LUXList Designer Edition | Alan Tanksley

Every week we will continue to showcase a designer, their talents, and a well-curated LUXList.  This list is a selection of their favorite pieces from RubyLUX.com.

We are honored to present Alan Tanksley for this week’s LUXList Designer Edition! He is a credit to his profession not only for his sought after interiors but also for his product designs. He blends traditional and modern styles into cohesive works of art that one can live in. We’re envisioning being able to retreat to the Aspen home below! See if any of Alan’s picks would make your LUXList?!

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Alan’s LUXList Picks

Biedermeier Chest of drawers

Pair of Chairs 

Conical chest of drawers

Round Vienna Secession Table 

Rosewood / Glass Coffee Table


Describe your design aesthetic in a few words?

… Personal luxury is what I strive to provide. Classically informed and tailored to the way my clients want to live now.

What do you love about using antiques in your designs?

I schooled under Mark Hampton where my appreciation for the quality and integrity of design found in antique furnishings and decoration was ignited. I love the stories that many antique furnishings bring to a modern environment. One of the great benefits of using antiques is the “Architecture” they can lend to rooms that may be otherwise devoid of architectural interest.

What inspires you?

The future and the opportunities that await me.

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Alan’s debut at the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House showed us just what a Gentlemen ‘s Study ought to be. He layered art work and luxurious textiles in a masterful way. If that wasn’t enough he designed this stunning lucite pedestal for Plexi-Craft. Photo by Kelly Marshall
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Aspen is a perfect destination made even more appealing by this well curated yet cozy design that has us wishing for cooler weather. Photo by Nick Tineneko and Paul Bardasjy

Mr. Tanksley is among America’s leading practitioners of residential design and detailed interiors.   Additionally his custom furniture and fixture design are a few of the reasons his clients are so thrilled with his spaces. Renowned as an expert colorist, Mr. Tanksley creates shimmering palettes that ultimately manage to make every interior space both exciting and relaxing simultaneously. His day-to-day working relationships with such leading architects as Maya Lin, James Dayton and Robert Orr and Harry Elson give the firm the unusual ability to draw on expert talents to implement a wide range of architectural renovations for each project that it undertakes.

Prior to founding his own firm in 1993, Alan Tanksley was a partner with Paula Perlin and was previously an associate with the distinguished designer Mark Hampton.  He worked closely with Mr. Hampton on the design and supervision of many of the company’s most notable residential projects. 

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