,” c. 1970s); lamp on console (“Italian Blue Ceramic Lamp,” c. 1960s); teal vase on console (“Signed Erik Ploen Ceramic Vessel”): Craig Van Den Brulle,
    Silver figures on console (“Highland Cows”): Hamilton & Inches,
    Large photograph above console (Innocence Collection, by Laurent Elie Badessi): Ralph Pucci International,
    Print to right of photograph (Webster, 2010, #KC10-013, by Kate O’Donovan Cook): Stephen Haller Gallery,
    Pair of lounge chairs (custom): Patrik Lönn Design,
    Lounge-chair fabric (“Callanish Heather Ginger” #CAL323); plaid pillows (“Callanish Plaid Opal #CAL203): The Isle Mill,
    Round table between chairs (“Rue De Seine Occasional Table” #HH027266): Holly Hunt,
    White table lamp (no longer available): Karl Kemp Antiques,
    Vases on table (Scandinavian ceramics from Freeforms 20th Century Art and Design): designer’s collection.
    Benches in front of mantel (“Karl Johan Gilt Mahogany Stools in Curly Lamb”); coffee table (“George Mathias Etched Bronze and Agate Coffee Table,” from Belgium, c. 1970s): Craig Van Den Brulle,
    Silver serving pieces (“Vertigo,” silver plated): Christofle,
    Sofa (custom, Jean Michele Frank-inspired model): Patrik Lönn Design,
    Sofa fabric (“Callanish Heather Opal” #CAL303); cream-colored pillows on sofa (“Craigie Vale Croft” #CRG104); pair of plaid pillows (“Callanish Plaid Opal” #CAL203); plaid pillow at sofa’s center (“Craigie Plaid Harvest” #CRG303): The Isle Mill,
    Reading light beside sofa (“Studio Swing Arm Floor Lamp” #81134): Circa Lighting,
    Orange throw (cashmere): Johnstons of Elgin,
    Desk behind sofa (“Black Lacquered Desk with Solid Brass Details”): Craig Van Den Brulle,
    Circle sculpture on desk (Cerchio in Bronze, by Bruno Romeda): Stephen Haller Gallery,

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    Madrugada Dining room by Stephen Bastone 

    Stephen Bastone picked the Portuguese word “Madrugada” that describes the time between midnight until dawn as the inspiration for his earthy dining room.

    Walnut spindle-back chairs upholstered in olive fabric surround a spacious 19th-century table decorated with candelabras. Arched windows separated by columns wear moss draperies with custom trim. Underfoot, an English needlepoint rug in cabbage rose print injects a pop of color.

    Interior designer: Stephen Bastone, Stephen Bastone Antiques & Interiors, 415 East 52nd Street, PH 12 CA, New York, NY 10022,

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    St. Patrick's Day Room by Patrick J. Hamilton

    Patrick J. Hamilton channeled Dublin when designing the emerald sitting room. Each piece in the small space suggests something Irish—see the sheepskin bench, the mahogany hall chair, and the pipe organ lamp. Even Ireland’s flag is represented with the addition of orange and white to the otherwise green scheme.

    “It became a game of sorts for me, to see how many Irish references I could hide in plain sight,” Hamilton says.

    A grass-cloth wallcovering teams with Benjamin Moore’s gutsy “Hunter Green” (which was hand-distressed to emphasize the room’s “rugged beauty”) to supplement the satin draperies and the velvet folding screen with nail-studded end panels. A jewel-toned settee, an antique zebra rug, and a marble mantel with a sculptural screen complete the lavish look. 

