What a Difference Curating Makes

In these three bedrooms, I not only used the same bed and the same bed linens, but also the same chandelier. But, as you see, these three rooms could not look and feel more different. To rethink objects you already have, pick a statement piece and curate the area around it. In each of these three rooms, the statement area is the backdrop of the room.

AT PARK AVENUE,
the David Hicks carpet in chartreuse and cream wool and silk gives pattern and the overall backdrop focus and movement to the floor. I painted the walls and the ceiling in a custom white so they fade away. The wall of antique mirrors adds some vertical drama and again, I used the same kitschy bedside tables, but add the chartreuse feather pillows, keeping a sophisticated yet unexpected feel. The art over the bed adds to the subdued drama that is created in this room.


AT 12th STREET
, I use a very bold yellow to make the pieces
feel more hip and young. The bed, the chandelier, and the
bedside lamps could all go in a very old lady direction, but this
screaming yellow color screams NOT! In this room, I chose not
to put any art over the bed and just use art around the room.



AT MADISON AVENUE, the birdcage wallpaper is clearly what the room is all about. Because the wallpaper is so busy, I chose to streamline the bedside tables and lamps. I am still using the same chandelier and bed, but don't they totally feel like different pieces of furniture? When I couldn't find the perfect piece of art for over the bed, I decided what would be perfect and just had it made myself! I wanted to add a little bit of edge to this room, so I had a custom neon sign made in exactly the size I wanted.
More on that below…



This is not your grandma's wallpaper
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As we all know, wallpaper is having a resurgence!
I love wallpaper for so many reasons—

…it creates movement and drama …it makes a space cozier …it "fills in space" (if you know what i mean)…it let's you have multiple colors in your palate without having to afford a complex scheme of multiple fabrics AND, like all things today, the takes on the traditional versions are much more daring, verbose, and sometimes just downright fun! For instance, the Timorous Beasties Chinoiserie that is being installed in Olivia's playroom right now is a totally modern take on a traditional pattern …stay tuned for pics-coming soon!

Good design, like good painting, cooking, architecture or whatever you like, is a manifestation of the capacity of the human spirit to transcend its limitations.”
—George Nelson

GO GRAPHIC with Kelly Wearstler through Schumacher, Imperial Trellis in Citrine
BE ILLUSTRATIVE with Timorous Beasties Iguana in Light Green
AU so NATURELLE with Schumacher Nami Rushcloth in Cork
GO BAROQUE with Schumacher Fiorelli Damask in Patina
<span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">I went looking for some neon inspiration to add to this bedroom. Here are some pieces you could even bring home...</span><br />
What a difference...
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I went looking for some neon inspiration to add to this bedroom. Here are some pieces you could even bring home...


When I decided to comission a piece in neon, I did some research and went to the best. Marilyn Tomasso of Manhattan Neon has produced works for an impressive cast of artists including <a href="http://www.artnet.com/Artists/LotDetailPage.aspx?lot_id=6F02A3FD49D5DFCD040CCEA3793A946B" style="text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" target="_blank">Joseph Kosuth</a>'s works that go for more than a pretty penny!<br />
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Manhattan Neon<br />
SIGNS PROUDLY MADE IN NYC<br />
212-714-0430<br />
<a href="http://www.manhattanneon.com" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(192, 167, 111);" target="_blank">www.manhattanneon.com</a><br />
640 West 28th Street <br />
Bldg 20 - 2nd. Floor<br />
New York, NY 10001<br />
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When I decided to comission a piece in neon, I did some research and went to the best. Marilyn Tomasso of Manhattan Neon has produced works for an impressive cast of artists including Joseph Kosuth's works that go for more than a pretty penny!

Manhattan Neon
SIGNS PROUDLY MADE IN NYC
212-714-0430
www.manhattanneon.com
640 West 28th Street 
Bldg 20 - 2nd. Floor
New York, NY 10001


PHOTO : Valeria Castillo Mendoza
Talk about a dramatic nightlight!<br />
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Talk about a dramatic nightlight!



