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Top NYC Interior Designers Featured at 7th Annual Hearst Designer Visions Showcase


Top NYC Interior Designers Take Over Walker Towers in Chelsea for Hearst Design Visions Showcase


On October 23, the seventh annual Hearst Designer Visions Showcase took place at beautiful Walker Tower in Chelsea; a Ralph Walker-designed Art Deco building.  At this years annual event, Hearst Design Group publications Elle Décor, House Beautiful and Veranda partnered with three top NYC interior designers to create a design that reflects the magazines unique style and point of view. Inspired by the buildings amazing architectural details and breathtaking views, the three top NYC interior designers – Alessandra Branca, Jamie Drake and Carlos Aparicio – were able to design luxurious and alluring apartments for their respective magazines.

Designing for Elle Décor was Alessandra Branca. Her mix of elegant old world charm and relaxed, uptown chic created a design filled with color, comfort and craft.

Library – Alessandra Branca


Using a few of her signature design approaches, such as plaster, paint stripes and the bold use of the color red, and blending with family heirloom pieces, Blanca created a space that was timeless and elegant while possessing the cool vibe of NYC living.

Master Bedroom – Alessandra Branca


Jamie Drake created a chic urban flat for House Beautiful using the granddaughter of Jazz Age icon Josephine Baker as his muse. Drawing inspiration from the roaring twenties, Drake combined exuberance and forward thinking with luxury and glitz to push the boundaries on this design.

Foyer – Jamie Drake


Taking his obsession for color, which is shared by House Beautiful, Drake used unique paint and finishes techniques to create dramatic areas that would standout throughout the home.

Media Room – Jamie Drake


Exploring the theme of collecting and curating, Carlos Aparicio designed his apartment for Veranda by taking on the character of the ‘gentleman collector and dealer’. Using understated finishes, Aparicio was able to create a backdrop for his collection of pieces that were grouped by function and aesthetics.

Living Room – Carlos Aparicio


Striving to achieve a ‘museum-like’ feel, Aparicio’s apartment had a much more sparse feeling that the other two designs, which lent to highlighting the pieces of his ‘collection’.

Dining Room – Carlos Aparicio

We attended the house a few times, to see our designer friends and celebrate the new spaces. A fantastic building – we’re anxious to do some projects there.


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