The room BEFORE had good bones, but was the polar opposite of provocative
At the 42nd annual , New York City-based interior design firm decided to shake things up in a bedroom. Inspired by the sultry 1959 flick "Some Like It Hot" starring Marilyn Monroe, designer Ellie Cullman wanted her room at the showcase, housed in a grand mansion on Madison Avenue, to be both warm and exciting. Well, mission accomplished. The space is totally sexy without being completely inappropriate for the public to walk through.
The room AFTER is somewhere between traditional and too hot to handle. Contemporary artwork, all themed around sex and curated by , gives a spicy jolt to decently conservative furniture.
The walls, coated with rose gold-leaf, seemingly sizzle.
The faceted mirror, hanging above a lacquered four-poster bed, reflects a dreamy illusion. A white fur blanket adds another thematic layer.
The original marble fireplace is sharply enhanced with obelisks.
Photography by Kelly Stuart for Hearst Digital.