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Quotes From the Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan New Yorker Article

Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan Describe Their Greenwich Village Home

Most of us describe our homes in fairly generic terms, tossing out "modern," "traditional with a twist," or "relaxed Regency," if pressed for a characterization. Well, leave it to Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan to turn dull description on its head.
To hear how they describe their home,


In the June 22 issue of the New Yorker, Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan take writer Ariel Levy through a tour of their Greenwich Village apartment. While there weren't any photos of the apartment, the quotes were vibrant enough to paint quite the picture of their home (and if you're curious, check out these 2005 photos from the New York Times. In the meanwhile, I have to share my absolute favorite quotes from Jonathan and Simon, as they describe their style:


  • "Palatial gay fantasia." — Doonan 
  • “Glamorous romper room . . . Because Johnny and I are very infantile."— Doonan 
  • “This is the antithesis of the two-room flat where I grew up." — Doonan 
  • "It's mantique-y" — Adler

Painting by Simona Galeckaité

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