Anthony Edwards and Jeanine Lobell  at home in New York City

Bold color comes naturally to gregarious cosmetics executive Jeanine Lobell, a makeup artist whose unapologetically saturated hues caused quite the sensation when she created Stila, her cosmetics line, 17 years ago. Hardly one to follow rules, when the free-spirited Lobell, her husband, actor Anthony Edwards, their four children, two Chihuahuas, and pair of parakeets moved to Manhattan from Los Angeles several years ago, they wanted their  5,000-square-foot Park Avenue apartment to reflect their New York City lifestyle, “which is hardly quiet.”

The family’s choice of architect and designer Rafael de Cárdenas, who says of his clients, “[t]hey’re brave, and they don’t want anything expected,” was a brilliant decision.  Cárdenas even admits that when it came to choosing a palette for the large home, a full floor in a prewar building achieved by his skilled union of two apartments, he deferred to the queen of color: “Jeanine is very exacting on that subject, as one might imagine—don’t call it lavender if it’s lilac!” he warns.

Let’s take a look at their beautiful, chroma-rich home.

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In the living room, a pair of bottle-green chandeliers pop against petal-pink walls. The sectional sofa and cocktail table are custom Cárdenas designs, the 1940s sleigh chairs are from High Style Deco, the curtains are made of an ivory-colored Stark silk, and the iridescent framed wallpaper panel is de Gournay.

Anthony Edwards and Jeanine Lobell at home in New York City

Author: Sarah Sarna

Interior Designer and Editor helping intelligent women unlock their style and own it, à la: decorating, fashion, beauty, and beyond.

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  • Katie Treggiden

    What an amazing use of colour! You’d be hard pressed not to smile in a cheerful space like this! What a fabulous place to live!

  • Jeanne, neither would I and I am delighted that he does! I love color too and think Cárdenas did such a nice job of collaborating with Lobell and Edwards – I admire them both professionally, and think they chose the perfect designer to make their apt a home.

  • Thank you Karolyn! I think it’s such a beautiful mix of pretty and bold, and just lovely for a New York City family.

  • Hi Josh, I find Cárdenas’ work with the Lobell-Edwards’ just as exciting. I think “energetic and fearless” is a great description of their style and home.
    PS – Your specter chair in white mesh is really great!

  • Jeanne

    Wow – I would have never expected Anthony Edwards to have a home with such vibrant hues. Well, I guess if you’re married to Jeanine Lobell… Simply gorgeous – I love color – especially vibrant saturated color and coming from LA they probably need the color to keep their spirits up in the dead NY winter! Thanks for sharing!

  • Josh Urso Design

    Really exciting home by Cárdenas. We had no idea what the next image would hold and we went back again and again and discovered new details to love. Although there’s a hair too much lilac (lavender?) for our taste, the design speaks of a young couple who is energetic and fearless.
    Another thought: Cárdenas’ combinations of pattern (rugs and wallpaper, rugs and rugs, wallpaper and upholstery) are intriguing and so fresh.

  • Karolyn Stephenson

    Absolutely gorgeous! Done so well!!
    Xo Karolyn