Long time couple, writer Brad Goldfarn and Ralph Lauren’s visual designer Alfredo Paredes, gives Arcitectural Digest a tour of their east village penthouse. formerly a hospital in the 1920′s then music school, before being converted into apartments in the early 80′s. At first sight they envisioned what would be their New York City escape, their home. The balance of masculine and cozy, vintage and industrial is so perfect. I don’t know if it’s bad saying this as a New Yorker, but the best part is you would never think this home is even in New York City. They hit the NYC Jackpot, getting the amenities of the city, with the perks of having a house.
Tuesday I did a round up of my favorite “dining rooms” in the Dining by Design section of the Home Design Show. Today, I am giving a proper mention to the designers that left an impression on me.
I am a sucker for one of a kind, handcrafted wooden pieces. Any man that can create someting beautiful out of raw wood has instant sex appeal. If Mr. Rogers was a craftsman, sweater vest and all, I would look at him much differently. Obviously, I am bias and think Steve is the best craftmans out there, and the sexiest, but I always appreciate good craftsmanship when I see it. Make sure to check out the designer’s websites!
Victor Dinovi from Brooklyn NY, had a beautiful floating shelf paired with a matching mirror that caught my eye. How great would that look at the end of a hallway?
Geoffrey Keating had a desk that I kept passing and couldn’t stop looking at. It has such an authentic vintage look and the variations in the walnut are beautiful.
Sunday I went to the Architectural Digest Home Design Show at Chelsea Piers in NYC. It was so much fun looking at all the new and interesting products and designs from mostly local companies.There was a separate section called Dining By Design where designers and companies created “dining environments” with wonderfully set tables. Today, I am going to do a “recap” of my favorite dining areas and Thursday do a roundup of my favorite vendors.
The first room I saw was designed by Design Lush with a completely black and gold color scheme.The table and chairs looked like smoky glass and the chairs were upholstered in faux silver fox fur.
Do you see what the seating cards are held by….Slinkies….freakin 14 carat gold slinkies!!!! Brilliant!