New York Designers On Doing Home Right


New York designers reflect on the simple luxuries of home and designing for the moment.

Amy Lau
“Colors I love right now are cool, glossy, very pale blues and greens, offset by neutrals. I’m thinking Benjamin Moore’s Crystal Blue, paired with Seapearl and Summer Lime. Calming, yet joyful.”

Nicole Fuller
“Your bedroom is your most personal space, where you recharge your body and mind. A Savoir bed dressed in crisp linens by Gingerlily is the ultimate luxury.”

Danielle Colding
“I’ve been trying some pretty unconventional (for me) color combinations.Chinese red mixed with oxblood and a hint of electric blue. Against a black backdrop, it’s an incredibly energizing palette that feels like you’ve taken a quick trip to Paris.”

Nick Olsen
“In my living room upstate, I have an extremely comfortable English roll- arm sofa from Lee Industries, custom throw pillows in soft Pierre Frey mohair and a zebra-print throw blanket from Aero Studios. I honestly never want to leave that spot!”

Anishka Clarke
“Natural light plays such an important role in our well-being and mood.We almost always opt for solar shades and cellular shades. Our go-to for window systems is Lutron.”

Caleb Anderson
“A daybed or chaise invites one to lay back, relax and reflect on one’s blessings. Alexa Hampton’s Lorenzo Chaise for Theodore Alexander is an elegant choice for a living room or bedroom.”

Bella Mancini
“A Hästens bed is on my Christmas list this year—I have been a very good girl and hope Santa can get it down our chimney!”

Sara Story
“I find cozy textures in fabrics are very inviting and comforting. These days I’m loving fabrics from Dedar and Alt For Living, with pops of pattern by Fortuny and Lauren Hwang.”

Doreen Chambers
“The midcentury modern sensibility is giving way to a more eclectic vibe that includes plush upholstery you can sink into. Velvet-tufted Chesterfields and Vladimir Kagan- inspired curved sofas are very appealing.”

Victoria Hagan
“The idea of a space dedicated to one task seems a bit out oftouch.We’re working from everywhere—dining tables as conference rooms, kitchen counters for Zoom calls, even walk-in closets as desk areas.”

Shawn Henderson
“Three things we all need right now are Astier de Villatte Stockholm incense, a thick cashmere blanket and a well-stocked wine refrigerator.”

Alyssa Kapito
“Lalanne Coquetier Oiseau egg cups arethe ultimate luxury. What’s more wonderfully whimsical than eating a soft-boiled egg out of a tiny, bird- shaped cup designed by Francois-Xavier Lalanne?”

Brad Ford
“Science shows the Japanese concept of forest bathing, or surrounding yourself with nature, can improve health and creativity. I suggest the book Forest Bathing by Qing Li or the podcast “Your Outside Mindset.”

Kati Curtis
“My ideal palette would be some combination of chinoiserie wallpaper, Moroccan tile, reclaimed hand-scraped oak floors, an antique Kerman rug and a hand-painted beamed ceiling. I’ll have to find the right client for this one!”

Joshua Greene
“All I want are desert tones now. I’m a big fan of Benjamin Moore Nimbus. It can go gray or blue or taupe, and every room scheme looks good against it.”