From the Editor: Above It All
Ever walk into a friend’s house and instantly feel like you’re on vacation? You know, it’s the one with a soothing (not cold) palette and sleek (yet inviting) décor? Everything has its place but it’s not creepy-perfect. It’s the house that makes you relax your shoulders and breath a little slower. It’s got a great vibe and you know good things are happening there.
We were lucky enough to find such a home for this month’s cover.
Last summer, when I met Kimberly Blue at a polo fundraiser it was apparent that she was a woman of style and it wasn’t a big leap to assume that her home followed suit. She began to tell me about her interior designer, Tiffany Eastman, and the total transformation that Tiffany had performed on her duplex penthouse in downtown Greenwich. Though that was enough to peak my interest, Kimberly went on to talk about what the penthouse represented to her—new life ventures, both personal and professional—and I knew that this was a special story. It was about far more than sconces and sideboards. It was about creating a space where dreams could be realized. And indeed it is.
Here, the old and new effortlessly mingle together (ethereal artwork painted in the style of the Masters hangs next to modern abstracts). And the old-world charm that can sometimes fall by the wayside in favor of contemporary conveniences is not compromised. (The small elevator that opens directly into her foyer brought me right back to my great aunt’s Manhattan apartment.) Light pours in through every window; and the enormous deck with its sweeping views demands that you open a bottle of wine with a few good friends and watch the sun set over the Sound.
This is Kimberly’s nest above the fray and we couldn’t imagine a better place to dream big.