Hearst Designer Visions | Antony Todd for Veranda

This year’s Hearst Designer Visions takes place in the landmark building 250 West Street in Tribeca, renovated by Gal Nauer Architects, where the spacious residences are apartments with a loft-like appeal and spectacular views overlooking the Hudson River.

Hearst Designer Visions at 250 West StreetAntony Todd said the corner unit he designed for Veranda spoke to him immediately. As Carolyn Englefield, the editor who worked with him on the project said, Todd’s aesthetic has a global European point of view, speaking to livable luxury, timeless design and understated elegance, just what Veranda is all about.

Veranda apartment for Hearst designer visionsTodd’s imagined inhabitants are a couple in their late 30s early 40s with a teenage son, who didn’t necessarily want a perfectly polished apartment but one which included objects from their travels and told their story. As “philanthropic cosmopolitans” who have successful creative careers, they have lived abroad and support environmental and humanitarian causes throughout the world. Their style, as Todd designed for them above, is a bohemian chic mix of fine antiques, tribal art and modern painting. The wife likes high fashion as well as high tops, the husband is as passionate about brand strategy as African elephants and the son is evidently loving their new digs where he can feel as comfortable skate boarding in their new neighborhood as staying home reading Kerouac.

Hearst Designer VisionsArtist Thomas Fougeirol‘s large scale paintings drove the spirit of the design with blocks of bright and neutral color. The living room features lighter walls in Benjamin Moore‘s Silver Fox, Todd’s favorite gray, that he uses in almost every project he designs. The darker Night Shade softened the windows with their dark frames and unified the space. With an eclectic mix of furnishings from Ironies, John Rosselli and Todd’s own downtown shop, the living room has a lived-in casual chic

Antony Todd living room for Hearst Designer Visions

that you can see in this close up with the gutsy Merida jute rug mixing happily with the zebra pattern and elegant Dedar silk ikat.

Veranda residence for Hearst Designer VisionsHigh and low, elegant and rustic, gold and wood, it’s all in the sophisticated mix, perfectly expressing the worldly yet relaxed style of our cosmopolitan family, and perhaps the designer, whose own casual chic I managed to snap.

Antony Todd style

A personal touch was added to the mix with Todd’s portrait of himself and his mother, a copy of which is in each of his own residences.

Portrait of designer Antony Todd as chid with his mother

The dining room features a table of Todd’s design that could function for a multitude of occasions.

Veranda Designer Visions apartment in Tribeca

Todd is a big cook and designed the sleek Poggenpohl kitchen in a dark neutral, Terra Matte.

Poggenpohl kitchen for Veranda designer visions apartment

He specifically mentioned the downdraft JennAir stove that he feels makes the kitchen more open and accessible without a hood to divide the open space.

Backsplash in Antony Todd Hearst Designer Visions kitchen

The kitchen received a dose of glamour with a fabulous backsplash of mirrored Ann Sacks tiles that echoes Todd’s love of vintage mirror.

Media room in Antony Todd apartment for Veranda

One of the three bedrooms was fashioned as a media room, including an Ironies sofa and side tables with pillows from Gracious Home and Todd’s retail shop. Another large Thomas Fougeirol canvas and Merida jute rug against Silver Fox walls create a calming neutral space

Ironies chair with Antony Todd pillow

with comfortable seating and plenty of reading materials.

Boy's bedroom by Antony Todd for Veranda

I loved the Blue Danube (Benjamin Moore) walls in the son’s bedroom, especially in combination with the lively Dedar Artwork pattern on the Lee Industries bed.

Second bedroom in Antony Todd Veranda residence

Again, thoughtful details tell the story.

Master bedroom in Antony Todd Veranda apartmentThe master bedroom is an oasis of calm in creams and neutrals. Beautiful monogrammed Leontine linens appoint the bed.

Leontine linens in Antony Todd designed bedroomBlack and white stools and console by Alpha Workshops support the global accoutrements.

Master bedroom in Antony Todd Hearst Designer visions apartment

And across the room, an equally appealing eclectic vignette shows off our couple’s cultured collections.

Master bedroom in Hearst Designer Visions Veranda apartment

But who knew what glamour awaited in the master closet, completely taken over by the fashionable wife. Designed by California Closets, the entire space was personally styled by the Badgley Mischka team, Mark Badgley and James Mischka, whose fabulous clothes and accessories dress our couture-clad mom.

Master bedroom closet in Antony Todd designed Veranda apartment

From casual Converses to elegant evening attire, her closet is cossetted with goodies.

Antony Todd Veranda residence

But the real treat for me was the jewelry. What a fabulously fun collection of costume treats – the perfect way to end a marvelous tour! Stay tuned for when Designer Visions opens to the public.

Badgley Mischka jewelry and accessories

Badgley Mischka sealife necklaceBadgley Mischka jewelry in Veranda Hearst Designer Visions apartment


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6 Responses to Hearst Designer Visions | Antony Todd for Veranda

  1. The Zhush says:

    Beautiful distraction, just what I needed right about now. Hope you are keeping your sanity…mine is a bit touch and go!
    xx
    Sue

  2. Beautifully designed! Thanks for taking me on the tour Stacey since I won’t be able to visit in person. And yes, that jewelry is fabulous!!!

    Have a great weekend!
    Donna

  3. mary says:

    Beautiful space.

  4. Franki Parde says:

    First I was going to write that I love “this”….and then I see “that” and goodness…it is just “so real” and “so beautiful.” All the thought (EXTREME TALENT) that goes into this. Wonderful! franki

  5. tania vartan says:

    Where can I find that quatrefoil mirror?

  6. I love it and could move right in. The juxtaposition of texture creates so much interest and I’m especially smitten with those darling red chairs. They add the perfect pop of color.

    Hope you are muddling through, Stacey. Sending warm thoughts your way.

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