    Interior designer: Patrick Hamilton, Patrick J. Hamilton Designs,

    Mantel (“Burlington”): Chesney’s,
    Geometric wallcovering above upholstered screens and backdrop (“Heliodor Cube” #49006, by Arte): Studio K New York,
    Velvet fabric on upholstered screens and fireplace backdrop (“Excelsior” #1-3097-031): JAB Anstoez, 212/486-1500,
    Hurricanes on mantel (“Modern Small Hurricane in Brass” #682103EW): Ralph Lauren Home,
    Candles (“Flameless Flickering Pillar Candles”): Treillage,
    Photograph above mantel (by Martin Schoeller): designer’s collection.
    Framing: Steven Amedee Fine Custom Framing,
    Firescreen (“Vestal”/Polished Bronze): John Lyle Design,
    Animal skin rug (vintage): Lee Calicchio Ltd.,
    Drapery (“Smaragd” #1-6528-531): JAB Anstoetz, 212/486-1500,
    Chair to right of mantel (antique): O’Sullivan Antiques,
    Table by mantel with gilded legs (“Gold Leaf Collection Side Table”): Wisteria,
    Tray on table (“Elysian Round Bar Tray” #024258524194); decanter on table (“Ori Carafe,” by John Rocha, #024258523692); box on tray (“Glacia Trinket Box with Lid” #024258523937): Waterford,
    Lamp on table (“Serge Mouille Tripod Table Lamp”):
    Flowers: NDI, Bench (“Modernist Bench” in custom sheepskin): Designlush,
    Sofa (#187 Tufted): Avery Boardman,
    Sofa fabric (“VIP Lounge Velvet” #CR6039-031, by Chivasso); purple pillow on sofa (“Donatello” #1-3099-080): JAB Anstoetz, 212/486-1500,
    Round table by sofa (“Atlas Table”): Avram Rusu Studio,
    Brass light on table (“Orgues Lamp” #2393, from Charles Paris): Donghia,
    Vase on table (“Tina Bud Vase”/Amethyst, Fleurology Collection by Jeff Leatham, #701587000437): Waterford,
    Green wall paint at entrance (“Hunter Green” #2041-10): Benjamin Moore,
    Paint (hand distressed by Raj Autencio and Jason Phillips):The Alpha Workshops Studio School,

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    Sports Lounge by Ally Coulter

    Ally Coulter’s athletic lounge celebrates the season—football season, that is. The man cave with a sophisticated, nightclub aura pays tribute to Super Bowl XLVIII, which took place at the nearby MetLife Stadium.

    Swivel club chairs wearing geometric faux leather with mohair cushions sport grooves along their frames that are fitted with footballs. The pigskin also influenced the shape of the double-sided sofa, which is upholstered in velvet and affords plenty of seating for game-day gatherings.

    Throw pillows flaunt team colors, while referee-style stripes dress the windows. NFL memorabilia embellishes the space. A four-screen display overhead adds to fans’ enthusiasm. “The room signifies the battle on the field and the battle women fight daily against breast cancer,” Coulter says.

    Interior designer: Ally Coulter, Ally Coulter Designs, 51 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840; 401/619-1118, New York and Los Angeles, 646/785-6405,

    Wallcovering, silver (“Weathered Walls Hand-Painted Wallpaper”/Custom Block Silver); wallcovering, sand (“Bedazzled Geode Sparkle Flexible Glass Bead Wallcovering”/Sandstone Geode): Maya Romanoff,
    Paint (custom): Benjamin Moore,
    Area rug (“Edward”): Kyle Bunting,
    Striped drapery (“Melimelo”/Noir); sheer drapery (“Tchaikovsky”/Argento): Dedar,
    Bar tables (design by Ally Coulter): fabrication by Woodmeister Master Builders,, and Manhattan Shade & Glass,
    Bar stools (“Klismos Barstool”): John Lyle Design,
    Art at window (First a Dream, by Peter Tunney): Tunney Art,
    Chandelier at bar (“Lady Crinoline Chandelier Comète 3”): Baccarat,
    Console on wall to left of bar (“Butler Console”): John Lyle Design,
    Console table in front of television (“Duccesse Sideboard” #PRC792): Ralph Lauren Home,
    Small red chairs (design by Ally Coulter): fabrication by Martin Albert Interiors,
    Chair fabric (“Christopher Hyland Mohair”/Red #AT5218.813): Christopher Hyland,
    Pair of sofas (“Football Embrace Couch”); sofa fabric (#PXA.02); colored throw pillows on sofa (“Christopher Hyland Mohair” in Blue #DU2764, Billiard Green #DU2763, Canary #DU2787, and Red #AT5218.813); lounge chairs (“Hyland Game Club Chair”); chair body fabric (“Geometric Faux Leather” #CT5821); seat-cushion fabric (“Christopher Hyland Mohair”): Christopher Hyland,
    Pillow at left on sofa (custom): Ally Coulter Designs,
    Coffee table (design by Ally Coulter): fabrication by Manhattan Shade & Glass,
    Silver side table by sofa (“Euler Side Table”/Mirror-Polished Stainless Steel): Inox New York,

