Designer of the Month - July - Noel Jeffrey

1 July 2007

Noel Jeffrey

Noel Jeffrey is recognized as one of America's premier interior designers for his singular ability to create interior spaces that balance comfort, functionality and taste.

Mr. Jeffrey's formal training at Pratt Institute and Columbia University has been followed by over thirty-five years of continuous professional practice and numerous prestigious acknowledgments on behalf of the interior designer community.

Regularly selected to participate in the Kips Bay Boys' and Girls' Club and Southampton Showhouses, Mr. Jeffrey has won the House Beautiful's "Top Showcase" award several times.

Furthermore, Mr. Jeffrey's designs have been widely covered by a great number of leading architectural and interior design publications such as Architectural Digest, The New York Times, House Beautiful and House and Garden. This has allowed Mr. Jeffrey to be recognized as one of House Beautiful's Top 125 in American design for the past six years in a row.

Noel Jeffrey’s website: www.noeljeffrey.com.

Frette Q&A

Q: What is the most challenging problem for you in designing a bedroom?

A: Depending on the size of the room, I always like to include a sitting area. In a small bedroom in particular, I think it's very important to have a place to sit and read which can be a challenge if there is not a great deal of space.

Q: What are frequent design mistakes people tend to make when designing their own bedrooms?

A: I believe that the bedroom has to do with the scale of the furniture they choose.

Q: What are the most important decorative elements in your own bedroom?

A: Some of the most important elements in my city bedroom are:

  • Collection of Redutee engravings of flowers from the 18th century.
  • A beautiful late 19th century French carved and gilded screen.
  • Another thing that makes my bedroom quiet, calm and serene is a beautiful rose colored damask upholstered on the walls.
  • My wife and I love our beautiful grey Frette quilt which works beautifully with the rose colored walls.