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Designer Paul Davis Dreams Up a Soft, Sumptuous Palette for His Greenwich Village Apartment

Designer Paul Davis Dreams Up a Soft, Sumptuous Palette for His Greenwich Village Apartment

When Paul Davis opens the door to the inviting abode he shares with his partner, Julio Hernandez, any trace of apartment envy quickly dissolves into utter admiration. Think cool, yet romantic; think collected, yet relaxed; think a soothing study in color and flow. It’s a place you’d want to come home to every night, and also one you might not ever want to leave. With fine bones, exquisite proportions, a working fireplace, and large casement windows, Davis and Hernandez’s Greenwich Village pad could very well be the dream apartment.
An Apartment in U.N. Plaza Gets Interpreted Anew by Interior Designer Victoria Klein

An Apartment in U.N. Plaza Gets Interpreted Anew by Interior Designer Victoria Klein

Before finding her calling as an interior designer, Victoria Klein ventured down a few other creative paths. Architecture came first, followed by set design (via a brief stint in Hollywood) and later fashion design, which Klein jumped into upon resettling in her native New York.
Decorator Greg Shano Gives a Doctor’s Bachelor Pad in Chelsea a Clean Bill of Health

Decorator Greg Shano Gives a Doctor’s Bachelor Pad in Chelsea a Clean Bill of Health

Bret Rudy's Chelsea apartment is little more than a crash pad, the 620-square-foot studio was bare-bones to the core, with stark white walls, scant furnishings, and just a few pieces of carefully chosen artwork. When he was ready to take the plunge, he enlisted his friend Greg Shano, a decorator, to make it over.
A Pair of World Travelers from the West Coast Stop Off in New York—and Decide to Stay Awhile

A Pair of World Travelers from the West Coast Stop Off in New York—and Decide to Stay Awhile

A career that takes one to international locales might sound exotic, but it isn’t always everything it’s cracked up to be. For one San Francisco couple, business as usual meant frequent travel to such far-flung destinations as the Far East and Europe, and weekends spent together became the exception, not the rule.
Minimal Decor, Major Art, and Maximal Views Converge in a West Village Pied-à-terre

Minimal Decor, Major Art, and Maximal Views Converge in a West Village Pied-à-terre

For designer Linherr Hollingsworth, no job is too small, big, daunting, or beneath her, even when it comes to a project started by another decorator and then abandoned halfway through. “We think of our firm as problem solvers,” Hollingsworth says of the West Village pied-à-terre she polished to completion for clients who have a primary residence in Connecticut.
Design Discoveries from New York and Beyond: Room Service

Design Discoveries from New York and Beyond: Room Service

When it comes to apartment living, a tight space can pose a big challenge. Make the most of it with functional, stylish furnishings, such as these eye-catching pieces from Autoban, Pauline Deltour for Alessi, Fendi Casa, These Fine Walls, Artek and Koya.
Design Discoveries from New York and Beyond: Memphis

Design Discoveries from New York and Beyond: Memphis

The 1980s Italian design movement Memphis, named after a Bob Dylan song by its Milanese founder Ettore Sottass, still resonates today, as seen with this roundup of striking pieces from Kelly Behun, Mario Milana, Damm, Christopher Coleman and Karim Rashid for Sancal.
Kykuit, a Historic American Treasure, is Less Than an Hour from Midtown Manhattan

Kykuit, a Historic American Treasure, is Less Than an Hour from Midtown Manhattan

A turn of the century grand country residence located in the Pocantico Hills, is one of total surprise: a stupendous example of American country house living. Kykuit was originally designed by Delano & Aldrich and substantially expanded in the years that followed.
Metalworker Kenneth Nilson Puts an Industrial Spin on Lighting

Metalworker Kenneth Nilson Puts an Industrial Spin on Lighting

It’s hard to imagine that Kenneth Nilson finds inspiration in bold Moroccan prints and de Gournay wall coverings, given the complex geometric construction and sleek metal frames of his laser-cut light fixtures. He specializes in intricate laser-cut metalwork, much of it sold at Profiles in the New York Design Center, and creates custom commissions for decorators such as Jamie Drake.
While These Sweet Necklaces Are Utterly Charming on the Outside, the Surprise Inside Is up to You

While These Sweet Necklaces Are Utterly Charming on the Outside, the Surprise Inside Is up to You

Beautifully charming necklaces are lockets to hold.
In the West Village, Neighborly Relations Are a Little Strained

In the West Village, Neighborly Relations Are a Little Strained

In the West Village, neighborly relations are a little strained these days, especially when it comes to boldfaced names. Gary and Addie Tomei, parents of Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei, are suing their West 13th Street neighbor Sean Lennon, son of John and Yoko, over a tree on his $9.5 million property, the roots of which have allegedly cracked the Tomeis’ stoop and even crept into their basement.
Reaching the End of the (High) Line

Reaching the End of the (High) Line

With the completion of the final portion of Phase III of the High Line, which extends from West 30th Street and curves around Hudson Yards, the elevated park will receive virtually no further funding from New York City. Only a small amount is still allotted for security and similar expenses, requiring an influx of private money instead.
Frank Lloyd Wright Fanatics Take Note

Frank Lloyd Wright Fanatics Take Note

To be marooned on Petra Island is a dream come true for mid-century-modern diehards. The 11-acre retreat on Putnam County’s Lake Mahopac, 50 miles from New York City, boasts two Frank Lloyd Wright–designed dwellings and is selling the entire island for $18.5 million.
Why 2015 Is Poised to Be the East End's Best Year Yet

Why 2015 Is Poised to Be the East End's Best Year Yet

In nearly perfect real-estate-bubble timing, 2015 is poised to be the best year on the East End since before the 2008 crash. Real estate experts almost unanimously expect the total annual Hamptons sales volume to clock in higher than the $4.5 billion benchmark set last year, with parcels priced at $5 million and up as the driving force.
Craving Great Food and Drink Under the Stars? Take it Outside!

