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Happy Wednesday--it's hump day! We are going to Dallas tomorrow because of an event at Blue Print--so doing our normal Thursday in town today. The article that I am featuring today not only is about a beautiful apartment in NYC and tastefully done--but the apartment is on Gramercy Park. My Riley lived in the Gramercy Greens NYC apartments two summers ago when she interned for Listen First who she now works for. It is a magical neighborhood that I will never forget! Gramercy Park is locked and only surrounding residence have a key to the park which adds more magic and intrigue to the park. Having been in so many apartments in New York myself I am always amazed at the ones that are featured in magazines because of their size. If you have never been in a New York apartment you have to realize that space is not usually what you get. So these apartments with large living areas and dining rooms are a true premium. Have a fabulous Wednesday! I know Michelle and I are fast and furious trying to handle everything this week before I travel Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday next week with Ann Sacks. I know it will be such a great experience! I am beyond honored to be included!
What a stunning living room! So quiet, serene, and elegant! As always I love a mixture of antique furniture with new furniture. The old brings such stature to the new and the new makes the old have a new spark! The windows in this room are so lovely being recessed and I always love a drapery treatment in a living room. A finishing touch.
Another view of this living room! Those blue velvet chairs are luxious!
The de Gournay wallpaper in this dining room sets the stage for pure glamour! The Cowtan & Tout drapery add another layer and I adore the dining chairs with the different fabric with the inset on the back. One of my favorite things to do! Such a lovely room!
Even you have never experience Clarence House velvet you should! It is purely sumptuous! These chairs are beyond gorgeous and I love the glimpse of the drapery tieback behind then. Drapery tiebacks are jewelry in a room!
When I talk about the size of apartments in New York City one thing that you never get is an island. This kitchen is amazing especially for New York City standards!
This library is so beautiful and stately. Fortuny fabric always adds a touch of class no matter where or how it is used. These window shades are no expecetion! Note the lights above the bookcases. Lighting up bookcases at night is beautiful!
One of my favorite features in this Master Bedroom is the coronet over the bed. Spilling out of the coronet is a beautiful Rodgers & Goffigon fabric. That whole line is so beautiful! I was searching for a coronet in New Orleans for a client years ago. The daughter of the client wanted one that looked like a crown. The antique stores in New Orleans told me that they always go first because of Mardi Gras. I thought that was fascinating! The walls in the Master bedroom are covered in a Phillips Jeffries Japanese silk. Just so beautiful!
The draperies in this beautiful guest room are done in a George Smith fabric and the bedding is from Ann Gish and Frette. Both incredible bedding vendors. Lucky guest who gets to stay here!
Free standing tubs are so romantic! This one is no expeception!
"Artfully Composed" Article Featured In Elle Decor May 2017 Issue
Interior Design By Bennett Leifer
Text By Celia Barbour
Photography By Bjorn Wallander
Produced By Robert Rufino
Last night I got to go to Jewel Charity Ball function and I proud to say the dress I wore from Theory that is nine years old. I don't remember it fitting me as well as it does now which added to the fun of the evening! My Prada shoes were a splurge a few years ago and they are a gift that keeps on giving. I always feel beautiful when I have them on!
Love this! We should all say "I will" do it when we get out of bed in the morning and see what happens.
We ended up going to Capital Grille to split a steak and salad after the Jewel Charity party. Sorry I did not pull my camera out to take a picture but it was delicious!
One of my favorite Bread songs! Always brings a soft tear to my eye.