Let’s get to know Shawn Henderson Interior Design and how he works different styles in his projects elegantly and harmoniously.
Based in New York City, Shawn Henderson is an award-winning interior designer. Shawn Henderson Interior Design is a company founded in 2002, which by the connection of the name, makes it possible to understand the connection with the above mentioned designer, he is the founder, and is famous for his sophisticated and elegant interiors.
Shawn Henderson Interior Design’s work has been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Elle Decor and Architectural Digest, as well as being included in the AD100 list of top design studios by Architectural Digest.
The designer, and respectively his studio, is also known for his work philosophy around environmental issues and concerns that this theme raises. Emphasizes the focus on creating functional spaces, which are created by the use of natural materials. It presents projects worldwide, focusing on the North American country.
Comfortably Sophisticated, Rich and Relaxed Interiors
Let’s explore three Shawn Henderson Interior Design projects, from apartment designs to a Ski House. We will understand the style that characterizes the studio and the different ways of working with interior design. As Shawn Henderson himself describes, “My creative process begins by listening to my clients then contemplating how design can make their lives more beautiful”. The designer believes that beauty is found in the details and emphasizes the attributes of lightness, flexibility and cleanliness in a space.
We will start to observe each project in particular, where each has its own characteristics and peculiarities, demonstrating the flexibility and adaptability of Shawn Henderson Interior Design.
We started with Chelsea Apartment, a Shawn Henderson Interior Design project located in New York. This project presents a variation of the Mid-Century style, bearing in mind the Mid-Century Modern style, a minimalist and elegant approach to the base style.
This style is often associated with the use of minimalist and functional furniture, finished in natural wood or synthetic materials such as plastic, metal and glass. Regarding colors, neutral and natural colors are typically present in the environment, such as shades of white, black, gray, cream and brown. However, more vibrant color tones such as orange, yellow and red can be added through decorative accessories such as rugs and artwork.
As we can see from the living room, all the features listed above are present. The one that stands out first at sight will be the neutral and natural colors, such as white and cream, that command the room in the color of the wall, ceiling and rug. We could also identify the usual presence of more vibrant colors, as we could see by the sofa, with orange, or the darker shades in the armchair and daybed.
Throughout the Shawn Henderson Interior Design project, we continued to verify this presence of serene and neutral tones with the contrast of more vibrant ones. The use of wood, as is common in style in use, becomes recurrent and complements this serenity in all locations.
The pursuit of elegance is also very present in the environment of this house. We were able to identify furniture elements with a vintage style that conveyed that same elegance, as we were able to detect in the suspension lamps in the bathroom, kitchen and dining room. In these three house divisions, we can still observe more details of elegance, becoming the great highlight of the environment and the great success of the space.
West Village Apartment
Then we left for another project by Shawn Henderson Interior Design in New York City. This apartment is located in a building designed by Herzog de Meuron, a Swiss architecture office based in Basel. This one features a distinct style from the previous one, featuring a contemporary genre at its base.
This style aims to create a clean, sophisticated and harmonious environment, characterized by clean and simple lines, geometric shapes and modern materials. Contemporary spaces tend to be open, airy and bright, with plenty of natural light. Regarding the colors, they are predominantly neutral, with the presence of some touches of more vibrant colors to contrast the environment.
As we stated earlier, the contemporary style is present in its entirety. A project that has the dominant white color throughout its base, in contrast, we always have decorative items that bring life and presence to this space, as we can see, for example, in the red frame found in the living room. These vibrant color contrasts are essential to bringing meaning to living space, thus avoiding the monotony of space.
This project is also the perfect example to demonstrate how to work with natural light and make the most of it, bearing in mind bright and bright environments in every room of the house due to the large windows that bring in the outside light for the benefit of the interior.
Another common characteristic of this style is the minimalist tendency, and as we can see, it is present in this project by Shawn Henderson Interior Design: few details and open and clean spaces. The kitchen and bathroom are perfect examples of this trend, with spaces devoid of details and exaggerations, only having the essentials and transforming the area into a functional and elegant one with as little as possible. The furniture has clean and geometric lines, which emphasize this minimalist intention, as we can see by the center table in the living room and by the bar chairs and the kitchen Island in the kitchen.
Montana Ski House
Finally, we bring you a project by Shawn Henderson Interior Design that, due to its location, we were able to verify the first difference from the others. This ski house project is located in Big Sky, a town in the state of Montana. This house, although explored differently, presents a similarity in style to the last project gave, a contemporary style. Even so, this modern house expresses rustic touches in its approach, which contracts an obvious contrast and is well crafted by the design studio.
We were able to understand this intention of rustic transformation through various elements of the interior environment of the project by Shawn Henderson Interior Design. From the outset, the wooden and stone walls convey this rural omen. Other elements, such as the suspension lamp in the living room, also demonstrate this desire. However, this space has only minor marks of that rustic touch, with the modern being at the core of this space.
We verified a perfect environment for the expected concept. A ski house as it really should be, with excellent use of the landscape and taking on the protagonism of what this house is. With this use of outdoor space come other benefits, such as the enjoyment of natural light.
In terms of furniture, we always have less bold choices for the place, with simple and little detailed items, which match the style explored in this place by Shawn Henderson Interior Design. Ultimately, in terms of colors, we have a space of harmony and agreement, with colors always in communion with the wood and dark stone that dominate the area. Many items in orange and brown are present throughout the divisions.
Different styles, Same intention
We look at three of Shawn Henderson Interior Design’s best projects, all with their differences but with the same goal on the part of the studio, which is to create an elegant and magnificent space. We hope we were able to transmit inspiration, but if you are still looking for more inspiration for your space, explore our project page or visit TAPIS Studio to find the perfect rug for your space. We also invite you to explore the entire NEOCOSMOS GALLERY that we have prepared for Milan Design Week.