NEW YORK Home Tours: Remarkably Diverse & Unforgettable Designs!

Get ready to welcome unique home design by architects, designers, stylists, writers, and free spirits across New York. These home tours form an amazing collection within a book of stories (editor Karen Howes) and photography by Simon Upton with a forward by Rupert Thomas. Some spaces and homes have never before been seen and all are swoon worthy. Prepare for a joy ride of personal self-expression and artistry. Should you need a nudge to release any design inhibitions, let today’s New York home tours within NEW YORK INTERIORS be it.

Galmorous Miles Redd designed fantasy bedroom with teal walls in NEW YORK INTERIORS. #milesredd #glamorousbedrooms #interiordesign
Miles Redd designed glamorous bedroom in Nolita in NEW YORK INTERIORS (Vendome, 2021) by Simon Upton. New York home tours as well as quotes about NY.

New York Home Tours: Remarkably Diverse & Unforgettable Designs!

In this stylish volume, author and photographer Simon Upton opens with humble gratitude and writes,

“New York would never have kept me so faithful for so long were it not for the wonderful people I have met along the way.”

New York Interiors (Vendome, 2021) by Simon Upton - book cover. #newyorkinteriors
NEW YORK INTERIORS (Vendome, 2021) by Simon Upton
Steven Gambrel designed Sag Harbor Federal Revival home in NEW YORK INTERIORS by Simon Upton. #interiordesign
Stephen Gambrel designed home in NEW YORK INTERIORS (Vendome, 2021) by Simon Upton

Unique New York Homes Celebrate Diversity

It’s doubtful you’ll see interiors spotlighted here reminding you of your own home! Whether located in the city or countryside, all were dreamed into existence from decidedly personal and bold points of view.

Nothing close to ordinary appears on these striking pages. Consider how Miles Redd describes the process of assembling the bath in his New York townhouse:

“My bathroom I discovered in a salvage warehouse. It came from the Lester Armour House, designed by David Adler, in Lake Bluff…It is by far the biggest room and, from time to time, doubles as a dining room.”

Bathroom as flex room? The largest room? A dining room! See what I mean about letting go of your preconceived notion of design laws!?!

John Steinbeck New York quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #newyorkquotes

Don’t look for floorplan inspiration or resources for your own schemes. Rather, you’ll discover interiors that are a testament to freedom from rules.

Alfredo Paredes designed parlor with rustic wood ceiling and round dining table in an East Village home. #newyorkhomes #aldredoparedes
An East Village personal gallery designed by Aldredo Paredes in NEW YORK INTERIORS (Vendome, 2021) by Simon Upton. Architect: Michael Neumann Architecture

Artful & Soulful Interior Design Without Rules

Playful scale, odd pairings, traditional-yet-modern gestures. Eclectic collections, quirky architecture, and artful objects become backdrops for daily living. It’s a treat to tour such private abodes that elevate the everyday and are so very cherished.

I am smitten with this New York kitchen!

Classic sophisticated kitchen by Will Kopelman in an Upper East Side Manhattan apartment in NEW YORK INTERIORS. #newyorkkitchens #traditionalkitchens
Will Kopelman’s Upper East Side kitchen in NEW YORK INTERIORS (Vendome, 2021) by Simon Upton

As you might imagine, the photography is exquisite as Upton captures poignancy in the homes of friends, not strangers. Magic tends to happen when simpatico, hospitality, and a reverence for artful living inform the dynamic.

Modern Soho Loft Largesse by Timothy Haynes & Kevin Roberts in NEW YORK INTERIORS by Simon Upton. #newyorklofts #modernloft #interiordesign
Timothy Haynes and Kevin Roberts designed loft in NEW YORK INTERIORS (Vendome, 2021) by Simon Upton
New York quote on Hello Lovely by Dennis Gonzales. #newyorkquotes #cityquotes

Engage With These Design Images & Stories From the Heart

Does the sentiment expressed with neon in this modern bedroom (below) move you to melancholia? Or does it evoke a vulnerable longing that is difficult to name with language?

It’s that sort of mix and synthesis which transcends language that I personally find intriguing and mysteriously lovely about interior design.

Neon art in bedroom designed by Timothy Haynes & Kevin Roberts. #newyorkbedroom #modernart #modernbedrooms
Bedroom with neon modern art in a Soho loft by Timothy Haynes and Kevin Roberts in NEW YORK INTERIORS (Vendome, 2021) by Simon Upton

You’ll discover plenty of depth and intimacy within NEW YORK INTERIORS. I wonder how this book will inspire you to adjust your lens. Will you see your own nest with fresh eyes as you consider the spaciousness creative freedom affords?

