Elizabeth Sutton, founder of Elizabeth Sutton Collection is one of today’s most talented and prominent female artists. Not only have her paintings been displayed in prominent places both nationally and internationally such as Bergdorf Goodman and the famed Eden Rock in St. Barths, but she has also earned a place on the coveted Forbes Next 1000 list in 2021. No stranger to real estate, her work has been featured on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York and she is currently the exclusive artist for The Whale Brooklyn.
Sutton is an incredibly accomplished entrepreneur, licensing her designs on office chairs with The Raynor Group, which is the largest manufacturer of office furniture in America. She has four collections with Tile Bar, with best-in-show accolades for her line of bathroom and kitchen tiles. This is in addition to her brand’s other home products including prints, napkin rings, rugs, hardware, and placemats. New lines of rugs, wallpaper, and tableware, along with another tile collection, will be launched in the very near future.
The artist recently made a major move in her life, relocating back to midtown Manhattan after leaving for Miami during the pandemic. Sutton found a townhouse in (of all areas) the Sutton Place neighborhood.
Sutton’s New Place
While Sutton’s townhouse certainly had good bones, the artist was truly excited to make the blank canvas of the nearly 7000 square feet her own. She had just three months to put her signature whimsical spin on the gorgeous pre-war building, which has five bedrooms, and three and a half bathrooms, as well as a lovely backyard.
In addition to being a home for Sutton and her two young children, the building also serves as headquarters for Elizabeth Sutton Collection, with a large home office and art studio space. “The large kitchen, sunlit dining room, huge circular window leading to the backyard, and tall ceiling heights on the first two floors felt ideal and optimal for hosting and entertainment purposes, something that I love to do both personally and need to do more of professionally,” says Sutton. “It also has a basement that’s able to store all of my extra artwork, fashion accessories including bags and belts, and the many extra lighting fixtures, rugs, and items that I have accumulated to fit in there. It took a ton of teamwork to get it together, but it was all worth it. This house has amazing energy.”
In collaboration with LeNoble Lumber, Sutton’s favorite wood supplier, the artist, and her team began the project by building out all the closets. Then they added wallpaper in each room from Sutton’s collection with Sur La Mur.
Lighting was another aspect that Sutton wanted to enhance, so she installed fixtures from NSA lighting, and designed some custom, bespoke lighting with her own artistic touch.
Sutton also made the space comfortable yet chic with a variety of furniture and accent pieces from Modshop and Mehlrose. She incorporated her own designs – from custom towels to her master bedroom’s chain link linen set – all designed by the artist. Galaxy Glass and Stone even created a custom table top featuring Sutton’s iconic rose design for her dining room, and a custom glass bar top outside.
Edge Landscaping finished off the beautiful outdoor space, which is one of Sutton’s favorite parts of the home. Between the ivy and herb garden along with the rainbow lights and custom bar designed from her tile collection— the space has a chic yet urban vibe. Furniture pieces were sourced from Lighting World Decorator.
Sutton renovated several of the bathrooms and powder room, installing tiles from her collections with Tile Bar.
Finally, she installed custom shades featuring her designs in collaboration with NV Window Treatments.
Sound was also essential to create an immersive experience in the home, so Sutton partnered with Gadget AV Solutions.
While Sutton is thrilled to be back in New York and is finally settling in after a whirlwind renovation, she is looking forward to sharing her beautiful space with friends and family alike.
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