Month: March 2012

Patricia Herrera Lansing’s Home

The creative consultant grew up in an Upper East Side town house with her father, the Vanity Fair contributing editor and aesthete Reinaldo Herrera, and her mother, the designer Carolina Herrera, who’s tasteful touch is as effective in home decor as it is in high fashion. “Surround yourself with family, laugh often, and create a space with your favorite things,” she says. This is exactly what she has accomplished in her downtown loft in Manhattan’s Little Italy neighborhood. “I’m pretty informal, but there are certain formalities that I really enjoy, like perfect flowers or a beautifully set table,” says Lansing.  “On the other hand, I can’t live without barking dogs, kids running through the dining room with lacrosse sticks, and loud music.  I’ve always wanted a home where everyone can feel like they can take their shoes off and relax.” The transition from a downtown bachelor pad to a bright, warm, and art-filled family apartment would be daunting if not for the expert precision of Lansing.  Here, the otherwise “formal” living room has a comfort …