Connie Cooper‘s elegant vignette was intended as a media free space for the next generation.
Bombarded by electronics all day long, Connie felt it was important for these young adults to have somewhere to relax and connect as people in real life without texting, emailing or talking on Facebook.
Connie felt, as many of us do, that it was important to express the personality of the owner in the space. Obviously a girl who loves a good martini, Connie had a charming drinks tray ready for guests.
The eclectic yet glamorous touches, such as the vintage Murano lamps and distinctive bookcase expressed Connie’s love of travel. Filled with finds from trips to the Far East, the bookcase added a sophisticated personality to the space.
And for a personal touch, Connie had an old fur coat of her mother’s repurposed as a charming seat cover. I love how the chic leopard pumps were a part of the vignette – a symbol of the cosmopolitan woman really relaxing in her home.
Allison Hennessy‘s vignette was inspired by Albert Hadley’s sketches of Empire period tented rooms he executed while teaching at Parsons.
The well appointed desktop included beautiful Italian marbleized accessories and a whimsical English cast brass alligator paperweight. The “Hadley” lamp, named for its iconic designer was made by Christopher Spitzmiller in the most handsome shade of Prussian blue. I think Mr. Hadley would have approved!
You can imagine my surprise when I first spied Melissa Marcogliese’s cheerful space. The orange desk was a show stopper! Built by Remy Ludwin at Prestige Remodeling, it is the centerpiece of the vignette Melissa designed for her 10 year old daughter Clementine.
Can you see the fabulous pink and orange silhouette on the back wall? A great detail! And I know at Clementine’s age (ok – maybe still now) I would have loved to have all the little nooks for all my possessions.
Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for more reveal!!