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!
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.
More fab houses can be found in Architectural Digest.