Designer Victoria Hagan: The Grand Salon
Victoria Hagan describes her aesthetic as classic American, but that’s only part of the story. Hagan is equally known for her striking use of furniture and objects with strong silhouettes and a sophisticated color sense. She makes neutrals look exciting! Hagan has designed an extensive range of projects throughout the country, from urban residences to weekend retreats, along with top resorts and corporate interiors. Her work frequently appears in magazines like Architectural Digest and Town & Country,
Suzanne Kessler: The Family Room
Suzanne Kessler is a wizard at layering furniture and decorative objects from different periods and is particularly known for her skillful blending of clients’ personal collections into her sleek interior designs. Kessler has earned spots on the AD100 list and Elle Decor‘s A-list..
For the family room she designed for Kips Bay, Kessler says she was inspired by the classic architecture of Carlton House, the site of this year’s Showhouse. “The room is casual, but refined, incorporating books, art, and beautiful objects, many collected from the Paris flea market, that give the room a personal sensibility.”
An adjacent limestone terrace influenced her decision to go with a muted palette for the fabrics–natural linens and velvets–that she used in the room. Fluted plaster molding, unfinished oak floors, and high gloss Farrow & Ball Pointing white created “the architectural envelope I always use to begin my projects,” she says.. “These architectural elements, details, and layers create an added dimension, making the room my definition of sophisticated simplicity.”
For more information about The Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse go to kipsbaydecoratorshowhouse.org. Address: The Carlton House Townhouse, 19 East 61st Street, through June 9th, 2016.