Once again a palette of black, white, and wood has my heart – go figure. I either hate color (in my own home) or there is something so simple and classic about this palette, that unlike everything else I am into which quickly trends or fades out this feels timeless enough that I don’t get sick of it. This classic townhouse in NY belongs to Tom Delavan, the editor for T Magazine and former editor of Domino, (no wonder it is so good).
I mean, he has a good head start with those floor to ceiling windows, that built in bookcase and I stunning original fireplace, but man has he figured out design restraint in all the right ways.
Cream on white on ivory on eggshell on bone with a few hints of dark accents (like the furniture pieces and curtains) to keep it from feeling too washed out and airy.
The kitchen plays again on this color palette and obviously I am very into it although I am not sure Jason (my BF) would ever let me get away with designing a kitchen with two tiny burners and no actual work area. But, I am very into what you did Mr. Delavan, despite the fact that I couldn’t cook my frozen pizza and oversized bowl of pasta anywhere in your small but darling kitchen.
And in case you thought he was only into bright and white take a look at some of the other rooms in his place.
His bedroom is dark and moody and it creates the perfect contrast to the rest of the house.
Ugh, these original fireplaces are so good. Oh and in case you thought he might live in a shithole from the outside let’s take a look at this curb appeal.
Ya, the entire place from front door to back entrance is as chic as can be. And because you know I love a good “not styled/before” image here is an old interview I found on T Magazine (before he was the editor) of his house. Lot’s of pieces have stayed the same over the years, but I am very into the changes he has made.
To help us normal folk get the look I’ve pulled together a few of my favorite pieces to help you channel your inner Delavan.
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[photos via Tom Delavan]