VT Home: Juxtaposition

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In 2015, VT is pleased to announce our entry into home. Our motto has always been image, identity, clarity, and defining your style type gives you a place to begin. Once you have reached that clarity, it is a natural evolution to translate that into your environment as an expression of your authentic self.
Designing your home based on your style type (or at least infusing the elements) allows you to create the perfect space that represents the best version of you. Join us each week as we share our point of view on the incredible world of interior design, applying our principles and philosophies to everything from art and architecture to current trends and designers.

It’s a very exciting month in New York as we approach the incredible Frieze New York art show on Randall’s Island, but several other art and design related events corresponding are equally worth visiting. This past weekend I attended a VIP Preview of the 2015 Spring Masters at the Park Avenue Armory. What I most enjoyed was the combination of works throughout many periods.  As we’ve demonstrated in our post “In The Mix” on eclecticism, I wholeheartedly agree with many of the most talented designers of the last century when they say that great style comes from a mix of times and sources.


This year my good friend the interior design master, Jamie Drake, was chosen to curate a room exemplifying just how wonderful works of art and elements of design from throughout many periods compliment one another. Drake’s interpretation, “Juxtapositions” (above) is wildly chic and masterful to say the least.

In an interview for Artnews.com, mix master Drake described the response as “hugely enthusiastic.” He added that viewers were “fascinated by the common threads in the pieces I selected, such as the scrolling forms between contemporary photography (by Kim Keever, 2014) and a gilt wood frame from the 17th century, or the connection between the rich red slash in John Opper’s painting from the eighties and the red velvet table cover in the 17th century portrait by Lavinia Fontana that hangs adjacent.”

Below are a few of my favorite works of art from the Spring Masters.

If you missed this, be sure to check out the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club’s 43rd Annual Designer Showhouse now through June 11, 2015.

You can find the Lunar Table featured in Jamie Drake’s exhibit, you can find it on 21st Gallery, and the Hans Hartl Chaises on 1st Dibs