Everyday is a Holiday

Inspired by The Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s iconic pink ribbon, Charlotte Moss designed a bedroom in honor of a former employee and friend who lost her battle with the disease earlier in the year. “This room is an homage to her and a reminder that every single day is a day to celebrate,” explains Moss.

Because the space was so sprawling, it was treated as a studio apartment, complete with various living areas for different purposes. Walls painted in an off-white semigloss from Pratt & Lambert let colorful floral-motif fabrics and an eclectic mix of modern artwork and fashion photography do the talking. Blessed with great bones, the bedroom features five large windows—each dressed in matchstick blinds and blue-striped draperies from the designer’s own collection for Fabricut.

The canopy bed, complete with curtains and upholstered footboard, is fit for a princess. Across the room, a pair of vintage chairs in bright red leather flank the black fireplace. Forming a fancy sitting area are a lounge chair with matching ottoman and a blue-patterned slipper chair, both designed by Moss for Century Furniture. Overhead, a custom basket-weave chandelier adds interest and extra charm.

Interior Design: Charlotte Moss, Charlotte Moss, LLC, 24 E. 71st St., Suite 3N, New York, NY 10021; 212/308-7088, charlottemoss.com
Photography: Eric Striffler

Everyday is a Holiday

For days when work must be done, two desk areas are available to keep one on task. The first is centrally located and affords gorgeous window views.

Interior Deisgn: Charlotte Moss

Everyday is a Holiday

The second desk in the room is ideal for craftier occasions, equipped with a scrapbooking table and an inspirational bulletin board.

Interior Deisgn: Charlotte Moss

Remembrance of Things Past

With Marcel Proust’s A Remembrance of Things Past as his inspiration, Geoffrey Bradfield aimed to create a space conveying a sense of nostalgia for an age gone by. “I wanted guests to experience a journey, an erudite tour through the history of fine and decorative arts,” says the designer of his exquisite black-and-white salon. The white-lacquered coffee table plays host to two swan-shaped vessels that reference the notable novel. In addition to Proust, the interior also features the likenesses of Dr. Samuel Jean Pozzi, Vita Sackville-West, Sir Philip Sassoon, George Vanderbilt, and John Singer Sargent’s Madame X—some appearing as part of the whimsical custom-designed wallcovering on the back wall. According to Bradfield, the incorporation of emerald green—as seen on the pair of oil paintings—suggests the fruition of new thought and the never-ending cycle of renewal and evolution.

Continuing the allusions to various aesthetic periods embodied by prominent personalities of the day, a series of plaster busts, including ones of Louis XV and Princess Marie Louise of Savoy, are purposefully scattered throughout the room.

Interior Design: Geoffrey Bradfield, Geoffrey Bradfield Inc., 116 East 61st St., New York, NY 10065; 212/758-1773, geoffreybradfield.com.
Photography: Peter Rymwid

Remembrance of Things Past

Defined by several small sitting areas with plush white lounge chairs and black oval-backed fauteuils, this sleek, sophisticated space guarantees good conversation.

Interior Design: Geoffrey Bradfield

Carnevale Dinner

With a 15-foot-long midcentury table cast in resin-urethane as his centerpiece, Inson Dubois Wood created a lavish dining room of a Carnevale-like setting. “My muse was Daphne Guinness as seen through the lens of Steven Klein and designed by Alexander McQueen,” he says. Instead of suspending the diamond-cut crystal chandelier from the ceiling, the designer arranged it like a candelabra atop the table. Antique mask molds from Venice adorn the mantel.

Interior Design: Inson Dubois Wood, Inson Dubois Wood, LLC, 44 E. 32nd St., 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10016; 212/343-107, insonwood.com
Photography: Peter Rymwid

Carnevale Dinner

Stealing our breath is the ceiling treatment composed of 24-karat gold leaf with Venetian plaster and outlined in red lacquer.

