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Publication Date: 2019-11-14

Design Insights

Celebrating Robert Stilin's Rigorous and Refined Style

In his first book, New York designer Robert Stilin shares 15 favorite projects, including a grand urban duplex and a traditional 19th-century beach cottage, as well as his own Manhattan apartment and Hamptons getaway. What unites this disparate range is the designer's rigorous eye, his understanding of art and scale, and his embrace of elements both refined and rustic. The rooms featured throughout Robert Stilin: Interiors (Vendome) are consistently strong yet serene, spare yet richly detailed.

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Photo by Stephen Kent Johnson

Two Wade Guyton prints preside over a Guillerme et Chambron table and Marolles chairs in the dining area of the designer's own SoHo apartment in a Gwathmey Siegel-designed building.

Photo by Stephen Kent Johnson

In a late-19th-century Hamptons farmhouse rebuilt by the designer working with Peter Pennoyer Architects, English and American antiques mix with midcentury designs of various nationalities, traditional fabrics, and eccentric items from far-flung locales. The dining room ensemble includes Charles Dudouyt chairs, an Audoux-Minet rope chandelier, and Børge Mogensen–style wingback chairs.

Photo by Stephen Kent Johnson

In a corner of the master bedroom in a reconfigured Upper East Side duplex, a Garouste & Bonetti Concerto armchair is joined by a Maria Pergay bracelet side table and a 2007 Richard Prince painting, Very Private Nurse #1.

Photo by Stephen Kent Johnson

In a Hamptons beach house originally built in 1986 and totally reimagined, the open dining room and kitchen feature vintage George Nakashima chairs around a custom table of fumed oak; the copper pendant lights are by Poul Henningsen.

Photo by Stephen Kent Johnson

In an apartment in a new building in SoHo, the living room furnishings include a Campana Brothers Bolotas chair, coffee tables by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso, and a David Shrigley sculpture.

Photo by Stephen Kent Johnson

Moroccan tiles are used to create a luminous backsplash in a colorful Hamptons kitchen; the artwork is by Raymond Debiève.

The designer's new book, Robert Stilin: Interiors, published by Vendome Press.

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