Stephen Sills designed country house interior in NEW YORK INTERIORS by Simon Upton. #interiordesign #newyorkhomes
Stephen Sills designed country house in NEW YORK INTERIORS (Vendome, 2021) by Simon Upton

The Energy of New York Inspires Wonder

Perhaps you’ll find yourself awakened by the level of restraint in some of these designs. By the celebration of abundance in others. I wonder if your senses will fill with wonder as mine have. There is just so much beauty in the breadth of how humans express their passions and imagine spaces they call home.

Stephen Sills designed country house interior in NEW YORK INTERIORS by Simon Upton. #interiordesign #newyorkhomes
Stephen Sills designed home in NEW YORK INTERIORS (Vendome, 2021) by Simon Upton

It rings dramatic, but journeying through NEW YORK INTERIORS feels like self-care for my creative self (um…is creative self-care a thing?). Who can say what fruits will come?

The thing is, designing types connect in deep ways with their shelters. For example, Aerin Lauder discusses the most important element within a space:

“For me, light is the most important element in any space. It brings warmth and life, while the play of shadows, as the light moves around a room, introduces a constantly changing energy.”

Stephen Sills designed country house interior in NEW YORK INTERIORS by Simon Upton. #interiordesign #newyorkhomes
Stephen Sills designed country home in NEW YORK INTERIORS (Vendome, 2021) by Simon Upton

Be Surprised by This Stunning Collection of Interior Images

Also, I found myself repeatedly surprised and stirred by the heartfelt reflections shared by these New Yorkers. Owner of one wildly over-the-top Hudson Valley country house filled with art, Simon Lince writes:

“Our most treasured piece of art is actually a letter from our niece, Katie, who lives in England with her family. She sent us the note when she was learning to write, and it is such a sweet, unabashed expression of love–the perfect emblem for our country home.”

Agatha Christie New York quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #newyorkquotes

Similarly, this book is a love letter to New York.

New York Interiors (Vendome, 2021) by Simon Upton - book cover. #newyorkinteriors
NEW YORK INTERIORS (Vendome, 2021) by Simon Upton

Tour an Elegant Serene Brooklyn Home

So many incredible books launching right now. Is it a consequence of the extra time for soul searching, value-clarification, and depth gained by authors during the shutdowns of 2020?

Make sure you see this story about LIVING WELL BY DESIGN!

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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6 Comments

  1. Amy Saunders
    November 12, 2021 / 8:30 am

    I LOVE posts like this where you highlight such unique interiors (I LOVE the unexpected… the non-cookie cutter home) & throw in an amazing home tour as the cherry on top!!! 🤗I tend toward the more sparse layouts but love looking @ the busy ones also. Somehow looking @ such beautiful creative design does feed my soul. I guess because God is creative and we are made in His image so it’s just such a part of who we are. I digress…ha! Athena Calderone’s home…Oh. My. Goodness. So MUCH to love there…can’t wait to rewatch that tour again!!

    • Michele
      Author
      November 12, 2021 / 9:53 am

      YES! I’m so glad you loved this post and totally feel what I’m feeling: there is a spaciousness and freedom we can tap into, and design is but one aspect of it. When I go to the canvas with paint, I also encounter this freedom. When I give myself to contemplative prayer, I open to it. Yet there are messages of scarcity and fear everywhere. Interior design is one way we can practice artful living. Athena Calderone’s kitchen!!! Oh my Lord, she makes me think I could live with black, and you can just feel how passionate she is about each decision thoughtfully made. Thanks for reading, Amy! xox

  2. Amy
    November 12, 2021 / 11:07 am

    Ok…speaking of going to the canvas!! I bought a 60”x48” canvas pic @ a thrift store for $25 that I’m gonna paint over like you suggested with the shades of white I used in my house…white dove, shoji white, & edgecomb gray & see what happens! I’ve been anticipating this for a long time & today is the day I’m gonna get started! Wish me luck! Haha! You inspired me to do this!!

    • Michele
      Author
      November 12, 2021 / 4:30 pm

      That is heartwarming, Amy. I hope it is relaxing. Just keep layering, and even if it takes a little while, eventually the build-up of those layers will add interest and texture. Do you have a place in mind to hang it?

  3. Joan
    November 13, 2021 / 10:35 am

    All interesting and out of the ordinary! Not really my cup of tea, but I can certainly see the potential for those who love that aesthetic. I do, however, love, love, love Will Kopelman’s kitchen!

    • Michele
      Author
      November 13, 2021 / 8:50 pm

      Hahaha – it’s so refreshing to peek inside the homes of a diverse group of creative people! And that kitchen! Yes!

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French Country Wicker Trunk Storage
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French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcoverd Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
Chevron White Quilt Set
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Vintage Collapsible French Laundry Basket
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White Linen Club Chair
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
White Artichoke Lamp
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Rustic French Confit Pot
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
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Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
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Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
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French Farmhouse Dining Table
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Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
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Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
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Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
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Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
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