Interiors: An Inspired Tribeca Apartment

When decorating her Tribeca digs, Industry Standard's Nicole Najafi found inspiration in the work of two of my favorite designers. Can you guess who?

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

If you guessed Ryan Korban and Miles Redd, you would be correct! In describing her space, Nicole comments, "I have fur everywhere, that’s my Ryan Korban side and the unexpected injections of color are all Miles Redd." It's a great example of referencing without duplicating.

Images: Elle Decor

Style Mavens: The Design Mixologist

Kelly Wearstler Talks Design While Mixing Drinks

Kelly Wearstler for Eye Swoon

Kelly Wearstler for Eye Swoon

During my recent foray into Instagram, I stumbled upon Eye Swoon's Q&A with Sukio-favorite Kelly Wearstler. Amongst drink recipes and pics of her signature bar accessories, the style maven dishes on everything from daily habits to her design philosophy. For Ms. Wearstler, it seems elements of good design should come together like a tasty cocktail:

Kelly Wearstler for Eye Swoon

Kelly Wearstler for Eye Swoon

Kelly Wearstler for Eye Swoon

Kelly Wearstler for Eye Swoon

Kelly Wearstler for Eye Swoon

Kelly Wearstler for Eye Swoon

"There has to be a balance of elements in the spaces I design. Striking the right alchemy is where the magic happens... The juxtaposition of new and old, masculine and feminine, raw and refined - the tension of opposites I find to be very sexy. It adds a certain drama and vibrancy to a space."

Kelly Wearstler for Eye Swoon

Kelly Wearstler for Eye Swoon

Kelly Wearstler for Eye Swoon

Kelly Wearstler for Eye Swoon

With Athena Calderone of Eye Swoon

Head on over to Eye Swoon for the full interview and head here to see Kelly's fantasy dinner party.

Images: Eye Swoon