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INSPIRATION | April 6, 2022 | By Saxon Henry
Living by Design Virtual Showhouse
Martha Stewart Living unveiled its inaugural Living By Design Virtual Showhouse last month, featuring rooms by 20 noted interior designers and influencers. The interiors were superimposed onto spaces in a 10,000-square-foot home in Bedford, New York, where Stewart’s primary residence is located.
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Organizers describe the point of view as being, “In alignment with Martha Stewart Living’s timeless and approachable aesthetic.” They go on to say, ‘Each room within the virtual showhouse incorporates fresh, original ideas and new products to discover and shop.” Among these furnishings are a number of our products we thought we’d share on the blog today.
Anne Sage designed this nursery for the Living By Design Virtual Showhouse.
Anne Sage, who designed the nursery, closet and pantry, chose our Tropical Semi-Flush, Tavey Gold Wall Sconce, and Jada Accent Table, which you see in the image above. Since 2008, Sage has been designing spaces and creating content with her signature stylish yet irreverent approach. A graduate of Stanford University, she is the author of an interiors book entitled Sage Living, and was a co-founder of the lifestyle publication Rue Magazine. We’re thrilled she chose our products for her space in the Living By Design Virtual Showhouse.
Corey Damen Jenkins’s space that includes our Apollo Mirror, Primo Black Brass Wall Sconces, and Forest Dawn Chandelier.
Our Apollo Mirror, Primo Black Brass Wall Sconces, and Forest Dawn Chandelier look fabulous in this vignette in Corey Damen Jenkins’s space. Jenkins, whose design book we’ve featured on the blog before, also chose our Julius Orb Chandelier, Patchwork Oval Mirror, and Malvasia Brass Wall Sconce, shown in the image below. Jenkins is celebrated for his aptitude for mixing vivid colors with layered patterns to create inspired, inventive, and unexpected spaces, as is evident in this virtual room. Taking cues from the haute couture runway, Jenkins’s brand of interior design and decoration features luxurious and fashion-forward materials.
Another view of the room designed by Corey Damen Jenkins for the Living By Design Virtual Showhouse.
“My goal is to ensure that my clients’ projects are always classic, livable and without an expiration date,” Jenkins states. The firm’s design team has extensive experience with clients hailing from around the world. They have developed interiors for skyscrapers that rise into the iconic New York City skyline, for instance; as well as private residences and compounds on Nantucket and in Hawaii, hospitality spaces in Saudi Arabia and the District of Columbia, and the Yellowstone Club in Montana. Jenkins is an inducted member of Architectural Digest’s AD100 and ELLE Decor’s prestigious A-List. His bold interiors have graced the front covers of many leading magazines and his coffee table book we featured previously Design Remix: A New Spin on Traditional Rooms was published by Rizzoli in March 2021, and is now in its fourth reprint.
Our Piero Large and Small Chandeliers float above the Cabana designed by Cliff Fong.
Our Piero Large and Small Chandeliers float above the cabana that Cliff Fong designed for the Living By Design Virtual Showhouse. The multi-talented Fong was born in New York and has had a diverse upbringing, living in many countries around the world. He has been a part of Los Angeles’ fertile design community for two decades as an interior designer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. As a fashion buyer, stylist and designer, he worked with Ron Herman and Maxfield amongst other international retailers and luxury brands. In 2004, he co-founded an artisanal unisex collection, Chatav Ectabit, with Sandy Dalal. As an interior designer, Fong creates unique, personal and often unexpected environments, drawing from various inspirations.
Michel Smith Boyd’s space for the Living By Design Virtual Showhouse.
As a centerpiece in the wellness area, designed by Michel Smith Boyd, our Bailey Chandelier is seriously handsome. He established SMITHBOYD Interiors in 2006. The firm has evolved from a one-man operation to a boutique firm of eight, specializing in luxury residential and commercial projects nationwide. The firm is synonymous with creating aspirational residences and brand-strengthening atmospheres for commercial projects alike. “The depth of our knowledge as a team, combined with our goal to stay attuned with our ever-evolving industry, allows us to execute signature design experiences” said Boyd. The firm’s work has been featured in a wide array of magazines and in a number of prestigious show houses.
Our Baron Wall Sconces and Clarette Mini Table Lamp in the room designed by Mat Sanders.
In his lounge and bar area, Mat Sanders pulled a geometric move by lining up a trio of our Baron Wall Sconces on a striped wall and placing our Clarette Mini Table Lamp on the bar. Sanders’s approach to design is fun and fearless, as the image proves. The designer loves creating casually chic homes that feel comfortable and unique. Notable clients include Miley Cyrus, Jessica Alba, Jimmy Kimmel, Lea Michele, and Sophia Bush. Previously Sanders was the Creative Director for MyDomaine and Market Editor for Domino and Apartment Therapy. He has produced and designed hundreds of editorials and frequently offers his expertise on TV, in print, and around the web. His work has been featured in a number of important magazines.
Mikel Welch designed this space for the Living By Design Virtual Showhouse.
Mikel Welch included our Serpa Wall Sconce and Riverrock Table Lamp in his primary bedroom for the Living By Design Virtual Showhouse. As a young boy growing up in Southfield, Michigan, Welch busied himself with the construction of sofas and dining tables using toy Legos for imaginary houses. It was evident to his family that an innate sense of creativity and a passion for design were embedded in his psyche from birth. Today Welch runs a New York-based interior design business, Mikel Welch Designs, and works as a host and design expert on Quibi’s Murder House Flip. On camera, Welch shows viewers tips and tricks for renovating homes, designing sophisticated spaces, and creating luxury looks at affordable prices. Welch is a former on-air personality of TLC’s Trading Spaces; and his designs have been featured on HGTV, The Real Housewives Of Atlanta, and Good Morning America. In January 2020, House Beautiful named Welch as one of the 2020 NEXT WAVE designers. Welch has also had the honor of designing lavish VIP green rooms for prominent personalities, including First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Faith Hill, Steve Harvey, Harry Connick Jr., Joan Rivers, and Halle Berry.
