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Garrow Kedigian

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Of all the coolest people to have been the previous owner of your apartment, Fred Astaire must top the list—and the designer, Garrow Kedigian is now the current owner of this spacious, graceful Park Avenue property—a considerably different space to the charming walk-up featured in our previous 2009 HOUSE interview. We wondered if Astaire’s gh... READ MORE
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Louis Navarrete

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We always love to hear of designers when they have had previous incarnations as something else and Louis Navarrete (pictured right), like a surprising number of designers we have interviewed, was once a dancer—a ballet dancer to be exact. Very glamorously he danced for the Ballet Monte Carlo where he was invited to the homes of people […... READ MORE
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Andrea Anson

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We tracked down Andrea Anson the ancient way: through the White Pages, scarcely imaginable in this era, we know, but we were so taken with the richly-layered rooms in his SoHo townhouse when it was featured in Architectural Digest that we wanted to see things for ourselves. Bought in 1970 for $17,000 by Andrea’s late partner, Gordon […]... READ MORE
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Dee Dee Eustace

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“I was the cheerleader with the 95 average,” says Dee Dee Eustace and there was something beguiling about declaring such a thing to a pair of long-time, utterly non-cheerleading New York journalists (us) … “Do you hate me?” she added. We didn’t. Newly arrived from Toronto where, as an architect and interior designer, she has her own [... READ MORE
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Todd Black

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Todd Black’s resumé includes designing elaborate sets for Victoria’s Secret back in the day when the concept was lingerie-in-a-posh-English-country-house and working as a “below-gofer” at Interview magazine. Along the way he acquired a Masters in the History of European Decorative Arts from Cooper Hewitt and eventually struck out on his ow... READ MORE
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Christopher Stevens

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“This place looks like a souk!” claims designer Christopher Stevens of his warm, colorful little apartment tucked away in the West Village. We loved it, as we always do with apartments that have a vital sense of the person who lives there. In his early twenties, Christopher started out working in the development offices of both the […]... READ MORE
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Matthew Yee

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Matthew Yee’s design style is summed up in his own words as “warm contemporary” and it’s certainly an excellent description of his Murray Hill apartment, which also doubles as his office space. Quite some time ago, we, somewhat memorably, interviewed his partner, Vincente Wolf, who told us that we bored him and that he’d quite […]... READ MORE
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Stephen Sills

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“I hate that word ‘designer’,” declares Stephen Sills, “it’s such a made-up thing from the 70s when decorators were looked down upon, so everybody became a ‘designer’. A great decorator should be every bit as respected as a great architect.” And cheers to that, we say. Stephen Sills is respected. He is widely admired for […... READ MORE
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Roy Hamilton

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Roy Hamilton is wonderfully British—just look at the photos of the silver teapot in which he served us Earl Grey tea—but then look at the way he paired it with delicate handmade ceramic mugs made by fellow potter, Nic Newcomb. The objects are each given new life through the contrast as can only be done by […]... READ MORE
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Sheldon Barr and Tom Gardner

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Sheldon Barr and Tom Gardner have been together for nearly four decades and jointly run the Gardner and the appointment-only Barr Venetian Glass Gallery on the Upper East Side. It was not always thus because in past years they each pursued very different careers. Sheldon amongst other things ran a restaurant called Sybarite (“it was a success ... READ MORE
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Allison Hennessy

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Up-and-coming designer Allison Hennessy was listed in ‘Traditional Home’ magazine as one of the  best of the “New Trad” designers. She has skillfully decorated a tiny West Village rental, turning it into a charming home for herself and her husband, Robert Hennessy who started DashLocker, a business which places and then services ... READ MORE
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Thomas Burak

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“More is more, less is a bore,” says Thomas Burak and we loved his “more is more” Gramercy Park apartment that he shares with his partner of Fourteen years, fabric designer Michael Devine. In fact when Sian and I played our periodic game called: “If you were rich, which decorator would you have?” Sian put Thoma... READ MORE

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