I can’t think of a better way to introduce part 2 of my MDS interview with stephen sills than with excerpts from the forward to stephen’s new book, stephen sills: decorates, by karl lagerfeld. he says it best- enjoy!
“stephen helps his faithful clients to understand the value of form and colors. his palette is very refined and restrained, but without any tendency toward monotony. he uses objects and furniture through elegant associations. that is what gives the places he has designed this very special stephen sills style. they are never boring, overdesigned, or banal, but always refined and extremely comfortable. he knows the traditions and styles of the past, but never uses references directly .”
“should i do a place in america (and stephen is a 100 percent american interior designer in the best sense of the word), i would ask him to help me make the place perfect. ” Karl Lagerfeld