House Beautiful’s Designer Visions Showhouse

The color king has done it again! New York designer, Jamie Drake, recently dreamt into reality a glamorous and glitzy design for the House Beautiful Designer Visions Showhouse located in Walker Tower, a gorgeous 1929 Art Deco skyscraper in NYC. Subtlety is definitely not Jamie’s forte. Take a look at these stunning rooms and you will never again want to use taupe!

01-hbx-egg-collective-henry-dining-table-drake-1213-lgn-57995898Base color is Benjamin Moore Salmon Peach. Drake had a faux finishers layer a pearl type shimmer on top to create a subtle shimmer.



06-hbx-clarence-house-neisha-crosland-zebra-drake-1213-lgn-1848324I love this table by Hudson Furniture





All images courtesy of Johnny Valient for House Beautiful

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Design Crush – Tuxedo Sofa

“The thing about a tuxedo is that it is virile and feminine at the same time.”  
~ Catherine Deneuve

The elegant lines of this style of sofa always draw my eye in any design. The tuxedo sofa is thought to have originated in the 1920’s in New York. What exactly is a tuxedo sofa? The basic requirement of any tuxedo sofa is that the arms of the sofa are the same height as its back. Pillows may be attached or loose depending upon the individual sofa; more often they are loose. The most modern version is a sofa with very straight, streamlined arms that are upholstered and may feature a slight amount of padding. Here are some examples…

via the decoristavia the decorista

milosofaMilo Baughman Sofa

skona-hem-yellow-sofa via stylecarrotSkona hem yellow sofa via stylecarrot

SATC elle decor montauk sofaSet of Sex and the City the movie. Sofa by Montauk Sofa.

nate berkus for house beautifulNate Berkus for House Beautiful

edwormley for dunbarSofa by Ed Wormley for Dunbar

Here are some great sources for affordable tuxedo style sofas: