This Beirut apartment is about as eclectic as you can get, and as a result is utterly fabulous. Home of interior architect Ramy Boutros. Built in the late 1920’s, in the heart of Abdel Wahab al Inglizi street, Ramy Boutros’ apartment is an embodiment of the artist’s soul, a living tableau showcasing his esthetic vision. The traditional architecture provides a high ceiling for a light-filled space and a majestic setting for the designer’s imagination to come out and play. RB’s wildest Oriental dreams appear on the walls, which showcase the most exquisite contemporary paintings as a loud testament to his eternal Love affair with Art. Here, every single item tells a captivating story, and they all speak in melodious harmony: from the Hervé van der straeten consoles and mirrors, to Hubert le Gall’s sofas and tables…. From the Oushak carpet to Nabil Nahass’ impressive “Palmiers”… the result is a refined amalgam of the designer’s personal favourite creators.
It is beautiful – I love the rich colors, and the opulence, even in the home gym! ….but (and please don’t excoriate me for mentioning!) really, really disturbingly Orientalist (and self described as such!) without being tongue in cheek.