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JOE LUCAS East Meets West Coast Style

KESHA FRANKLIN Natural Grace

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30 24 Features 24 A Passion for Beauty By Cathy Whitlock The Southern Sensibilities of Ray Booth.

30 East Meets West Coast Style By Cathy Whitlock The Designing World of Joe Lucas.

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36 Natural Grace By Maile Pingel Interior designer Kesha Franklin on ife, hard work and following her bliss.

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Volume 16 Issue 1 SPRING 2019

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Departments 6 STYLERADAR By Annette Rose-Shapiro

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McMillen Inc.’s Ann Pyne and Elizabeth Pyne Singer tell us what’s trending for them, and which are their favorites.

56 10 BOOKS By Cathy Whitlock From selecting the perfect paint color to a love affair with a house, ARRAY offers the best in books this Spring.

GALLERY A picture-perfect showroom exhibition. l STYLESPOTLIGHT Featured highlights of craft and design.

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DEFININGPIECES Items that sum up what a showroom is all about.

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ANTIQUES AND VINTAGE RUSH INTO THE FUTURE The Gallery at 200 Lex powered by Incollect.

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EVENTSAT200LEX A look at a few recent celebrations.

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BACKSTORY By Annette Rose-Shapiro The artisanal craft of furniture refinishing.

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NEWSHOWROOMS Fresh faces and new designs.

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SHOWROOMDIRECTORY A complete list of who’s where in 200 Lex.

12 TROVE By Katie Doyle Something's cooking! Our spring picks for Trove are seasoned with form and function, the ideal accessories for a chef's kitchen.

14 FRESHPICKS The most current products in 200 Lex showrooms.

43 CULTURECALENDAR By Katie Doyle From vintage threads to today's hottest jams, a cherry blossom festival to global food fare, this spring is sure to delight all of your senses.

46 EATS’N’SLEEPS By Katie Doyle Around the world we go, with eats from Italy to Israel to Bombay and beyond, to Big Apple hotels where you'll stay in supreme style and comfort.

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Paul Millman Editor-in-Chief/Publisher Sheau Ling Soo Creative Director Ted Lambert Executive Editor Annette Rose-Shapiro Managing Editor/Copy Editor Cathy Whitlock Features Editor Andrew French Photographer

CONTRIBUTORS Cathy Whitlock Katie Doyle Maile Pingel Ted Lambert

NEW YORK DESIGN CENTER James P. Druckman President & CEO Daniel M. Farr Director of Operations Alix M. Lerman Chief Marketing Officer Chelsea Fagan Special Events/ Marketing Manager Madeleine Sherrington Marketing Coordinator Alberto Villalobos Contributing Editor Susan Lai Controller Vera Markovich Accounting Manager ON THE COVER Joe Lucas photographed by Sean Litchfield.

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LET TER FR OM TH E E D ITOR Dear Readers, The hours may tick slowly by sometimes, but the years always seem to roll past in a flash. It’s already time for trees to bud and the first flowers of spring to appear. For me, though, there is another undeniable rite of spring—the publication of a new issue of ARRAY. The three designers profiled in these pages arrived at their success from very different places, but no doubt each of them would say that the journey defined their path as well as their destination. Southerner Ray Booth grew up touring gracious homes along with his mother, and later found an early mentor in one of his professors, Bobby McAlpine. Today, he oversees the four offices of the firm McAlpine Booth & Ferrier, and splits his time between Manhattan and Nashville. Counting luminaries like Country stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw among his clients, in locations from Montana to Mexico, Booth describes his work as finding the perfect marriage between “persona and place.” With a hit book, (2017’s Evocative Interiors), and exclusive lines of lighting, accents and furniture, Booth’s course is set towards expanding horizons (A Passion for Beauty, p. 24). It was serendipity that led Joe Lucas to a life in design. While a fledgling actor in Hollywood, he opted to forgo waiting tables for a job in a designer’s showroom. That led to a job with renowned decorator, Michael S. Smith, which he equates to his post-graduate education. Lucas struck out on his own in 2005, co-founding Harbinger, now with showrooms in L.A. and New York, and continues to curate a mix of vintage and modern finds, including his own line of upholstered goods. His design office, Lucas Studio, serves clients from Cape Cod to Santa Monica (East Meets West Coast Style, p. 30). Kesha Franklin also took an indirect route. After working closely with a top New York architect on the design of a Brooklyn watering hole she and her husband opened in the early 2000s, and running her own event production firm, she launched Halden Interiors in 2018. Franklin’s design star has risen rapidly, and earlier this year, Elle Decor featured the home she designed for Colin Kaepernick. Although her sense of style is winning numerous high-profile fans, Franklin states that her philosophy of interior design is “less about a pretty room and more about understanding the people who live there.” (A Keen, Fresh Eye, p. 36). With all this creative energy bursting forth from our pages (not to mention the landscape around us), we hope you’re inspired to lace up those walking shoes and continue your design journey with a renewed spring in your step.

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StyleRadar

McMillen Inc.’s Ann Pyne and Elizabeth Pyne Singer tell us what’s trending for them, and which are their favorites.

“We don’t seek out trendy things,” says Elizabeth Pyne Singer, “the trends just sort of get assimilated subconsciously into our decorating.” Pantone’s color of the year, Living Coral, wasn’t on the Pynes’ radar, but Elizabeth recalled that she and Ann had just installed a bedroom decorated in variations of corals and pinks. “In 2019, we are using a lot of cobalt blue…if that’s Pantone’s color for 2020, we’ll be very proud of ourselves!” Although the Pynes favor a black-and-white palette for kitchens and baths, they’ve started using Pratt & Larson’s handmade ceramic tile “because of their incredible range of colors, textures and glazes,” says Elizabeth.

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Top, the Pynes’ love of cobalt and other shades of blue is evident in their Clinton Hill project, and below left, the Caspersen project. And even though Pantone’s Color of the Year—Living Coral—wasn’t on their radar, Elizabeth notes that they just finished a project with lots of coral and pink.

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When it comes to favorite furniture styles, Ann and Elizabeth would both be happy if English and French 18th- and 19th-century furniture made a comeback. The Pyne’s support the idea of sustainability and environmentally conscious design by purchasing antiques whenever possible. They use local workrooms to make their custom furniture and prefer naturals materials whenever possible—linens, cottons, wools and silks—as opposed to synthetics. Ann and Elizabeth are known for their classic style, but they’re always on the lookout for items that would work with a range of styles their clients may be looking for. What is their message to clients who often like a little too much eclecticism and clutter? Curate! And here is a curated collection of things they like right now.

Shopping Cart 1. Black-and-white themed tabletop from Fetehome.com 2. Stilnovo Vintage Black Lacquer Italian Umbrella Stand from Cosulich Interiors and Antiques 3. Pineapple Desk Lamp for a children’s room from ducduc 4. Cosmopolitan Mirror from CF Modern 5. Adam Otlewski's Series 02 Lamp available at FAIR 6. A Continental Black-Japanned Bureau Bookcase Hyde Park at The Gallery at 200 Lex powered by Incollect 7. The Eros Bowl available at PROFILES

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Books

From selecting the perfect paint color to a love affair with a house, ARRAY offers the best in books this Spring.

