It is not like me to recommend a particular decorator because I rarely get to see their work. My goods are just a cog in the wheel which, when finished, is not something I get to see. However, since going to Kathy Abbott’s room at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, several years ago, I have followed her work with interest. She has a sophisticated eye. She creates rooms that just feel right. Wendy Moonan, writing for the NY Times, liked her room as much as any that year and it was a great list of decorators that took part in that Show House.
She has just set up a small vignette in the Leron showroom in the D and D building. She is using a screen of mine to help create a bedroom setting and I have to say it works beautifully. The setting largely uses antiques, but that is not always her modus operandi. Her ability to mix contemporary and old is superb, particularly with the art that she uses, in this case some Helen Frankenthaler prints. Her talent is obvious even in such a simple space and it is worth the effort to take a look.