Working for fashion brands — as William Sofield, the hyper-talented founder of Studio Sofield, does — can typecast you as a glamourpuss. And, in truth, Sofield’s work, overseen also by his firm’s vice president, Emma O’Neill, often lives up to the billing.
His own Manhattan bedroom is entirely black except for cream-colored draperies. The sable throw may be faux, but the vintage silver tray by Christofle and the pair of Billy Haines floor lamps are very real, as are the Loro Piana cashmere blankets.
The bed and side tables are from Sofield’s first collection for Baker Furniture. “The overall mood of the apartment is an extremely eccentric collage of every object of meaning to me regardless of style,” he explains. “After that wacky hodgepodge, I need a place of respite.”