Distinctly Modern Interiors Emily Summers Rizzoli February 2019 272 pages $50 At long last, AD 100 interior designer Emily Summers has just come out with her first-ever book Distinctly Modern Interiors, a beautiful and richly detailed coffee table tome featuring projects from her 40-year career. Known for her modern sensibilities, inventive interiors and collaborations with architects and artists, she was recruited by President George W. Bush as one of 20 individuals to serve on the Washington-based Advisory Council for Historic Preservation. Astute in modernism, the book features a wide range of periods and styles inspired by the Texas designer’s love of mid-century continental furniture, modern art and Jasper Johns. Showcasing her homes in Dallas, Colorado Springs and Palm Springs, Summers also details the homes of many of her design clients (many seen for the first time), which is a lesson in collaboration. If you are a fan of Summers work, you will no doubt love the city penthouse, 1940s ranch, contemporary Turtle Creek residence and Piney Woods retreat. Former longtime editor of Town and Country and Travel and Leisure Pamela Fiori pens the book’s foreword. 10

Veranda A Room of One’s Own: Personal Retreats & Sanctuaries Kathryn O’Shea-Evans Hearst April 2019 272 pages $60

Celebrating the “well-lived life,” Veranda has been a design magazine staple publication for the past 20 years. The popular books The Houses of Veranda, Veranda Decorating, Veranda Entertaining and Veranda Retreats offer compilations of the publication’s best features and wonderful for those of us who have no more space for our magazines. Debuting this spring is next in the series, A Room of One’s Own: Personal Retreats & Sanctuaries. Author and editor, Kathryn O’Shea-Evans, features intimate spaces from cozy reading nooks and sophisticated studies to the ultimate haven, the bedroom. Gardens, kitchens, dining and living rooms are also covered as well as those often over looked spaces (think hidden alcoves). Designers detail their secrets to creating personalized spaces in the chapter’s sidebars, making you rethink the concept of retreats.

House Beautiful Dream Homes: Intimate House Tours & Dazzling Spaces Carolyn Picard Hearst April 2019 240 pages $35 Who among us is not a voyeur when it comes to a design tour? Hearst Editor, Carolyn Picard, features her take on intimate spaces with her new book House Beautiful Dream Homes” Intimate House Tours & Dazzling Spaces. It’s all here, from sophisticated chic city apartments to sun-filled dwellings in Florida, California and the Bahamas. Taken from the pages of the beloved design magazine House Beautiful, the book “celebrates the art of living beautifully, from a rustic yet refined mountain retreat in Lake Tahoe to an all-season cozy cabin on a private lake in the Adirondacks; from a Montreal townhouse to a serene Swedish summer sanctuary.” Residences from Michigan and Minnesota to Tennessee, Massachusetts and even Sweden are covered through gorgeous photographs and neverbefore-seen images. A who’s who of the design world also offer practical advice on designing your own “dazzling space.”

Buckingham Palace: The Interiors Ashley Hicks Rizzoli September 2018 256 pages $50 Since few of us may never see behind the hallowed gates of Queen Elizabeth’s home, Buckingham Palace, designer, author and brother of India Hicks thankfully pulls back the curtain, allowing we as mere mortals a glimpse. Royal watchers (and who isn’t?) will enjoy the sumptuous Edwardian, Regency and Victorian style rooms (White Drawing Room, Throne Room and Blue Drawing Room) and the book serves as a room-by-room guided tour of the Britain’s royal family home since 1837. Hicks’ book is chock full of details from the Rembrandt, Rubens and van Dyck- filled walls of the Picture Gallery to the Ballroom, which has seen many a costume ball and royal ceremony since the 1830s. Starting as a virtual tour at the Grand Staircase, readers can not only experience the majesty of the formal spaces but gain a wonderful lesson in history, arts, decoration and architecture.


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Bunny Williams: Love Affairs with Houses Bunny Williams Abrams April 2019 304 pages $60

Nina Campbell Interior Decoration: Elegance and Ease Giles Kime Rizzoli September 2018 240 pages $60

Books by the renowned interior designer, Bunny Williams, books are a mainstay in any respectable design library. The Virginia-born, Parish-Hadley alum’s latest coffee table tome, Love Affairs with Houses is the latest addition and will not disappoint.

A long-time favorite of Anglophiles for the past several decades, Nina Campbell is the grand doyenne of the UK design world. With a 50year career that started under the tutelage of John Fowler at the venerable Colfax & Fowler, her subsequent projects from Annabel’s private members’ club to an idyllic castle in Scotland have long been studied, copied and coveted.

Profiling 15 houses of the AD 100 and Elle Decor A-list designer’s favorite projects where she tells the story of each “affair” so to speak, Williams dishes on the initial design approach that changes with the lives of each client (along with her personal design secrets). As an accomplished designer, gardener and accomplished businesswoman, the book is a study in a career and life well lived. A follow-up to her best-selling Affair with a House, her love and passion for comfortable residences and “details, details, details” is unparalleled. As Williams’ notes in the book, “the best pieces have the best stories.”

In her latest book Nina Campbell Interior Decoration: Elegance and Ease. Campbell shares insider tips gleaned through her successful career to recent design projects. Known for her use of unique sophisticated color and fabrics, antiques and comfortable furnishings and pared-down accessories with a touch of whimsy, installations over the past five years include a pied-á-terre in Rome, historic hotel interiors in Germany are contrasted with a master suite in Los Angeles and a classic retreat in the English countryside. English Style is alive and well and thankfully celebrated in Campbell’s ninth book…and counting.

Kit Kemp Design Thread Kit Kemp Hardie Grant March 2019 256 pages $50 Hotelier, author, successful textile, homewares and fragrance designer, Kit Kemp is a design force of nature. As the co-owner and Creative Director of Firmdale Hotels (and design force), she is also passionate about creating exciting and unique interiors in her hotels and is a respected champion of British art. From her first hotel opening with Dorset Square Hotel in 1985, Firmdale holds a special reputation in the hospitality design world. Following the hugely successful titles A Living Space and Every Room Tells a Story, Kemp’s latest book is another color-filled story on her inimitable design approach. Throwing out the handbook of designing with rules in mind, her interiors are an explosion of antique finds, printed wallpapers, patterns on pattern with a “wow” object that truly redefines the term show-stopper with the occasional one-of-a-kind handcrafted piece thrown in. And best of all, Kemp does not take design too seriously, creating spaces for your home that are well lived-in, cherished and most importantly, comfortable.

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Farrow and Ball: Recipes for Decorating Joa Studholme and Charlotte Crosby March 2019 Rizzoli 268 pages $50 A favorite of designers and clients alike, Farrow & Ball is the first goto choice in high-end paint colors and wallpaper. As the fifth book in the series, the heralded British company shares their inspirations and practical advice in Farrow and Ball: Recipes for Decorating. The book serves as a primer on how to effectively construct “winning color combinations”—no easy feat—via 15 case studies of apartments, cottages, seaside retreats and city abode with recipes. John Farrow and Richard Ball (who founded the company in 1946) are at the forefront of paint—be it traditional and heritage colors to the latest in decorative paint applications. With over 60 showrooms around the world, their distinctive color palette of 132 paint colors is a welcome antidote to the question, “What do I paint on the walls?”

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Something's cooking! Our spring picks for Trove are seasoned with form and function, the ideal accessories for a chef's kitchen.

ESPRESSO, SCANDINAVIAN STYLE Hewn from matte, coated stainless steel, the Stelton’s Collar coffee grinder draws from Scandinavian aesthetics and is designed to achieve the ideal ground for an espresso brew—the perfect tool for coffee aficionados who love to grind their own beans. The grinder pairs perfectly with Stelton’s espresso maker, a Nordic-take on the classic Italian percolator that brews a delicious, full-bodied espresso. $90 each (purchased separately). stelton.com

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MUSHROOM POWERED Herbal Revolution provides high-quality herbal teas, tonics and elixirs, all hand-crafted in small batches. Their Maine Mushroom and Roots Double-Extracted Elixir is made of mushrooms historically known to support vitality, and include Reishi, Maitake, Turkey Tail, Lion's Mane and Chaga mushrooms, along with a tasty blend of roots, herbs, honey and brandy herbalrev.com. $30 for a 4-ounce bottle.