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    30th Anniversary Sitting Room by Ellie Cullman

    For Ellie Cullman of Cullman & Kravis, what better opportunity to celebrate than her design firm’s 30th anniversary? The aluminum-leaf ceiling set the tone for sparkle repeated throughout the room.

    The black-lacquer mantel makes a glamorous focal point. A leopard chaise with a chrome base juxtaposes brilliantly with the sofa’s timeless shape. A bundle of whimsical orange balloons is a playful nod to the cover of the design firm’s second book. 

    Wallcovering (“Gilded Age”/Socialite Silver #5762): Phillip Jeffries,
    Ceiling: aluminum leaf paper. Trim paint: Benjamin Moore,
    Area rug (custom, “Block”/Off White, Skins Collection): Beauvais Carpets,
    Rock crystal balls on mantel: Phoenix Antiques, 212/759-1153.
    Orange sculpture on mantel (“Abstract Apricot Colored Marble Sculpture” c. 1960 #211A6481); chaise (c. 1960, by Milo Baughman): John Salibello,
    Chaise fabric (“Panthere Velvet”/Spice #8012113.12): Brunschwig & Fils,
    Throw: Frette,
    Pillow on chaise (“Andes”/Vanilla #DE12003): Holland & Sherry,
    Art behind mantel (Square Vision Yellow, Black, Gold, 2011, by Mindy Shapero): Marianne Boesky Gallery,
    Sconce to right of mantel (French Deco, bronze); obelisks on cabinet: Newel,
    Cabinet to right of mantel (Art Moderne cabinet, by Suzanne Guiguichon, #9018): Karl Kemp Antiques,
    Mirror above cabinet (with #M214 Modernist frame): Julius Lowy Frame & Restoration,
    Chandelier: Carlos de la Puente Antiques,
    Sofa (“Jansen” #1036): Anthony Lawrence Belfair,
    Pillow on sofa (“Hammered Point Lamé #1448732GM, by Claudal Textiles de Prestige): Atelier Moderne, 917/325-9888.
    Sofa fabric (“Jefferson”/Gold, Alabaster #L8958-02, by Larsen): Cowtan & Tout,
    Tiered end table (adjustable side table, by Axel-Einar for Nordiska Kompaniet): H.M. Luther,  

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    30th Anniversary Sitting Room by Ellie Cullman

    A metallic wallcovering bordered with faceted nailheads defines the wall panels, which were then layered with mirrors and artwork. “The sitting room reflects our company’s ‘modern traditional’ approach—a combination of vintage antiques, contemporary art, and a bright, fresh palette,” Cullman says.

    Interior designers: Ellie Cullman, Cullman & Kravis, 790 Madison Ave, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10065; 212/249-3881,  

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    Valentine’s Day Room by Rachel Laxer

    To hint at the romantic holiday, Rachel Laxer infused jolts of bright red in the predominantly gray room—note the roses and the chair’s horsehair upholstery. A vintage loveseat reupholstered in chenille perches in front of the lacquered coffee table collaged in a pigment floral.

