Thursday, September 9, 2010

Kevin Sharkey At Home


Last month, I was lucky enough to be invited to a "Bloggers Night Out" party, hosted by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.  The event was a total blast (read my recap here), and the one person I was dying to meet there (besides Martha herself) was Home Design Director, Kevin Sharkey.  I think that Kevin is so incredibly talented, and completely adorable to boot.  In person, he couldn't have been more gracious and down to earth... and, he's a superb dresser!  You'll understand why when you see his closet!

Kevin recently renovated his New York City apartment from top to bottom.  And of course, with the Martha Stewart Team, he chronicled the whole thing! Get ready for a ton of FABULOUS pictures here, people...  because, there are many.  I didn't want to leave anything out!

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The first thing Kevin did was bleach his dark wenge floors to a lighter wood... Now, the space reflects more light, and the lighter wood easily hides dirt!


His living room, with a soothing neutral palette....


and, a stunning view of the Hudson River!


Off of the living room, you can see my FAVORITE room in Kevin's apartment: the fabulous dining room...


He brought in loads of drama with these two chandeliers, reflecting so much light into this ultra modern space! The chrome chairs and the large chinoiserie panels are also to-die-for. I think that this space is complete perfection. I would love to have dinner here... it's prettier than most restaurants. And, that view!



The floating credenza holds all of Kevin's serving ware. I love the monogrammed linens and all that silver!


Kevin placed a floor to ceiling mirror at the end of the room to further reflect the space and make the dining room feel larger. What a smart trick?! The door to the right leads onto the small terrace, overlooking the Hudson River.


Kevin openly admits that Martha Stewart played a major role in organizing the kitchen. How could he go wrong with that?


The library in Kevin's apartment is also a wonderful space. It's clean and tailored, yet cushy and comfortable. Again, the room is filled with light, but this time, he has chosen to bring a bit more color into the space...









Kevin's bedroom also functions as an office. The space is flooded with light, and I love the selective use of texture (the lampskin rug!)...





The closet is drool worthy... especially by New York City standards. Look at all this space!






The bathroom was done in bright whites with polished nickel fixtures. The look is modern and fresh, but completely classic at the same time...




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Isn't his new place grand?  Kevin has posted many fabulous pictures of his apartment on the Martha Stewart website, in addition to informative videos showing us the ins-and-outs of the renovation process.  So, to learn more about this wonderful design project, go HERE.

Or, pick up the newset issue of Martha Stewart Living, where Kevin is on the cover!



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Full House said...

Love all of the additional pictures that you posted of Kevin's apartment. His place is truly inspiring.

Area Rugs Gal said...

Hi Kelly! You are right the place is to die for! Literally picture perfect ;) loved the fluffy area rugs in his bedroom and studio, makes the spaces feel warm for those NY winters. His dogs are so adorable! Thanks for sharing, I will have to pick up this issue of Martha Stewart's mag!

Gretchen O. said...

WOW! You are so lucky to have met him...thanks for all the extra pics. I have been reading the issue in the grocery aisle:)...I get all of my mother-in-laws and she isn't finished yet...boooo --Gretchen O.

a little luxe said...

Wow! Love it! Those floors are gorgeous. I think I'm going to go go get that issue! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer
https://www.alittleluxe040708.blogspot.com

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