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BEE MY HONEY Located in Brooklyn’s bustling Industry City, Bee Raw is a purveyor of nature’s finest raw, organic honey. This chef’s selection includes a collection of varietal honey that is sure to light up your taste buds. Indeed, each 10.5 oz. jar of raw honey is as unique as the land it hails from, and the flavors range from stout and earthy (think molasses or sorghum) to floral and herbal (think thyme and Eucalyptus). The entire package includes: Washington State Buckwheat Honey, Oregon Meadowfoam Honey, North Carolina Sourwood Honey, Colorado Sweet Yellow Clover Honey, and New York Aster Honey. The chef’s selection includes a detailed description of each flavor and its origin. $85. beeraw.com


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CHARGER PLATE If you’ve tried to cook or bake while following a recipe on your phone, you know that’s a recipe for disaster—one that almost always ends with your screen splattered with sauce or dusted with flour. The Yohann iPhone charging stand is here to change that (in the most beautiful way). Crafted from a single block of wood (walnut or oak) the dock holds your phone upright while it charges, allowing you to easily navigate through the screen. In addition, you can secure your cables within the block’s clever groove. Starts at $89. yohann.com/iphone-charging-stand

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KNIFE TO THE HEART A Poglia knife is indeed one-of-a-kind, each one passing through eight hands from design to polish. Forged from repurposed steel and cut from plow disks, Poglia knives utilize old-school craft methodology to produce a unique, but remarkably effective, hand-crafted tool. With a handle hone from wood, horn and bone, this collection by Kelly Wearstler is are so beautiful you won’t want to hide it away in your knife block. $285. kellywearstler.com

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CHOCOLATE HIGH These CBD dark chocolate espresso chews make for the perfect after-dinner (or any time) treat. While CBD is derived from the hemp plant, it has no psychoactive effects, but is enormously effective at inducing a calming sense of relaxation. The Lord Jones Dark Chocolate Espresso Chews are gluten-free, crafted in small batches, and made from single-origin Ecuadorian dark chocolate. Bon appétit. $40. plantalchemycbd.com, also available at The Alchemist's Kitchen on East 1st Street, thealchemistskitchen.com

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FreshPicks T H E M OST CUR R ENT P ROD U CT S IN 200 LEX S H OW ROOM S .

Heavy Lifter The Abstract Block Cabinet at Global Views is made of wood and covered in a metal sheet with a protective coating, featuring a post-modern geometric relief pattern. This floating cabinet contains two compartments with soft-close hinges for ample storage space that can hold up to 330 pounds. Global Views, Suite 613, 212.725.8439, globalviews.com

Minimalist Wow Powell & Bonnell’s strikingly simple Hazelton Console at Dennis Miller Associates creates a distinctive presence in any room. The interplay of the black ash exterior with the light lacquer interior, highlights its minimalist sculptural form. Many combinations of Powell & Bonnell wood and lacquer finish options are available. Dennis Miller Associates, Suite 1210, 212.684.0070, dennismiller.com

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FreshPicks Back in Bloom With four slender legs on flared feet and rounded angles between the base and the seat, Fermob’s Lorette Chair is a nod to the furniture style of the 1950s. Its signature backrest—a latticed pattern of flowers and rhombuses—adds a touch of femininity. Lorette is practical, durable, stackable and available in 24 colors. Fermob USA, Suite 414, 212.651.4389, fermobusa.com

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Bookish and Brassy Loosely inspired by a daisy chain, Julian Chichester’s statuesque new seven-tier Daisy Bookcase is fashioned with curved, aged brass uprights detailed with decorative round medallions. The shelves are beautifully wrapped in a choice of black or ivory vellum. Designers’ custom ideas are welcome to bring your vision to life. Julian Chichester, Suite 604, 646.293.6622, julianchichester.com

Fashion Figure The svelte hourglass figure of Currey & Company’s Cannes Table Lamp is composed of flaring shapes on the top and bottom, covered in white and black leather, and separated by a slim brass ring in a brushed brass finish. The barrel-shaped black shantung shade is the perfect oversized accessory for a fashionable pairing. Currey & Company, Suite 506, 212.213.4900, curreyandcompany.com/NYDC

Lean Look The sculptural form of the Floating Console by Lorin Marsh combines high style with practicality. The integrated drawer highlights the play on volume in this unique piece. Smartly finished in metallic cerused oak with polished stainless steel details. Made in New York City. LORIN MARSH, Suite 809, 212.759.8700, lorinmarsh.com

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FreshPicks Iron Fist, Velvet Glove CENTURY is the first-of-its-kind Soft Touch Matte finish from Benjamin Moore. Made in small batches by master craftsmen, its unique texture, similar to a soft leather glove, produced 75 never-before-seen colors, each with unprecedented depth and richness. Shown here in Veronese Green O4. Benjamin Moore, Suite 814, experiencecentury.com

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Bright Cloud Formations’ exclusive “cloud white” finish (a dry, plasterlike material applied by hand) gives the multi-faceted Maze Table Lamp a fresh look. The addition of a linen shade evokes a warm, inviting light that plays gently across the sculptural surface of the base. Formations, Suite 902, 212.684.0070, formationsusa.com

Pair of Diamonds Reminiscent of its Asian roots, Dennis and Leen’s Chow Side Table makes for an ideal addition to any room in the house. With its crackle detail and gorgeous hand-lacquer finish, this versatile table can be finished in any hue. Dennis & Leen, Suite 902, 212.684.0070, dennisandleen.com

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FreshPicks

In Tune Like a favorite song, perfect harmony is achieved with the combination of finishes and materials in the Alluria Semi Flush Wall Fixture at Metropolitan Lighting. The clean, minimalist style is amplified with gold accents suspended from a contrasting weathered black framework. Etched opal glass globes glow with a warm, yet functional illumination. Metropolitan Lighting Fixture Co., Suite 512, 212.545.0032, metropolitanlightingny.com

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Under Glass Drawing upon a venerated tradition, this Verre Églomisé Credenza from Profiles features an exquisite combination of painted glass, brass and ebonized oak to create a stunning modern feel using classic techniques. Custom options are available. PROFILES, Suite 1211, 212.689.6903, profilesny.com


Winds of Change A giclée reproduction of an original painting by Kelly O’Neal, Ancestral Winds II, from Leftbank Art, melds tradition with a modern sensibility. It is shown here on linen with black float frame. Each piece is made to order in your choice of size, finish and frame. Leftbank Art, Suite 609, 646.293.6694, leftbankart.com

Bronze-Age Beverages The Cadre Drink Table by Troscan Design features a textured cast bronze top with solid walnut legs and a smooth bronze center base detail. Available at The Bright Group. The Bright Group, Suite 902, 212.726.9030, thebrightgroup.com

Back-to-Back Hits Unique in design, the Flat Back Collection of vases at Studio A Home has a slim footprint—unless you take two and put them back-to-back to create a complete rounded piece. The black crust and matte white glazes can be paired together to form truly unique accessories. Made of Portuguese ceramic. Studio A Home, Suite 612, 212.725.8439, studioa-home.com

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FreshPicks

Long and Slender Laura Kirar’s Salon Sofa for Baker Furniture has tight upholstery, elegant curved lines and just enough softness. This long and low sofa is strong but feminine with gracious proportions. The exposed shaped oak base and slender seat cushions are standout details. Baker, Suite 300, 212.779.8810, bakerfurniture.com

Gold Group This nest of three, free flowing, Cloudy Tables is made of polished brass with inset tiles of lapis lazuli. A fantastic palette of gold and blue enhance the playfulness and elegance of the trio. Completely handmade in France by Arriau Studio and sold exclusively in the USA through Donzella. Donzella, donzella.com

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Smooth Transitions The two-tone designs of SA Baxter’s Looking Glass Collection were inspired by bisected geode crystals, which have rough exteriors with the surprise of gleaming interiors. The organic shapes are elongated, rounded and sensually inviting, complemented by the contrasting combination of polished and matte surfaces. SA Baxter Architectural Hardware, Suite 1205, 212.203.4382, sabaxter.com

Sea Stitching Swarm, the latest rug from Odegard Carpets, is inspired by the ancient Japanese craft of Sashiko embroidery. Handknotted in Nepal from Himalayan wool, Swarm evokes the lyrical beauty of abstracted fish deep at sea. Custom colors and sizes available. Odegard Carpets, Suite 1209, 212.545.0205, odegardcarpets.com

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His interests led him to studies at Alabama’s Auburn University School of Architecture (where he was under the tutelage of architect Bobby McAlpine) and jobs in New York City with none other than design giants John Saladino and Clodagh. “I always knew I wanted to do architecture,” says Booth, “and loved how emotional architecture was.” Working under the master of design and architecture, he notes, “I called Saladino the ‘Painter,’ and learned color palettes from him as he was so artful in is use of color.” Other mentors include the designer Clodagh who he refers to as ‘the Sculptor’ as she “would do these incredible models with clay in 3D formations. And Bobby (McAlpine) remains and always has been the ‘Poet.’ He is articulate like no one I have ever met in the language of architecture and interiors.”