    Lladró vases, vintage glass, and top hats beautify the built-in bookcase backed with antiqued-mirror paneling. On the far wall, conceptual art explores the line between pleasure and pain. “It’s the sexier, edgier valentine—not a typical love letter.”

    Interior designer: Rachel Laxer, Rachel Laxer Interiors Ltd.; 914/725-1073,

    Wallpaper (“Saint Germain Hemp”/Silver on Grey #5292): Phillip Jeffries,
    Paint on trim and bookcase (“Gunmetal” #1602): Benjamin Moore,
    Sisal carpet (“Liverpool”/Dark Room #085): Stark Carpet,
    Area rug (custom, horsehair): Edelman Leather,  
    Sofa (“Saporetti Loveseat”): Barbarella Home Designs, 646/645-8654.
    Sofa fabric (“Zag”/Neige #F2920001): Pierre Frey,
    Throw on sofa: Pologeorgis,
    Chair (“Poppy Chair,” 2013, by Mattia Bonetti):  Paul Kasmin Gallery,
    Chair fabric (“Paso” #PA/529, horsehair): John Boyd Textiles,
    Coffee table (by Peter Dayton, wood collaged with pigment prints and coated with resin and lacquer): Grey Area,
    Vase on coffee table: (Val Saint-Lambert Belgian crystal): vintage.
    Stool by chair (black lacquered oak base with statuary marble top, by Stephane Parmentier); stool by sofa (hand-sculpted oak, by Jacques Jarrige): Valerie Goodman Gallery,
    Window-shade trim (“Alchemy”/Anthracite #EW15008.950, by Threads): Lee Jofa,
    Photograph (David): by Dina Goldstein,
    Vases on bookshelf (“Small Conversation Vase” #01007597 and “Medium Conversation Vase” #01007596): Lladró,  

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    New Year’s Eve Sitting Room by Susanna Salk

    Vintage mixes with modern in Susanna Salk’s New Year’s Eve sitting room. An antique Louis Vuitton trunk serves as a fashionable coffee table, while a one-of-a-kind acrylic abstract adorns the back wall.

    “It symbolizes a young life already being well lived,” Salk explains. “Perhaps the trunk was inherited from a great-aunt and the painting was recently acquired.”

    Unafraid of bold pattern in a small space, she wrapped the room in a striking black-and-white peacock wallcovering. The magenta sofa with brass nailheads serves as an elegant perch, as does the plush armchair in oversized damask. Champagne and Chinese take-out are night-in necessities. “It’s a kind of solitary celebration—that’s real luxury.”

    Interior designer: Susanna Salk,

    Wallpaper (“Peacock Feathers” #FBWG04, by Florence Broadhurst): Studio Four NYC,
    Trunk (antique Louis Vuitton “Ideale,” c. 1910): Gallery EQ,
    Sofa (“Griffin” #US144); fabric (“Queen’s Velvet”/Magenta #FF016VMA); mirror (“Solange Leaner Mirror,” discontinued); ceramic stool (“Classic Garden Seat” #MT105); chair (“Julia Upholstered Chair” #UC090); chair fabric (“Ophelia Gray” #FF016OGR): Ballard Designs,
    Art: by Karina Gentinetta,
    Area rug (“Tulu”/Cobalt); pillows (“Lucy Velvet Ikat Pillow”/Sky): Madeline Weinrib,
    Ceiling and trim paint (“Decorators White”): Benjamin Moore,

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    New Year’s Day Master Sitting Room by Jennifer Cohler Mason and Caron Pfeffer

    “It’s a peaceful place to reflect on the past year and contemplate what the future holds,” says Jennifer Cohler Mason, who designed the color-filled New Year’s Day sitting room with Caron Pfeffer. Inspired by iconic furniture and architecture from the past, she included several vintage pieces—see the Milo Baughman swivel chairs and the 1960s two-tiered cocktail table by Gucci.

