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Young Designer to Watch: Elizabeth Bauer

by habituallychic

01 . 28 . 10
One of things that makes me happy are all the wonderful comments and emails that I receive from my readers everyday. A lovely note came on December 31st from one of my readers in France who said, “I love the way you write about other designers without any jealousy, au contraire, you are always so enthusiastic about other peoples work.” As we all know, there aren’t that many magazines left for designers to have their work published so I consider myself lucky to have a public forum to tell another designer how much I appreciated their hard work or to give a young designer some much needed publicity. I also love giving my design friends a shout out on their accomplishments!

Today I am especially happy to announce that my friend Elizabeth Bauer was named one of Traditional Home‘s 20 Young Designers to watch! That’s a bedroom she designed above! Elizabeth is one of those great people that you meet for the first time, in my case at last year’s Design on a Dime, and feel like you’ve known forever! She started out working for a designer on Nantucket and now has her own successful design firm in New York as well as a fabulous shop in the West Village.

I told Elizabeth that I like to describe her shop as Paris meets Palm Beach which she loved since those are two of her favorite cities! The shop combines her vintage finds with lots of bold patterns and bright colors that look fresh and fun!

Elizabeth is also a member of one of my design groups that we have nicknamed “Decorator’s Anonymous.” (Hello my name is Heather and it’s been four days since my last visit to the D&D!) It’s wonderful to come together with other young designers who also work mostly alone. We share great vendors, business advice on things like contracts and billing, and sometimes just vent about our frustrations! As one of the other members joked, it’s like AA but even better because we can drink! I encourage everyone to create a design support group in your area!
As you can see from some of the photos of Elizabeth’s shop, she has lots of great artwork and accessories that work for design projects or for your own apartment! I hope you’ll stop by the next time in you’re in the village and if you want to be really nice, you can vote for Elizabeth for the Traditional Home Readers Choice Award! Merci!
Elizabeth Bauer Design
43 Greenwich Avenue
New York, NY 10014

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  1. the NEO-traditionalist January 28, 2010 | 10:51 pm

    What a lovely introduction Heather to a VERY talented designer! I can’t believe I’ve never made it to her shop! That will have to change. She has my vote!!!
    XX Kate

  2. Left Bank Life January 28, 2010 | 11:19 pm

    Do you recall what size the lavenderish chair is in the first shop photo….near the desk, behind the ottoman? Could I use it as a fancy step stool for my King Charles who likes to sleep on my bed?

  3. chichunters January 28, 2010 | 11:38 pm

    i love the opening pic. it’s how I would want my home to look like.

    hope all is well, heather.

    =blue c.

  4. katiedid January 29, 2010 | 12:02 am

    Ooooo! I love to see new designers. I will have to check out the website and take another look at the contest. I noticed it when I got the magazine yesterday.

  5. style chronicle January 29, 2010 | 12:02 am

    She breathes such life into her interiors! She has my vote too!!

  6. High-Heeled Foot in the door January 29, 2010 | 2:18 am

    I love Elizabeth’s shop! You deserved it beautifully!

    I also love the chic look of her website. I will head to TH to vote for her!

    Now I must figure out how to get my foot in the door for one your lovely DA meetings in NY! I’m a newbie in the field and could use all the advice I can get!

  7. Elizabeth January 29, 2010 | 2:49 am

    the opening picture is stunning! Any idea where I can get shams like that? I just LOVE!

  8. polosandpeonies January 29, 2010 | 2:50 am

    I have admired her designs since I saw something about her in NY Magazine (I think)or maybe another NY publication a couple years ago. I kept hoping she would open an online store. I hope I can visit the shop next month when I am in town for the weekend.

  9. Karena January 29, 2010 | 4:30 am

    I love Elizabeth’s designs and her art works!! fabulous!!

  10. Teresa Hatfield January 29, 2010 | 10:52 am

    Secure people are not jealous people. You certainly hold your own!

    Great post!

  11. decorarts January 29, 2010 | 1:01 pm

    Hi Heather,
    I will have to find this shop. Also, I am so jealous of your DA (Decorators Anonymous) group. I have been working as a designer since 2003. Yes, sometimes I work with an architect, but mostly I am on my own. I have often craved companionshio—just someone else to discuss the field. I would give anything to have a support group like that. Lucky you. Lynn

  12. pve design January 29, 2010 | 1:03 pm

    Looks like a dangerous spot that I would frequent if I lived on Greenwich Avenue.

  13. Tammy@InStitches January 29, 2010 | 1:12 pm

    She certainly has style. That bedroom and her shop are both filled with loveliness.

  14. Renee Finberg January 29, 2010 | 1:12 pm

    this is certainly a must see for me.

    what a nice spot you have given elizabeth on HC.

  15. Julie January 29, 2010 | 1:19 pm

    Love that room she designed. Her store is fabulous, it sort of reminds me of the room Hamilton Associates did for The Hampton Designer Showhouse.

  16. modgrrl January 29, 2010 | 1:54 pm

    Heather, the reason behind your happiness is the fact that you give of yourself while helping others. Your blog is one of the finest in the industry and your design eye among the keenest.

    I’d love to be a part of the Decorator Anonymous group in NY. Let me know when the next meeting is!

  17. Jaime January 29, 2010 | 2:24 pm

    Her shop looks lovely- Paris & Palm Beach fits it perfectly. Love the bedroom, first photo!

  18. elly e January 29, 2010 | 2:54 pm

    Love the back wall of her office. I must find that paper. Great story, will have to go visit Ms Elizabeth shop.


  19. Shorely Chic January 29, 2010 | 3:58 pm

    She is amazing – love her shop!!!

  20. Dweller-Carly January 29, 2010 | 4:16 pm

    I’m loving all of these photos. Everything holds so much inspiration, from the paintings to the mirrors to the waste baskets! Elizabeth definitely deserves the honor of being a young designer to watch.

  21. Semigloss Chic January 29, 2010 | 6:35 pm

    This is a great post. Thanks for such a lovely introduction to such a talent! That bedroom is amazing. I’ll definitely stop in the shop next time I’m in the village.

  22. jessieADORE January 29, 2010 | 6:37 pm

    She is amazing! That first room is genius on so many levels.

  23. Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll January 30, 2010 | 2:33 pm

    Elizabeth’s designs are beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I love your Design Support Group idea. Oh, we need that here. I think I’ll start one.

  24. Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself January 30, 2010 | 4:50 pm

    That store looks AMAZING!! I need to find these great places in Chicago… something to do tomorrow, I think! Beautiful post – love the bedroom. What a talented woman.


  25. Emily January 31, 2010 | 8:00 pm

    I have not seen this issue and Elizabeth’s work is gorgeous! Love her style and I’m so happy to have found this today!

  26. Katie January 31, 2010 | 8:41 pm


  27. pinknest February 1, 2010 | 8:04 pm

    I love this shop! I remember really coveting those mirrors near the entrance.

  28. Thatchers' Fine Timeless Fabric February 2, 2010 | 5:32 am

    Bonjour Heather!
    I so enjoy your blog and was inspired to write, not only to say how wonderful it is to recognize and support fellow designers, but also to say how fabulous your D.A. group sounds! I am in New York several times a year, and would love to know when your meetings are! I am the CEO/Founder of a new, niche, tres chic textile company and truly enjoy sharing and learning with others in the trade who are kind, gracious, and like-minded! Let me know! Merci!

  29. Jen Sanderson February 2, 2010 | 1:42 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this designer! She has the perfect mix! Thanks for posting.