So, I was on one of my mad Craigslist hunts for a diamond in the rough piece for one of my clients (I love the NYC craigslist! You can find some amazing stuff, but that’s a different post)

….when I came across this image of an apartment of two young artists/designers who were selling off some of their furniture to pay for classes, books, and other college paraphernalia, and I was really, really impressed! I mean, this apartment could  be in a magazine!

…or at least a really cool blog!  😉

So here it is! This is the home of college students Jorge Gomez and his boyfriend Craig Warfield. They are an amazingly talented, young NYC couple whose futures are sure to be bright!




View of dining room. I love the green chairs against the leopard print rug and the contrast of the mod accents with the traditional French armchair in gold gilt on the right.  I also love how they aren’t afraid to mix the gold and silver accents.  I don’t know how many times I have told clients that, “YES! It’s ok to mix gold and silver!”  Here is proof! I’m saving this picture for the next time someone questions me!

Ok, so not only is their apartment way nicer than mine ever was when I was in design school, but  Jorge is also an AMAZING artist!  Check out some of his work below which is completely my style and I am definintely going to buy a piece!

…right after I finish renovating my really old house…might be a while 🙁

These remind me of all the old vintage Parisian fashion posters that I love with the style and color schemes he uses, but of course he puts a modern twist on them! Wow, I wish I was this talented!


l: “cote d’azur”
acrylic and swarovski on canvas
30″ x 40″

This one reminds me of the Material Girl’s Marie Antoinette caricatures! Love it!


l: portrait series [untitled 5]
acrylic, gold leaf, and swarovski on canvas
30″ x 40″
r: portrait series [untitled 4]
acrylic and gold leaf on canvas
30″ x 40″


l: portrait series [untitled 5]
acrylic, gold leaf, and swarovski on canvas
30″ x 40″
r: portrait series [untitled 4]
acrylic and gold leaf on canvas
30″ x 40″

And here they are!  Like I said…SO YOUNG! But also SO, SO, SO, so, so, so.. T A L E N T E D !

I can’t wait to see what these two will doing in 5 years! Good luck guys! (NOT THAT YOU NEED LUCK!)

studentspicLeft to Right: Craig Warfield, 2nd year student at Hunter College, and Jorge Gomez,  Senior at Parsons.  Both are fine art students.

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11 Comments to 'SO YOUNG SO TALENTED…NYC design students!'

Tricia - Avolli 03 Jun 09 at 3:20 pm

Well I think they could hold onto their “stuff” and hire themselves out for design consulting…I would predict they could make a healthy living!

danika herrick 03 Jun 09 at 7:36 pm

That green dining room is fantastic. Love this blog! I’ve nominated you guys for a Splash Award.

Wendy Garraty 03 Jun 09 at 9:55 pm

Loving their style. That “circle” seat in the first photo is really fun!

Deb Milne 04 Jun 09 at 3:50 pm

Nauseating isn’t it to be so young & incredibly gifted. Hate to know they have to sell some of their pieces to pay for books, etc. Crazy for the kelly green too – gorgeous! xxx

So Haute 04 Jun 09 at 10:43 pm

I totally saw their craigslist posting! What a great apartment! I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more of these two!

labellefcl 06 Jun 09 at 12:00 am

Their apartment rocks the kasbah! So talented. I could definetly see the two of them in the Creme Fraiche room scene mixed up with a few pieces from Bohemian and Classique on Maybe I will even reach out to them to see if they would want to help style our next photoshoot or even better, ask them to guest blog on’s blog launching in late July. The site just launched Wednesday. Check it out! If you this blog and Jorge and Craig’s style, you will love

Jenny Hope 07 Jun 09 at 11:37 pm

WOW wow wow!!!

What talent! I am a huge material girls fan and a TV producer. While reading this blog entry I was overcome with feeling inspired by their young, raw talent. Currently, I am casting Mark Burnett’s new big hit “Shark Tank” for ABC and looking for designers, business people in various stages of business. Perhaps they would be interested in trying out.

We have had tremendous success during the casting process thus far with business people, especially after our Inc magazine article and this piece by Entrepreneur Magazine:

let me know your thoughts by emailing me at [email protected]


Tempurpedic 11 Jun 09 at 9:46 am

trendy and stylish
good post

naked notes 15 Jun 09 at 12:58 pm

Outstanding style! I especially like the first photo (those lamps and pillows are both stunning and fun).

These great NYC apartments photos belong in our flickr group, Naked Apartments: Livable NYC [[email protected]/] or on our blog, naked notes:

linda 21 Jul 09 at 4:36 pm

i am still in awww of there apartment it looks comfortable functional and weldesigned

Comfort Sleeper 03 Nov 09 at 4:51 pm

These crazy diamonds will be shinin’ on in 5 years. You can guarantee that.

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