Ghislaine Vinas is a force. Her spirit bubbles over and is contagious when it comes to life and when it comes to design. I met her and her lovely husband, Jaime, a while back at the Interior Design Magazine's Hall of Fame Gala. Now, a Tribeca townhome she designed for long time client, Paige West, is featured in the current issue of Interior Design Magazine and even made the cover! Go Ghislaine! Cindy Allen, Editor in Chief of Interior Design Magazine, hosted a cocktail party sponsored by Benjamin Moore to celebrate the project.
The Invite is based on Lisa Ruyter's Oil on canvas at the featured home
Here are some photos I took at the apartment earlier tonight at the event held for a few hundred of Ghislaine's biggest supporters (myself included).
Some of my favorite moments in the house...and there were many more!
Shot of the entrance Lobby from the exterior reveals two paint dipped chairs
The wallpaper in the lobby was designed by Ghislaine and her graphic designer husband, Jaime. Collaboration of beauty! The chandelier? It's made of Ping Pong balls.
Another Jaime directed design-- the dining upholstery features photos of comfort foods that are so realistic, I almost grabbed that pickle.
Sope, Aaron, and Raechel are the genius painter trio behind 3 Fingers Painting. They're standing in front of a shadow striping they did in a dramatic black. For a real treat, take a look at the painstakingly perfect stripes they did below:
These stripes really are as perfect as they look-- of course, they used Benjamin Moore to get the looks throughout the house!
The ceiling of the master bathroom is a gorgeous mural. Can't you just imagine taking a bath and looking up to this splendor?
A shared room that is as much young at heart as it is all grown up with the mural art of Mark Mulroney.
Interior Design Hall of Fame Inductees Carl D'Aquino and Francine Monaco with Andrea Magno from Benjamin Moore and me, Sonu
The party was in full effect.
A new way to display your china...by affixing them to the walls.
A cozy view of one of the family lounge
The little mens' potty
This shot doesn't do it justice, but this is the photograph on the dividing glass between the master bedroom and bath
The master closet. No need for explanation. Yum.
The guest room is so inviting. Andy Warhol adorns the windows.
Pipecleaner artwork by the little inhabitant, I assume, hung casually on the wall. Obviously, creativity is alive and well in the next generation here.
The stairs are a hidden surprise. They're industrial but still inviting. I think it has to do with the mix of brick and the industrial white paint with the giant offset numerals in Orange!
A play area with great big stripes that race around the perimeter of the space.
A portrait of Ghislaine Vinas. (All photos are by me)
Kudos to the woman behind bold color combinations, creative collaborations, and a vitality you just have to experience for yourself. (Congratulations to Jaime, the man beside this amazing woman, too- their creative collaboration obviously reaches in many directions!)
Doesn't it just make you want to add an extra touch of humor, color, and joy to your space, too?
Ghislaine was also a winner of Benjamin Moore's 2010 HUE Awards.
Follow this to find Interior Design Magazine's official slideshow of the townhome.
Go here to see Ghislaine's site and here for more info on 3 Fingers Painting