Thursday, January 31, 2013

vantage point from IFDA NY Chapter: design happenings in New York City at the annual Designer Visions gala

The Sixth Annual Designer Visions 
gala showcases three beautiful interiors in 
NYC's Tribeca neighborhood
written by IFDANY board member Tamara Matthews-Stephenson
IFDA NY Chapter members 
Wendy Silverstein and Suzanne Sokolov
attend the Designer Visions gala 
I am admiring the creative working studio 
designed by David Rockwell
 Hearst publishing sponsors this annual event which pairs designers with interiors.  This year the gala opened to showcase three apartments at a newly refurbished residential building at 250 West Street in Tribeca. Hearst’ three premiere magazines collaborated with three acclaimed designers for each project:  Elle Decor with Matthew Patrick Smyth, House Beautiful with David Rockwell/Rockwell Group and Veranda with Anthony Todd.  Each apartment reflects the magazine’s unique aesthetic and point of view.  And, to top off the project with even more creativity, the residences are being used as the setting for Short Films made in a Hearst partnership with 48 Hour Film Project. 
 Matthew Patrick Smyth for Elle Decor magazine
Matthew Patrick Smyth is known for his blending of European and American traditions in classic settings.  
dining room wallpaper:  Moroccan tile wallpaper by Schumacher
The living room was painted a new hue from Benjamin Moore paint color, "Notre Dame".   
 photograph courtesy Elle Decor magazine 
Smyth used a glass tile back splash in the kitchen, utilized a 19th Century baroque door behind the bed, and Hermes' wallpaper "Feuillage"  in the study.  
David Rockwell for House Beautiful magazine 

Rockwell is known for his unique, dramatic spaces
 including hotels, Broadway sets and restaurants.   
Rockwell used jewel tone colors against furniture taken from a collection of inherited Dutch and Flemish family heirlooms, an unusual over sized, light fixture in the bedroom, and an interesting textured back splash tile in the kitchen set against Poggenpohl cabinetry.   
. photographs courtesy House Beautiful magazine
Anthony Todd home for Veranda
Anthony Todd is known for creating sophisticated interiors, and in this expansive space he is imaginative, and cutting edge while he visualized an artistic couple who curates 
their home through their love of travel and art. 
Unique, large scale interesting art work; paintings by
arisian artist Thomas Fougeirol.  
photograph courtesy Veranda magazine
The Heart Designer Visions will host a variety of events until February 26 at the space, as well as an online auction through Charity Buzz, with proceeds benefit the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City in support of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. To bid on Designer Visions-inspired items and experiences, please visit  For the first time the public will be able to purchase furniture, lighting and home accessories found in or inspired by the apartments through online marketplace Dering Hall, whose exclusive storefront at:  In addition, a virtual tour and behind-the-scenes video is being made, as well as feature interviews with the editors and designers, sponsor information, and resources available online at and

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