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Top left: A pair of Siamese cats complement the silver, blue and gray color palette of Booth’s living room. Top middle: An orange throw provides a pop of color in the sitting room of a mountain home. Robert Indiana’s sculpture number 2 makes for an interesting focal point. Top right: Antique industrial rings grace the rustic walls of this entryway in the Rockies. Bottom: The Luce de Luna quartzite countertop anchors an open plan kitchen in a two-story beachside residence.

Today he lives in the best of both worlds with one foot in Manhattan and the other in Nashville, coming full circle and overseeing his firm McAlpine Booth & Ferrier. Projects from Montana to Mexico and Charlotte to Baton Rouge pepper his resume which includes a collaboration with McAlpine and Country Music stars and husband-and-wife duo Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, to name a few.

Perhaps his toughest client though is himself. Looking to return to his roots part-time, he and husband and television executive, John Shea, built a 5,150-squarefoot home in Music City that is pure and classic Booth. A blend of midcentury modern coupled with traditional, it reflects a laundry list of design essentials with contemporary seating, architectural details, an almost romantic use of light, and magnificent windows all resulting in pared down tranquil interiors with an inspired hit of Saladino.

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Booth’s credo—“The process of design seeks to find a marriage, or at least a commonality between the two main components or each residence: the persona and the place”—holds true with this very personal project. “We are eight years or more in this house and things keep showing up. When I work it’s like an adoption agency—I find a home for something and I can’t let it go!” details Booth. “Everyone says it’s difficult to do your own architecture and interiors. I had already designed 34 houses before this one was built. As with any project, it’s all happenstance and evolution.” Taking his cues for the color palette from the idyllic purple mountains in the distance (soft lilacs, blues and whites), his first consideration was an open floorplan with a contemporary aesthetic that is also simpatico

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with the country surroundings. “I knew it wouldn’t look right with a very modern house sitting on a hill. The house needed to pay homage.” Some of the standout furnishings include a Minotti chaise lounge, a Robert Lighton side table, Christophe Delcourt floor lamp and artwork by Louise Crandell and Terry Winters. With the publication of his first book (Evocative Interiors/Rizzoli), an exclusive lighting line of lighting and accents with Arteriors and an upcoming furniture launch with Hickory Chair at High Point, Booth’s star continues to shine.

Top left: Booth’s love of large windows is on full display in this modernist Nashville home.

Top right: Pale blues and whites in the master bedroom are simpatico with the beach view.

Top middle: Cathedral windows were used in Booth’s hillside home for a “lofty yet welcoming entry.”

Bottom: Magenta, teal and blue provides a splash of color in Booth’s Manhattan apartment.

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By Cathy Whitlock

EAST MEETS

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A striking backdrop by Black Crow Studio forms the backdrop for a dining room in Santa Monica canyon.

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Clockwise from top right: Joe Lucas at Harbinger New York showroom. Gould Cocktail Table and Antwerp Sofa by Harbinger By Hand is on display in the New York showroom. The designer’s showrooms represent over 50 lines of fabric, wallpaper, lighting, carpets and furniture. A detail shot of a vintage parchment stools in deerskin hide. Vintage chairs by Moore and Giles Ragtime Leather, Coleen & Company chandelier and Caulfield Dining Table by Harbinger by Hand were used for a dining room vignette in the Los Angeles showroom.

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Soothing shades of blue comprise the color palette for the Santa Monica Canyon living room with custom upholstery and chandelier and sconces by Urban Electric Company.

Heading to Hollywood after college, the native New Jerseyan chose not to wait on tables while waiting on his proverbial close-up. Fate and irony intervened as he explains, “I started out as an actor in Los Angeles and got into interior design as a side job, working for a designer in her showroom—and years later here I am doing the same! It was not my intention and sort of fell into design and it took over.” Fate knocked on the door once again as he landed a job with the renowned AD 100 decorator, Michael S. Smith (who was appointed by President Barack Obama to the Committee for Preservation of the White House). “It was a great training ground and we all joke we are graduates of Michael Smith University,” he muses.

“It was my first major job and it was great going from small jobs to major budgets, putting a whole house together with a two-three year program and working with amazing architects and builders in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Montana and Martha’s Vineyard.” Eventually, Lucas and fellow Michael Smith grad Parrish Chilcoat left and formed their own business in 2005, and in 2008 the pair founded a multi-line design showroom called Harbinger. “Harbinger came a little out of the blue as I wanted a place to show off our look and designs, as well as sell off some inventory. The first generation of Harbinger was a tiny 400-square-foot location in West Hollywood.” In 2015, his

partner became a mother and he went out on his own with Lucas Studio. Today the Harbinger (and Harbinger by Hand, his line of upholstered goods) showroom’s carefully curated mix of vintage and modern finds is can be found at the La Cienega location in Los Angeles and the recently opened Harbinger New York at the New York Design Center. “I don’t consider Harbinger a typical showroom and it’s not cookie cutter where all of the individual lines are clumped together.” Lucas notes. “It is very specifically reminiscent of my work and totally blends in. It feels more livable and like walking into a home or one of my projects. It’s a quiet chaos!”

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Top left: For a Hermosa Beach house, the designer provided a pop of color with these barstools from Lucca Antiques. Bottom left: Natural woods and neutral tones were incorporated in the living area. Strand armchair and Oyster Bay Slatted console by Harbinger by Hand. Bottom right: A simple yet striking tub from Waterworks was sourced for the bath.

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Top middle: Seagrass wrapped barstools by Harbinger by Hand are a point of interest in this California beach project.

Top right: Shades of blue and neutrals complement the views of the ocean in the Hermosa Beach bedroom. Sellig Parchment bed and David Rattan armchair by Harbinger by Hand.

With new additions such as the tony trendsetting lines Fromental and Hector Finch lighting, coupled with his 50 lines of fabric, wallpapers, carpets and decorative art lines, there is something for every design palate.

Angeles for 21 years, I mix it with a cool California eclectic look.” The result is a spectacular blend of color, layers, texture and details—think modern lines in the furniture—mixed with antique and vintage pieces.

Lucas’ design aesthetic is a classic example of East Coast traditional meets West Coast vibe.

With design projects ranging from Los Angeles and Florida to Philadelphia and Chicago, Lucas still finds time in giving back. With the deadly and destructive Hurricane Sandy hitting his home state of New Jersey, he stepped in and rebuilt and renovated the Bay Head Yacht Club pro bono. “I had grown up there all my life and the club was badly damaged (from both Hurricanes Irene and Sandy), so they asked me as a member to do the historical restoration of the

With roots in the East Coast and an adult life spent in California, the designer details, “I spent most of my time on the shore sailing and living by the water. I think I have a very traditional eye and after being in Los

massive 25,000-square-foot property with a limited budget.” The result is a stunning new décor of blues, greens and white color palette, leather brass and mahogany furnishings with personal signal flags—a nod to each of the 850 families. He also serves on the Executive Board of the La Cienega Design Quarter and a member of the Leaders of Design Council. Next up the bi-coastal designer brings his East Coast/West Coast sensibilities to a room at the Christopher Kennedy Compound showhouse at Palm Spring’s Modernism. Sponsored by Traditional Home magazine, each year a mid-century property is restored and his room will no doubt be a showstopper.

