Tuesday, July 7, 2015

1st Dibs Founder Michael Bruno teams up again with Windsor Smith

In the July/August issue of Elle Decor, you can see the Windsor Smith designed home of 1stdibs founder, Michael Bruno and his partner Alexander Jakowec. The duo also worked together on the couple's Southampton home.

The Regency style mansion located in Tuxedo Park, NY, was built in 1900 and designed by architect Bruce Price and John Russell Pope. After acquiring the neighboring property, their estate is nearly 20 acres with a 14,000 SF main house and separate guest quarters overlooking a lake.

The home was shown in a Wall Street Journal article a year ago, before Windsor Smith was brought on to "add layers of richness and coherence" to Bruno's vast collection of objects and furnishings he collected during the 12 years he served as President and CEO of 1stdibs.

Bruno moved to Paris in 1999 and in his first visit to Marche aux Puces, he declared that he would put the Paris flea market on the Internet. Having secured the url, 1stdibs years earlier during the .com boom, it was a match made in designer heaven!

I couldn't agree more with Michael Bruno's decorating philosophy. "If everything is where I want it and the way I want it, it lets me focus on other things."

Here are some images featured in the WSJ article before Windsor Smith added drapery treatments and furnishings in fabrics of chenille and silk mohair. Pick up the latest issue of Elle Decor to see the transformation!

Photo by Douglas Friedman

In the photo above, you get a peak of Windsor's touch from Elle Decor. A pair of 1970's Milo Baughman sofas in their original suede upholstery, are paired with a Charcoal wallpaper by Ralph Lauren, Kyle Bunting hide rug and custom-made etageres by Windsor Smith Home.

You can see Bruno's Windsor  Smith designed Southampton home, here.

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