You don’t forget the first time you see a Preston Bailey design. His breathtaking, awe-inspiring work is evidence there is no limit to imagination.
From planning Donald and Melania Trump’s wedding…
To a desert dreamscape…
To a very elaborate birthday celebration, Preston dazzles us with his luxurious, out-of-this-world designs.
When he heads home though, it’s to a comfortably chic New York City apartment designed by his longtime friend and interior designer Vicente Wolf. Take a peek inside.
What was your inspiration in designing your home?
Living in NY, looking at the sky and great sunlight are very important to me. I wanted to create the feeling of sunlight even at night, so we chose a wonderful yellow with accents of blue. Because I entertain a lot, I wanted it to be a very relaxed and functional space.
How do you translate your work as an event planner into your home?
I like my home to be a background for the props or flowers that I bring in weekly to give it a different look, almost like living on a theatrical set.
What is the most meaningful thing in your home?
The most meaningful things in my home are the huge windows exposing the sky. After leaving the hectic streets of NY, this is my escape — close to heaven.
What’s the best design advice you’ve ever received?
My best design advice was always to create a space that is extremely easy to maintain. And that advice came from me because I hate taking off my shoes before entering anyone’s home.
What are favorite places to shop for the home?