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Neutrals and metallic tones bring a sophisticated air to the dining room Kesha Franklin designed for Colin Kaepernick’s California home. She paired Cliff Young chairs with a Century Furniture table. [Christopher Stark Photography]

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Designer Kesha Franklin in the living room of a duplex she designed in Harlem. The artwork is by David Diskin. [Rayon Richards Photography]

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Clockwise from top left: A painting by Dallas-based artist Kelly O’Neal hangs in the bedroom of an apartment in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill neighborhood. The sconce is from Arteriors. [David A. Land] The designer used gold tones throughout Kaepernick’s living room, including the Arteriors table lamp. [Christopher Stark Photography] A modernist chair pairs with a Kelly O’Neal painting in the Harlem duplex’s living room. The designer chose a work by Dawn Sweitzer for the home’s dining room. [both, Rayon Richards Photography]

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Growing up around her contractor-father’s blueprints and drafting materials, design came naturally and she has happy memories of reading Architectural Digest over his shoulder. “That left an impression,” she says, “but growing up in a Caribbean household, I was pushed to be a doctor.” She may have majored in biology but it was her minor in art that ultimately won out. When she and her husband opened a bar in downtown Brooklyn in the early 2000s, she worked directly with the architect. One day while looking over plans, he asked if she had ever considered being an interior designer. It was a revelatory moment. “It was the first time I saw my work as a spectator and admired it,” she says. “He saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself. He acknowledged my talent, my gift.” With that boost of encouragement, Franklin began taking on small projects for friends and family. She looked into programs at schools, including Parsons and FIT, “but it just

wasn’t the right time,” she says. “It was an investment. We had kids. But I knew I had to keep doing this.” Working by referral, Franklin launched The Beautiful Experience, an event production firm that taught extraordinary lessons in how to transform spaces “from nothing into something,” she says. “It was a stepping stone. I did all types of design.” From there, Franklin delved into her own study of design by examining successful designers and identifying what made them special. “They each had a distinct approach and I realized that I needed to really look at myself. What was I best at? Where was I strong?” With self-awareness and a place in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, her vision took shape—and so did her client roster. Commissions came in, and from some pretty high-profile figures, including Amar’e Stoudemire. “I’d started to build a brand,” she says.

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Clockwise from above: Franklin designed a custom tufted bench for her Boerum Hill client’s bedroom. [David A Land Photographer] The designer gave Kaepernick’s media room a masculine touch. [Christopher Stark Photography] A Sonneman chandelier illuminates the Boerum Hill dining room. [David A Land Photographer] Moments of deep red enliven the soft hues of the Harlem duplex’s master bedroom. The artwork is by Mari Urasawa. [Rayon Richards Photography]

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In 2018, Franklin relaunched her firm as Halden Interiors (named for her paternal grandfather) and she kicked off 2019 with an Elle Decor feature on the Northern California home she designed for Colin Kaepernick. “I’ve been blessed,” she continues, adding that four of her current projects are with repeat clients. And with a new home in New Jersey, she is also focusing a little creativity on herself. “It’s a contemporary house with an open floor plan and wall-to-wall windows. I feel like I can breathe,” she says. With her children reaching adulthood, “this time around, I’m designing for myself and my husband.” Between work and family commitments, Franklin also devotes time to several passion projects. She is actively involved

with Housing Works, which provides life-saving services for the homeless and people living with HIV/AIDS, and she is a member of BADG (Black Artists + Designers Guild), a new global collective of black creatives. “I’m proud to bring more exposure to them,” she says. “It’s everything that relates to the home.” Looking back on her journey, she is quick to explain that interior design is “less about a pretty room and more about understanding the people who live there.” And when asked what advice she might give fledgling designers as she once was, she offers only encouragement. “There will always be someone who loves what you do.”

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CultureCalendar

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From vintage threads to today's hottest jams, a cherry blossom festival to global food fare, this spring is sure to delight all of your senses.

Governor’s Ball Kicking off Friday, May 31, Governor’s Ball offers a whole weekend full of the world’s hottest music and the city’s best food. The festival takes over Randall’s Island and, for three days, turns it into an epicenter of experience. This year, headliners include Tyler the Creator, Lil Wayne, Florence + The Machine, Major Lazer, The Strokes, Nas, SZA, and many more. While details for 2019 are still to come, previous years have included must-visit food vendors like Big Mozz, Roberta’s Pizza, Wowfulls, Ramen Burger and many, many more. May 31–June 2. Tickets start at $305. Randall’s Island Park. governorsballmusicfestival.com

Sakura Matsuri Sakura Matsuri is the Brooklyn Botanical Garden’s annual cherry blossom festival, in which the Garden celebrates and honors Japanese culture. Amidst a beautiful background of blooming cherry trees, the festival will offer a variety of entertainment and educational opportunities—from live traditional music, dance and art performances and experiences, to food and craft vendors. April 28–29. Tickets start at $25. Brooklyn Botanical Garden, 990 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY.

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The Other Art Fair Presented by Saatchi Art, the Other Art Fair—taking place in the center of Greenpoint—celebrates over 130 emerging, independent artists, and offers attendees the experience to browse, buy, or simply marvel at thousands of unique art pieces. In addition to the art fair itself, there will be ample opportunity to enjoy other experiences, including live art installations, guided tours, live music, and of course, a fullystocked bar. May 2–5. Tickets start at $15. Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St., Brooklyn, NY. nyc.theotherartfair.com

A Current Affair Vintage Marketplace This May, venture to Brooklyn’s hip, hopping Industry City for “A Current Affair,” the city’s premier marketplace for the best in vintage fashion. Whether you’re on the hunt for that perfectly worn-in band tee, or have an appetite for collectible, designer vintage fashion, “A Current Affair” is where you’ll find it, with over 70 retailers hawking their best finds throughout the weekend. Want first dibs? Make sure you lock down a preview ticket granting early admission at 10AM on Sunday, or score a weekend pass that offers preview access opportunity to both the preview hours and shopping on Saturday and Sunday. May 11–12. Tickets start at $36. Industry City. 274 36th St., Brooklyn, NY. itsacurrentaffair.com

Basquiat’s Defacement: The Untold Story Starting June 21, Basquiat’s “Defacement”: The Untold Story, will be on view at the Guggenheim. The exhibition features work from Basquiat as well as other artist peers, honing in on his work in cultural activism in New York City at the start of the 1980s, and centering around his painting, Defacement (The Death of Michael Stewart), 1983. The approximately 20 works of art in the exhibition will explore the efforts by Basquiat and other artists of his day to overcome police brutality and find empowerment through racial identity. June 21–November 6. Suggested museum admission is $10. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave., guggenheim.org/exhibition/ basquiats-defacement-the-untold-story 44


The World’s Fare Foodie fans of global fare, this one’s for you! This May, Citi Field will be stuffed full with some of the Big Apple’s best international food vendors, curated by top chefs, journalists, bloggers and influencers. The globe-trotting array of vendors represents cuisine from all across the world: Belarus to Bombay to Bogota, and beyond. Your ticket will also score access to an international beer garden and cocktail bar, as well as live music and dance performances and interactive art installations. May 18–19. Tickets start at $19. Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Queens, NY.

Look + Listen Festival BRIC Performance The Look + Listen Festival at BRIC sets the stage for attendees to enjoy contemporary music in an engaging, artistic setting. A feast for the senses, the Look + Listen Festival is a wonderful way to learn about new musicians while enjoying compelling visual art. In addition to cutting-edge performances by dynamic artists such as Angélica Negrón, Jessie Marino and the Seattle Symphony Artist-in-Residence’s Seth Parker Woods, the festival will also feature discussions with performers, as well as a chance for Q&As. May 3. Free. 647 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY.

World Dog Expo Calling all pet parents! While the World Dog Expo requires a brief trip across the river to Secaucus, New Jersey, your pup will thank you, for sure. The weekend event centers around a trade show that features the most cutting-edge pet products, with numerous goodies on offer. Beyond that, you’ll have the chance to view (or join) exciting events such as agility, fly ball, dock diving and more, as well as opportunities for training and education. All dogs who are well-behaved, non-aggressive and properly vaccinated are welcome to attend! June 1–June 2. Tickets start at $15. Meadowlands Expo Center, 355 Plaza Dr., Secaucus, NJ.

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Around the world we go, with eats from Italy to Israel to Bombay and beyond, to Big Apple hotels where you'll stay in supreme style and comfort.

Balaboosta 611 Hudson St. 212.390.1545 balaboostanyc.com

Leonti 103 W. 77th St. 212.362.3800 leontinyc.com

Violet 511 E. 5th St. 646.850.5900 violeteastvillage.com

GupShup 115 E. 18th St. 212.518.7313 gupshupnyc.com

A “balaboosta,” according to the restaurant’s website, is the perfect housewife and mother, “the fearless emotional center of her family, who makes sure her table is not only full of gorgeous food, but also full of friends, love, laughter.” This West Village eatery does indeed embody that ethos. Chef Einat Admony, known for her famous falafel at Taïm and North African fare at Kish-Kash, and her partner, Stefan Nafgizer, serve up a tantalizing modern Israeli menu, which is complimented by a robust selection of Israeli wines. Favorites from the menu include the Skirt Steak with dry rub, cherry tomato vinaigrette, and crushed potatoes; the Quinoa Crusted Salmon with spinach, yogurt, and green s’chug; and a wonderful collection of appetizers and dips. The space itself is as bright and buzzy as it is homey and welcoming, with ample wood and white set off by an eye-catching, modern mural featuring a balaboosta herself.

The Upper West Side welcomes a new restaurant to the neighborhood—Leonti, an upscale Italian eatery serving delicious, wholesome dishes in a sleek, yet comfortable atmosphere. Chef Adam Leonti has unveiled a menu which take a creative, flavorful approach to a classic offering of homemade pasta and bread. Some of the most tantalizing dishes on the menu include the cinnamonscented fettucini with boar ragu, the truffled cookpot with root vegetables, potato purée, and salt-baked whole branzino with crab involtini, lobster butter, and savoy cabbage. As for the bread basket, Leonti even brought in a mill, which is used to turn heritage grains into fresh-baked bread for the table. If you find that you can’t get enough of the stuff, you can even take a bread-making class at Leonti’s Brooklyn outpost, the Brooklyn Bread Lab.

Named after Rhode Island’s state flower, Violet, in the East Village, is the newest restaurant from Matt Hyland’s “Pizza Loves Emily” group. The menu centers around grilled pizza, a nostalgic nod to a restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island where Matt and his wife Emily used to dine. The pizza pies feature unique, seasonal toppings (like grilled winter squash, four cheeses, chevre, thyme and Sichuan pepper on the “Squash”) are grilled on both sides and then cut with scissors to achieve the perfect slice. In addition to the pies, diners have many other interesting options to choose from, such as the bone marrow with miso, trout roe, grilled bread and herb salad, or the pork and duck tortellini with dashi brodo and Sichuan oil. To round out the meal, start with a craft cocktail (we love the namesake “The Violet,” with creme de violette, gin, Luxardo Maraschino and Lambrusco) and end with a dessert—we love the “Ras Maili,” an Indian, cheesecake-like dessert with coffee milk and maple.

GupShup is a colorful celebration of food, art and culture, all in the heart of Gramercy. The expansive, twostory restaurant is outfitted with an energizing aesthetic and custom commissioned art, all in homage to the love affair between Bombay and the Big Apple. The impressive interior is on-par with both the food and drink menu. Start off your night with a selection from the renowned craft cocktail menu— perhaps the Bombay Heat Wave, a delightful concoction of Jagermeister soaked in dried red chili, Wild Turkey 101 Rye, Absinthe, chocolate, and bitters—and then move on to the food. A choice from the “bread bar” is a must; “kulcha,” or mildly leavened flatbread, pairs fantastically with one of the house chutneys. While there is much to choose from in terms of mains and classic dishes, the diverse range of Indian-inspired small plates (for example, roasted bone marrow with mint naan, or pulled jackfruit for the herbivores among us) makes this a perfect place for sharing.


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Sister City 225 Bowery 646.343.4500 sistercitynyc.com

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Created by the founders of Ace Hotel, Sister City is inspired by the idea of modern essentialism, though no detail has gone unnoticed here. There is indeed a serenity in the thoughtfully minimalist approach embodied by Sister City, and evident in the 200 efficient, intimate rooms outfitted with beautiful wood furnishings and chic white linens. Sister City will also feature a ground-floor restaurant from award-winning Chef Joe Ogrodnek, as well as a rooftop bar. At the heart of it all, right on Bowery in the Lower East Side, Sister City is steps away from attractions such as the New Museum, as well as some of the city’s hippest bars, restaurants, shops and galleries. The hotel is due to open this spring, though bookings for March 1 and beyond are already open on its website.

Situated steps away from Bryant Park, the Park Terrace Hotel is a stylish, serene refuge in the epicenter of Midtown. With an upscale, organic-inspired design by Stonehill & Taylor, Park Terrace offers everything a guest can need and more, all in a wonderfully inviting (and exceedingly convenient) environment. The 226 guest rooms feature some of the city’s fastest, 1GB WiFi, along with smart TVs that stream Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, Bluetooth Bose speakers and Nespresso machines. The amenities expand beyond the confines of the room, such as in the stateof-the art gym, outfitted with Peloton bikes and a sauna, and hydration stations on every floor. On-site dining options include a luxurious breakfast bar complete with La Colombe coffee, and the restaurant Terrazzo, which features delectable tapas and supremely creative craft cocktails.

18 W. 40th St. 212.781.6400 parkterracehotel.com

Moxy Times Square 485 7th Ave. 212.967.6699 moxy-hotels.marriott.com/en

The Maxwell NYC 541 Lexington Ave. 212.755.1200 maxwellhotelnyc.com

Moxy is the type of hotel perfect for the “city that never sleeps.” Developed with the savvy traveler in mind, Moxy features 612 bedrooms with an edgy, urban vibe thanks to designer Yabu Pushelburg. In addition to the speedy WiFi and ample power outlets, the rooms also include 300-thread count plush duvets, large, walkin showers, and in-room climate control, combining convenience with comfort. Throughout the hotel, you’ll find ample, flexible co-working space as well as five on-site restaurants by the TAO group, including Magic Hour, Manhattan’s largest allseason hotel rooftop lounge. Additional features include the “Blind Barber,” a one-stop hair salon where each cut comes with a complimentary cocktail, as well as the gym, where you’ll find cutting-edge workout equipment, punching bags, yoga mats, and a complimentary workout class every Thursday morning.

Design, technology and style intersect here on Lexington Avenue, between East 49th and 50th Streets. All of the Maxwell’s impressive 697 guest rooms are outfitted with modern amenities, including state-of-the-art entertainment centers and premium Bliss bath products. The suites, however, are where it’s really at—our favorites include the queen suite, where the walls are adorned with captivating modern art and the oversized windows beckon in ample light. For an even more impressive stay, upgrade to the duplex queen suite, a 2-story room with floor-to-ceiling windows, or the Penthouse, a 2,200 sq. foot experience complete with a private outdoor terrace that offers sweeping views of the city. To round out your stay, the hotel offers additional “nice-tohaves” such as an on-site florist, babysitting, and a pet program with dog walking, grooming service, and even a birthday cake to celebrate your fourlegged friend.

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Corona Mirror available at Baker, Suite 300, 212.779.8810, bakerfurniture.com

Wilhelm Desk available at Mr. Brown London, Suite 604, 646.293.6622, mrbrownlondon.com

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Levels LED Semi-Flush Pendant Light available at Metropolitan Lighting Fixture Co., Suite 512, 212.545.0032, metropolitanlightingny.com

Regan Barrel Chair available at Studio A Home, Suite 612, 212.725.8439, studioa-home.com

Tuscan Springs III available at Leftbank Art, Suite 609, 646.293.6694, leftbankart.com

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Alexandria Table available at Dennis & Leen, Suite 902, 212.684.0070, dennisandleen.com

Truffula available at Odegard Carpets, Suite 1209, 212.545.0205, odegardcarpets.com

Lustre Box available at LORIN MARSH, Suite 809, 212.759.8700, lorinmarsh.com

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Mini-Balad Lamp available at Fermob USA, Suite 414, 212.651.4389, fermobusa.com

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Maia Chest of Drawers available at Donzella, donzella.com

Stacked Chandelier available at Metropolitan Lighting Fixture Co., Suite 512, 212.545.0032, metropolitanlightingny.com

Crocodile Vases available at Global Views, Suite 613, 212.725.8439, globalviews.com

Harris Rubin Leaves and Swallows Cabinet available at Dennis Miller Associates, Suite 1210, 212.684.0070, dennismiller.com

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Platiere (16) lighter available at The Bright Group, Suite 902, 212.726.9030, thebrightgroup.com

Prado Stool available at Formations, Suite 902, 212.684.0070, formationsusa.com

Maxime Pouf available at PROFILES, Suite 1211, 212.689.6903, profilesny.com

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1. Extraordinarily Rich (opposite) CENTURY, from Benjamin Moore, is made in small batches by master craftsmen to produce a unique Soft Touch Matte finish in 75 never-before-seen colors, including Blue Mascari U9. 2. Circle in the Squares Monochromatic, but with fascinating texture, Currey & Company’s Tomas Vases are crafted in white terracotta, with a knobby surface that ornaments any room with contemporary flair.

