Featured Dealer Article - May 2017
The seeds of Elizabeth Pash’s growing antiques and design business were planted years ago, when a young girl accompanied her mother to design shops in Washington – often with a distinct lack of enthusiasm. “My mother has a flair for decorating and was always making our homes beautiful. And while being dragged to fabric stores was torture, somehow, by osmosis, I developed a love of interior design,” says Pash.
After living in France, studying at Parsons School of Design, NYU, and the Isabel O’Neil Studio, and working in a Manhattan antiques shop, Elizabeth opened her first shop in 2007. She later became one of the premiere dealers to join the 1stdibs Gallery at the New York Design Center. In 2013, she opened a second shop in the charming community of Locust Valley, New York, in addition to her longstanding online presence on 1stdibs. Fluent in French, Elizabeth regularly travels to France, London, and locations throughout the United States to collect her inventory, which includes fine antiques, select mid-century pieces, and a wide range of lighting and decorative accessories. “I love to create homelike vignettes, where a modern lamp sits atop at 19th century walnut commode, or a seating area has a mirror, light, and side table all of different origins, so clients can picture how things might look in their own homes.”
Elizabeth also offers a full range of interior design services, with clients in Manhattan, Westchester County, Long Island and Los Angeles. She believes that a home should be a haven, an oasis of calm in our hectic and overcharged lives. It should be beautiful, inviting and comfortable. She mixes carefully chosen antiques with select modern pieces to create tailored, personalized spaces that evoke a timeless elegance and flair. She describes it as “traditional with a twist. I have great respect for the beautiful patina of traditional antiques – you can’t get that with reproductions – but I also like a nod to the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.” The look is one that is polished and curated, and that makes any space more interesting, visually appealing, and fun to come home to at the end of the day.
Featured in GQ Style, Fall 2016