Last October 30th the 2012 Hearst ‘Designer Visions’ Showhouse event was scheduled to open. Unfortunately, Hurricane Sandy had other plans for Manhattan, and it’s West side waterfront. I’d been invited to the press preview a week earlier, and wrote a post about the sensational apartments David Rockwell, Matthew Patrick Smyth, and Antony Todd had decorated for House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and Veranda respectively. You can review that post here.
The rescheduled opening Gala happened on Tuesday night. Instead of sharing more visuals and vignettes of the stunning spaces, I’ve decided to share candid pics… the ‘who’s who’ of design luminaries that our Design Editor Carl Lana and I had the pleasure of spending the evening with.
Nearly 700 guests made the trek to Tribeca to experience each of the 3 (decidedly unique) apartments. Here’s my SanDisk chips images, with a few peppered in from Michael McGraw and his totally charming associate Sonia Anand.
Our Design Editor Carl Lana, with Hearst Design Group Editor Newell Turner
Carl Lana, Barbara Viteri of Viteri Style Management, and Me
Matthew and I in His Sensational Dining Room (see more pics of the room here)
Rising Design Star Corey Damen Jenkins and Me
Design Legend David Kleinberg
Veranda Editor Dara Caponigro, Antony Todd, Carolyn Englefield
Carl Lana, Jon Call of Mr. Call Designs, and Me
PR Agent extraordinaire Christina Juarez (BEST DRESSED WOMAN OF THE NIGHT) and Me