When I walked into the collector's bedroom below at Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, I knew Alexander Doherty was to become one of my new favorite designers.
Even though I made a fool of myself upon entering the room by exclaiming: "Oh my god, I LOVE this room!!!" to which Doherty incredulously replied: "Now how many rooms have you said this about today..."; it turned out to genuinely be my favorite Kips Bay room (alongside Alexa Hampton's bedroom and Thom Filicia's foyer), and Doherty turned out to be quite the gentleman. Besides, he physically kind of reminds me of Jeffrey Alan Marks no?
Anyway, I loved the art, the coral lacquered dresser, the daybed, the chair, the sisal carpet, the paneled walls, basically everything.
As soon as I got home, one of the first things I did was delve into his portfolio. Oh my, this man is seriously talented!
How about this apartment for the perfect bachelorette? Just as he did with his collector's bedroom, Doherty proves here that he has a real good eye for art. The colors also work perfectly together: I love the pink shades, gold and duck egg cushions mixed with the earthy red rug.
Mixing antiques and classic design with contemporary art is one of my favorite things in the world and it doesn't disappoint in this room.
This room is one of my favorite. I seem to be drawn to purple more and more: it's moody and perfectly comfortable. In this case it does wonders with the blue and white china lamp, the honey tinted wood antiques and the pink shades found in the botanicals.
Seriously, how good is this? Dream home material right here. I couldn't imagine a more comfortable space to spend a rainy afternoon.
The paint colors Doherty chooses are so rich and perfect. I'm loving this dusty old pink with the black, gold and cream accents.
Pink and green is my favorite color combination right now so it comes as no surprise that I'm completely drawn to the room below.
I'll be back tomorrow with a more complete recap of my trip to New York but for now, I leave you with these delightful images!