Fabulous Room Friday 08.14.15

derek lam library architectural digest

As I mentioned the other day, I am feeling very inspired by the September issue of Architectural Digest. I loved several of the projects, including the Manhattan apartment of fashion designer, Derek Lam which was designed by Neal Beckstedt. The entire home is super chic, but the library really struck a chord with me. It features so many of the design elements I have been drawn to recently. The style of the built-in shelving and the pale finish of the wood evokes a sense of warm minimalism, though the majority of the furniture silhouettes in the space are traditional in nature. I love the juxtaposition of the classic Roger Thomas sofa in butter yellow velvet, Gustavian chair, and André Arbus cocktail table against the Chuck Close photograph, graphic black and white art, and the clean lines of the Christian Liagre club chair. The mix feels warm, personal, timeless, and completely chic. Have a wonderful weekend!


{Photography by William Waldron for Architectural Digest}