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by habituallychic

01 . 21 . 10

A Fashionable Life is my favorite feature in Harper’s Bazaar but since they are a fashion magazine and not a shelter magazine, the actual home photos tend to be a little on the small side. They also don’t publish all the rooms or show enough details to satisfy my curiosity. One home that I hope to see published again is the Hamptons home of Tim and Helen Lee Schifter. For a couple that gets dressed up a lot for events, I was pleasantly surprised at it’s simplicity and quiet elegance. I really wish there was a better photo of the living room online because I bet it’s even more fabulous than what little glimpse was shown in Bazaar! I am also now dying to see inside their New York apartment! Hint hint!

Photos by Douglas Friedman

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  1. the NEO-traditionalist January 21, 2010 | 3:17 am

    I second this! I want to see more! Just look at the blue and white china in the kitchen cabinets…and the topiary…and…what’s not to love? Why must Harpers tease us so???
    XX Kate

  2. Shorely Chic January 21, 2010 | 3:29 am

    I love the sitting room, and what a beautiful family!

  3. Karena January 21, 2010 | 4:16 am

    Lovely images, very sophisticated and alluring!

  4. Taru Tuomi January 21, 2010 | 10:55 am

    I enjoy your blog very much I must say. New to yours.

  5. Amy January 21, 2010 | 2:13 pm

    I absolutely agree! I would love to see more pictures of this home. I am most intrigued by their collection of art and accessories.

  6. Modern Traditionalist January 21, 2010 | 2:55 pm

    That is my favorite feature in Harpers Bazaar as well! I really loved Celerie Kemble’s apartment which was featured in a December issue either in 2008 or 2009. I can’t seem to find photos of it anywhere online, though.

  7. A Gift Wrapped Life January 21, 2010 | 3:39 pm

    A beautifully understated interior. Looks perfect to me. I do want to see the closets now.

  8. An Aesthete's Lament January 21, 2010 | 4:34 pm

    It’s very, um, safe.

  9. honey living January 22, 2010 | 3:39 pm

    so interesting that their home is so staid when they dress up so much, but it actually makes perfect sense, i suppose.

    it must be quite a haven for them, and i love that idea of a home being a place you don’t have to be dressed or be the most presentable version of yourself, just yourself.

  10. AlwaysMe January 22, 2010 | 3:52 pm

    Do you suppose the kitchen countertops are marble or limestone?