If home is where the heart is, we’re really feeling the love for the newest designer installation to hit our Madison Avenue flagship store and online. That’s because the project highlights the latest in luxe home design, courtesy of Arteriors. Mark Moussa, founder of the Dallas-based lighting, furniture, and home accessories brand—which is marking its 30th anniversary this year—describes the pieces he curates and designs as, “bold statement pieces that can transform a room. Whether it be a striking, head-turning chandelier or a great accent piece that draws a second look, our approach is to create products that add interest to any well-designed space.”
By creating their own pieces and also working with some of the industry’s top designers like Barry Dixon, Windsor Smith, and Jay Jeffers to curate a selection of offerings that embrace the Arteriors point of view, Moussa says that the brand is able to offer a wider variety of styles than might be possible coming from a single creative mind. “The Arteriors aesthetic is not one thing,” he tells The Window. “We focus on creating designs that transcend trends, finding inspiration everywhere from fashion to travel to nature. Unique materials, hand-applied finishes, and a layer of artfulness play into everything we do, and attention to detail, material, and scale are apparent in every piece we create.”
It was both that attention to detail and the range of aesthetics represented that drew Barneys to the brand in the first place and led to the installation at Madison Avenue. “We’ve become huge fans of Arteriors’ expansive selection of luxurious and creatively designed pieces,” says Toni Russo, Barneys senior buyer for Chelsea Passage, the home goods area housed on the store’s 9th floor. “The company’s designs offer everything from traditional to sleek and contemporary to industrial, so we worked closely with the Arteriors team to create a shop that encompasses all of these elements and allows clients to easily envision pieces in their own homes.”
For Arteriors, the chance to work with a fashion brand like Barneys was a draw in and of itself. “I follow fashion and have always been influenced by color and pattern being shown on the runway,” Moussa says. This fashion factor also came into play when it came to the selection of pieces on offer in the installation, many of which are exclusive to Barneys. “Keeping in mind that Barneys is a fashion icon, we selected items that are truly fashion for the home,” Moussa continues. “We wanted to create an environment that was glamorous, yet calm. We purposefully layered the space with a variety of rich finishes, textures, and patterns—a dichotomy between restraint and opulence that is perfect for the client that craves a collected-yet-comfortable home.”
Arteriors is currently installed in Chelsea Passage, Madison Avenue’s 9th Floor, and will be on display now through April 1.