The Designer Showhouse of Westchester is currently running at 2 Cooper Road in Scarsdale, NY. It is a must see for design lovers and architectural buffs. The house is from the turn of the last century, and it looks and feels as grand as if it stepped out of the Great Gatsby. The proceeds all go to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation of Westchester, and I was fortunate enough to be selected to design the sunroom.
The room is anchored by a stunning platinum print of Calla Lilies by the celebrated photographer, Kenro Izu, and the other photos are “Main in Rain” by Ruth Orkin and “Park Ave. Couple” by Morris Engel. The photography is on loan from the Howard Greenberg Gallery (http://www.howardgreenberg.com) and the Orkin Photo Archive (http://www.orkinphoto.com). The amazing sofa that invites one to have a long afternoon nap is from Promemoria (http://www.promemoria.com), and the sable fur pillows are from the amazing furrier, Pologeorgis (http://www.pologeorgis.com). The stunning coffee table is from John Houshmand Gallery (http://johnhoushmand.com) in Soho . He works in mixing woods and glass to create functional art pieces. The bronze stools are from Donzella Gallery (http://www.donzella.com), created by Alexander Loge, a French artist. The saddle leather and lacquer chairs are by Jacques Jarrige from Valerie Goodman Gallery (http://www.valeriegoodmangallery.com). The cream lacquer stools and accessories are from Robert Kuo (http://www.robertkuo.com), and on the ceiling is the wonderful Maya Romanoff (http://www.mayaromanoff.com) Weathered Metals wallpaper.
The window treatments were made by Eva’s Decorators (http://www.evasdecorating.com) of White Plains, NY. I had agate tassels made since I love to add jewelry to a room; very much in the same way an extra piece to an outfit creates the finishing touch when you get dressed. The bookcases are kept very symmetrical and all the books are black, white and red in color. The accessories are either crystal or silver to create a balanced and refined look to the shelves. Overall my objective was to stay true to my design principle of “relaxed elegance” and barefoot luxury – a space which has light and invites you to enjoy your morning coffee or evening martini!