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The NYC Architectural Digest Show: From Birds to Bath

The Architectural Digest Home Design Show is a wonderland of design resources to help the designer or homeowner find resources. The venue is Pier 94, which stretches into the Hudson River off the west side of Manhattan. The atmosphere is friendly and fun! I found tons of wall art, furniture and many fabulous building resources. This is an opportunity to talk to design experts and explore the latest products for the home. The array of over 500 brands is vast yet manageable for a three-hour visit. It’s great to see everyone from artisans to major appliance brand reps. Below are a couple of standouts.

I’ve been seeing John Murphy‘s work for years around NYC. It was great to see an entire display of his stunning still-life photography and collages. His candy-colored rococo frames really add to the look.

New Growth Designs is a company out of North Carolina that creates the most incredible faux florals and greenery. (I had to touch them to see if they were real or faux!) These are a lovely option for nursery decor and a great way to bring some “life” into the room without the traditional care a living plant needs. Please note, these pieces cost a pretty penny, but they’re worth it if you want something that looks just like the real thing.

The hunt for good bath fixtures can be dizzying; so many options look alike, and it’s hard to decipher where your dollar is going. Lefroy Brooks‘ products are top of the line, historic and gorgeous. They use styles from the past with the finest materials. The faucet set below from the Belle Aire collection takes design inspiration from the 1950s and would be perfect in a child’s bathroom.

What about a soft green tub? All you need are bubbles and a dream. The silver feet add to the character and glamour of this bathing classic also from Lefroy Brooks.

Designer Andrea Mihalik is not only a joy to talk to, she’s a wonder woman of furniture up-cycling! Her studio Wild Chairy creates one-of-a-kind furniture pieces, blending traditional upholstery techniques with unexpected and cool fabric choices. Each chair is completely refinished by hand, breathing new life and style into these recycled vintage treasures.


Tuesday 7th of May 2013

Just where do you get rococo frames like that?


Wednesday 1st of May 2013

Those chairs at the last pic are fab!

Jesycka Fulton

Monday 8th of April 2013

I would love to go to one of these shows! The photos you're showing leave me wanting to see more!