Tuesday, March 10, 2009

2009 Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse Designer: William T. Georgis

I always think it's a little weird when an interior designer doesn't have a website. How is anyone supposed to find them. In William T. Georgis's case, maybe that is the point. He is very exclusive and usually only works with a select clientele. But these days you can't afford to be that exclusive which may be why he is one of the participating designers for the 2009 Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse.

I first became of aware of William T. Georgis when the townhouse he designed for real estate mogul Abe Rosen and his wife Samantha Boardman was published in the now deceased Vogue Living. It was the perfect backdrop for their art collection which was put together with the help of their art advisor and Georgis's partner, Richard Marshall, who also helped put together the art in their own home seen here that was published in the March 2008 issue of Elle Decor.

The townhouse stands out on the Upper East Side due to it's modern facade and interior which also highlights their art collection which includes the large painting by Julian Schnabel above and works by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Ed Ruscha among others.

It's also a home that doesn't take itself too seriously and mixes a bunny from Deyrolle and a moose head among all the art.

In the dining room, vintage chairs by Dorothy Schindele are paired with a Jacobean Revival table and a Christopher Wool painting sits atop a neoclassical console.

The painting above is by Kim MacConnel.

A Jack Pierson word art piece hangs above the Venetian headboard in the guestroom.

The antique chair in the guestroom was upholstered in patent leather and shares space with a lucite bench and classical sculpture. I love the juxtaposition of objects. I am very excited to see what he will come up with his room for the 2009 Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse. I'm sure it's going to be very good! And after that, I hope he works on a website!

Photos by William Waldron

11 comments:

my favorite and my best said...

guys got skillz.

Brillante Home Decor said...

This townhouse is full of personality and I am sure great part of it came from the owners. Georgis probably helped them to edit (art collectors of that caliber usually have many more pieces stored away and rotate them regularly) and he was able to make every single piece of art "at home". Great skill!

Brillante Home Decor said...

Sorry...read text too fast, mesmerized by pictures...I just realized it was Georgis' house, not Rosen's.
Comment still valid.

The Antiques Diva™ said...

Hi - I've recently become obsessed with large classical statues and love the way he has integrated them into the decor. I've found a 4 feet tall Winged Victory that I really want but am uncertain WHERE will I put it?! Seeing posts like this remind me... that you really can put it anywhere!

Covetable-for the well dressed table said...

Love the black bookcases. They really pop and are styled beautifully.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Yay! Another disco ball living room. I swear, they're making a comeback. I may link to this soon :)

Jenn said...

I just picked a weekend to make the trip to New York for this year's showhouse. This is just fueling my excitement. Can't wait!

Nutmegaroo said...

Love the one word art piece!

wecouldgrowup2gether said...

that Jack Pierson piece, so to die for.

Tera Barnes said...

This Showhouse will be the highlight of the season. Charles Pavarini III is creating a beautiful lounge area in his enormous space. For a running blog about the behind the scenes look go to http://www.designintuit.com/community/?page_id=360

Anonymous said...

The venetian bed is just too delicious!! a heavenly place to take a rest.

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