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8. Shape Up Who says art needs to be a square or rectangle? Leftbank Art introduces Vintage Gems, geometric canvases made in sections to be hung as a set or individually. Hand painted to order.

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9. Deep Blue See The deep blue glass base of the Abisso Table Lamp at Donzella is hand-carved in Italy by Ghiró Studio. This artist-signed piece comes with polished brass mounts, frosted glass shades, and two standard-sized sockets. 10. Wave and Smile The graceful force of ocean waves is captured in The Surge Linear Suspension at Metropolitan Lighting when gently undulating bands of downward and upward firing LED strips join, creating layers of illumination. 11. Light Touch Fermob’s Bebop Low Table is a resolutely colorful, multi-functional table with a stunning look. The top appears to float miraculously on the feet, showcasing the purity of its simple forms. Available in three sizes.

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16. Grand Entrance Crafted in solid walnut, Dennis and Leen’s robust Coliseum Table makes a grand entry table. Classically proportioned, this table can be custom sized and finished to your specifications. 17. Marks the Spot The striking X-base of Formations’ iconic Alessio Table is crafted from hand-forged combed antiqued iron. Shown with patinated alder wood top, other wood and stone tabletops as well as custom sizing are available.

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Leftbank Art Milago is a giclĂŠe reproduction of an original painting by Sarah Stockstill. With its many graceful loops and arcs, this abstract represents spirited movement and color. Each image made to order in your choice of size, finish and frame. Leftbank Art, Suite 609, 646.293.6694, leftbankart.com

Julian Chichester Tall, dark and handsome, the Deneuve Cabinet is unmistakably Julian Chichester. The sexy hourglass shape receives an inimitable finish in your choice of white, black or teal high-gloss lacquered vellum. The cabinet fronts are outlined in a sinuous band of Dante brass and set on low, rounded feet of the same material. Custom ideas are encouraged. Julian Chichester, Suite 604, 646.293.6622, julianchichester.com

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The Riley Lounge Chair, seen here in the striking combination of blackened stainless steel and silver leather, is a new addition to Baker’s Classics Collection of upholstered furniture. This iconic silhouette is available in 867 different fabrics, including various patterns and types such as bouclÊ, chenille, cotton, leather, linen, ribbed, silk, velvet, wool, woven and more. Baker, Suite 300, 212.779.8810, bakerfurniture.com

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The simple form and attention to detail of the Sawhorse II Dining Table an instant classic. The angular geometry of the top and legs create timeless style, and the combination of bleached goatskin and textured antique brass accents produces a chic glow. Made in New York, New York. LORIN MARSH, Suite 809, 212.759.8700, lorinmarsh.com

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Metropolitan Lighting Fixture Co. From classic to contemporary, Metropolitan Lighting has the largest display of Swarovski/Schonbek crystal lighting fixtures in Manhattan. The Sterling Chandelier by Schonbek, with its hand formed crystal arms, finely cut elements and dishes, is the ultimate illustration of historical chandeliers. Metropolitan Lighting Fixture Co., Suite 512, 212.545.0032, metropolitanlightingny.com

Odegard Carpets Hand-knotted in Nepal from vegetal-dyed Himalayan wool, Odegard’s Akbar design welcomes spring with a pop of colorful flowers. Shown here in vibrant saffron, it is available in custom colors and sizes. Odegard Carpets, Suite 1209, 212.545.0205, odegardcarpets.com

PROFILES Continuing a legacy of design and detail, Profiles proudly introduces the Pearl Sofa to its Private Label Collection. One of five new frames, Pearl (shown here in Kravet Thistle fabric) exemplifies curvaceous style and luxury. Custom options are available. Made in California. PROFILES, Suite 1211, 212.689.6903, profilesny.com

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Fermob USA The new Monceau XL Armchair brings a larger, stylish dining chair to the growing Monceau Collection, a fusion of modern technology and a retro feel for a sleek outdoor look. This stackable chair, designed and made in France, is available in 24 Fermob colors (shown here in deep blue). Fermob USA, Suite 414, 212.651.4389, fermobusa.com

Studio A Home The Splash Collection captures movement in masterful Portuguese ceramic. Constructed of double walls and finished in an eye-catching reactive graphite glaze, each size and shape is unique. This collection originates from Studio A Home’s Wall Mounted Splash Bowl that debuted back in 2012. The design is also now available as vases. Studio A Home, Suite 612, 212.725.8439, studioa-home.com

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SA Baxter Architectural Hardware AD 100 Designer Tony Ingrao’s On The Rocks Collection was inspired by the texture of pebbles he gathered along Hamptons beaches. This translated into rutted surfaces, most importantly the lever and doorknob face. Produced using SA Baxter’s celebrated lost wax casting process, Ingrao says, “You won’t see hardware like this just anywhere.” SA Baxter Architectural Hardware, Suite 1205, 212.203.4382, sabaxter.com

Currey & Company The Grand Lotus Black Chandelier receives its majestic good looks from a combination of stunning workmanship and a mix of satin black and contemporary gold leaf finishes. Skillfully fashioned from wrought iron, the fixture is a gorgeous interpretation of the blossom upon which Asian deities are known to pose. Available in various sizes and finishes. Currey & Company, Suite 506, 212.213.4900, curreyandcompany.com/NYDC

DONZELLA Philip & Kelvin LaVerne’s Metamorphosis Console Table is a circa 1965 studio-made creation of sculpted and welded bronze, with acid-etched detailing throughout, and a beautifully torched top. This oneof-a-kind piece with its highly sculptural form can be used as is, or with a glass top as a console, dining or center table. Donzella, donzella.com

The Bright Group Hellman-Chang studies the graphical intersection of stone and metal with the Sterling Console. The waterjet-cut stone top can be made from Nero Marquina marble (shown here), Carrara marble, or a custom selection. Available in three sizes and ten metal finishes, or to your specifications. Made in Brooklyn. The Bright Group, Suite 902, 212.726.9030, thebrightgroup.com

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Global Views The Moderno Seating Collection is inspired by classic modern design, updated with sleek lines and soft curves. This stylish stool has a low back and a wide comfortable leather tufted cushion. The walnut frame and stainless steel footplate not only add extra durability, but also create luxurious accents to this already rich design. Global Views, Suite 613, 212.725.8439, globalviews.com

Benjamin Moore The unique texture of CENTURY Soft Touch Matte finish, shown here in Bittersweet Vine, N5, is similar to a soft leather glove. Produced in 75 never-before-seen colors small batches by master craftsmen, each with unprecedented depth and extraordinary richness. Benjamin Moore, Suite 814, experiencecentury.com

Dennis Miller Associates The Roulette Table, one of many dining table designs offered by Altura, features a pinwheel style base layout and soft profiled solid wood edges. Fixed and extension versions are available in rectangular, round or square formats. Offered in a choice of six hardwood species and 31 finishes. Custom orders upon request. Dennis Miller Associates, Suite 1210, 212.684.0070, dennismiller.com

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2 This 33,000-square-foot-space on 200 Lex’s 10th floor houses antiques and vintage pieces from over 55 dealers. With Incollect, the online marketplace for furniture and design, designers can shop using their iPhones to scan the QR codes on every item, with merchandise appearing on both the Incollect mobile app and Incollect.com,

making shopping a 24/7 experience. “The New York Design Center is thrilled to work with Incollect as the exclusive digital partner for The Gallery at 200 Lex,” says Jim Druckman, President and CEO. “We both understand the value and importance of the dealer, which allows us to maintain the high standard of merchandise available to designers, collectors and consumers. By using systems and programs developed by Incollect, we will enhance the shopping experience at what is the first and foremost gallery of its kind in America.”

