Welcome to My World!

Jan 2016


"Eddie Lee's apartment is a pure reflection of his colorful personality."





At Home with Eddie Lee | NBC New York

Jan 2016


"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."





Manhattan Makeover

Fall 2015


"In his revamped New York City apartment, interior designer Eddie Lee achieved 

gentlemanly sophistication without sacrificing modern appeal."





Color Relaxing

May 2014


"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."





Ronald McDonald House of Long Island - Project Redesign 2014



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.



Exclusive Designer Tips: How to Layer a Room



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.”



New York Social Diary

May 2014


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?



Designer Tips & Secrets - 50 things you need to know about sofas!

May 2013


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.





New + Next

May 2013


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.






October 2012


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.



Showhouse Tour

July/August 2012


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."



Westhampton Hideaway

JULY 2012


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.....



Decorator Eddie Lee and Architect Edward Wendt collaborate on a Fire Island dream



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.


NEW YORK DESIGN CENTER - Interview with Eddie Lee



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."


Eddie Lee's Guest Suite in the Hampton Decorator Showhouse



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.