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Born in 1960 by designer Verner Panton, the Panton chair is as fresh today as it was 50 years ago…its curvaceous form lends a graceful touch to any style decor…fun, versatile, comfortable, stackable and extremely durable, the Panton chair is a timeless piece worthy of a closer look!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

photos from Vicente Wolf, The Brooklyn Home Company, Elle Decor, Veranda and Flickr

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balance and composition

Think of today as an encore performance ~ one that features yet another breathtaking NYC home designed by Vicente Wolf…his eye for balance and composition is that of a painter and his canvas…light and dark, soft and hard, rough and smooth, linear and curved…he creates a living work of art

“I believe you can find your own style simply by becoming conscious of the things that bring you pleasure. The path to wisdom, it has been said, is self-knowledge. You can cultivate your own likes and experiences – the colors in a favorite painting, the textures of shells discovered on a beach – and translate these pleasures into the design of your own home. I am encouraging not imitation, but independence.” ~ an excerpt from Learning to See by Vicente Wolf

photos from Vicente Wolf

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Hats off to Margaret Russell and the entire team at Architectural Digest for enhancing their web presence with larger photos, personal interviews, and wonderful video content! After reading my July 2012 issue of AD, I was thrilled to discover some delicious extras on the AD site! To supplement the Vicente Wolf article and photos, archdigest.com added a Q & A along with a brilliant video interview! I was lifted to new heights! The video offered me a priceless look into the eyes of the designer…seeing his expressive face and hearing his thoughtful voice was a more powerful and memorable experience than I could have imagined…thank you AD! I can’t wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!

The photos in today’s post are from the July 2012 issue of AD and feature a glorious 3,200 square foot apartment in downtown Manhattan overlooking the Hudson River…designer Vicente Wolf worked closely with his clients to create a space that is both luxurious and minimal ~ custom-made sofas, upholstered in a VW Home mohair, mingle with a pair of 18th century Chinese horseshoe-back armchairs…a soothing palette of gray, beige and taupe unify the space and echo the natural hues of sky and water…floating arrangements of seating create a sense of openness and calm…worn textures play with pristine new finishes…

Wolf’s masterful approach transformed this high rise apartment into a one-of-a-kind oasis…balanced, beautiful, inviting and luxurious, it embodies all that his clients hoped for and so much more…please enjoy!

photography by Pieter Estersohn for AD

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“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ~ Charles W. Eliot

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Hallberg & Wisely

Haynes-Roberts

J. Randall Powers

Jacques Grange

James Huniford

John Minshaw

John Saladino

Juan Pablo Molyneux

Kara Mann

Karin Blake

Lars Bolander

Lauren Gold

Luis Bustamante

Magnus Lundgren

Mary McDonald

Meichi Peng

Michael Smith

Michele Bonan

Miles Redd

Nina Griscom

Richard Shapiro

Robert Couturier

Sheila Harley

Steven Volpe

Suzanne Rheinstein

Ted Tuttle

Thomas Jayne

Thomas O’Brien

Tricia Huntley

Vicente Wolf

William Frawley

Windsor Smith

Yves Saint Laurent

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the art of editing…

chefs, composers, architects, poets, filmmakers, designers, painters…

all who create, edit…it is an integral part of the artistic process…

sometimes it is the silent pause or the blank space that creates a masterpiece

above ~ Antony Todd

above ~ Betsy Brown

above ~ Charles Spada

above ~ C|S Architecture

above ~ Darryl Carter

above ~ Haynes-Roberts

above ~ Henrik Busk

above ~ John Minshaw

above ~ Kara Mann

above ~ Mar Silver

above ~ Meichi Peng

above ~ Stephen Sills

above ~ Steven Volpe

above ~ Studio Ko

above ~ Vicente Wolf

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above, Kara Mann

Today’s post features fifteen of my favorite interiors…they are memorable for many reasons but today, they have one common thread…their artful use of photography…in each space, the designer thoughtfully incorporates photography into the environment…some with a bold gesture, (as with the Kara Mann designed dining room above) others with a small gem, that bring you closer for a more intimate look…whether a virtuosic solo or a large symphonic grouping, these interiors lovingly highlight the beauty of photography…

below, Steven Volpe

below, Windsor Smith

below, Vicente Wolf

below, Steven Gambrel

below, Darryl Carter

below, Thomas O’Brien

below, Meichi Peng

below, Susan Chalom

below, Richard Avedon

below, Todd Romano

below, Jacques Grange

below, Antony Todd

below, John Chrestia

below, Thom Filicia

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The first person that comes to mind when I think of interior design and photography is Vicente Wolf…his passion for art, interior design and travel translates effortlessly to photography…I’m so inspired by his Manhattan home and his vacation home in Montauk…both are filled with his vast collection of art and photography displayed as only Vicente Wolf could…propped on a beloved chair, lovingly placed as part of a shelved grouping, maybe given the royal treatment on a mantel…no matter the placement, he has an impeccable eye for display and clearly loves living with photography…please enjoy the master at work

above and below, photos from Veranda, Manhattan home

Vicente Wolf talking about his love of photography in an interview with New York Social Diary

Your photography collection alone is incredible. You are photographer yourself. Are you self-taught?

VW ~ “Self-taught in everything I do. I photograph for all the different magazines, two books…”

If you had to choose, which would it be – interior design or photography?

VW ~ “The photography. I like the immediacy of it. I like the sense that it’s your vision. When you’re doing interior design, you’re doing somebody else’s vision.”

The way you have them displayed, propped on shelves and chairs, gives these photographs an air of impermanence. Is that deliberate?

VW ~ “I think when you nail something to the wall, there’s no longer a choice. When things are hanging in one place too long, you stop seeing it. This way I can change things around.”

“I never graduated high school, I never studied design. I’m dyslexic. I have no short-term memory, and I can’t spell. I am visual, though, and I’ve always had the power of my convictions.” ~ Vicente Wolf from an interview with NY Daily News

“I travel and I consume. Travel equals growth. I seek life-altering experiences and I translate them into my work and how I live at home. You have to step out of your daily experience. New York can be toxic. This is not reality. No one here wants to come in third. The jungle is reality. Life is simplistic there. That’s why I go there – to find things that give me pleasure to look at and let my spirit fly.” ~ Vicente Wolf, NY Daily News

“I change everything all the time. Sometimes this chair looks better over there, this photo here, this statuette by the window. I move things to see them in a different way.” ~ Vicente Wolf, NY Daily News

below, photos from Lonny, Montauk home

below, photos from New York Social Diary, Manhattan Home

below, photos from Vicente Wolf, Manhattan home

below, Montauk home

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