    The cobalt silk draperies draw the eye upward to the ceiling’s navy embossed-crocodile wallcovering. Pop art in the style of Andy Warhol crowns the mantel, which Cohler had clad in mirror to inject sparkle. 

    Wallcovering (“Intertwined”/Cool Cashmere #6234): Phillip Jeffries,
    Ceiling wallcovering (“True Paper Croc”/Dungaree Blue #MR TP 1510): Maya Romanoff,
    Trim paint (“Smoke Embers” #1466, in Advance High Gloss Finish): Benjamin Moore,
    Chandelier (vintage brass 18-arm chandelier, Italy, c. 1960): John Salibello,
    Area rug (“Vespa Design,” custom color): Holland & Sherry,
    Drapery and valance (“Silk Satin”/Blue #JJ100.28); drapery trim (custom): Christopher Hyland,
    Obelisk on mantel (“Custom Clear Tower Obelisk” #2400): Veritas Glass,
    Art over mantel (Deborah Kass Color Silk Screen Inks on Linen): Jim Kempner Fine Arts, 212/206-6872.
    Pair of chairs (c. 1970s, attributed to Milo Baughman): Venfield,
    Chair fabric (“Prince of Wales”/Sinclair #DE12233); pillows in chairs (“Snow Leopard”/Silver #41-1, by Fret): Holland & Sherry,
    Bench to right of mantel (vintage, mahogany): Lee Calicchio Ltd.,
    Bench fabric (“Cavallini”/Night Leopard #CS03): Edelman Leather,
    Coffee table (vintage Gucci): Lorin Marsh,
    Sofa (“Loveseat #77”): The New Traditionalists,
    Sofa fabric (“Legend Velvet”/Blue Depths #KTN.262): Christopher Hyland,

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    New Year’s Day Master Sitting Room by Jennifer Cohler Mason and Caron Pfeffer

    Neutral tones are accented by shades of blue to create a palette that feels modern yet timeless. A geometric rug in complementing colors provides comfort underfoot.

    Interior designer: Jennifer Cohler Mason and Caron Pfeffer, J. Cohler Mason Design, 917/603-8038,  

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    Suite Dreams Master Bedroom by Campion Platt

    Campion Platt collaborated with Sleep Studio to construct a comfortable room for all things sleep. Modern lounge chairs in metallic gold counter the master bedroom’s more traditional features, such as the existing mantel and four-poster canopy bed.

    “Of course the highest thread count was used, but we wanted the bed to feel lived in, approachable, and elegant—acting as a room within a room,” Platt says of the room’s centerpiece.

    A favorite of the designer, the sound-emitting artwork above the mantel fills the space with a dreamy aura. On the adjacent wall, a contemplative organic piece contrasts nicely with the classical architecture. Area rugs layered atop carpet define different zones, including a place to be productive at the saddle-leather desk.

    Interior designer: Campion Platt, 152 Madison Ave., Suite 900, New York, NY 10016; 212/779-3835,

    Hanging light (“Eos” feather light): Vita,, through Sleep Studio,
    Canopy bed (“Ira”); bedside table (“Syn” with light attached); gold lounge chairs (“Mobius”); fabric on lounge chairs (“Adama & Eva Gold”); round coffee tables  (“Ling”); side table against wall behind chairs and table beside ottoman (“Dual”); writing desk (“Ion,” in Tortora saddle leather); swivel desk chair (“Ode”); fabric on desk chair, outside (“Pelle Leather”/Teck #9166); fabric on desk chair, inside (“Dundee” #6009); orange ottoman (“Solemyidae Pouf”); orange fabric (“Lavello”/Brick #8573): Giorgetti, through Sleep Studio,
    Bed sheets (“Risciò”/Beige, by Ivano Redaelli); duvet (“Lovis,”  by Luiz); silver throw on bed (silver mohair #14, by Mantas Ezcaray); throw on lounge chair (brown herringbone Australia wool throw #E-15, by Mantas Ezcaray); taupe throw (brown shearling): Sleep Studio,
    Acrylic light on bedside table (“Cand-led-205,” by Oluce); area rug under chairs (“Diams”/Silver, by Toulemonde Bochart); light on desk (“Elica,” by Martinelli Luce); Murano glass vases on mantel (“Bambu,” by Laura de Santillana for Arcade Paris): Sleep Studio,
    Roller shades with clutch control (“Pearl Chain”/Tobacco #RF-PLCHN-7, Coulisse Collection): Lutron,   

