Hearst Designer Visions 2012: Antony Todd for Veranda
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The Veranda apartment for the 2012 Designer Visions showcase was designed by Aussie Antony Todd and is an airy corner unit with a ton of light and a loft-like feel. It has a decidedly modern and global aesthetic with clean lined furnishings mixed together with some exquisite antiques. Antony designed this apartment to illustrate the lifestyle of a young couple who moved downtown from the Upper East Side with a teenage son who is away at boarding school. The eclectic mix of furnishings and accessories reflect pieces that this young couple have collected during their travels abroad. Many of the furnishings and fabrics sourced for this space came from John Rosselli, Dedar, Ironies as well as Antony’s own eponymous shop in the East Village.
I really love the juxtaposition of the paint colors in this space particularly his bold choice of the super dark, “Night Shade” by Benjamin Moore that you see on the far wall. The light gray shade is Silver Fox by Benjamin Moore that Antony uses often in many of his projects. The long, armless sofa is from Lee Industries and the shagreen side tables are from Ironies. The red French side chairs are from Antony Todd covered in a Dedar fabric.
Another item Antony uses in many of his projects are the Ann Sacks mirrored tiles seen on the backsplash which give the kitchen area a very sexy feel. All of the appliances re from Jenn-Air and the kitchen cabinetry is Poggenpohl with Silestone countertops.
Antony keeps the gray color palette and clean-lined feel consistent throughout most of the apartment, repeating the Benjamin Moore Silver Fox gray in the master bedroom here. I love how he turned a pair of x-benches into bedside tables with the simple addition of a white laquer tray.
Perhaps my favorite feature of the master bedroom suite is this fabulous closet used solely by the lady of the house! She works in finance securing funding for luxury brands including Badgley Mischka who is one of her clients and favorite designers as evidenced by her closet full of Badgley Mischka clothing and accessories. The closet, seen here was actually styled personally by Mark Badgley and James Mischka. The custom closet design was done by California Closets.
Antony took a departure from the neutral palette in the son’s bedroom which is quite sophisticated for a teenage boy. He combined Benjamine Moore’s Blue Danube with his favorite Silver Fox gray shade and added in some punchy pops of yellow.
To see more of Antony Todd’s Designer Visions apartment for Veranda you can see a video tour here.