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by Lyndsay McGregor | April 14, 2011 | Lifestyle
Bungalow Hotel, designed by Cortney and Robert Novogratz
New York’s brightest stars of interior design share their style secrets.
WHAT'S YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
Editor in chief, Lonny magazine
A Polaroid photo of Cath Kidston and me, taken at her home in London
My scrapbooks—leatherbound collections of souvenirs and inspirations I’ve gathered over time.
Owner and principal, Haus Interior
An antique drawing of a German Shepherd, matted in purple velvet, found at the Paris flea market.
Founder, Amanda Nisbet Design
A portrait of my dear grandmother, who loved to throw parties. She reigns over the dining room.
Textile designer, Madeline Weinrib
A painting by René Ricard.
WHERE DO YOU FEEL MOST INSPIRED?
Potter and interior designer
I get all my best ideas in my sleep. I keep a pad by my bed and sometimes I wake up to incomprehensible gibberish and sometimes, pure gold!
Creative director, Bobby Berk Home
Places where old and new exist in harmony. Shanghai is a perfect example, with ultramodern buildings perfectly designed to enhance the architectural wonders of the 19th century.
Whatever catches my eye that reflects beauty in a unique way.
CORTNEY AND ROBERT NOVOGRATZ
Walking the streets of New York City.
Artist and designer
Walking around the wild spaces near my cabin in the wooded hills of northwest Connecticut.
WHAT DOES YOUR HOME SAY ABOUT YOU?
My love for patterned linen upholstery and my love for our two cats means I live in a battle zone where “Stop scratching!” is a constant cry.
Designer and artist
Every piece in my home has a story behind it.
My home probably says that I watch too much TV, seeing that we have one in every room.
Because I’m surrounded by so many objects daily, I like to keep my home sparse.
President and creative director, David Stark Design and Production
That I love my work. My home is an ever-changing gallery filled with items created for our events.
WHAT'S YOUR BEST CREATIVE TIP?
Interior designer, Drake Design Associates
The most arresting homes tell you about the inhabitants, their passions and interests.
Principal, Hamilton Design Associates
Flowers everywhere—they animate a space—and lots of color!
Interior designer, Mark Hampton LLC
When assembling a fabric scheme for a room, put all of the samples together on the floor. If they don’t look good mixed together as a still life, they won’t look good as a room.
Designer, Kemble Interiors
Shop for “like” rather than “should.” Value pleasure and pretty over provenance.
Interior decorator and creative director, Oscar de la Renta Home
Study all the greats that came before you.
photographs by joshua mchugh (hotel); patrick cline for lonny magazine (adams)