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    Winter Solstice Bedroom by Darrin Varden

    “It’s super stylish and totally immersive,” Darrin Varden says of his space that salutes the year’s shortest day. A sultry palette of aquamarine, emerald, navy, and peacock blue crafts a restful environment in which to recharge.

    Not one to overlook details, Varden had knife-edge pleating carved into the woodwork and wainscoting. Seating includes a wool sofa with silk cushions, an acrylic lounge chair, and a pair of shagreen-leather armchairs. Large-scale art is a conversation-starter. Overhead, a porcelain-​antler chandelier steals the show. 

    Interior designer: Darrin Varden, Darrin Varden Design, 1831 Madison Ave., Suite 4J, New York, NY 10035; 212/831-9331,

    Wall paint (“Galapagos Turquoise” #2057-20); trim paint (“River Blue” #2057-10 ); ceiling paint (“Metallic Glaze”/Pearlescent White ): Benjamin Moore,
    Wainscoting, window surrounds, wall panels (knife-pleated custom millwork, stained deep peacock): Ivy Square Woodworking,
    Chandelier (“Superordinate Antler Chandelier-27 Antler Ring”): Roll & Hill,
    Sofa (“Laxamana”): The Bright Group,
    Sofa body fabric (“Tuul”/Acciaio #TF0965-033, Merino wool): Brochier,
    Sofa cushion fabric (silk); sofa lumbar pillows (emerald silk): Bruno Triplet,
    Sofa side table (“Siklas Gloss Lacquer Side Table,” custom, by Darrin Varden Design): fabricated by Ivy Square Woodworking,
    Table lamp: designer’s collection.
    Art behind sofa (Tehom): by Angelo Musco,
    Pair of chairs in foreground (“Zack Arm Chair”): The Bright Group,
    Leather chair fabric (“Manta Ray”/Black): Moore & Giles,
    Chair in front of doorway (“Monroe Chair,” by Aaron R. Thomas): DesignLush,
    Chair fabric (silk): Bruno Triplet,
    Pillow on chair (from vintage fur vest): Marks & Tavano Workroom,
    End table, left of chair (custom): Darrin Varden Design,
    Coffee table (custom, by Darrin Varden Design): fabricated by Ivy Square Woodworking,
    Finish on coffee table (bespoke ebonized silver-ceruse): Christophe Pourny,
    Stone top on coffee table (Black Absolute granite slab): Artistic Tile,   

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    Sweet Sixteen by Amie Weitzman and Michael Halpern

    Amie Weiztman and Michael Halpern wanted this “Sweet 16” bedroom to represent today’s sophisticated and tech-savvy teenagers.

    The room’s lavender and fuchsia palette evokes the youthful energy of a typical 16-year-old. The dynamic wallcovering behind the sofa was custom designed using Instagram photos of a teenage girl. 

  • Peter Rymwid

    Sweet Sixteen by Amie Weitzman and Michael Halpern

    A pair of purple armchairs offers additional seating for friends. Throw pillows and a geometric area rug continue the color story.

    Interior designer: Amie Weitzman and Michael Halpern, Weitzman Halpern Interior Design, 52 E. 76th St., New York, NY 10021; 212/249-7666, 

  • Peter Rymwid

    My First Apartment by James Rixner

    James Rixner’s goal was to create separate areas for sitting, sleeping, and dining all in one space, similar to an arrangement one experiences while living in their first apartment.

