Another top home tour from "The New York Times" as we go inside the Greenwich Village home of renowned art director Sam Shahid. Seemingly everywhere during the '80s and '90s, the Alabama native is best known for his raunchy (yeah, we said it) campaigns for the likes of Calvin Klein and Abercrombie & Fitch, his pared back collaborative efforts with Mario Testino and Bruce Weber setting the tone for a more sexualised approach to the ads we see around us everyday.

Shahid's three-storey prewar home, much like his celebrated body of work, is a triumph in simplicity. High ceilings, barrels of natural light and little in the way of color; dotted around and about we find art and photography from the likes of Walker Evans and Larry Clark, Lee Friedlander and Warhol, all casually tilted against pristine white walls. The instantly recognisable furniture of Danish designer Poul Kjærholm is treated as both functional object and mid-century sculpture, while stacks of prints and books reflect the creative's 30 years spent in fashion and branding. This quietly beautiful home, the work of architect David Piscuskas, maintains a relaxed warmth whilst keeping to a satisfyingly minimalist code. Realised to perfection, Shahid describes his simple, original design brief, "I wanted a hotel...without the feeling of transience.” Read and see more over at "T Magazine."

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