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Architectural Digest
We go inside Vicente Wolf and Matthew Yee's getaway in Montauk, New York

Designers Vincente Wolf and Matthew Yee expand and remake Wolf's sun-splashed Long Island beach house to reflect their shared life. View full article and gallery


Matthew Yee's 20 Greene Street project is featured in an episode of Million Dollar Listing New York on Bravo.

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New York Social Diary : Matthew Yee

Matthew Yee's design style is summed up in his own words as "warm contemporary" and it's certainly an excellent description of his Murray Hill apartment, which also doubles as his office space. Quite some time ago, we, somewhat memorably, interviewed his partner, Vincente Wolf, who told us that we bored him and that he'd quite like us to leave, but, we must add, by the end he was offering us swigs of some exotic vodka straight from the bottle (perhaps we all needed it). As it happened, we also ended this interview with Matthew talking about vodka, and he would have mixed us one too, although we suspect it would have been beautifully served in a sleek glass.

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Designer Living: High Design In Midtown

NBC New York (LX TV Open House NYC): Interior designer Matthew Yee shows us how he added custom touches to bring high design to his client's midtown apartment.

This episode of Open House was hosted from 15 West 20th St., New York, NY. For more information on this property, please contact Adrian Noriega of CORE at 646-279-6104

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Contemporary home featured in a special edition of Design Bureau Magazine


IFDA Presents "2012 Rising Stars of Interior Design" 2012 with Master of Ceremonies Anthony Baratta

New York, New York, October 19, 2012: The New York Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association will honor its 'Rising Stars of Interior Design' on Tuesday evening, November 13th at the Design & Decoration Building in New York City.

Designer Anthony Baratta will serve as the evening's MC and introduce winners Drew McGukin of Drew McGukin Interiors, Matthew Yee of Matthew Yee Interior Design and Scout Designs featuring Callie Jenschke and Nicki Clendening.

Additionally, two 'starlets' representing top interior design students will be introduced at the event. They include James DeSantis of the Fashion Institute of Technology, and Katie Gyeonghee Kil of the New York school of Interior Design.

The program will be held at the Kravet Showroom in the D & D Building, 979 Third Avenue, Suite 324 beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by the presentation at 6:30 p.m.

Design Bureau Magazine, Sept/Oct 2012 Issue

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Matthew Yee Joins the Exclusive Haute Design Network

( New York, NY (PRWEB) August 23, 2012 ) The ever-expanding Haute Design Network is pleased to welcome Matthew Yee, of Matthew Yee Interiors, located in Upper East Side, Manhattan. Specializing in creating warm and inviting environments from a mix of complimentary genres, Yee's concepts for clean and contemporary design are well-suited for the prestigious network of interior designers. He designs spaces that are unique for each client, always providing a sense of balance, proportion, and timelessness that is inspired by his understanding of the environments' various architectural elements.

About Haute Design Network
Haute Design Network selects interior designers that have displayed a high level of expertise and accomplishment in their field. This exclusive circle of leading interior designers is invited to bring their past, current and future work to Haute Living readers. Yee and his colleagues are featured on Haute Design Network's comprehensive website as exclusive interior design professionals, along with daily blog posts, articles, and up-to-date reports related to design, real estate, and luxury. All this and more may be accessed by visiting

About Matthew Yee
Yee possesses a keen eye for design and an Asian heritage, both of which influences his work to create fresh, creative, and sophisticated environments that are reflections of his diverse clients' personalities. He conceptualizes and builds high-end residential and commercial spaces, drawing from his thorough understanding of architecture, furnishings, and materials to provide a unique design for each client.



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NEW YORK - On New Year's Eve, Chris Del Gatto moved into a large two-bedroom at one of the city's poshest addresses, on Fifth Avenue just north of the Plaza Hotel. He's putting the finishing touches on a some $200,000 renovation, a sum which included the hiring of designer Matthew Yee to select new furniture, rugs and decor to compliment his growing art collection.

