Emma Jane Pilkington, who was born in Australia and raised in Greenwich, Conn., is working now in a house she played in as a child, a weekend cottage on Long Island for her friend Christina Cuomo, and noodling on a line of what she calls home jewelry, objects like a silver cuff upon which to balance a decorative ball. She knows Ms. Murphy from the year she spent at the Ethel Walker School. (“Omigod, she was so cool,” Ms. Murphy said. “She had that perfect 80’s hair, you know, like Kelly McGillis in ‘Top Gun.’ “)
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Ms. Pilkington, whose interiors for Sasha Lazard, another old friend, and her husband, Michael Mailer, and for Ivanka Trump make a kind of funky-Baroque noise (Ms. Lazard’s front hall was dressed in a turquoise-colored damask), is more glamorous and maybe less frenzied than her designing sisters: a kind of gentleman farmer of decorating whose furniture budget would seem that of a small Caribbean nation.
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And after featuring the work of interior design, Emman Jane Pilkington, a glimpse into her stunning Manhattan apartment, which has been described as “champagne with a twist”. The pale & perfect neutrals set off by ebony and rich wood tones are the very definition of calm, intermingled with luxurious velvets and Venetian mirrors, an extraordinary mix of modern, Regency and Louis XVI pieces, Bronze 19th-century sconces with original gilding and antique French chandeliers…