Friday, March 27, 2015

Corey Damen Jenkins - "Branching Out"


photo credit to Alan Barry

I'm sorry I have been away so long.  Between work and travel, I haven't had much time to blog.  I'm making things up to you today with this feature about my friend, Corey Damen Jenkin's DIFFA table "Branching Out."  I had the privilege of seeing this beautiful vignette in person last week while in New York.  Not only is Corey a talented designer, but he is  also one of the nicest guys you will ever meet.  Corey always stands out in a crowd due to his dapper attire and huge "pearly white" smile.  Things were no different last week when I visited his table at DIFFA.  His table was so beautiful I wanted to share his space with you.  



Corey partnered with Beacon Hill to create his table for the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS'(DIFFA) annual dining By Design benefit in New York held in conjunction with the Architectural Digest Home Show March 19-22.  The look was bold and glamourous. 

  
photo credit to Alan Barry

Corey is a visionary as was evident by his choice of lighting for the space.  In lieu of the typical chandelier, Corey chose oversized lamps by Global Views.  When asked why he chose lamps for the table he said "because I could"  and that pretty much sums up Corey's design verbata.  Why do the ordinary when you can do the extradorinary.  The lamps were also reflective of his theme for the space, which was "Branching Out." 


photo credit to Alan Barry

The walls were lined with beautiful hand-painted de Gournay wallpaper and trimmed in bright green trim. The custom chairs are part of Robert Allen's dining chair program and are dressed in Silk Hallo in gold and Samurai Bloom in island blue, Pattu Ottoman in gold and Copa Mosaic in island blue.  The combination of materials was stunning!  The room had a sexy, hollywood vibe perfect for an intimate dinner party with friends.

photo credit to Alan Barry

The detail on the de Gournay paper is stunning.  Here's an upclose view of a bird from the paper which is handpainted.

photo credit to Alan Barry

The table featured a custom tablecloth of Beacon Hill's new collection Maravilha.  

photo credit to Alan Barry

 In true "Corey Style" not a detail was left unturned.  Beautiful china by Arte Italica topped with green moss and lavendar succulents from New York's garden district.  Antique jewelery graced the plates for a special touch.

photo credit to Alan Barry

Congrats for a job well done Corey!  We are all so proud of your accomplishments.  We are sitting on the edge of chairs waiting to see what you do next!  Cheers!


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10 comments:

  1. Go Corey, a fabulous design for DIFFA! Those lamps really did it for me! Thanks Lisa!!
    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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    1. Thanks Karena, you are so loyal! oxox Corey is amazing!

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  2. WOW! Thanks for the coverage Lisa! I really appreciate it. It was such a joy seeing you and Denise in the house that night. It's always great celebrating special moments with dear friends. Thanks again! :)

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    1. So very proud of you! Can't wait to see what you do next! oxox

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  3. Now that's style - just love the lamps and the entire table is fabulous! Adore the way he included the succulents in the china…gorgeous! Happy Sunday!!

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    1. Isn't he someting Kristy? I received the book and cannot wait to start reading. Am recoouperating from being sick and hope once I get my eyes back I can read. Today i do feel a little better.

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  4. Gorgeous ! Love the lamps! x Maria

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    1. Me too Maria! Can't wait to see you at market! when do you arrive?

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  5. Finally something different in design...table lamps in lieu of overhead lighting....love it!

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    1. I agree Diane! Corey is a visionary!

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