Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse is known for “kicking it up a notch” when it comes to his culinary creations. At home, however, he prefers to cool things down in a soothing abode that takes the edge off of the hustle and bustle of New York City.
The 6,900-square-foot Upper East Side townhouse features Georgian-inspired décor and 1,000 square feet of terraces and European gardens. The five-bedroom, seven-bath home was recently rebuilt, and includes an elevator, wood-paneled wine cellar, four gas fireplaces, smart home technology, water filtration system, as well as ceiling heights up to 14 feet. Emeril sold this home in November, but you can cook up some ideas of your own by taking a peek at the listing photos here.
If you love Emeril’s taste, we’ve got the look. Take a look at these pieces that will help you bring home the essence of Emeril:
White slip-covered sofas create a crisp yet casual look in Emeril’s living room. While the lines of the arms are different, our Jenny Sofa provides the same relaxed look. Covered in muslin, you can choose from a variety of fabrics for the slipcover, for a custom look. Or purchase an extra set of slipcovers to give your room a new look whenever you wish.
Next to Emeril’s sofa is a rustic pedestal table. The contrast in materials between the table and the slipcovers creates a nice juxtaposition in texture. Our Textured Copper Pedestal provides a similar feel and adds a nice touch of muted metallic to the elegant room. It can be used to hold your favorite accessory or as an additional end table.
Emeril uses candelabra stands in the room for a dramatic touch. We think our Three Column Euro Torchiere Floor Lamp is a more practical choice. It definitely makes a “Bam!” statement, though, with majestic lion accents and gold and bronze tones.
While the furnishings in Emeril’s room are light in color, the dark-finish square cocktail table provides an anchor of contrast. Our Vintage Patina Square Cocktail Table does the trick, offering versatile style with clean lines. The traditional yet urban-transitional vibe plays nicely with the classic white sofas, and brings another design element into the room to make things interesting.
Creating a conversation area to the side of the room are two wingback arm chairs. The scaled-back lines of the chairs offer a contemporary twist with nail-head details. Our Lillian Chair fits the bill, with a similar silhouette, upholstery and trim. A pair is stately yet modern, mixing well with the other pieces in the room.
Between the chairs is a pedestal oak table in a traditional style. Providing a place to set a drink or book, the table adds another wood finish to the room. Our Elizabeth Occasional Collection End Table was handcrafted in Michigan and is destined to become an heirloom. Built of solid wood, it’s made to order.
Finally, the animal skin rug in Emeril’s living room gives the room global flair. We suggest using the Exotic Journey Gray Rug from the HGTV Grandeur Collection for a similar effect. The subtle design is gorgeous as well as eco-friendly. Containing recycled content, it’s also stain resistant.