Thursday, September 23, 2021

 11:30 AM Champagne Reception in the Historic Jay Gardens

12:15 PM Luncheon and Program by the Reflecting Pool

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Jay Heritage Center
210 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY 10580

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Kevin Peraino
Jay Heritage Center
(914) 698-9275

 Classic Design Luncheon &
Conversation with
Thomas Jayne and Pilar Viladas

Thursday, September 23, 2021 


"Tradition is now."

Celebrate Classic Design for Modern Living

      Just as the Jay Estate has adapted its buildings and grounds to serve a 21st century audience in a modern and inclusive way, today's foremost style influencers are leading discussions about how to make classic design more accessible and active by seamlessly mixing the old and the new - whether selecting antiques for contemporary settings or modern artworks for historic homes. 

Join us for a lively conversation in our newly reimagined gardens with
AD 100 Interior Designer Thomas Jayne
 and design journalist Pilar Viladas

Thomas Jayne is an award-winning decorator, historian and author. For the past 30 years, Jayne has designed rooms that reflect a strong connection to history and place, drawing upon the past for inspiration, seeking details that will deepen and enhance a room’s decoration. His firm, Jayne Design Studio, has developed a reputation for creating spaces that are traditionally inspired, but modern in spirit.
The New York-based firm is known for tailored, comfortable houses and apartments that meet the present day needs of its clients, whether they are young families or advanced collectors. In addition to his well-regarded practice, Thomas Jayne is a noted author and has published three, highly acclaimed books with the Monacelli Press. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, House Beautiful and
Luxe Interiors + Design.

Pilar Viladas is a journalist and editor who writes about design and architecture. She is the former design editor of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and was an editor at Progressive Architecture and House & Garden magazines. She has written three books on interiors, including Domesticities: At Home With The New York Times Magazine, an essay for Ward Bennett, a 2017 book on the American designer, and Achille Salvagni, a book on the work of the Italian architect and designer that was published by Rizzoli in 2019.

With a special presentation to our 2021 Preservation Honorees

Special thanks to 2021 Luncheon Co-Chairs
Tracy Edwards
Sara Goddard
Daniell Neuman
Suzanne Clary

Proceeds  from this event benefit a wide range of JHC's educational programs in American History, Architecture, Social Justice and Environmental Stewardship. 

The Jay Estate is a National Historic Landmark and
proud member site of New York State's Path Through History