“Mid-century glass box homes are still popular, but younger people want a Mediterranean style. They like a more glamorous, individual feel,” he says.
Everything is made to order, including the tea towels.
To stay ahead of the Joneses, Bullard’s customers demand that their furniture be highly customized, but still not flashy enough to provoke comments. Kendall Roy’s Succession Manhattan penthouse embodies this with its soothing armchairs and delicate paneling.
“Bespoke is now the definition of luxury, given that brands like Chanel and Louis Vuitton are available to anyone with a credit card,” he explains. “Interiors at this level are similar to haute couture dresses.”
the chandelier is just for show
Super wealthy homeowners will never switch on a chandelier, even if it costs £500,000 in Murano. “People who are wealthy enough to hire a lighting designer will avoid the plague of overhead lighting, especially over sofas and tables,” says Bullard.
“It’s important to understand the layers of lighting if you want to look good when someone takes a photo of you. Among the wealthy, chandeliers are seen as jewelry that provides sparkle and decoration. The main illumination source is low level, which is 100 times more attractive.”
technology becomes invisible
Where screens and dials once made a home look cutting-edge, they now seem brash and outdated. The most expensive homes have the most basic-looking knobs and switches that operate the equivalent of a spaceship’s technology hidden beneath the plaster, Anthony says. Cooperman.
you are (always) on camera
Gone are the days of complex burglar alarm systems. Security is now camera-driven, with cameras monitoring every inch of the property, monitored not only by professional security personnel but also by the ultra-wealthy homeowners’ own cell phones.
“Cameras will be installed in their living spaces and changing rooms to ensure that staff in their cubicles can be monitored. Of course, cameras in nurseries and children’s rooms are a must,” says Bullard. .
There’s also a trophy desk.
Gosling, whose ultra-wealthy people now do most of their business from home, has spent his life designing desks worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. It must be a breathtaking sight to sit there wearing a bullish look on Zoom. “I can’t go fast enough,” he says.