"Eddie Lee's apartment is a pure reflection of his colorful personality."
"Designer Eddie Lee invited us into his home where he thoughtfully designed every aspect of it. From the walls to the doors and everything in between, he created a warm vibe but with a modern and edgy twist."
"In his revamped New York City apartment, interior designer Eddie Lee achieved
gentlemanly sophistication without sacrificing modern appeal."
"I find it relaxing whenever any dark, rich color is used throughout a room. Your eye is not jumping from dark walls to light trim."
See a spectacular redo by 45 interior designers of Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, which houses families of seriously ill children being treated at local hospitals.
Our summer Designer Tips Series is back this week with the scoop on how to layer a room so that it looks special. Bone up on your decorating dexterity with these great pointers:
Designer Eddie Lee knows that filling an entire room with toile is “not for everyone,” which is why he likes to balance it with, “blocks of solid coordinating colors on the upholstery for a fresh way to give a room a strong look without feeling too fussy.”
Eddie Lee comes from a daunting-sounding family of high achievers: Dad’s a doctor, Mom’s a nurse, Sister is a doctor and Brother has a graduate degree in genetics … he was supposed to become “the lawyer”, but that didn’t happen because he became an interior designer. It wasn’t an easy path but he followed this sage advice: “Think about what you used to want to be. What were your passions when you were a little kid before you ever thought about money or a job?”
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Lately I've been making all my sofas with tufted backs. I use diamond tufts for traditional living rooms, and tight, square biscuit tufts for more contemporary settings.
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I used this desk in a recent project because I love the Art Deco details. By virtue of its generous size, it can function as either a desk or a vanity.
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There's a small shop in the Gueliz district of MARRAKECH that carries a fabulous selection of the most beautiful Moroccon carpets in every color combination imaginable. And there's a metalwork shop there where I always find beautiful handmade lighting. I've bought six of these metal table lamps so far - I love the irregular piercings and the aged patina of the silver.
Tucked away in a quiet wing and inspired by the pool outside its windows, the guest living room offers total tranquility. "We invisioned this as a retreat so guests could have their own space," designer Eddie Lee says. Anchored by a tufted L-shaped sofa, the room is a study in mixing disparate styles. "it shows a mid-century-styled sofa can mix with a 19th-century Swedish table, a 1960's Venini chandelier, and a glass-and-lucite coffee table."
When designer Eddie Lee began renovating the sprawling Westhampton retreat belonging to New York power couple Maura Manning, a senior vice president of design at Ralph Lauren, and Frank Comerford, a high-ranking executive at NBC, he was determined to create a home that was as warm and engaging as his clients, With Manning.....
When a friend of Eddie Lee and Edward Wendt was looking for a new place to summer on the island, the duo decided to create a light-filled airy home perfect for a family setting. The team used driftwood and mirrors to dress the walls.
Why use a designer?
"Designers don’t just pick furniture for rooms. They are professionals who will elevate the way you live, and in the end save time, money and frustration from costly mistakes."
Welcome back to Why This Works, a new Curbed column in which decorator and former shelter-magazine editor Alexa Stevenson looks point-blank at professionally decorated rooms and breaks down the elements that make them work.