Vanessa Deleon's "Glamilistic" Studio Apartment

Vanessa Deleon's "Glamilistic" Studio Apartment

Marcia Prentice
May 23, 2011

Name: Vanessa Deleon
Location: Edgewater, New Jersey
Size: 800 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years

You may recognize Vanessa as the interior designer on the Food Network's Restaurant Impossible. She calls her unique style, "glamilistic," which she describes as combining streamlined minimalism with glamourous details. Vanessa's Cuban roots along with Art Deco designs also inspire her. Besides working on her own apartment, she also designed the lobby of the building.

Even though the apartment is a studio with an open floor plan, Vanessa created separate living areas and used drapery to divide the bedroom and living room. The open plan makes the already generous-for-a-studio 800 square feet very expansive. I love the color choices and strong patterns and textures— all derived from a peacock feather. The space is fun and youthful and I could definitely move right in!

Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: Streamlined minimalism with classic and glamorous details

Inspiration: A peacock feather

Favorite Element: Wallpaper

Biggest Challenge: The biggest challenge was trying to create different areas in my alcove studio, while still keeping the sense of openness.

What Friends Say: They say "Vanessa, this apartment is so you."

Biggest Embarrassment: I would have to say the mismatched dog toys around the apartment were not part of the decorating aesthetic

Proudest DIY: The candle sconce that I turned into a jewelry holder.

Biggest Indulgence: I would have to say the peacock feathers.

Best Advice: "Less is more"

Dream Source: Jonathan Adler

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Thanks Vanessa!

Images: Dan Muro, Fast Forward Unlimited

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