Design Intervention

I recently moved a double-sided Vicente Wolf–designed couch from my just-sold Manhattan apartment to the center of the great room that takes up half my house in Wilton, Connecticut. It is sitting there in all it’s glorious whiteness, inviting groups of sparkling conversationalists to perch on either side. I brought in a few other things too: a framed collection of original Edgar Brandt drawings and six Vienna Secession–style candlesticks from antiques dealer Bernd Goeckler. The plan: to combine them with various Scandinavian and French antiques, a Brancusi coffee table, a Holly Hunt dining table, and a gleaming black Yamaha baby grand piano, already in residence. ■ But it looks like a mishmash. I see the very best in design every day in our company’s magazines, New York’s decorating-industry buildings, show houses, and more, so you would think that I could take all the above and make them sing! Not so. I need a designer. Perhaps I will chat with Vicente Wolf on August 8, when he will be accepting the coveted Innovator Award at HC&G’s third-annual Innovation in Design Awards ceremony at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Hopefully, he will be feeling good and give me some advice! ■ I encourage you to join us for this fabulous event, which celebrates and honors top design projects in the Hamptons. Meet and mingle with architects, interior decorators, landscape designers, and more, and be the first to see the winners accept their IDA trophy—designed by Baccarat—and have a great time. For tickets, go to See you there!

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