James Rixner Featured in The New York Social Diary House Section


James Rixner's Chelsea Apartment was featured in the New York Social Diary House section in 2012. He was also interviewed about the apartment and his design background. See an except from the article below and check out the link to full article.

Interior designer James Rixner initially studied architecture and then came to New York with a Masters in Urban Design. He originally worked on a project studying the effects of urban design on mass transit, studying things like the effects of incorporating a subway entrance to a building. So far, so interesting but after three years he realized that urban design was too political, too slow and that he would “never, ever see any of the designs brought to life—never.” And that was that. He’s had his share of New York-type modeling and bar tending jobs but since then his designs have been brought to life in many, many homes, his experience gained by way of jobs at Bloomingdale’s in its heyday, working for Harry Hinson and the Park Avenue architecture firm HLW until he eventually went solo. He lives in Chelsea with Stephen, a clinical psychologist and his partner of 37 years: “We like to say that I’m the psychologist and that Stephen is the interior designer.”


James Rixner Featured in the Bernardsville News Daily Newspaper in New Jersey


Linda Hough of Basking Ridge, above, is one of many local volunteers serving as docents at the Mansion in May benefit this year. During a media day on Friday, she chats with James Rixner of New York City, designer of the Grand Salon on the first floor of the Blairsden estate in Peapack-Gladstone. (The Bernardsville News)


Mansion In May- Shop the Look


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Mansion in May 2014 Behind the Scenes Updates with James Rixner


Read about the story of James Rixner and his new project: Mansion in May showhouse. The largest room in the Blairsden Mansion, constructed in 1897-1903 in Peapack-Gladstone, New Jersey benefiting the Morristown Medical Center. This week we interview another participant whose fine italian furniture will add drama and flair to this grand room.
Colombo, a family of cabinetmakers from Meda, an area where wood craftsmanship conquered top quality and good taste. Always with an eye towards European styles, that have been the basis of furniture manufacturing throughout history, and that remain a source of inspiration today.

The Azure Penthouse Featuring James Rixner


Today at the Azure, located on the Upper East Side in New York, The Junior League is pleased to present James Rixner’s New Urban Chic interiors. The Azure Penthouse is a unique opportunity to see the creative work of one of New York’s most talented design professionals.
James’ philosophy: “I approach all my projects with a painterly eye: color, texture and light are among the most important elements in a well-executed room. I have designed these rooms to accentuate the impressive scale and beautiful architecture of the Azure.”
Penthouse A spans 2,620 square feet, with a 390-square-foot southwest-facing terrace and is a bold welcoming villa in the sky. This home has regal living spaces comprising of 11-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, which yield sweeping East River, southern cityscape and Central Park Views. James’ artfully designed drapery treatments enable the visitor to focus on these amazing views as well as camouflage the structural columns of the room. The piece de resistance is the show stopping Zenith chandelier by Baccarat in the dining room. The table is beautifully set with Christofle’s newest collection, Jardin D’Eden. The living spaces include a mix of eclectic furniture pieces by Christopher Guy, Century Furniture and Côté France upholstered in stunning contemporary fabrics in shades of sterling silver and granite grey with lacquer red accents transforming this minimalistic space into an elegant home. The living room houses an open furniture arrangement to highlight the gracious proportions and create the perfect entertaining space. James and Elizabeth Sadoff were the curators of the dramatic collection of contemporary American art showcased throughout the Penthouse.
Each of the three bedrooms is a retreat designed with a specific occupant in mind. The master suite, of course, is where the owners would reside. Here he has focused on creating a relaxing environment by utilizing a calm, carefully edited color palette. The center bedroom with its hot citrus palette is designed to excite the imagination- as witnessed by the dramatic artwork from Michael Filan, “Moon in Woods”. The occupant of this room is an active young college woman who visits frequently. The bedroom at the end of the hall is designed with a masculine palette and evokes a rich, woody ambiance.