One of the housewares shops on my must-do list this trip is the super stylish airedelsur. Its founder Marcelo Lucini’s apartment in Buenos Aires was published a while back in several magazines but it’s still one of the chicest around so let’s revisit it, shall we?
I’ll let you know if anything tempted me in his shop!
(Photos: Architectural Digest Espana)
I’ve never watched Extreme Homemakover. (Is it still on the air?) For some reason I was never drawn to it which is strange considering how much I love makeovers. Well, in any case, there’s a Swedish version and this is the host, Hanna Wessman in her own home.
At this point, I’m pretty convinced everyone in the entire country of Sweden has great taste and lives in understated, bright, white, beautiful but relaxed homes!
(Photos: Malin Cropper/Plaza Interiors)
Owners: Jay Fielden, editor in chief of Town & Country and his wife, Yvonne Orteig Fielden
Why I Love It: First, the knock out architecture. It was designed by James Evans, a protégé of Louis Kahn and renovated by Robert Dean, an architect who once worked for Philip Johnson. Second, I love that it’s a happy story for the family who rebuilt everything after the house was destroyed by fire. Last but not least, glass houses usually tend to be minimalist and stark in decor and that is generally what works for the architecture. But this house goes to show that color, traditional elements and layers can work in a midcentury home. In fact, what drew me to this house initially were the colors and layers in the top image, especially that blue shelf. As I read about it, it was no wonder: it’s a lacquered linen bookshelf designed by my hero Albert Hadley.
(Photos: Trevor Tondro for the New York Times)
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Now on to today’s post…..
Owner: Jessika Goranson
Why I love it: I love a good vignette. Some people seem to hate it when an interiors feature is heavy on vignettes and light on wide shots but not me. I appreciate seeing how little things are layered and mixed and this home is chock full of all kinds of pretty details.
Here are some wider shots for context:
And in case you were wondering about my iPhone, the rice trick worked! It’s back!
(Photos by Patrick Cline / Lonny)
Owners: Vogue contributing editor Miranda Brooks and her husband architect Bastien Halard (nephew of photographer Francois Halard).
Why I love it: Aside from the English-cottage-meets-French style with a modern twist, what I really love is just how happy it feels, like there is real joyful living going on in all the rooms. It doesn’t look like anyone else’s home; it’s very personal and very original.
I find this house so, so inspiring!
(photos by Francois Halard / Vogue)