If the walls inside Andy Cohen's greenrooms could talk, they'd probably ask for a stiff drink. Considering who they were recently redesigned to house–celebrities and catfighting Real Housewives, for example–they might take some abuse.
Cohen brought in decorator and frequent collaborator Eric Hughes to spruce up the three "clubhouse" backstage VIP areas at the Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen studio, on Hudson Street in Manhattan. "After nine years, it was time for a refresh," Cohen says. Hughes had his work cut out for him: "The rooms were just basic white boxes with leftover furniture," he says.
Over a five-day period, Hughes filled those white boxes with furniture and accessories from the likes of Jonathan Adler, Kartell, and ModShop–all sourced from Perigold–and covered the walls in wacked-out patterns (blue camo, anyone?) from his own company, Wallshoppe. The result is a beautifully manic explosion of colors, patterns, and objects.
Hughes also took into account who might end up hanging out backstage someday. (Bravo fans might recall the time New York housewife Ramona Singer drunkenly tore the sconces right off the walls of a castmate's guest room.) "The walls have a vinyl coating," he says. "If anyone with too much tanner or makeup bumps into them, they can be easily cleaned up."
This story appears in the September 2018 issue of ELLEDecor.