Interior Design: Inson Dubois Wood

Meditation Room

“I wanted guests to experience their own spirituality,” says designer Stephanie Odegard. To induce an inspiring atmosphere, she reproduced a private Tibetan-themed meditation room. Reminiscent of a typical monastery in Tibet, the ceiling is painted rich red and gold and punctuated by a stunning wood-and-silk chandelier. Handmade Khadi fabric panels from India line the walls, while a traditional tiger-stripe carpet in vegetable-dyed wool decorates the floor. A 200-year-old Tibetan trunk from Odegard’s own collection plays host to butter sculptures, which were offered to the deities and used in meditation. A Gandara Buddha bust and an authentic sand mandala tie it all together.

Interior Design: Stephanie Odegard, Stephanie Odegard Collection, 200 Lexington Ave., Suite 1209, New York, NY 10016; 212/545-0205, stephanieodegard.com.
Photography: Peter Rymwid

Spring Forward

Tobi Fairley’s “Spring Forward” sitting room isn’t just a celebration of the Spring Equinox—despite its trellis-patterned grass-cloth wallcovering, faux-bois fabrics, green-glass lamps, and perky pink accents. It’s also a play on words, as Fairley intended her Traditional Home-sponsored space to be irrefutably fashion forward. Couture details—from coffee table books to a classic black-and-white palette—are simple but chic, just like our favorite style icons. “The draperies’ custom appliqué, the contrast welting on the channel-back banquettes, and the slipper chairs’ sexy curves all bring to mind a feminine fashion maven,” the designer says.

Interior Design: Tobi Fairley, Tobi Fairley Interior Design, 5507 Ranch Drive, Suite 103, Little Rock, AR 72223; 501/868-9882, tobifairley.com.
Photography: Peter Rymwid

Spring Forward

The pretty pink peonies on the desk are courtesy of Natural Decorations, Inc.

Interior Design: Tobi Fairley

Swedish Winter Dream

Sheer curtains and crisp white walls team with cool blue-gray fabrics and a cowhide area rug to create a room with a winter-wonderland feel. Add a touch of sparkle—the stunning Baccarat chandelier overhead—and this elegant bedroom becomes a serene escape, as if one is living in a Swedish winter dream. That is the exact aura designer Vicente Wolf wanted to achieve. “The moment I walked into the space, I saw the vision and knew what I wanted to create,” he explains. Why Swedish, you ask? “Swedish rooms always have a sense of lightness and simplicity,” Wolf says. Modest accessories, like the Thai ceramic vases atop the blue antique bedside table, stick to this minimalist theme.

The custom bed is Wolf’s favorite. “It combines attributes of a wing chair and a modern platform bed,” he says. A contrasting Chinese folding screen adds detail but doesn’t distract from the rest of the room. Stealing the show is a massive 18th-century French Louis XVI mirror. Its large scale artfully alters the perspective of the room.

Interior Design: Vicente Wolf for Anthony Lawrence-Belfair, Vicente Wolf Assoc., 333 W. 39th St., New York, NY 10018; 212/465-0590, vicentewolf.com. Anthony Lawrence-Belfair, 53 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10010; 212/206-8820, anthonylawrence.com.
Photography: Peter Rymwid

Swedish Winter Dream

A steel Chinese chair sits poised and pretty at the marble-topped desk. Both pieces are from the designer’s own collection. An ivy topiary resembling a Christmas tree reminds guests the holidays are near.

Interior Design: Vicente Wolf

President’s Day

A holiday acknowledged—but not necessarily celebrated—is the inspiration for this octagonal space, with its four doors, two windows, and a fireplace. “The theme allowed me to construct a room with a sense of history, spanning centuries through furniture and antique selections,” Schermerhorn notes.

Interior Design: Donald Schermerhorn, Schermerhorn Interior Design, 329 E. 63rd St., Suite C, New York, NY 10065; 212/355-5670, donaldschermerhorn.com.
Photography: Peter Rymwid

President’s Day

A 17th-century Coromandel screen draws eyes upward. “The 18th-century George III library chair is made less conservative with a liberal dose of plum linen,” he says. A teal raffia wallcovering, floral tufted ottoman, and celadon-striped shades complete the look.

Interior Design: Donald Schermerhorn

Mother’s Day

Merging visual tropes commonly associated with Mother’s Day, designer Joan Dineen manufactured a “nuanced interpretation of who mothers are” in her soothing showhouse space.

