A star vogue stylist in NYC for almost 30 years, Scott Newkirk has additionally been one to look at on the earth of interiors, because of his effortlessly stylish quarters. In Brooklyn, he stored residence in a former hearth station with burlap curtains and artwork displayed each which approach (together with with masking tape as on the spot wall frames)—as featured in our first e book, Remodelista: A Sourcebook for the Stylish Home. In upstate NY, he constructed his personal off-the-grid, two-story dream cabin from salvaged supplies—see Steal This Look. Images of the latter and of Scott bathing in a brook proceed to make the net rounds despite the fact that Scott himself moved on a decade in the past.
We’re joyful to report that our pal just lately resurfaced along with his beloved canine, Scratch, and an expanded repertoire. After placing most of his possessions in storage and going residence to Mississippi to assist his ailing father, Scott tells us, he bought a job supply that introduced him to Charlotte, North Carolina. For the previous few years, he’s been past busy because the visible director at Tabor and Capitol, companion mens’ and womenswear boutiques (at Tabor, Scott was additionally enlisted to design the shop and is one in every of its two patrons). And for the final yr, he and Scratch have been getting settled in an house in a 1929 five-story brick construction in Charlotte’s Fourth Ward, a walkable space of Victorian homes and pocket-sized park that he describes as “essentially the most city neighborhood I may discover.” Each object Scott lives with has a narrative, and he welcomed us in for a guided tour.
Pictures by Chris Edwards, courtesy of Scott Newkirk.
“The lounge is kind of small so I wanted a settee not more than five-feet lengthy,” Scott continues.”I got here throughout this one on 1st Dibs. It was a tragic little no-name Italian piece from the late fifties in an outdated crimson striped velvet with springs bursting from the seat, but it surely had nice traces and I beloved the little brass legs. (I wish to think about it lived in Venice at one level.) I discovered the attractive inexperienced mohair at a neighborhood cloth retailer that sells leftovers from inside designers and it gave the couch a brand new life.”