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0 Comments Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | @ 8:59 PM

Jeffrey Bilhuber has long been a favorite designer of mine. Several years ago he was named as one of America's best designers by Vogue Magazine (along with Miles Redd, David Netto, Kelly Wearstler and Gerrie Bremermann.) His books, Jeffrey Bilhuber's Design Basics and Defining Luxury, not only showcase his amazing talent, but they are also incredibly educational. Bilhuber is a master of layering and mixing prints and colors in a way that is endlessly interesting and at the same time cohesive and simple.

I love this room's soft colors and perfectly executed upholstery. The mix of window treatment styles adds interest to the room.

This room balances florals and plaids perfectly. I want to curl up and read on one of those chaise lounges!

As you can see, Bilhuber's use of varied drapery styles within the same room is a signature look of his. It gives average architecture an interesting feel. Here the center draperies frame the beautiful bathtub that sits in the back of the bedroom.

The feminine scallops and tailored inverted pleats along the window seat make this elegant, airy sun room one of my all-time Bilhuber favorites. The sheer cafe curtains soften the space while allowing the natural light to pour in.
This room competes with the one above for the top spot in my book. The scallops, featured here on the the backs and bottoms of the slipper chairs, are divine. Bilhuber's disciplined approach to design manages to add feminine details to rooms while still maintaining a tailored, simple feel.

In this Hampton's home guest bedroom, Bilhuber mixes a quilt from Calypso Home with a bed skirt in Michael Devine's Petite Fleur linen. The pop of red in the quilt gives this subdued room such character. Here again, the sheer cafe curtains give the room a light airy feel.
Bilhuber is well educated when it comes to historical design. This sophisticated indigo room was inspired by a color used at Mount Vernon. The marble trim around the door is stunning.

For his own 17th-century Long Island home, featured in this month's Vogue magazine, Bilhuber consulted with curators from Monticello and Mount Vernon to ensure that he used historically accurate paint colors and formulas.
The curtains in Bilhuber's living room are none other than the timeless "Le Lac" glazed chintz by Brunschwig and Fils. The mix of pattern, furniture style, and color certainly gives this room some some zip!

The Quadrille "Climbing Hydrangea" wallpaper is gorgeous. Bilhuber seamlessly mixes colors in this space.

This smart looking playroom was created using chairs covered in charcoal "Chester" gingham from Sonia's Place and an ottoman upholstered in Bennison Fabric's "Bird and Basket" linen. My children would appreciate the pictures hung around the room at their eye level.
I am sure we will be seeing more of Bilhuber in the years to come. His talent seems to get better with time. If you have the chance, pick up a copy of the latest Vogue at your local newsstand or head over the the bookstore to get a more in-depth look at Bilhuber's lovely interiors.

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