My design pal, John Bossard of Bossard Design, outdid himself with this stunning space that I must share!
The Real Housewives of New York star has given her downtown sanctuary a full face-lift, including that famous sofa from her mother-in-law, Lee Radziwill.
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“This rug is a Kyle Bunting rug. Carole and I chose the colors. It grounds the room so beautifully, hence the glass coffee table—we really wanted to be able to see the carpet,” says Bossard.
Once Radziwill had reupholstered her sofa, “the other furniture had to be recovered to match,” she says. “And then the drapes and then the walls… I painted the walls!”
“My inspiration for the banquette was Bungalow 8—I didn’t step foot into a nightclub until I was in my late 30s. I was working. You couldn’t work at ABC News and be successful without putting in 12 hour days and traveling and working weekends. I loved it, so I didn’t care what other 25 year olds were doing,” Radziwill says.
“You’ll notice the hallway is very masculine, with the rivets,” Radziwill says, cheekily adding: “I always think it looks like the entance to a VIP gentelman’s club—not that I’ve been.”
“She is not trying to be anything that she’s not—that’s the approach she has to life, to her home,” says Bossard. One of Radziwill’s Emmys (of which she has won three, as well as a Peabody, for her time as a journalist and producer with ABC) is casually displayed on her desk.
“The only person allowed in my bedroom with their outdoor shoes is Baby,” jokes Radziwill.
The vanity and chest were custom made by Ercole, and the flower installation above the headboard is by Bradley Sabin….Note the beautiful Addison Weeks dogwood hardware on the bedside chest.
The usage of her smaller, second bedroom was also completely redone. “It was a closet and a lot of different things, but none of them worked perfectly. So then I blew the whole thing out,” Radziwill says. “Like every girl in New York I dream of walk-in closet where you can see all your clothes and the hangers don’t touch.”
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