Interiors: Donna Karan's Upper West Side Sanctuary

Yesterday, I tuned in to a design forecast presentation for Fall 2013 and became particularly enamored with the megatrend aptly titled Quietude. It's all about finding solace in a fast-paced world, whether through feelings evoked by soft colors and textures or creating a literal refuge – "urban spas" or personal spaces to decompress.

Donna Karan's zen-like apartment is a perfect example of Quietude in practice. As the designer notes, "it’s all about finding the calm in the chaos" or in this case, creating a perfectly tranquil space in the heart of a bustling city.

 Donna Karan's New York City Apartment

Donna Karan's New York City Apartment

 Donna Karan's New York City Apartment

Donna Karan's New York City Apartment

 Donna Karan's New York City Apartment

Donna Karan's New York City Apartment

 Donna Karan's New York City Apartment

Donna Karan's New York City Apartment

 Donna Karan's New York City Apartment

Donna Karan's New York City Apartment

 Donna Karan's New York City Apartment

Donna Karan's New York City Apartment

Images: Richard Powers