Sunday, May 22, 2011

Fab Abodes

I came across this shoot of Daphne Guinness' gorgeous New York apartment - absolutely stunning, I love the crimson walls matched to Daphne's custom scarlet nail-polish, mirrored panels and beautiful Damian Hirst painting. Inspired by Fritz Lang's Metropolis, Daphne worked with architect Daniel Romualdez on the design. “Daniel got all my references immediately,” she says. “I told him I wanted the shine of Metropolis, the modernity that should have happened, with the lush flora of Suddenly, Last Summer. But I didn’t want it to tip into English decadence. It had to be contained, controlled—intelligent decadence. What I wanted was sort of a savage modernism.”
Gucci's Creative Director Frida Giannini has a stunning home in Rome, having recently relocated her Gucci office from Florence to the nine-storey, 16th-century Palazzo Alberini. I think the headiness of Rome suits a Gucci designer more, somehow. “Rome has more of a culture of going out. There are always concerts, vintage shops, outdoor markets and places to have a drink after work,” she says. “I have a great respect for Florentine life, but ... when my team and I relocated to Rome, it was a breath of fresh air.” With it's Art Deco style, fabulous location,black 1940s Murano glass chandelier, and Modiglianis, I'd move in tomorrow!

(For more 'dogs inside', check out my sister's Tumblr, here!)

Sharon & Ozzie's beautiful Marie Antoinette style dining room and bathroom. I adore the colours, the chandeliers and the Orchids. Not a bat in sight!
I have long lusted after the minimalist chic of Calvin Klein's Creative Director Francisco Costa's gorgeous Midtown apartment. Like me, he loves horses (and shares his apartment with horse trainer and manager John De Stefan), so there are equine flourishes here and there. Love the smoke grays and sea-green palette, and the tapa cloth screen too.

I also love Wheels & Dollbaby founder & designer Melanie Greensmith's Perth house inspired by French Art Deco - velvet, leopard print, chaise lounges and chandeliers galore.

Another fab abode is Dita Von Teese's from in Style magazine. Love the pink kitchen!

More fab houses can be found in Architectural Digest.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, fab houses indeed! Thanks for the 'Dogs inside' mention :-)


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