Interior Designer John Douglas Eason's Manhattan Home is as Handsome as They Come
Enter the home of Manhattan-based interior designer, John Douglas Eason: Layers of dreamy texture, subtle pattern and natural color, not to mention a ridiculous amount of comfortable sophistication. To simplify, Eason is the epitome of handsome. After meeting the designer at the 42nd Annual Kips Bay Mansion charity event (and after falling in love with his designs and charm), we met to tour the high-rise apartment that he shares with his husband, Damon Crain.
While Manhattan apartments may not be sprawling, Eason's use of organic colors, textures and patterns make for a space that is seriously inviting. Take it from us, we didn't want to leave! A couch that is perfectly sized for the corner anchors the room, while layers of textiles, vintage glass, art and accent lighting finish the space.
The designer, who is impeccably dressed (all the time!), in his favorite chair.
Small space solution: use an ottoman that doubles as a coffee table by adding a tray to create a hard surface. See how Eason layered multiple textures--a deliciously chunky hand-kit wool throw over the upholstered ottoman with a woven grass tray. The result? Natural and chic!
His sophisticated touch is everywhere--a quartz side table sits next to the dark wood and pony hair Holly Hunt chair by Mattaliano. Using Crain's talents as a vintage glass collector (he owns Culture Object), the home is accented with unique glass finds, adding to the tailored aesthetic.
A slick black island makes for extra counter space in a kitchen done up with different burl woods and metals, proving that mixing materials creates the ultimate space.
A hallway doesn't have to be bland--see how the designer wallpapered the ceiling for added drama, while watercolors of the couple's dogs adds a personal touch.
In the bedroom, masculine grays and deep wood tones continue, while a mix of modern art adds a punch of personality.
Follow his lead and set up a reading chair in your bedroom area. The result? It warms up the space, gives you a place to turn the pages and even toss your clothes (because, you're an adult and should not be tossing them on the floor).
The charming (and handsome!) couple in their home.
Interior photos courtesy of John Eason // Portraits by Alexis Jonnson