Ellen Hamilton designed an artful room around a painting by Svenja Deininger. The background is Medici Green by Benjamin Moore.
Photo: Markus Woergoetter, Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen; Ralph Pucci, Alfonso Marina, Jacksons, Fornace Brioni, 1stdibs, and Patrick Parrish Gallery

Ellen Hamilton Designs a Room Around a Graphic Svenja Deininger Painting

The Manhattan-based talent creates spaces, such as this chic cottage, that feel distinctly eccentric yet personal

Ellen Hamilton. Photo: Awol Erizku

For Ellen Hamilton, it’s more about her process than her decorating style. With each interior, she draws out the personality of her client with a grouping of their personal treasures as well as new discoveries that she uncovers for them. Then she assembles these distinctive finds in a space that grants them the enviable illusion of being accumulated over time. 

“The minimalism and graphic nature of this painting by Svenja Deininger would be perfect inside a dilapidated cottage in Sag Harbor, where a really cool collector or artist surrounds themselves with an eccentric mix,” says Hamilton 

Photo: Markus Woergoetter, courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen

Svenja Deininger, Untitled, 2018. 

Photo: Courtesy of Ralph Pucci

Photo: Courtesy of Ralph Pucci

Logique side table and Charly cabinet by Elizabeth Garouste from Ralph Pucci.

Photo: Courtesy of Alfonso Marina

Arzon ottoman by Alfonso Marina.

Photo: Courtesy of Jacksons

Vintage sofa by Carl Malmsten from Jacksons.

Photo: Courtesy of Ralph Pucci

Alaula (Sunset Glow) table lamp by John Koga from Ralph Pucci.

Photo: Courtesy of Fornace Brioni

Trivoli tiles by Cristina Celestino for Fornace Brioni.

Photo: Courtesy of Alfonso Marina

Libourne chair by Alfonso Marina.

Photo: Courtesy of 1stdibs

Vintage mirror from Galerie Glustin.

Photo: Courtesy of Patrick Parrish Gallery

Pear cabinet by Christopher Kurtz from Patrick Parrish.

A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2020 Summer issue in the section The Artful Home: Focal Point. Subscribe to the magazine.

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