Shawn Henderson Interior Design
What’s so refreshing about Shawn Henderson’s interiors is that they avoid clichés. You’re not going to see the same vintage chair or newfangled chandelier that has turned up in a host of other fashionable interiors. That doesn’t mean his designs aren’t stylish. They are. But they have a discreet, pared-down refinement that appeals to those truly in the know. This subdued yet luxurious living room in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood exemplifies his approach. Dan Christensen’s 1983 acrylic Sun Ghost sets the mood and the palette for the custom Henderson-designed burnt-orange mohair-upholstered sofa and the 1940s robin’s-egg-blue Nordiska Kompaniet table lamps from 1stDibs dealer Hostler Burrows. What’s Henderson’s favorite piece? “The mid-century Unika daybed by Carl-Axel Acking, which I found on 1stDibs.” Why does he love it? “For its simplicity.” No surprise there.