New York Cottages & Gardens - May 2015

Decorator Greg Shano Gives a Doctor’s Bachelor Pad in Chelsea a Clean Bill of Health

Bret Rudy's Chelsea apartment is little more than a crash pad, the 620-square-foot studio was bare-bones to the core, with stark white walls, scant furnishings, and just a few pieces of carefully chosen artwork. When he was ready to take the plunge, he enlisted his friend Greg Shano, a decorator, to make it over.

A Pair of World Travelers from the West Coast Stop Off in New York—and Decide to Stay Awhile

A career that takes one to international locales might sound exotic, but it isn’t always everything it’s cracked up to be. For one San Francisco couple, business as usual meant frequent travel to such far-flung destinations as the Far East and Europe, and weekends spent together became the exception, not the rule.

Metalworker Kenneth Nilson Puts an Industrial Spin on Lighting

It’s hard to imagine that Kenneth Nilson finds inspiration in bold Moroccan prints and de Gournay wall coverings, given the complex geometric construction and sleek metal frames of his laser-cut light fixtures. He specializes in intricate laser-cut metalwork, much of it sold at Profiles in the New York Design Center, and creates custom commissions for decorators such as Jamie Drake.

The Alpha Workshops Celebrated the Opening of it's Brand-New Storefront

The Alpha Workshops celebrated the unveiling of a new street-level storefront. Guests included Designers Jamie Drake and Stephanie Stokes, Ken Wampler founder and executive director of the Alpha Workshops, NYC&G Editor in Chief Kendell Cronstrom and Tom Lampson of Lorin Marsh.

The Home is Where the Heart Is Showhouse Gala Benefitting the American Heart Association

A gala benefitting the American Heart Association took place at The Home is Where the Heart Is showhouse. Guests included Designer Suzanne Costa, Kathy Munsch of the American Heart Assocation, and Bonnie Devendorf of Sotheby’s.

Kykuit, a Historic American Treasure, is Less Than an Hour from Midtown Manhattan

A turn of the century grand country residence located in the Pocantico Hills, is one of total surprise: a stupendous example of American country house living. Kykuit was originally designed by Delano & Aldrich and substantially expanded in the years that followed.

Minimal Decor, Major Art, and Maximal Views Converge in a West Village Pied-à-Terre

For designer Linherr Hollingsworth, no job is too small, big, daunting, or beneath her, even when it comes to a project started by another decorator and then abandoned halfway through. “We think of our firm as problem solvers,” Hollingsworth says of the West Village pied-à-terre she polished to completion for clients who have a primary residence in Connecticut.

In the West Village, Neighborly Relations Are a Little Strained

In the West Village, neighborly relations are a little strained these days, especially when it comes to boldfaced names. Gary and Addie Tomei, parents of Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei, are suing their West 13th Street neighbor Sean Lennon, son of John and Yoko, over a tree on his $9.5 million property, the roots of which have allegedly cracked the Tomeis’ stoop and even crept into their basement.

Why 2015 Is Poised to Be the East End's Best Year Yet

In nearly perfect real-estate-bubble timing, 2015 is poised to be the best year on the East End since before the 2008 crash. Real estate experts almost unanimously expect the total annual Hamptons sales volume to clock in higher than the $4.5 billion benchmark set last year, with parcels priced at $5 million and up as the driving force.

An Apartment in U.N. Plaza Gets Interpreted Anew by Interior Designer Victoria Klein

Before finding her calling as an interior designer, Victoria Klein ventured down a few other creative paths. Architecture came first, followed by set design (via a brief stint in Hollywood) and later fashion design, which Klein jumped into upon resettling in her native New York.

GALLERY Decorator Greg Shano Gives a Doctor’s Bachelor Pad in Chelsea a Clean Bill of Health

Bret Rudy's Chelsea apartment is little more than a crash pad, the 620-square-foot studio was bare-bones to the core, with stark white walls, scant furnishings, and just a few pieces of carefully chosen artwork. When he was ready to take the plunge, he enlisted his friend Greg Shano, a decorator, to make it over.

GALLERY A Pair of World Travelers from the West Coast Stop off in New York—and Decide to Stay Awhile

A career that takes one to international locales might sound exotic, but it isn’t always everything it’s cracked up to be. For one San Francisco couple, business as usual meant frequent travel to such far-flung destinations as the Far East and Europe, and weekends spent together became the exception, not the rule.

GALLERY Minimal Decor, Major Art, and Maximal Views Converge in a West Village Pied-à-terre

For designer Linherr Hollingsworth, no job is too small, big, daunting, or beneath her, even when it comes to a project started by another decorator and then abandoned halfway through. Hollingsworth speaks of the West Village pied-à-terre she polished to completion for clients who have a primary residence in Connecticut.