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Photo by Marilynn K. Yee, The New York Times. Design by JMMDS.

“Mr. Ma’s Winter Garden,” designed by JMMDS for Hempstead House, photographed by Marilynn K. Yee for The New York Times.

Happy Halloween, blog readers!

There may be tricks in store, but today in our studio we feel like we received a big basket of treats.

Our magical indoor winter garden design for the Hempstead House design showcase was featured in both Newsday and The New York Times!

New York Times photographer Marilynn K. Yee captured the lovely image above for Julie Lasky’s article in the  Home & Garden section.

Newsday reporter Valerie Kellogg seemed fascinated by the inspiration behind our design and included this description in her piece:

And for those who think window dressings, rug patterns and furniture lines are de rigueur at these kinds of events, make sure to take in landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy’s sunroom devoted to cellist Yo-Yo Ma. She collaborated with Ma to create the Toronto Music Garden, the design of which is inspired by the first of Johann Sebastian Bach’s cello suites. At the Hempstead House, her room becomes an abstract design, too — next to a cello there is a high-backed wing chair where Ma might sit and play, but the rest of the space is meant to be an imaginary landscape with giant silver stones, glittery logs, maple saplings, rugs of saturated color and streamers finger painted by children as they listened to that first cello suite.

Click through the Newsday photo gallery to see Audrey C. Tiernan’s photos of “Mr. Ma’s Winter Garden” and other rooms transformed by an extraordinary roster of designers.

Congratulations, Julie and Jana!

Photo by Audrey C. Tiernan, Newsday. Design by JMMDS.

Photo: Newsday, Audrey C. Tiernan.

The show house opens this weekend. Click here for hours and information.


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