Craving Great Food and Drink Under the Stars? Take it Outside!

Explore the city’s seductive outdoor dining options that range from bistros to cafes. Enjoy the open air at these four alfresco eateries: Santina, Tavern on the Green, Cafe Clover and Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro.
Christian Liaigre Design Salon Hosts an Exclusive VIP Dinner for Hamptons and New York Based Designers

Christian Liaigre Design Salon Hosts an Exclusive VIP Dinner for Hamptons and New York Based Designers

An exclusive VIP dinner was hosted by Christian Liaigre for Hamptons and New York Based Designers. Guests included Jacob Dixon of Christian Liaigre, Designer Greg Shano, Timothy Brown and NYC&G Editor in Chief Kendell Cronstrom.
The Alpha Workshops Celebrated the Opening of it's Brand-New Storefront

The Alpha Workshops Celebrated the Opening of it's Brand-New Storefront

The Alpha Workshops celebrated the unveiling of a new street-level storefront. Guests included Designers Jamie Drake and Stephanie Stokes, Ken Wampler founder and executive director of the Alpha Workshops, NYC&G Editor in Chief Kendell Cronstrom and Tom Lampson of Lorin Marsh.
Canvas Home Opens its Chelsea Shop for a Spring Fling

Canvas Home Opens its Chelsea Shop for a Spring Fling

Canvas Home celebrates springs in its Chelsea Shop. Guests included Canvas Home founder Andrew Corrie, Harriet Maxwell Macdonald, Emory Sullivan of Tai Ping Carpets, Jane Twombly of AKDO and Todd Alchin and Lindsay Lustberg of Ikon3.
The Home is Where the Heart Is Showhouse Gala Benefitting the American Heart Association

The Home is Where the Heart Is Showhouse Gala Benefitting the American Heart Association

A gala benefitting the American Heart Association took place at The Home is Where the Heart Is showhouse. Guests included Designer Suzanne Costa, Kathy Munsch of the American Heart Assocation, and Bonnie Devendorf of Sotheby’s.
 Rising Star: Kapito Muller Interiors

Rising Star: Kapito Muller Interiors

Designers Alyssa Kapito and Vivian Muller discuss their Manhattan-based firm Kapito Muller, completing an Upper West Side apartment for a professional chef and details about their crisp and clean, yet approachable design.
C&G Shop the Look: An Urban Dwelling Designed in a Soft and Romantic Color Palette

C&G Shop the Look: An Urban Dwelling Designed in a Soft and Romantic Color Palette

Designer Paul Davis favored the color gray when he designed his Greenwich Village apartment, as featured in the May/June issue of NYC&G. Think cool, yet romantic; think collected, yet relaxed; think a soothing study in color and flow. It’s a place you’d want to come home to every night, and also one you might not ever want to leave. Here, a collection of inspired home furnishing that can be used to create a similar look and feel.
Top Designers Tell Us Their Favorite Space-Saving Trick

Top Designers Tell Us Their Favorite Space-Saving Trick

Get the inside scoop on how top New York designers, including Young Huh, Michelle Smith, Bunny Williams, Darci Hether, Elaine Griffin, Drew McGukin, make the most out of less square footage.
An Apartment in U.N. Plaza Gets Interpreted Anew by Interior Designer Victoria Klein

An Apartment in U.N. Plaza Gets Interpreted Anew by Interior Designer Victoria Klein

Before finding her calling as an interior designer, Victoria Klein ventured down a few other creative paths. Architecture came first, followed by set design (via a brief stint in Hollywood) and later fashion design, which Klein jumped into upon resettling in her native New York.
Decorator Greg Shano Gives a Doctor’s Bachelor Pad in Chelsea a Clean Bill of Health

Decorator Greg Shano Gives a Doctor’s Bachelor Pad in Chelsea a Clean Bill of Health

Bret Rudy's Chelsea apartment is little more than a crash pad, the 620-square-foot studio was bare-bones to the core, with stark white walls, scant furnishings, and just a few pieces of carefully chosen artwork. When he was ready to take the plunge, he enlisted his friend Greg Shano, a decorator, to make it over.
 A Pair of World Travelers from the West Coast Stop off in New York—and Decide to Stay Awhile

A Pair of World Travelers from the West Coast Stop off in New York—and Decide to Stay Awhile

A career that takes one to international locales might sound exotic, but it isn’t always everything it’s cracked up to be. For one San Francisco couple, business as usual meant frequent travel to such far-flung destinations as the Far East and Europe, and weekends spent together became the exception, not the rule.
 Minimal Decor, Major Art, and Maximal Views Converge in a West Village Pied-à-terre

Minimal Decor, Major Art, and Maximal Views Converge in a West Village Pied-à-terre

For designer Linherr Hollingsworth, no job is too small, big, daunting, or beneath her, even when it comes to a project started by another decorator and then abandoned halfway through. Hollingsworth speaks of the West Village pied-à-terre she polished to completion for clients who have a primary residence in Connecticut.
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