‘See & Be Seen’ January 2013

Hearst's 'Designer Visions' Showhouse Grand Opening

250_west_street_entrance250 West Street  Tribeca  New York City


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.


carl and newell 1Our Design Editor Carl Lana, with Hearst Design Group Editor Newell Turner

Carl Barbara CarlCarl Lana, Barbara Viteri of Viteri Style Management, and Me

Carl and BoodroElle Decor Editor Michael Boodro with our Design Editor Carl Lana at the entrance of the Apartment Matthew Patrick Smyth designed and decorated for his magazine

MPS living roomMatthew Patrick Smyth’s Living Room for Elle Decor

-2Matthew and I in His Sensational Dining Room (see more pics of the room here)

MPS with CreditMPS in his ‘Venetian’ Inspired Master Bedroom

Carl and CoreyRising Design Star Corey Damen Jenkins and Me

David KleinbergDesign Legend David Kleinberg

Dara Caponigro, Antony Todd, Carolyn EnglefieldVeranda Editor Dara Caponigro, Antony Todd, Carolyn Englefield

V AT LRThe Living Room that Antony Todd created for Veranda

Antony Todd and CarlDesigner Antony Todd and our Design Editor Carl Lana

V AT MBRThe Master Bedroom of the Veranda Apartment by Antony Todd

Carl Jon CarlCarl Lana, Jon Call of Mr. Call Designs, and Me

John Eason Damon CrainInterior Designer John Douglas Eason and his Partner Damon Crain

Jon Call and BarbaraJon Call of Mr. Call Designs, and Barbara Viteri of Viteri Style Management

DR LR HBThe Living Room of David Rockwell’s apartment for House Beautiful

David and Lola RockwellDavid Rockwell and his Daughter Lola

Christina and MePR Agent extraordinaire Christina Juarez (BEST DRESSED WOMAN OF THE NIGHT) and Me

DR DEN HBThe Den of David Rockwell’s Apartment

Ken and MeKen Wampler (Executive Director of The Alpha Workshops) and Me

Lead image…………………………

Michael McGraw of the McGraw Agency informed me that details for when the event will be open to the public are still being ironed out.  I’ll make sure to announce the date as soon as I hear the schedule.

Special Thanks to everyone at Hearst for hosting such a lovely event, and for inviting both Carl Lana and myself to the press previews.  We value the relationships we have with Newell Turner, and the many others at Hearst who were involved.