When Stephen Elrod, vice president and creative director of Lee Jofa, the American fabric house founded in 1823, decided to redecorate his Manhattan duplex, it was only natural that he would take the opportunity to test-ride the company’s new Threads brand of fabrics and rugs.
“Threads motivated me to do this more natural, texturized, quiet, and understated look at home,” Elrod says. “Before, I had always lived with a lot of color—periwinkle blue, gold, even a bright red lacquer piece. As is the case with a lot of designers who deal with color every day, I decided it would be nice to come home to something that cleanses my palette,” he deadpans.
Stephen Elrod with Eric Cohler, Eric Cohler Design, 95 Fifth Ave., 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003; 212/737-8600, ericcohler.com.
Photographs by Bruce Buck
Text by Candace Ord Manroe
Produced by Jenny Bradley
Painted chair; pair of cabinets: owner’s collection.
Garden stool: Mecox Gardens, 212/249-5301.
Banquette (“Dalton,’’ custom); armchair (“Corby,’’ custom); round table (by Holland); side table (“Nessa’’ by MacRae): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, trade only.
Banquette fabric (“Lorena’’/Maringue #ED85083.108); armchair fabric (“Jarah’’/Cream #ED85084.120); rectangular pillow (“Embrace’’/Pewter #ED85021.935); square pillow (“Found’’/Eau de Nil #ED85091.720): Threads at Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, trade only.
Trim on square pillow (“Olivia Striped Braid’’ #TL10040, Thomas O’Brien for Groundworks): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, trade only.
Area rug: Threads Carpet through Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, trade only.
Painting (by Jean de Boton): Spanierman Gallery, 212/832-0208.
Picture light: Gracious Home, 800/338-7809.
Table lamp: Flair Home Collection, 212/274-1750.
Silver box: Christofle, 877/728-4556.