I leave you this week with one of my all time favorite interiors, the Manhattan apartment of the late, great Bill Blass…famous for his American sportswear, Blass was also a passionate collector of antiques…in fact, when on the road, he would ask friends about the best antique shops and he never went anywhere without a list! His prized collection of antiques was auctioned off by Sotheby’s back in 2003 and included rare pieces such as a writing and reading stand, circa 1810, that was originally from the House of Commons and was on a list of furniture salvaged from the fire at the Houses of Parliament in 1834…
He knew how to buy, but more importantly, he knew how to create a stunning environment…every piece, every detail, was elevated to a higher level…a lifetime of collecting united into a single work of art…pure genius
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
“What I have here is the result of a lifetime of collecting. There is no relationship between the things themselves—except that I like them. You know how American women choose to wear a dress and invest it with their own spirit: I admire that sort of philosophy, and when I collect things, I choose how they are going to look in my life. The way I decorated here was to surround myself with the things I love…and they all have great dignity.” ~ Bill Blass