Jun 22, 2012
Fab Friday with Neal Beckstedt
It’s Friday! And that means I’ve got a fabulous guest to chat with. Neal Beckstedt is the owner and founder of Neal Beckstedt Studios, a full service architectural and interior design firm here in New York City. Neal is known for having a clear vision and an eye for detail, layering crisp, clean architecture with rich textures and exceptional furnishings to create spaces that are both sophisticated and warm. Currently, Neal’s studio is working on a number of projects, including residences for fashion designer Derek Lam - an oceanfront summer home in Fire Island as well as renovation and decoration of his new loft in SoHo. The studio is also leading the rebranding of eyewear designer Robert Marc's store designs. After the successful completion of the flagship boutique on Madison Avenue, Neal is renovating the Robert Marc SoHo store as well as several other locations throughout the city. Robin Baron: Tell us about what you do! Neal Beckstedt: In a nutshell, what we do on a daily basis comes down to creating fabulous spaces that reflect our client’s personality. Whether it involves architecture, interior design, decoration, product design or room styling, we are involved in every stage to ensure we create functional, comfortable spaces that look effortless and are timeless. Of course, to get to this end result of ‘fabulousness,’ it takes a lot of listening to our clients and executing and overseeing a lot of details! RB: What have been some of your favorite projects so far? NB: Since starting my studio two years ago, I have been very busy with some great projects. All projects are fun and favorites especially when the project comes together during an install. So to that end, my most recent project is a big favorite - I was invited to design a room for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. totally perfect (…of course for that particular client, room and situation!) RB: Anything else really that you’d want to include about the company would be wonderful! NB: Well, of course, visit our website and our Facebook page to get updates and more of an insight into our studio!