MT Custom at Hearst Designer Visions

We’re so thrilled to be a part of Matthew Patrick Smyth‘s rooms in the Hearst Designer Visions 2012 show house, opening soon in Manhattan. Here are some previews from the beautiful December issue of ELLE Decor. Above, Matthew tells ELLE Decor about the Roman shades we made for the beautiful arched windows. All of the shades had the same feeling, but Matthew specified varied fabric and trim, giving the apartment continuity that’s never match-matchy. Perfect. That headboard you see is actually an antique door!

Love ┬áthis moody image of the sofa, which we upholstered with this sharp, tailored box pleat finished with a button. The crisp treatment of the Schumacher fabric contrasts with its elaborate and large scale print, while the muted colors keep the whole thing soft. What we knew already but this project underscored for us is Matthew’s deft hand at color, scale, contrast, texture. This is what separates the masters of decoration. We love the notion of mixing an edgier art piece with these classic furniture shapes and placing the whole thing against a wall of deep, dark stormy grey – Benjamin Moore‘s “Notre Dame”. The mix is brilliant.

You can see it for yourself. The opening has been delayed by Sandy but keep checking back here for updates. Meanwhile, you can view the two short films that were created in the apartment during the 48 Hour Film Project Invitational. Matthew’s is just one of three incredible apartments that will be on view. The wonderfully talented architect David Rockwell and accomplished designer Antony Todd also did entire apartments:

Photos: ELLE Decor