" Panache Designs : 2014-10-12

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Home Story - Contemporary Seaside Cottage

This home looks like it was decorated for editorial style.  That is a room that was styled to be photographed.  This home was for sure, the decorator is the photographer.

This is the seaside home of Paul Massey, the well known photographer.  His expertise is the ability to capture the mood of both the space and the subject.  His seaside home is in West Cornwall in the UK and he has used a beautiful texture mix of linen against white washed timber.  The property is in the harbour town of Mousehole.

Seaside home of Paul Massey, Photographer

Paul Massey, Photographer Bio

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

High in the Sky -an Art Filled Home

You are too late, this extraordinary home sold last year.  If it was on the market now, I would have featured it on my other blog, Interior Ambitions, under "On the Market".

It is the decor, the furnishings, the art, the ceilings, the moldings etc etc, that will be appreciated on this blog, which is about Interior Design.  Nevertheless, this is an extraordinary property. This pre-war apartment with the 24 foot high living room, was listed by Monica Luque of Prudential Douglas Ellman.  It was listed for $20,000,000.

The homeowners found this large, high ceiling, light filled space that would be the perfect backdrop for their large art collection after looking at 120 apartments.

The apartment has more than 4,200 square feet, three bedrooms and 2½ baths. The home has a dining room with original paneling, wine cellar, library, another fireplace and a large kitchen built for entertaining.

The Miro-like ceiling is by Madrid-based artist Ramon Canet, who lived and painted in the apartment while the owners did early renovations.

In the day, light floods in. At night, the minarets of the museum appear like tops of lit temples in Marrakesh or Istanbul. An 8-foot working stone fireplace built in the 17th-century on the Iberian Peninsula centers the room. Floor to ceiling Corinthian columns give the feeling of being in a museum, castle, or giant public library.

Looking north over the American Museum of Natural History and Central Park through a movie-screen-size wall of steel-cased windows, a single living room with 24-foot-high ceilings is half as long as a basketball court.

Pictures, information about property, listing information collected from: New York Daily News,  Elite Daily News, Designrulz Blog, Miss-DesignBlog, Design Attractor Blog.