Whitney Robinson

ELLE DECOR Editor in chief #WhereverDesignHappens @elledecor

I’m off on our next @elledecor adventure, but before I go, I’m bidding adieu to the week with a gorgeous and surprising bedroom design from ED favorite @nturnerdesign. “I love wallpaper and upholstering walls, he tells @vwlawrence in the November issue. “It’s something I do a lot in my work, but this is the first project I’ve done where every single wall is covered. It took four people two weeks to upholster and wallpaper the whole apart­ment. There was so much fabric used in this project—it felt like miles. I joked that I was going to make a suit out of one of them and blend into the walls.” The master bedroom’s custom headboard is in a Claremont mohair velvet, and the bed is dressed in linens by Leontine Linens. The Louis XVI–style chest is from Turner’s shop, the Christopher Spitzmiller lamp has a custom shade in a Tissus Tartares fabric, and the walls are in a fabric by Tulu. More in the issue, online, and our App, now. #elledecor #newyork
Fan favorite from our @elledecor High Point picks: a @leeindustries chandelier layered with pink ostrich feathers by their esteemed creative director.
If you’re not following the brilliant @elledecor Senior Editor @vwlawrence , you’re missing out on her wit, charm, and mad photo skills. Don’t take my word for it: just look at her Parisian vacay pics, like this one from the always classic @restaurantletrainbleu. #EDTravels #paris
You can’t get Bobby Short’s chicken hash at the moment (the kitchen is under renovation for awhile longer) but while @thecarlylehotel prepares for its next act (I’ve seen some of the model rooms and they are beyond fabulous), you can still go to @cafecarlyle for cabaret and Bemelmans for jazz and my preferred corner of Mongiardino’s gallery (after an @Andersonandsheppard fitting, natch) for a Martini and the best cheese sticks, potato chips, and bar nuts on the island of Manhattan—even at 5 in the afternoon. #thecarlyle #newyork
Tiny furniture; big personality (I’m talking about the shin toaster chair, people!) More of my High Point picks, in stories. @leeindustries @elledecor #highpoint
What happens when the amazingly fabulous @kendowningofficial , Senior Vice President and Fashion Director of @neimanmarcus , is given the opportunity to design a unit in the new luxury residence 15 Hudson Yards in New York? Like everything his colorful hand touches, he made a point to diverge from the norm. “Model condominiums have a tendency to be sterile, they have a tendency to lack color and I wanted there to be a very eclectic, eccentric, unexpected quality when the door opened,” he explains of his two-bedroom, 1,464-square-foot creation on the 25th floor of the @diller_scofidio_renfro and @rockwellgroup building. “As opposed to something that would appeal to everyone, I wanted something that had a very singular sensibility to it that might take people beyond their comfort level with what you would expect to find in a high-rise condominium in Manhattan.” Downing outfitted the residence with furniture and pieces from the Neiman Marcus Home collection, all of which are available on an exclusive digital platform. For those who prefer to make their purchases in person, they can also head to the new Neiman Marcus store, New York’s first, when it opens at the Shops at Hudson Yards next March. To which I say: I’ll be the first in line to see. Words: @vwlawrence For the full story and more exclusive pics, check out @elledecor.com. Link in bio. #15hudsonyards #neimanmarcus #newyork
Chief Robinson here of the NYED (that’s @elledecor for the uninitiated). In 2019, @elledecor is teaming up with my dear friend the gorgeous and talented @sophiabush on the renovation and decoration of her LA bungalow. Want in? Sergeant @bpittel is your man. Because there’s no decorating crime that can’t be solved by ELLE Decor. #LAResidentELLE #magfronts @hearst
Design lost one of its giants today. RIP Mario Buatta, you Prince of Chintz, Sovereign of Swank, Paladin of Posh. Fearlessness was the basis of his design vocabulary. A true king. Thank you always for your graciousness, inimitable wit and eternal support. @elledecor
