Designer Days

Alex Cooper

Brooke Ensign and Amy McFarland
Carol Alt
Dabney Mercer
Last Tuesday at the SoHo House, Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club held its Young Patrons party hosted by Thom Filicia. Ted Allen, Mickey Boardman, Annie Churchill, Fritz Coudert, Lauren Ezersky, Douglas Hannant, Hunter Hill, Carson Kressley, Lulu de Kwiatkowski, Christian Leone, Lara Meiland, Margherita Missoni, Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler, Dabney Mercer, Jason Oliver Nixon, Allison Sarofim, Kate Schelter, Helen Lee Schifter, Antony Todd, and Alvin Valley all came out to show their support.

Annie Churchill and Douglas Hannant

Barry Rice and Ted Allen
Hunter Hill and Lottie Oakley

Christina Floyd

Gillian Miniter
Jayne Restivo and Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler

Kate Schelter and Peter Davis

Holly Miller, Melanie Charlton, and Paige Bradbury
Kat Cohen and Lulu de Kwiatkowski

Lara Meiland and Theresa Slane

Leah Nichols, Sara Gilbane, and Christina Murphy
Lottie Oakley and Kim Vernon

Carson Kressley and Ross Klein

Frederic Coudert, Dan Quintero, and Megan Downing

Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia

Frederic Coudert, Jayne Restivo, and Thom Filicia

Thom Filicia and Matt Albiani

Sandra Coudert, Frederic Coudert, Thom Filicia, and Carson Kressley

Lauren Ezersky and Thom Filicia

Mickey Boardman and Hunter Hill

Tim and Helen Schifter

Maggie Katz
Christian Leone, Carrie Cloud, and Frederick Anderson

Franck Laverdin hosted a reception in the brand new Boccara Gallery at 14 East 63rd Street saluting the 35 designers who are creating tables for the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House’s April 27th Spring Gala “The Time Machine” which will take place after the opening night preview of the Spring International Art & Antiques Show at the 67th Street Armory.

Diana Quasha, Philip Gorrivan, Eva Dillon, John Rosselli, HRH Princess Firyal, Christine and Stephen Schwarzman, Sydney Shuman, Robert Lindgren, Audrey Gruss, Robert Rufino, Bunny Williams, Clo Cohen, Bernard and Benjamin Steinitz and Clarissa and Edgar Bronfman Jr. are on the leadership team of the upcoming gala dinner.

Among the guests sipping champagne and enjoying hors d'oeuvres by Bilboquet were Meg Wendy, Tom Edelman, Rene Landegger, Brendan Dillon, Antoinette Botarlli, Michel Witmer, Leila Larijani, Mark Gilbertson, Patricia Roulot, Brook Mason, Lou Marotta, Deanna Kory, Robin Baron, Douglas Steinbrech, Lisa Arliss, Warren Scharf, Eliott Spaismas, Trisha O'Brien, David Larijani, Lisa Gorrivan, Rachael Neff, Sigrid Streletzki, David Larijani, Monica Hollender, Renee Findley, Peyton Cochran, Patrik Lonn, Catherine Kiel, Arnaud Felix, Roger Herz, Antonia Kousoulas, Antoinette Botarlli, Danielle Luyten, Jy Song, Rica Tarnoff, Rod Winterrowd, Terry Mahoney, and Michelle Fiallo.

The table designers, who will let their imaginations go wild on the subject of “time,” include Nina Griscom, DeJuan Stroud, Andrea, Ashley and Laurie Stark, Harry Heissmann for Albert Hadley, Helena Lehane, Campion Platt, Alison Minton for Maplemint Enterprises, Robert Couturier, Alan Wanzenberg, Amanda Nisbet, Jonathan Preece, Christopher Spitzmiller, Eric Cohler, Gay Hackett and Ingrid Edelman, Roric Tobin for Geoffrey Bradfield, S. Russell Groves, Harriette Rose Katz, Andy Clark and Christine Cain for Jed Johnson, Noel Jeffrey, Joel Allen, Matthew Patrick Smyth, Robin Baron, Dennis Rolland, Sherrill Canet, John Knott for Quadrille Fabric, Joan McGivern for McCluskey Design Group, Frank de Biasi for Michael Graves Architect, Belle Fleur, Lambertson Truex, Chestnuts in the Tuleries, Frette and F. Schumacher & Co.,

The Time Machine is sponsored by Rolex Watch U.S.A The setting: The Spring International Art & Antiques Show, produced by Wendy Management in the armory, will have over 50 dealers from around the world will exhibiting a wide range of materials including European, American and Asian furniture autographs, antique boxes, clocks, silver, antique jewelry, rare books and oriental rugs and tapestries. There are tickets available, starting at $250 for cocktails. A seat at one of the highly stylized tables for dinner will cost $1,000. Call 212-744-5022, ext. 135.

All funds raised will help the 112-year-old Lenox Hill Neighborhood House aid those in need, who live, work or go to school on Manhattan’s East Side -primarily the Upper East Side, and to improve the quality of life for all those in its community. The Neighborhood House’s objective is to help people gain the skills to strengthen themselves and their community.

