Home Tour: A Legendary New York Townhouse

Updated 09/29/17

Interior designer Betsy Morgan’s historic townhouse in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood is the kind of home you only see in magazines. And you probably have. It was the backdrop of Sarah Jessica Parker’s editorial for Vogue’s August 2011 issue, and has also housed celebrities like Jaclyn Smith, Julianne Moore, and Kelly Ripa for various editorials, commercials, and campaigns.

Morgan not only lives in the residence with her husband and two daughters, but she also rents it out to established publications. “I died and went to heaven when Vogue came with Mario Testino,” she says. “Meeting him and his crew was like something out of a movie. They were all gorgeous, and they were all in black — so stylish, so international.” Renting the home for photoshoots not only allows Morgan to meet her favorite fashion photographers, whom she admires greatly, but also to re-arrange and design her home constantly, a skill she clearly excels at.

Hedge House Gold Metallic Throw Pillow $90
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Hedge House Gold Metallic Throw Pillow ($90)

Wisteria Stunning Venetian Mirror $279
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Wisteria Stunning Venetian Mirror ($279)

Pine Cone Hill Savannah Linen White Gauze Bedspread $328
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Pine Cone Hill Savannah Linen White Gauze Bedspread ($328)

Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair $7447
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Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair ($7447)

Richard Avedon Dovima With Elephants, C. 1955 $125
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Richard Avedon Dovima With Elephants, C. 1955 ($125)

Kartell Victoria Ghost Chair $370
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Kartell Victoria Ghost Chair ($370)

West Elm Spa Stripe Towels $4
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West Elm Spa Stripe Towels ($4)

Horchow Amelie Two-Door Mirrored Chest $699
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Charles & Ray Eames La Chaise $10975
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Charles & Ray Eames La Chaise ($10975)

Jonathan Adler Woodhouse Queen Headboard $1695
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Jonathan Adler Woodhouse Queen Headboard ($1695)

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Alex Weinstein Untitled ($price upon request)

1st Dibs Louis XV Style Gilded Canape $3200
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1st Dibs Louis XV Style Gilded Canape ($3200)

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