Friday, March 11, 2011

Living in Style: Jonathan Adler's whimsical duplex

Designer Jonathan Adler's approach to design is apparent upon entering the approximately 2,500-square-foot New York duplex he shares with his husband, Barrney's New York creative director, Simon Doonan.

I love the perfect mix and match of antique furniture with the colourful fabrics and the variety of brightly colored artworks!

The foyer is accented by one of Mr. Adler's bright orange lacquer console tables. The two garden gnomes are so cute!

The dining room was originally part of the first apartment, owned by Mr. Doonan for the past 16 years. The wooden table is a mid-century modern George Nelson design and the chairs are vintage Richard Schultz, holstered in a graphic black-and-white fabric.

The stairs lead to the master bedroom.

The graphic blue carpeting continues from the stairs, where it contrasts with Hermes orange accents and rich brown walls.

"I think formal living rooms are a thing of the past", Mr.Adler says.
The centrepiece of his living room, is the red-and-black paisley wallpapered ping pong table constructed out of two Saarinen table bases with a plywood top.

Photos from Elle Decoration

1 comment:

  1. Love this house - some of these pics will be in May issue of Red!