NYSD House

Friday, December 14, 2018

Brock Forsblom

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch One of Brock Forsblom’s friends introduces him thus: “This is Brock. He went to Yale and then he became a decorator.”...Read the Full Story

Friday, December 7, 2018

Michele Varian

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Designer Michele Varian opened her first store in SoHo very shortly after 9/11 when she had money burning in her pocket from the sale of...Read the Full Story

Friday, November 30, 2018

Lucinda Loya

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Designer Lucinda Loya divides her time between Houston and New York, living in an ultra-modern house back in Texas and an apartment in a...Read the Full Story

Friday, November 16, 2018

Victoria & Son

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Anthony Victoria and his son, Freddy, represent the second and third generations of a family-owned bespoke furniture business long known...Read the Full Story

Friday, October 12, 2018

Brian McCarthy

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch & Pierre Crosby Brian J. McCarthy is best known for the way in which every design he creates is highly personalized for each client...Read the Full Story

Friday, June 8, 2018

Jeanie Engelbach

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Professional organizer Jeanie Engelbach calls herself “a gentle drill sergeant” … and possibly sometimes not that...Read the Full Story

Friday, April 27, 2018

Richard Mishaan

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch As we said to designer Richard Mishaan at some point in our lengthy interview, “we thought we were going to be talking about if mid-...Read the Full Story

Friday, April 13, 2018

Susan Bleckner Heller

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Although Susan Bleckner Heller studied fine art at The School for Visual Arts, she is wholly self-taught as a ceramicist and initially...Read the Full Story

Friday, March 23, 2018

Charles H. Beckley Mattresses

Ted Marschke, Ken Marschke, and Tim Marschke. By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch & Pierre Crosby Sian’s search for a new mattress led to us to one of our more...Read the Full Story

Friday, January 19, 2018

Bennett Leifer

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Designer Bennett Leifer (pictured with his partner Benni Frowein ) made the decision to major in both art history and business in college...Read the Full Story

Friday, January 12, 2018

Priscilla Ulmann

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Priscilla Ulmann is a designer who is seasoned enough to know that she doesn’t need to cover all the bases — she’s not...Read the Full Story

Friday, December 22, 2017

Tom Britt

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch We asked designer Tom Britt if, as he claims, a room can really make you feel “important, sexy and confident.” Of course he...Read the Full Story

Friday, December 8, 2017

Jim “The Hound” Marshall

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Jim “the Hound” Marshall is known to the avid listeners of his radio shows over the years, both on WFMU in the 80s and 90s and...Read the Full Story

Friday, December 1, 2017

Michael Smith

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch It wasn’t easy to get hold of Michael Smith (pictured above with his partner, James Costos )—not that he wasn’t willing...Read the Full Story

Friday, October 13, 2017

Brian Sawyer

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch “This,” said architectural designer, Brian Sawyer, indicating the rooms of his Greenwich Village apartment, “obviously,...Read the Full Story