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Eventsat200Lex

A look at a few recent celebrations.

The Gallery at 200 Lex powered by Incollect On Wednesday, January 23rd, James Druckman, President and CEO of The New York Design Center and John Smiroldo, President & Founder of Incollect, hosted a launch event for The Gallery at 200 Lex powered by Incollect. Guests from the design, art and fashion worlds came to celebrate the opening of the new 33,000-square foot shopping destination, located on the 10th floor of the New York Design Center. Guests enjoyed champagne and passed hors d’oeuvres while browsing the Gallery’s unique assortment of antiques and vintage pieces as well as its new exhibition, “Behind the Shadows,” by famed art and fashion photographer, Greg Lotus. Guests included James Druckman, John Smiroldo, Greg Lotus, Martha Stewart, Ted Allen, Guy Regal, Elizabeth Pash, Juan Montoya, Amy Lau, Nick Olsen, Barry Rice, Stellene Volandes, Brad Ford, Robert Rufino, Thomas O’Brien, Kristen Ingersoll, Celerie Kemble, Ellie Cullman, Michael Boodro, Eve Robinson, Lauren Rottet, Robin Baron and Pritika Swarup. The Gallery at 200 Lex powered by Incollect houses 33,000 square feet of the finest antiques and vintage pieces from over 50 premier dealers from around the world. The Gallery is open to the public and located on the 10th floor of The New York Design Center. Through the collaboration with Incollect and new technology, the experience of shopping for antiques has been revolutionized. Shoppers are able to use an iPhone to significantly enhance traditional shopping methods. Each product in the Gallery is tagged with a QR code, which shoppers can scan with the Gallery’s new mobile app to find out additional details about the product, save the product to different design boards and make direct inquiries or offers. Merchandise is also featured on Incollect.com allowing the “brick and mortar” location to reach shoppers globally 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

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On Wednesday, November 14th, The New York Design Center and Galerie Magazine partnered to host the opening of Muscle Memory, an exhibition by Swedish artist, Andreas Emenius, in honor of the newly announced The Gallery at 200 Lex powered by Incollect. Interior designers, editors, and patrons perused newly debuted dealers on the antiques floor and viewed a Muscle Memory art exhibition represented by Shin Gallery. 1)Muscle Memory art exhibition at The Gallery at 200 Lex. 2)Muscle Memory sculpture in The Gallery at 200 Lex. 3)The Fall issue of Galerie Magazine and media sponsors for the evening. 4)Rozalia Jovanovic, Lisa Cohen, Hong Gyu Shin, Lucy Rees, and Editor in Chief, Jacqueline Terrebonne. 5)Guests enjoy the exhibition. 6)Guest and Hong Gyu Shin. 7)Hong Gyu Shin with Muscle Memory artist Andreas Emenius. 8)Mies de Koning, guest, Lance Thompson. 9)Lisa and James Cohen. 10)Guests take in the work on view by Andreas Emenius.

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DONZELLA Suite 1510, donzella.com Donzella has specialized in post-war design since the early 1990s. With works by American interior designers and architects, as well as Italian architects and industrial designers, Paul Donzella's catalog of period furniture and lighting sets exceptional standards of form, quality, and rarity. Donzella also carries contemporary works from France, Italy, and the United States, with many pieces created by the artists exclusively for the gallery.

SONNEMAN—A Way of Light Suite 201, sonnemanawayoflight.com SONNEMAN—A Way of Light a leading U.S. designer and manufacturer of highquality, architectural decorative lighting, is pleased to announce the spring 2019 opening of a new 7,000-square-foot showroom at 200 Lex. Supporting SONNEMAN’s goal of being more than a manufacturer, the showroom will offer the design community the opportunity to engage and collaborate with the brand, providing a solution-oriented space for co-creation and innovation.

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ShowroomDirectory A Complete List of Who’s Where In 200 Lex

SH OWR OOM Gallery at 200 Lex Access to DesignTM AERO Alea AMQ ANDREU WORLD Apropos Inc. Arc|Com Fabrics, Inc. Archetypal Imagery Corp. Aristeia Metro Art Addiction Arteriors Atlas Carpet Mills Avery Boardman Baker Bakes & Kropp Bendheim Benjamin Moore Bograd Kids Boyce Products Ltd BRADLEY The Bright Group Brunschwig & Fils Calger Lighting Inc. Castrads Century Furniture CF Modern Christopher Guy Circa Lighting C.L. Sterling Clickspring Design CLIFF YOUNG LTD. Colombo Mobili USA Cosulich Interiors & Antiques Côté France Crosby Street Studios Currey & Company Davis Furniture Decca Contract Furniture Delivery By Design (DBD) Dennis & Leen Dennis Miller Associates DESIGNLUSH DESIRON DIRTT Environmental Solutions Donzella Dorothy Draper & Co., Inc. Dune EJ Victor ENRICOPELLIZZONI FAIR Fermob USA Formations Fromental Giorgio USA Global Views Groupe Lacasse Guy Regal Decorative & Fine Art Halcon Harbinger Harbour Outdoor Hickory Chair IFDA In House Kitchen Bath Home Interlude Home Jiun Ho at Dennis Miller JSI/ Pringle Ward Julian Chichester Kasthall Rugs USA Inc. Keilhauer Kelly Wearstler

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Backstory

In the basement of 200 Lex, a company that lovingly restores furniture.

By Annette Rose-Shapiro

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The Artisanal Craft of Furniture Refinishing

Timelessly designed, each piece of SA Baxter hardware and lighting carries the SA Baxter mark. It is our master artisans’ signature, attesting to the quality of the piece and certifying that it has not only produced using Furniture the finest materials, Tools been of the trade for the Professional Finishing Company. but that it meets the highest standards of design. It is a promise of our unending commitment to produce the worlds nmost distinctive hardware and lighting the lower level of the New European craftsman who took him under his in Design our foundry and atelier. York Center, every wing and served as his mentor. “He taught day Paul Koppenheffer brings new life to damaged or aged furniture. Professional Furniture Finishing Company, in business for 22 years, took over a similar company that was already in that space. And it’s the only one of its kind that you’ll find in the building. Much of the work comes from the NYDC showrooms— furniture ships from all over the world, and might arrive with a little damage. Or a designer might find a piece that they love, but the finishes color isn’t quite right or doesn’t fit the aesthetic he or she is working with, and would like it changed. Kopenheffer also has work from other sources—manufacturers, designers and private clients. Koppenheffer learned much of his craft from his father-in-law, Mike Iglic, a talented

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me everything I know about furniture,” says Koppenheffer. “I’ve never met a harder working and more generous person, and am forever in his debt for all he’s done for me.” Like many specialized skill sets, furniture refinishers are becoming harder to find. Businesses close due to retirement with no one to take over, and anyone wanting to learn this trade usually does so as an apprentice to a parent or grandparent. Professional Furniture Finishing Company does finishing work only. Koppenheffer gets requests for other work, like upholstery, caning or glazing, but it’s not what he does. For him, finishing work is about knowing the process; applying the right finishes, blending the colors and stains, knowing what finishes to use. He has a great appreciation for midcentury modern, and his knowledge of

that furniture helps the shop determine exactly what finishes to use—some should be oil finishes, some should be lacquer. “It’s important to know what is right,” he explains. “When an Eames lounge chair comes through the door, it’s not just a lounge chair. That piece has meaning to us and we’re trying to bring it back to what it was, not change or alter it.” Koppenheffer says that it’s very gratifying to take something and physically put your hands on it and do the work. Sometimes a piece will come in that’s in very poor condition, “a real train wreck.” After the clamping and gluing, finishing and repair, bringing it back to life is very satisfying, and the customer can’t believe it could be done. “Customers are reassured that we know about their pieces and how to treat them.”


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