Thursday, October 25

Dramatic Rooms At Holiday House NYC: Geoffrey Bradfield and Ally Coulter

There was no playing it safe this year 
with these two designer's spaces at the 
Holiday House 2012 NYC  
 bringing dramatic flair:

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Goeffrey Bradfield's
Remembrance of Things Past 
on the main floor is an expansive room he transformed
using a dramatic black and white palette
Geoffrey injects a sense of nostalgia into this large space.  Astek Wallcoverings helped him create large-scale wall panels.  The end result is one part set design another part good old fashioned great interior design.  His use of utilizing scale and balance works well.  The plaster busts, antique deer and swan containers filled with white tulips sets the tone and gives a sense of whimsy to the room.  Large spaces can be daunting and it can be difficult to make them feel inviting, but Geoffrey utilizes his vast experience to do this perfectly. 
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Jon Salibello Antiques, 
Christopher Hyland, 
J. Robert Scott and Stark Carpet
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  Geoffrey designs a line of textiles and wall coverings,

 you definitely get the feeling you've been invited to an exclusive party, 
a throw back to another era when entering this elegant room which is 
just off the entry way of the home
Father's Day
is an over the top tribute to a special space just for a guy's guy.
What man wouldn't love a cozy get-away where he can participate in all his decadent activities, from drinking brandy to reading and thinking about race car driving
 this is a high voltage testosterone-infused space 
finished off with a large, antique gun gracing the mantel
 the Tudor-style architecture lended Ally a hand suggesting to snuggle up in the window seat with the many layered Ralph Lauren pillows and fabrics
Although the room architecture is traditional in nature, 
Ally explained to me her design ideology:  
She brought modern sensibilities to the space, 
offering clean lines in the furniture pieces 
to off set the ornate architecture.  
The end result is a contemporary and sexy space.

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 This room celebrates a little swagger

 fur throws, lavish purple fabric, and a missile sculpture all help outfit the space
 The Art Deco furniture, and a well-stocked bar finish the paneled library well.
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 Happy Nesting XO