I could not get enough of Steven Sclaroff‘s work, so here’s another that knocked my socks off. Well, the photo above alone did that. The suzani bedcover with the matching graphic photograph above the bed and similar patterned dark curtains = perfection. This one’s for the inspiration folder. Anyway, this happens to be the former apartment of Steven in a nineteenth century townhouse in New York’s West Village. And I love it’s quirkiness, like the carved bear coat rack. 🙂
AMAZEBALLS. The first word that came to my mind when I saw this spectacular home. Steven Sclaroff was responsible for the restoration and interior design of this former studio and school building in William Merritt Chase’s Southampton Art Colony, founded in 1892…which now happens to be the home of Kate and Andy Spade (yes, THAT Kate Spade). The nine thousand square foot residence retains many original details and preserves the two large studios where Chase taught. This home immediately brought a smile to my face, and I imagine it brings a smile to everyone’s face who has had the pleasure to visit it in person. Now THAT IS A HOME. Steven Sclaroff, you are a GENIUS.
Swedish stylist and creative director Mikael Beckman is longing for the coming Spring. When he emailed me with his latest work for Svenskt Tenn the snow was still on the ground but the promise of the coming season was in the air. I couldn’t think of a better way to keep the winter blues at bay than these shots featuring Svenskt Tenn‘s new wallpaper range and their collaboration with designer Michael Anastasiades.
Open, light filled, clean lined and family friendly. Warm wooden floors with accents of yolk yellow, red and Aegean blue that flash across the streamlined white canvas. A modern Australian beach house by interior design leaders Nexus Designs.
A big thanks to Pia for tipping us off to South African interior designer Sumari Krige of La Grange Interiors (Pia had been to one of their showrooms). This home designed by Sumari is a stunning example of coastal holiday living. Cozy, beachy and neutral with bits of blue and green – a perfect backdrop to the outdoors.