PHOTO : Valeria Castillo Mendoza
And if you're looking for more of Joseph Kosuth's work, this piece is currently for saleâ¦<br />
if you have 90 000 ⬠to burn.<br />
<br />
Contact Gallery for Price:<br />
<a href="http://www.artnet.com/gallery/424038914/galerie-almine-rech.html" style="text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Galerie Almine Rech</a> <a href="http://www.artnet.com/gallery/3/303-gallery.html"><br />
</a><a href="http://www.artnet.com/artwork/426080212/424038914/joseph-kosuth-cs-ii-13-freud.html" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(192, 167, 111);" target="_blank">more on artnet [>]</a><br />
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C.S. II #13 [Freud]

And if you're looking for more of Joseph Kosuth's work, this piece is currently for sale…
if you have 90 000 € to burn.

Contact Gallery for Price:
Galerie Almine Rech
more on artnet [>]


by Adel Abdessemed, 2008<br />
h: 48 x w: 48 in / h: 121.9 x w: 121.9 cm<br />
Contact Gallery for Price: <a href="http://www.artnet.com/gallery/1162/david-zwirner-525--533-west-19th-street.html" style="text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><br />
David Zwirner<br />
</a><a href="http://www.artnet.com/artwork/426074601/1162/adel-abdessemed-one-life-one-love-one-god.html" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(192, 167, 111);" target="_blank">more on artnet [>]</a><br />
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One life one love one god

by Adel Abdessemed, 2008
h: 48 x w: 48 in / h: 121.9 x w: 121.9 cm
Contact Gallery for Price:
David Zwirner
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<span style="font-style: italic; font-family: Georgia; font-size: 13px;">left: Entanglement (vue 2)</span><br />
by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, 2005<br />
h: 15.7 x w: 70.9 in<br />
Contact Gallery for Price: <a href="http://www.artnet.com/gallery/115003/galerie-guy-brtschi.html" style="text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><br />
Galerie Guy Bärtschi<br />
</a><a href="http://www.artnet.com/artwork/425014632/115003/rafael-lozano-hemmer-entanglement-vue-2.html" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(192, 167, 111);" target="_blank">more on artnet [>]</a><br />
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<span style="font-style: italic; font-family: Georgia; font-size: 13px;">right: Love Po</span><br />
Tracey Emin, 2007<br />
177 3/16 x 131 1/4 in.<br />
Contact Gallery for Price: <a href="http://www.artnet.com/gallery/424046260/white-cube.html" style="text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><br />
White Cube<br />
</a><a href="http://www.artnet.com/gallery/424046260/white-cube.html" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(192, 167, 111);" target="_blank">more on artnet [>]</a><br />
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left: Entanglement (vue 2)
by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, 2005
h: 15.7 x w: 70.9 in
Contact Gallery for Price:
Galerie Guy Bärtschi
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right: Love Po
Tracey Emin, 2007
177 3/16 x 131 1/4 in.
Contact Gallery for Price:
White Cube
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by Mariana Vassileva, 2009<br />
Contact Gallery for Price:<a href="http://www.artnet.com/gallery/425223719/dominik-mersch-gallery.html" style="text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><br />
DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY</a> <br />
<a href="http://www.artnet.com/artwork/426084212/425223719/mariana-vassileva-nothing-is-just.html" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(192, 167, 111);" target="_blank">more on artnet [>]</a><br />
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Nothing is just

by Mariana Vassileva, 2009
Contact Gallery for Price:
DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY
 
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by Jeppe Hein, 2008<br />
h: 191.8 x w: 65 in<br />
Contact Gallery for Price: <a href="http://www.artnet.com/gallery/3/303-gallery.html" style="text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><br />
303 Gallery<br />
</a><a href="http://www.artnet.com/gallery/3/303-gallery.html" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(192, 167, 111);" target="_blank">more on artnet [>]</a><br />
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Please...

by Jeppe Hein, 2008
h: 191.8 x w: 65 in
Contact Gallery for Price:
303 Gallery
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by Maurizio Nannucci, 2009<br />
Contact Gallery for Price:<br />
<a href="http://www.artnet.com/gallery/425931372/401contemporary.html" style="text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">401contemporary</a><a href="http://www.artnet.com/gallery/3/303-gallery.html"><br />
</a><a href="http://www.artnet.com/artwork/426046677/425931372/maurizio-nannucci-more-than-meets-the-eye.html" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(192, 167, 111);" target="_blank">more on artnet [>]</a><br />
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More than Meets the Eye

by Maurizio Nannucci, 2009
Contact Gallery for Price:
401contemporary
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