Antoinette Botarlli, Frank Laverdin, Patricia Roulot

Frank Laverdin with Lisa and Philip Gorrivan

Deanna Kory and Robin Baron

Diana Quasha and Roric Tobin

Douglas Steinbrech, Lisa Arliss, and Mark Gilbertson

Eva Dillon and Warren Scharf

Brook Mason, Lou Marotta, and Meg Wendy

Harriette Rose Katz and Harry Heissmann

Ingrid Edelman, Warren Scharf, and Rachael Neff

Leila Larijani and David Larijani

Patrick Lonn and Arnaud Felix

Renne Landegger, Michel Witmer, and Danielle Luyten

L. to r.: Roger Herz, Frank Laverdin, Antoinette Botarlli, Danielle Luyten, and Jy Song; Campion Platt and Alison Minton.

Tom and Ingrid Edelman

Rica Tarnoff and Gay Hackett

Studio 53 Associates held its 4th Annual Gala Benefit, “MAD About Dance,” last Tuesday at Strata in Manhattan. Studio 53, the Museum of Arts & Design’s young collectors group, showcases its establishment in the young Manhattan philanthropic and collecting worlds.

Jamie Scott and Peter Russell

More than 300 Studio 53 Associates members and friends danced the night away, together with the professional dancers of the internationally renowned Elisa Monte Dance, following the company’s exclusive performance at Strata.

The evening celebrated art, design and music with a night of great cocktails and food and a silent auction.

Guests danced to the original “mash-up” sounds of DJ Reset. The event raised more than $50,000 to benefit the Museum of Arts & Design through ticket sales and a spectacular silent auction featuring original works of art and luxury items by celebrated designers. A mix of socialites, collectors, designers and celebrities ensured the success of the fun-driven fundraiser.

Lisa Orange Elson, Larisa Barrera, and Diana Garcia

Harry Elson and friends

Elisa Monte with her daughter

Steve Chao and Maribeth Madron

Kathleen Tait and Anisa Keith

William Landrum and Lisa Wang

Holly Hotchner, Yvette
Campbell, and Franklin Silverstone
William Lee, Samantha Chang, and Angel Lee

Last Thursday evening, LA-based interior design mogul Barclay Butera made his New York City debut, showcasing his home fashions in his new showhouse at the Decoration and Design Building.

At a reception hosted by John and Andrea Stark and Somers White Farkas and Jonathan Farkas, the nationally-recognized lifestyle designer presented his design house’s newest palette, featuring bright colors and patterns that epitomize the vintage Palm Beach lifestyle. Guests sipped martinis while lounging on his bright pink, green, and yellow sofas and loveseats with classic-LA and Palm Beach names, such as the Davis Chair (named after Bette Davis, whose Laguna Beach home was redone by Butera), the Brentwood Sofa, and the Renee Loveseat (inspired by Renee Zellwegger).

The event took place in the heart of the Upper East Side’s design capital, the D&D building, whose owners Charles and Clo Cohen were on hand to welcome Butera’s whole team of designers and to welcome in the spring through his vibrant designs. Guests included: Alison Minton, Tina Louise and Don Paul, Susan Majoy and Vanessa Lin, Calvin Churchman of Ralph Lauren Home, Gigi Madl, Michael Mione and Victoria Mardukhayeba, Sean McNeil, Harriette Rose Katz, Melissa Berkelhammer, and Marcia Schaeffer.

Afterwards, Butera’s troupe celebrated the success of the showroom with a downtown dinner for 250 friends hosted by Ashley Stark and R. Couri Hay, and presented by Stephen Kong, Group Publisher of Angeleno Magazine. There, we saw uptown and downtown fixtures alike, such as Mayor Bloomberg’s interior designer Jamie Drake, fashion designers Joanna Mastroianni, Anand Jon, Maggie Norris, and Estee and Sharon Elkayam of Secrets of Charm, and event planner DeJuan Stroud. Other guests included: Colette, Julie Hayek, Georgina Schaeffer and Philip Thomas, Chad and Christina Graci, and Erik Bottcher.

Clockwise from top left: Barclay Butera’s designer showroom at the D&D Building; Allison Weiss, Tina Louise, and Alison Minton; The Renee Loveseat.

Anand Jon

Stephen Kong and Barclay Butera
Barclay Butera and Somers White Farkas

Barclay Butera and Calvin Churchman

Ric King, Karen Butera King, and Barclay Butera
Debra and DeJuan Stroud

Barclay Butera and Somers White Farkas

Charles and Clo Cohen
Tom Lampson and Naz

Barclay Butera and Ashley Stark

Christina and Chad Graci
Joanna Mastroianni and Gideon Lewin

Manuel Balbontin and Julie Hayek

Maggie Norris
Barclay Butera and Jason Oliver Nixon with a friend

Photographs by Joe Schilldhorn ©Patrick McMullan (Kips Bay).


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