(Photo by Jude Dornski)
Last week’s 12th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show could not have been a bigger treat for designers and design enthusiasts alike (myself included)! The four-day event brought the best in home design from more than 500 premium brands to New York City’s Pier 94, drawing top professionals, discerning consumers, and press from all over the Western Hemisphere.
We want to say we sauntered and skipped through aisles of beautiful colors and exquisite craftsmanship, but the truth is, we were stopping at every booth!—so there was little rushing about involved. And as difficult a task as it was, here are some our favorites:
Royal Botania x D’Apostrophe
The Royal Botania / D’Apostrophe booth was a favorite for people wanting to relax—and where better than on the NINIX Lounger?
Probably the most colorful booth at the entire show, NOA Living’s beautiful pieces in the Ethno-Modern style immediately caught the eye. 100% wool or wool/silk blend carpets, antiques, and the most comfortable and fluffy stools—the Fufu!
This Brooklyn-based woodworker truly has a way with materials, seamlessly blending leather and wood—and he also is great at organizing things neatly.
We also met Peter Buley of Analog Modern, who created this sculptural and functional coffee table. He never tries to find the perfect piece of wood for a particular project, instead letting whatever wood he has—discarded or otherwise—drive the design.
And while we’re on the subject of wood… Moonish Co’s magnetic wooden tiles are a great way to easily add color and style to a stark wall. Handmade in Brooklyn.
If your style is delicate, artist Catherine Latson creates sculptures and other art pieces by twisting, twining, and braiding nature.
Ashira Israel, one of the few female fabricators we saw at the show, made this awesome Musical Platform out of Concrete, Resin, Steel, Walnut Veneer, Ebony.
We then ventured to the show’s reFRESH pavilion…
Miele presented us with a sleek, clean, all-white-everything look—that is, until we opened their new refrigerators to find… food organized neatly!
We thought it was impossible to have a fresh herb garden (or any thriving garden, period.) in New York City until we saw this:
We thought these cooking ranges had a touch of Mondrian artistry in them… function doesn’t negate beauty!
Hansgrohe Axor x Oborain
Hnasgrohe and its designer brand, Axor, had paired up with Oborain at the show. Oborain’s Cove, a new outdoor shower design, featured Hansgrohe’s sustainably focused Croma Green Showerpipe. We also LOVED the Axor Urquiola Single Hole Faucet—those handles!
(Kiel is very popular.)
And finally, DIFFA! All of the vignettes in the Dining by Design space are luxurious and amazingly well-done, but “Midnight Garden” was one of our favorites. It had a fantastical nature at night theme featuring “Moon Blossom” from Beacon Hill‘s upcoming Midnight Garden collection.
We also couldn’t help but be attracted to the glittering arrangement by Michael Aram, whose handcrafted table and house wares have always been a big favorite of ours.
And after four days of design, it was time to relax on some Technogel, which is really, really amazingly comfortable.