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Publication Date: 2017-10-30

Behind the Design

Designer to the Rescue: Victoria Hagan

In a project from her new book, Victoria Hagan: Dream Spaces (Rizzoli), the Manhattan-based designer reveals how she created maximum impact in a small, bland entry hall.

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The console is a custom design, the vintage mirror is by Philip and Kelvin Laverne, and the sconces are by Philippe Anthonioz. Photo: Lisa Romerein

We decided to dream big with this tiny entry to a very grand, pre-war New York apartment that we designed with Ferguson & Shamamian Architects. We covered the walls with a hand-polished blue lacquer, offset with graphic bronze detailing. We expanded the space visually with a wall of mirror panels. Then we hung a vintage mirror by Philip and Kelvin Laverne, installed a custom-designed console that just fits, and amplified the light with sconces by Philippe Anthonioz. This turned what would otherwise have been an overlooked, utilitarian space into a veritable jewel box. 

Victoria Hagan's new book chronicles her classic, yet extravagant, interiors.
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