It's a lot of money to redo a rental.

Dark and intense, impeccably dressed in a Jay Kos suit and a green Ferragamo tie, Mr. Del Gatto, 40, said he would have spent more on the redo if he owned the apartment, but he still wanted to make the place his own. He refuses to buy for now. "I'm not in a rush. It's a strategic thing. I have a lot of friends who could buy anything they wanted but they're waiting," he said, adding that many residents in his building stay for long periods, 10 years or more. Mr. Del Gatto declined to disclose his rent, but management company Urbana Properties says apartments that size rent for $12,000 to $14,000 a month.

Michele Kleier, president and chairman of Gumley Haft Kleier, says she's seen a lot of wealthy fence-sitters these past few years. "They always think the market is dropping," she says, adding that it isn't unusual for such people to invest a lot of money renovating rental units. She has one client who has been paying about $30,000 a month in rent since 1998 - it's only in the last month that he has started to seriously look for something to buy.

It's a comfortable fence that Mr. Del Gatto is sitting on. The rooms are large with high ceilings, big windows and sweeping views of Central Park. Chocolate brown and ivory paint on the walls set off furniture with an Art Deco feel, with blue and silver silk covered dining chairs with a square cut out of their backs and Deco-style silver side tables in the living room. A jewelry reseller who convinced people there was no stigma in selling their old jewelry, Mr. Del Gatto says he came to love Art Deco through the old jewelry he buys. "I think Art Deco is the apex of jewelry design," he said.

Mr. Del Gatto keeps a bedroom for his kids - a son, 10, and daughter, 8, who visit once a week. It has a turquoise rug, and light-blue wallpaper designed by the artist Rob Wynne with lavender flies; twin beds have their initials embroidered on the pillows. The kitchen, wedged between the dining room and the hall that leads to the bedrooms, is small but immaculate, with white appliances and a refrigerator stocked with vegetables and fruit juice.

Reflecting Mr. Del Gatto's vocation, there are jewel-like touches throughout: A dangling gold-flecked brass and Murano glass chandelier above a round table in the entryway looks like glass necklaces hanging from gold chains; a Marilyn Minter photograph features a gold-adorned eyelash; an intricately detailed Art Deco bedroom set in the master bedroom that belonged to his late father has ringed pulls that look like gold earring hoops. The overall effect is "sensitive masculine," says designer Mr. Yee.

Appearances are important to Mr. Del Gatto's business model. At his company's offices in cities like New York, Hong Kong and Palm Beach, clients head to plushly appointed private rooms to sell their jewels to buyers - a different experience from the cash-for-gold pawnshop-type experience or the high-commission public auctions that traditionally dominated the secondhand jewelry market. "Chris just makes you feel really warm and comfortable," says model Veronica Webb, who has sold jewelry, including diamond bracelets and a big diamond pendant, to Mr. Del Gatto's firm three times to raise money for art and travel.

Mr. Del Gatto didn't grow up on Fifth Avenue. Born and raised on the Lower East Side, he skipped college and became a licensed gemologist at 17, eventually becoming a partner in a diamond manufacturing firm. Realizing there was no luxury brand to which the public could sell their diamonds and jewelry, he started buying and selling estate jewelry, attending auctions and getting to know dealers from around the world. He launched the company, Circa, named after the term used when describing origin, in 2001.

Mr. Del Gatto started sponsoring polo matches five years ago. Then he became a player himself. With no horse riding experience, he jumped into the sport in 2004 and now plays on and owns the Circa Team, which is on the Hamptons-Argentina-Palm Beach circuit.

Despite his investment, Mr. Del Gatto doesn't spend much time awake at home. He even keeps his watch collection, all purchased used, at work (there are 11 now, including Rolexes, Patek Philippes and Breguets). On weekends, Mr. Del Gatto decamps to his other rental, a four-bedroom house in the Hamptons, right near the rented stables for his nine horses.

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