{décor inspiration | at home with : betsey johnson, new york}



. . . lately have been thinking about the things we always come back to—the crashing waves of the ocean, a favourite fragrance or countryside road, a novel or restaurant; for some, there are the same colours, designers, or interiors . . .


. . . and for me, it is this manhattan apartment, belonging to fashion designer betsey johnson—a maximalist heaven of overflowing bouquets of roses and utterly breathtaking pink walls, beautiful chandeliers and yards upon yards of antique lace . . .


. . . and before the pink, the walls were a bright & sunny yellow; and then, in an effort to simplify, the designer had everything cleared out and painted all in white; the minimalism lasted a mere two weeks before a collection of things began finding their way back, and the white walls were enveloped in pink . . .


. . . and amazingly, this apartment made its first appearance here in the summer of 2007, and still remains, after all this time, one of those places, for me, that one always comes back to . . .


[scan, photography & original story by ngoc minh ngo for elle decoration uk edition, august 2007, originally published on {this is glamorous} on august 30, 2007]

15 Notes
  • Her place is delightful! A happy place. A place where I think I’d enjoy spending a lot of time. I suppose that’s the way all of our homes should make us feel.

  • Love Betsy Johnson.Her style is so girly and fun.

  • I adore Betsey’s home! I think the kitchen is my favorite room…maybe because I used to have a pink kitchen and miss it.


  • I love love love that Betsey embraces the things she loves in all aspects of her life. It makes me so happy that her home looks just like her designs and personal fashion choices. Way to live it, Betsey!

  • Gorgeous flowers! Thanks for always injecting my day with fantasy and beauty… I was so inspired by the gorgeous flower bouquets on this site, I made sure to include them at my recent bridal shower. They were the hit of the party!

  • Wow!

  • Oh gosh, so beautiful. I’m loving the bathroom, the part which carved out in the wall above the sink, such a great idea, don’t you love it too! the pretty white shower curtain, so feminine! And the kitchen, all the trinkets, the gold touches with the gorgeous pink. A lot of pretty pretty details in this place. Thanks for sharing this!

  • It’s so her style! lol my bf would never let me get away with painting the walls pink :)

    Bershka’s SS 2012

  • definitely what I would have expected for her home!

  • This is beautiful site, I just found it and love it. I was wondering, the pretty in pink header, it is beautiful, is it special made or is it a public font? I would love to get a hold of it.

  • I would live here if I could.

  • Amazing!

  • Love the first image :) gorgeous place!

  • This is exactly what I would have pictured. I am in love with that kitchen, not because I want it but because it’s so creative and inspiring!

    ♥ sécia

  • Absolutely fabulous pictures! What a stunning home, thank you for sharing! x

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