Interior Design: Joan Dineen, Dineen Architecture + Design, 224 E. 62nd St., New York, NY 10065; 212/249-2575, dineenarchitecture.com.
Photography: Peter Rymwid

Mother’s Day

A gray-blue grass-cloth wallcovering by Holland & Sherry provides depth while plaid mohair draperies, a goatskin screen, and a bold blue area rug inject pattern. “The rug is based on a line drawing that reminded us of the female figure and flowers,” she explains. The daybed—designed by Dineen—features organic wool upholstery and is accented by plush pillows. An antique bronze sculpture and a Keyhole Cutie etching sit pretty atop a fractured-resin side table. Above, an intricate honeycomb-like light fixture draws the eye.  

Interior Design: Joan Dineen

Holiday Luncheon

If a modern-day Marie Antoinette hosted a holiday luncheon, it would look like this. “The sexy color scheme and playful mix of traditional and romantic pieces with contemporary items speak to today’s woman: strong and independent, yet ladylike and alluring,” says designer Tricia Huntley. The luxurious lounge includes two leather-upholstered sectional sofas where guests can mingle while the meal is prepared.

Interior Design: Tricia Huntley, Huntley & Co. Interior Design, 1655 45th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20007; 202/462-3030, huntleyandcompany.com.
Photography: Peter Rymwid

Holiday Luncheon

Below Lladro’s jaw-dropping chandelier composed of carved porcelain fairies, an expansive dining table is set with divine dinnerware.

Interior Design: Tricia Huntley

Holiday Luncheon

Layered artwork pops against a black backdrop. Barware is by Juliska.  

Interior Design: Tricia Huntley

Holiday Luncheon

A series of arched windows accented by barely-there sheer draperies lets natural light illuminate the room.

Interior Design: Tricia Huntley

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Swedish Winter Dream

Sheer curtains and crisp white walls team with cool blue-gray fabrics and a cowhide area rug to create a room with a winter-wonderland feel. Add a touch of sparkle—the stunning Baccarat chandelier overhead—and this elegant bedroom becomes a serene escape, as if one is living in a Swedish winter dream. That is the exact aura designer Vicente Wolf wanted to achieve. “The moment I walked into the space, I saw the vision and knew what I wanted to create,” he explains. Why Swedish, you ask? “Swedish rooms always have a sense of lightness and simplicity,” Wolf says. Modest accessories, like the Thai ceramic vases atop the blue antique bedside table, stick to this minimalist theme.

The custom bed is Wolf’s favorite. “It combines attributes of a wing chair and a modern platform bed,” he says. A contrasting Chinese folding screen adds detail but doesn’t distract from the rest of the room. Stealing the show is a massive 18th-century French Louis XVI mirror. Its large scale artfully alters the perspective of the room.

Interior Design: Vicente Wolf for Anthony Lawrence-Belfair, Vicente Wolf Assoc., 333 W. 39th St., New York, NY 10018; 212/465-0590, vicentewolf.com. Anthony Lawrence-Belfair, 53 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10010; 212/206-8820, anthonylawrence.com.
Photography: Peter Rymwid

Paint: Pittsburgh Paints, ppgpittsburghpaints.com.
Bed (custom); bed fabric: Anthony Lawrence-Belfair, anthonylawrence.com.
Bed linens (hand-embroidered “VW Art Lotus Pattern”); duvet; six-panel screen (by Vicente Wolf); table to right of bed (antique top with blue table base); vases on table (Thai ceramic vases); chest (by Vicente Wolf); accessories on chest: VW Home, vicentewolf.com.
Table lamp: Hinson Lighting, hinsonlighting.com.
Chandelier (“Zenith Unfocused Chandelier”): Baccarat, us.baccarat.com.
Area rugs (cowhide): available at Century Furniture Showroom, 800/852-5552.
Mirror (Louis XVI); table to right of chair (marble); porcelain vases on table (“Tea for Two”); fabric shell in front of mirror: VW Home, vicentewolf.com.
Lounge chair (custom); chair fabric: Anthony Lawrence-Belfair, anthonylawrence.com.   

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