    To make the ceiling’s trellis molding pop, the designer coated it in a metallic copper paint, which complements the tufted linen armchairs. Soft-pleated Roman shades team with ceiling-to-floor draperies in aqua blue. The oversized vases on the dining table act as a room divider between the sitting and dining area. The multicolored throw and sequined pillows on the sofa are from Madura.

    Interior designer: James Rixner, 121 Morton St., New York, NY 10014; 212/206-7439,

    Sofa (#413-PSS S085); coffee table (#245-2-S); table behind sofa (#739-20-3): Swaim, Swaim,
    Sofa fabric (“Inner Weave”/Mint): Beacon Hill,
    Throw: Madura,
    Orange-and-turquoise patterned pillows (“Annina”/Mandarin): Beacon Hill,
    Floor lamp (“Nathan Floor Lamp” #73142-140): Arteriors,
    Gold containers on coffee table (“Hagar Tall Hurricane” #2783 and “Hagar Short Hurricane” 2782): Arteriors,
    Champagne cooler (“Vertigo”); champagne flutes (“Kawali”): Christofle,
    Books on coffee table: Assouline,
    Sculptures on coffee table (“Sense of Touch” # 01018163, “Sense of Taste” #01018164, “Sense of Sight” #01018165, “Sense of Hearing” #01018166,  “Sense of Smell” #01018167); bust on pedestal at window (“Buddha I/Golden and Blue” #01008434): Lladro,
    Pedestal at window: Allan Knight at Nancy Corzine,
    Striped dining chair (“Rialto Side Chair” #Z-967-26): Chaddock,
    Chair fabric (“Fuensanta”/River): Beacon Hill,
    Pair of large urns on table: Lorin Marsh,

  • Peter Rymwid

    Child’s Bedroom at Christmas by Tinatin Kilaberidze

    To reflect the world her daughter lives in, Tinatin Kilaberidze fused forest, animals, and outdoors into this bedroom’s design—notice the yellow moon, owl-adorned desk, and braided rug symbolizing a stream.

    “I wanted to create a place filled with hope, magic, and peace—that’s why I chose Christmas,” she says. With one major exception, the designer kept to a subdued scheme to emulate the evening. The exception: Kilaberidze designed the “girl’s dream bed” wrapped in an eye-grabbing red linen.

    She treated the mantel area as an art installation, lining it with miniature chairs and hanging a mirror with zigzag edges above. The walnut studio chair by the houndstooth sectional sofa is from Thos. Moser. A circular rope seat near the fireplace offers additional seating. 

    Interior designer: Tinatin Kilaberidze, Tinatin Kilaberidze Interior Design, 101 W. 80th St., New York, NY 10024; 800/249-4190,  

    Paint:  Farrow & Ball,
    Bed (custom); photo (George, by Nina Line): Tinatin Kilaberidze Interior Design,
    Bed fabric (red linen): C&C Milano,
    Chair (by Chris Lehrecke): Ralph Pucci International,
    Miniature chairs on mantel; wood sculpture in fireplace (“Ladders Game”): MoMA Store,
    Mirror (by Laurent Chauvat); leather floor lamp (by Jacques Adnet); chandelier (by Fontana Arte): Bernd Goeckler Antiques,
    Hanging paper present in fireplace: art installation by Tinatin Kilaberidze,
    Rope seat by floor lamp (by Dana Barnes); desk chair (by Jim Zivic); art above desk (by Paul Astrom); area rug (by Dana Barnes):  Ralph Pucci International,
    Desk with owl; sectional sofa; screen behind sofa: designed by Tinatin Kilaberidze
    Checked fabric on sofa: C&C Milano,
    White fabric on sofa: Holland & Sherry,
    Chair beside sofa (“Edo Studio Chair”): Thos. Moser,

  • Eric Striffler