I braved the HEAVY snow
and huge slushy puddles at every corner
today to track down Elle Decor Italia,
(not such an easy thing to do, even in NYC, surprisingly)
because my good friend Michael told me he was in it....
He didn't tell me he was on the cover!!!
Great fold-out cover that shows the dining room and kitchen.
Behind the blue door.
Entrance from the street.
All the gardens were designed by Michael.
Detail of the dining room with the usual suspects,
plus a sweet John McLaughlin painting
and a Andre Bloc chair
hiding behind Mr Prouve.
The library is amazing, really amazing.
Out back by the pool.
Great room looking towards the pool
and the Santa Monica Mountains.
You don't see it in this shoot,
but the view is sick too.
Charlotte Perriand door to the upstairs bathroom,
and an Eileen Grey stool,
Donald Judd plywood sculpture,
Rene Herbst chair,
Carlo Scarpa vase,
and on and on and on.....
Media room looking out.
Long shot from guest rooms to the master bedroom.
I told you the library was amazing.
Cozy sunny bedroom.
To learn more about this amazing collection
and historic house,
click on this link:
I would say it is the finest collection
of modernist objects and furniture in private hands today,
and those hands belong to two
of the nicest and generous
people I know....