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Reem Acra: The Lebanese-born designer, who made her name creating ultra-luxurious bridal gowns, put two lofts together to form a 3,200-square-foot apartment in New York City. “I loved the grandeur of the space when I walked in,” she recalls. Acra collects "anything that has great color or texture" and is especially fond of little dolls. Her first ad campaign was shot by Ruven Afanador in 1999. “I couldn’t stop looking at it and decided to blow it up and live with it. I had it made into wallpaper,” she says. The sofa is a 1950s flea market piece she had reupholstered in fuchsia fabric.