Friday, 10 February 2012

Personal Preview

I've recently had a lot of pinch me moments and quite a few occurred this past Wednesday.  I started out the day by meeting uber talented interior designer Stephen Sills at The Apthorp on the Upper West Side for a personal preview of a special exhibition he curated with pieces from the upcoming 20th and 21st-century design auction at Rago Arts  in Lambertsville, NJ. I have to admit that Arts & Crafts is my least favorite style of furniture and the fact that he actually made it look chic in is definitely a testament to his skill as a designer. In addition, there is an Hervé Van der Straeten mirror above the fireplace and few paintings by Damien Hirst mixed in for good measure.  Stephen Sills also had a hand in helping the developer renovate the building and was instrumental in keeping all the lovely old details like the mother of pearl push buttons.  I toured two of the model apartments he designed and will be posting them soon. Viewings for this apartment are this Saturday and Sunday and the auction of the items is February 25th and 26th.  Bonne chance!

390 West End Avenue
Entrance on Broadway bet. 78th and 79th Street
Apartment 6M
Preview exhibition: February 11-12, 2012
Hours: 12:00 - 5:00pm
Auction: February 25-26, 2012
For information 609-397-9374

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

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