Placed perfectly between the wall of windowed doors is our Rowland Wall Sconces in Nina Magon’s space.
Nina Magon tapped our Rowland Wall Sconces for her Dining Room/Wine Room. She founded Nina Magon Studio, a global luxury design studio where architecture, interior design, and construction blend seamlessly to deliver the world’s most exclusive residences; as well as vibrant culinary, hotel and spa experiences; and special commissions. The Canadian-born designer also has a varied product design portfolio to her credit. Magon is known for an edgy and daring aesthetic using bold elements, color, and timeless modernity. Her firm’s work has received accolades from some of the world’s premier publications.
Rajni Alex designed this home office space for the Living By Design Virtual Showhouse.
In her home-office space, Rajni Alex chose our Luciole Chandelier to illuminate the room. Also lighting the space are our Kiseu Table Lamp and Jynx Table Lamp. Alex founded Rajni Alex Design, a boutique design firm based in New York and Florida, which specializes in high-end residential interiors. Her inspiration is drawn from a myriad of cultural influences, combining form and functionality because she believes good design can be both practical and aesthetically pleasing. Her philosophy is rooted in putting the client first and carefully working within their requirements. She says, “The spaces I create should be shaped and influenced by my design ethos, but ultimately it is a reflection of my clients’ personality and lifestyle."
Floating above Shea McGee’s great room is our Saxon Black Chandelier.
Floating above Shea McGee’s great room in the above image is our Saxon Black Chandelier. Our Hoxton Brass Table Lamp is also in the mix. In the image below, nestled beneath the stairway, is our Annetta Table Lamp. The tastemaker founded the eponymous Studio McGee, a full-service interior design firm that designs homes from concept to completion all over the US. She has garnered a reputation for beautifully balanced spaces that feel refreshingly modern and endlessly classic, as is evidenced by this room in the Living By Design Virtual Showhouse. After graduating with a degree in communications, Shea realized that design was where her heart was, so she changed careers and channeled her energy into remodeling her first home while documenting the results.
Our Hoxton Brass Table Lamp is also in Shea McGee’s great room she designed for Living By Design Virtual Showhouse.
As one of the first design influencers on Instagram, McGee’s fresh approach quickly attracted a long client roster and loyal following. In 2014, She and her husband Syd decided to launch their interior design firm with one directive in mind, “Make Life Beautiful.” As the firm’s designs and fan-base grew, it paved the way for the launch of their e-commerce brand, McGee & Co., two years later. With a vision that beautiful design can be approachable, Studio McGee has become one of the leading innovators in the interior design industry. Today, the McGee’s continue to design homes across the country, as they bring their vision to fruition through their multi-year partnership with Target for Threshold, and on their new Netflix series “Dream Home Makeover.”
Our Paradox Chandelier graces the ceiling in Vanessa DeLeon’s guest bedroom.
Our Paradox Chandelier graces the ceiling in Vanessa DeLeon’s guest bedroom for the Living By Design Virtual Showhouse, while the Penfold Right- and Left-Wall Sconces provide bedside lighting. In the vignette below, is our Liquid Gold Console Table. Vanessa’s inspiration is rooted in her cultural composition. Her award-winning work combines modern, stylized designs with classic décor. She has become an influencer in the interior design space. Her eponymous firm, Vanessa DeLeon Associates, specializes in residential, commercial, and hospitality interior design. Her team has a strong commitment to serving their clients with quality work, from concept to completion.
Another view of Vanessa DeLeon’s guest bedroom for the Living By Design Virtual Showhouse.
DeLeon’s team of architects comes from a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise. They approach every project with freshness and vitality, and bring all of their skills to the table every time they approach a project. DeLeon’s profile on HGTV notes, “Vanessa DeLeon’s interior design is inspired by her Cuban roots and the art deco styling that so strongly influences her culture. This, coupled with her innovative sensibility and keen eye for details, results in her signature design style, GLAMILISTIC, where she combines streamlined minimalism with glamorous details.”
Brittany Jepsen tapped our Prosperity Rectangular Chandelier and Tirtoff Wall Sconce for her craft room.
Brittany Jepsen tapped our Prosperity Rectangular Chandelier and Tirtoff Wall Sconce for her craft room. Brittany was perfect for the realization of this space because she is a crafter, designer, artist, stylist, and the blogger who creates the content for “The House That Lars Built,” a design lifestyle blog focusing on the whimsical and makeable. She has amassed a community of creatives who seek to create an artful life. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Vogue.co.uk; and on CNN and The Today Show. She has licensed dinnerware collections with Twig NY, party lines with Modify Ink, and she has styled two other books: Knitting Without Fingers by Anne Weil and Playful by Merrilee Liddiard.
A lovely terrace off Mikel Welch’s primary bedroom, which he also designed.
Off Mikel Welch’s primary bedroom is the lovely terrace covered with a classical arbor planted with wisteria. We felt the image was a nice one with which to end this post because it has such a lovely spring-like vibe. We hope you enjoyed this look at the first ever Living By Design Virtual Showhouse, which was made possible by the 3D rendering studio YouSee. Happy first full week of April everyone!