in Tribeca, NYC
Each year Hearst magazine offers creative, magnificent spaces to inspire the design world. This year, three gorgeous apartments were designed in the swanky,stylish neighborhood of Tribeca at 250 West Street. Each residence is sponsored by one of Hearst’ three premiere magazines who then collaborated with acclaimed designers for each project: ELLE DÉCOR with Matthew Patrick Smyth, House Beautiful with David Rockwell/Rockwell Group and VERANDA with Anthony Todd. Each residence 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.
hands down my favorite room was Matthew Patrick Smyth's dining room. During the busy evening, Smyth was gracious to pose for a shot.
Smyth utilized layering of textures and contrast materials to create a cozy, warm space
I love the Morrocan tile wallpaper by Schumacher
His dining room packed a stylish punch. Smyth is known for his blending of European and American traditions in classic settings. To me, his style works perfectly with this clean-lined modern space, bringing comfort and style to the apartment, and smart how he brought classic and historic, architectural elements in to give it depth. I liked the hue of the new Benjamin Moore paint color, "Notre Dame" in the living room, which felt graceful and with a little patina although in a newly refurbished building. He brought in a 19th Century baroque door behind the bed which added character, and I loved the Hermes wallpaper "Feuillage" in the study.
David Rockwell’s home for House Beautiful
is dramatic and eclectic. Rockwell is known for his unique spaces, including hotels, Broadway sets and restaurants. The living room utilizes jewel tone colors against furniture taken from a collection of inherited Dutch and Flemish family heirlooms.
is edgy and reflects a downtown artistic vibe. Todd is known for creating sophisticated interiors, and in this expansive space he is imaginative, pushing the envelope at times with the unique art collection. He envisions a well travelled, sophisticated couple inhabiting the home, a place they curate and not "overly decorate" but put together organically through their travels and love of art. Paintings by Parisian artist Thomas Fougeirol.