When @ingridabram @therobertrufino @trevortondro told me how good @milesredd ’s design was for Phillip Sarofim’s house, well, I just had to see for myself. Pictured: a screening room that would bring Renzo Mongiardino’s Topkapi Palace inspired gallery at the Carlyle to its knees. Bravo, MR! See the rest in November @elledecor. #losangeles
One more from @milesredd : the sexiest darn living room I ever did see. Thank you Phillip and dear Miles for entrusting @elledecor @therobertrufino @ingridabram with your masterpiece. And to @trevortondro for the perfect pics 📸. The custom sofa is in a Prelle and Co. velvet, and the slipper chairs are covered in a Miles Redd for Schumacher fabric. The marble chair is by Marc Newson, the vintage cocktail table is by William Haines, and the antique mirror is Venetian #elledecor #losangeles
Design Inspo for the week ahead: The guest bedroom of my dreams in Philip Sarofim’s electric kool-aid acid test of a house in LA’s Trousdale Estates, designed by the one and only @milesredd @davidkaihoi. A guest room’s custom canopy bed is dressed in bedding from Schweitzer Linen. The wallcovering is by @davidkaihoi for Schu­macher, and the Chinese rug was purchased at Doyle. Only in November @elledecor. For more, download the ED App, now. #elledecor #losangeles
If you come to High Point and don’t eat pimento cheese sandwiches and caramel cake and take a picture with the church ladies from the Parson’s Table, did it really happen? #highpoint @elledecor
What do Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Groucho Marx, Prince, Bernard Arnault, and Jeffrey Katzenberg have in common? They’ve all called Trousdale Estates, the tony LA enclave which was created in the 1950s and ’60s when the Doheny family sold the backyard of their Tudor Revival manor, Greystone, to a developer named Paul Trousdale, as home. Add venture capitalist and insane car collector Philip Sarofim to that list, whose 1958 Robert L. Earl single story house, with its crescent roof, swooping walls, and a perfectly round dining room, has been brilliantly designed by @milesredd in his trademark verve, color, and style. Redd calls it “maximum minimalism.” The sunroom’s custom sofa is in an ikat stripe by Slightly East, the vintage Flemming Lassen armchair was purchased at Sotheby’s, and the Louis XV chair is covered in an Old World Weavers silk-linen. The vintage cocktail table is by Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, and the ceiling is draped in a Rogers & Goffigon linen. The collage (top right) is by Edoardo Menini. See more in November @elledecor , out now. Story: @ingridabram Styled by: @therobertrufino 📸: @trevortondro
That Prince George is a future heartbreaker!!! #princesseugenie #princegeorge #royalwedding
Woke up to the most beautiful Princess, inside and out. Could teach us a few things about celebrating every part of us, scars and all! #royalwedding #princesseugenie
If you think @heriethpaul wearing @ralphlauren Collection shot by @richardphibbs in a field of hand painted teepees on the Double R L Ranch outside Tellurude, Colorado is amazing, it’s just the start of a banner November issue @elledecor ! Wait until you see the rest of what we’ve dreamed up for all of you.
50 years of the most fabulous ads. Pinch for inspiration. How many of them do you remember? @elledecor
An anniversary like this only happens once, so @vwlawrence canvased the world in search of truly personal anecdotes to pay homage to RL. “I think he presents it all: a way that’s beautiful and sensible to live, whether it’s how you dress or how you want to live in your house,” says Annette de La Renta. “He has a gift. I mean, who else can sell hamburgers in Paris, for God’s sake? And make it the place where everyone wants to go for lunch?” Adds @donnakaranthewoman : “Coca-Cola is Coca-Cola, Ralph is Ralph. You don’t change it every year. “Ralph Lauren is the iconic American brand,” says @robertfkennedyjr. “It feels patriotic to wear his stuff, but absent all the obnoxious, arrogant, or chauvinist features of patriotism—like the heartening sensation of hearing a Woody Guthrie. And from @milesredd : “My mother bought me a madras blazer when I was about 10 years old, and I flipped out. I felt so badass in that blazer—it taught me the power of clothes.” Can’t wait for you to read them all in the issue, on stands now. @ralphlauren @ralphlaurenhome 📸: @richardphibbs 💥
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