i’m honored to share a special sneak peek today into the home of brooklyn based event planner and designer david stark. a graduate of both risd and sva, david has worked with big-time clients like beyoncé (i’m dying to know what that was like), jon stewart, target and condé nast but also offers expert planning and design for smaller, more intimate occasions like dinner parties and weddings. i’m familiar with david’s work with bridal bouquets and tabletop (he has a book on both subjects) but i wasn’t familiar with his home in my own borough. just a hop skip and jump away from our neighborhood, david lives in brooklyn and describes his home as “a constantly changing gallery of art pieces”. his way with color is amazing (his bedroom is my dream room) and i hope you’ll enjoy the full sneak peek (and david’s comments) below. as always you can click here for larger photos of david’s home. enjoy! [thanks so much to david for sharing his home with us]
My house is a constantly changing gallery of art pieces — from pieces that my studio has created for events to art pieces that I have purchased. I adore residing within an ever-changing collage, and I am lucky enough to use my studio downstairs as a constant source of new ideas and materials to keep the place always feeling new.
Right now I am interested in subverting classic furniture shapes with surprising fabrics. The traditional wing chair feels zippy and young upholstered in a plush Kermit the Frog-like velvet
It’s funny. I wear very little color. I feel most comfortable in dark neutrals. But in my home, I MUST have vivid blazing color everywhere. The color of my icy pink bedroom is mesmerizing. It looks different depending on what time of day it is. In the morning when I lie in bed with my eyes first open, it is a dusky lavender while at night, it is definitely a the softest kiss of pink. Color should have mystery. I stare at the pink, and I can’t figure out how it is made — what colors it is composed of. I love that.