Patrick J. Hamilton

Before & After: Matthew Patrick Smyth at Designer Visions
On the floorplan, it’s listed as “Auxiliary Room,” a vague definition that falls far short of inspiration. What to do with this space, with no windows, no definition, and to be honest, no saving grace? Not to worry. Enter gentleman designer Matthew Patrick Smyth, who manages to turn slightly vague into totally specific. Through the lens of the talented Mr. Smyth, it’s part Kasbah but pure Kismet. And it stole the show at Hearst’s Designer Visions.
Jul 17, 2020
Agustin’s Barrio Baroque
Name: Agustin SandersOccupation: Interior Designer Location: Nob Hill — San Francisco, CaliforniaSize: 650 square feetYears lived in: 3-1/2 years — rented The story reads a bit like the treatment for Harry Potter: Young man enters specialized and venerable college, learns artful sorcery and a mastery of the dark arts. He waves a magic wand, sees into the future and pulls from the past, all while channeling the skills of his mother’s craft.
Dec 19, 2019
Ken’s Mixed Media Dream House
Name: KenLocation: Midtown West — Manhattan, New YorkSize: 570 square feetYears lived in: 2+ — owned Who lives here? A software VP and a former life drawing class model. A collector and a minimalist. A former Brooklynite who likes his art raw and urban and a Dallas gentleman who prefers things serene and centered. An Art Decophile, a Wegner-ite, and a Carrie Bradshaw shoeaholic. And they’re all named Ken. Welcome to Ken’s mixed media dream house.
Dec 19, 2019
Before & After: Paint that Monkey!
This is a classic tale of boy-meets-pair-of-monkeys, monkeys prove too expensive, man loses monkeys, man finds single monkey years later, man questions monkey love, man gives monkey a chic and sleek make-over (monkey) tale/tail.
May 6, 2019
Before & After: Two-Liter Artistry
One way to remove the evidence of my, er, I mean ANYONE’S serious Diet Coke addiction is the recycling bin. That way may be eco-savvy, but the neighbors can count, so it’s not terribly stealthy.Perhaps illustrator and character creator Eric Barclay’s way is better. And way more colorful than just green.“Ranjit and Indira,”Eric then applied gesso so that the surface had a bit of texture to it (acting somewhat like a high-adhesion primer).
May 6, 2019
Michelle’s French-Fashioned West Village Atelier
Name: Michelle Lin Greenip Location: West Village, New York Size: 1,100 square feet Years lived in: 6 years; Rented Out the window, there’s a tumble of rooftops and a church steeple or two. Inside, a palette plucked from Ladurée, lavender fields, Hermés boxes and champagne labels, with a bit of gilding for good measure. While it’s one part atelier, including an artist’s garret of sorts, it’s the West Village, not the Left Bank.
Feb 20, 2019
Ann’s East Village Aerie
Name: Ann Mack Designer: Christina Love Location: East Village — New York, New York Size: 500 square feet Years lived in: 7 — rented Call it the six-ish year itch. After as many years in one place, Ann wanted a clean slate, to banish the shadows and let in the light.
Sep 5, 2015
Marcia Patmos’ Modern Sense and Sensibility
Name: Marcia PatmosLocation: Boerum Hill, Brooklyn — New YorkSize: 750 square feetYears lived in: 13 — owned Three shades of gray (from pearly to charcoal) that define and ground, personal art hand-picked to delight, and an island forever banished to unlock a room’s worth of living potential, all in a thoughtful, smart, economical and collaborative facelift that reshaped the space, but not the spirit, of a Brooklyn brownstone.
Dec 6, 2011