In some ways, the move south was a full-circle moment for the creator who devoured the work of Gianni Versace. do not disturb She published a book as a teenager in Southern California. Famous for his late fashion designer, the Miami resident was inspired by his passion for design in London, where he modeled his adolescent bedroom after Versace’s Lake Como boudoir. .
Arriving in South Beach, London stumbles upon a 1940 townhouse with intact Art Deco details, including an original fireplace, travertine floors, and charming interior arches. London initially thought the 2,100-square-foot, four-bedroom property was “too big” for him and his three poodles, but he soon decided it was the right fit and moved in soon after. Now he enjoys the freedom that canvases like this give him to express himself to the fullest.Remarkably, the house also serves as the de facto showhouse for his budding design business, Studio London Ltd. (He closed on Famous in 2015 to dedicate himself full-time to design. Healthy Chic Eats, a catering company, has closed down) – Allevice
High contrast home base
When a couple bought a Chicago co-op housed in a famous 1920s building, they knew they had a lot of work to do. A grand apartment on a high floor on the Gold Coast has remained largely faithful to its century-old original layout, but its décor choices make it more coastal granny-style than Art Deco chic. I did. It definitely needed a refresh.
Jessica Lagrange is known for her emphasis on high-touch designs that are comfortable to live in, and was a natural choice for an owner who claims a rich family tree. (His family has been in the juice concentrate business for three generations, and hers is in the juice manufacturing business.) Lagrange said the couple, who were art collectors, used it as a haven. I decided to use the building’s history as a guide to building a home that worked. city. “They loved the provenance of the building and its location and views,” says the designer. Lagrange saw early on an apartment clad in chintz and shades of powder blue and peach. “It had a very elegant layout and was the perfect size for their town’s pied-à-terre.”
Lagrange came up with a great idea to set the mood. She inlaid the elegantly proportioned entry hall with a custom terrazzo and bronze circular design that is deco-inspired yet very modern. It radiates light from the floor like captured sunlight. Art pieces made from kites by Jacob Hashimoto add texture and pop. Here’s another warning shot of more surprises in this house. —Heidi Mitchell