May 13, 2010
The Selby brings his lenses into the homes of Stephen Knoll, Hervé Pierre, Rita Konig, Lyndsay Caleo and Fitzhugh Karol, and Anthony Malat and Jamie Isaia for New York Magazine’s design issue “Home Design 2010: The New Old.” The five homes represent five new movements that indulge an interest in the past: Neo Victorians, NeoFormal, NeoCountry, NeoVersailles, and NeoEnglish.
Pictured above: NeoVersailles – Carolina Herrera Creative Director Hervé Pierre in the bedroom of his 1,700 square-foot apartment in the Flatiron district. Pierre draws from his childhood spent in an eighteenth-century house in the Loire Valley of France.
NeoCountry – Lyndsay Caleo and Fitzhugh Karol flip properties, redesigning them to be escapes from the city and to reflect on their countryside pasts.
Anthony Malat and Jamie Isaia live in an aluminum-sided house in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. They removed the wall-to-wall carpeting and fake-wood paneling to fill it with carefully scavenged pieces.
NeoFormal – Stephen Knoll’s one-bedroom apartment is a product of Knoll’s love for the thirties and formies, making the interior seem as though it belongs more on Park Avenue or in a regal European hotel suite than in a loft in the meatpacking district.
NeoEnglish – Rita Konig grew up in London. The daughter of a decorator and an interior designer herself, Konig stays true to British decorating traditions.