I was in New York City last weekend to meet my former High School girlfriends for a mini-reunion. As we walked around the Soho and Chelsea area, I was wondering how the town houses in the area look like inside? I received my answer in the Town House of Tabitha Simmons and her husband Craig McDean. Featured in Vogue USA February 2012 issued titled: High Living. Tabitha is a well known Shoe Designer and Vogue USA Contributor and her husband, Craig McDean is a well known photographer for major magazines in USA and Europe. They live in this town house in Chelsea with their two sons. They purchased this property seven years ago. After a tough compromise between husband and wife, they both agreed the rear part of the whole town house to be completely gutted and replaced by Glass panes to allow more light and give more space into the house. Luckily they used the talented Architect, Annabelle Selldorf to finalize their vision. This house is a compromise between husband and wife. Finally, a home for their family right in New York City.
| Tabitha Simmons with her sons.|
Boys' Bedroom with the Punch and Judy puppet theatre themed Bunk Bed by T & T Woodworking.
The roof deck by Landscape Designer Miranda Brooks.
Tabitha Simmons in her Living Room Sofa.
The Living Room with Butterfly designed rug especially made by the Rug Company. Tabitha admits that "I have an obsession with butterflies and dragonflies."
Shoes that Tabitha designed under her own label Tabitha Simmons. As a shoe designer, Tabitha is always in high heels but her husband, Craig "McDean discourages, almost forbids, high heels in the house, lest they mar the dark walnut floors."
Tabitha with her sons. According to Tabitha: "the boys have to do certain tasks to get a star. It encourages teamwork."
Tabitha in the rear of the house re-built with Glass panes.
The Glass Pane town house.
The rear garden by Landscape Designer Miranda Brooks.
The functional kitchen for the family.
The decor on top of the fireplace mantel.
To read the article:http://www.vogue.com/magazine/article/tabitha-simmons-high-living/#1
To learn more about Tabitha: http://www.garancedore.fr/en/2009/11/17/tabitha/
Photo credits: Francois Halard, Vogue.com