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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Michael Kors New York Apartment

I figure Michael Kors knows a thing or two about pulling together a chic emsemble, so it was no surprise that his West Village apartment was fresh and sophisticated. He's pulled together a clean, balanced space focusing on design classics - a little Mies van der Rohe and Knoll - and a neutral black and white palette. Simply reading the previous text would be indication enough as to why I love this space - I can never get away from my addiction to black and white. Of course, never one to be dull Michael mixes in spots of bright colour and rich texture. Simple but bold botanicalss and of course, in theme with today, little shots of red. See if you can spot them below.

Note the black vertical blinds against a crisp white wall - adds a little polish and subtle drama.


See, red doesn't have to be so scary, it can be as simple as a collection of an autumn favourite - crisp McIntosh apples, or one of the items on my kitchen wish list - beautiful cookware by La Creuset (although, from the above quote, perhaps it may be a little more aesthetic than functional here.)


{Photos: DouglasFriedmanforInStyle Aug'08 from here and scanned by ALifeMoreFabulous}


*PS - Nothing starts the day off right like a great review! Thank you Danielle.


15 comments:

avant garde said...

wow, magnificant! i have a pretty bright red tea kettle on top of my stove, sounds silly but that little punch of red in a space, as i walk around and notice it now and then is eye catching. great post of a beautiful ( and lucky guy ) space!

Jaime said...

Gorgeous- love the simplicity.

Jaime
laviejaime.blogspot.com

Daniella said...

Love that bedroom and kitchen!

A Life More Fabulous said...

AG - sounds lovely! Totally agree, even the smallest spot of red instantly grabs your attention.
Daniella + Jamie - so simple, but just perfect!

Apt. #34 said...

Mmm, I'm in love. When can I move in!

A Life More Fabulous said...

After me, I already called it first! :)

The SSS Sophisticate said...

I saw this in Instyle! I love Michael AND his apartment! So beautiful, ofcourse....

bananas. said...

simple yet elegant...

very michael kor-ish.

A Life More Fabulous said...

You're right Bananas - it really is a good fit

Carol said...

Wow! I love it! I am so not surprised though!

Sarah Klassen said...

Very nice -- you can totally tell that this is his space -- the perfect tailoring throughout his home, just the right accessories, and bits of color. I share his love of streamline benches and large leaves. Pretty chic!

Francine Gardner said...

Just as fresh, clean,elegant as his clothes.
I love designing with black. A couple of years ago, I styled my showroom in all black and white....not too many customers got it....

sarah said...

It's such a great space isn't it! Thanks for showing it!

A Life More Fabulous said...

Francine - perhaps like so many great artists you are misunderstood in your time ;) I think it sounds lovely x

Sarah - totally agree, the large leaves are such a beautiful, dramatic statement (and maybe a good option for those of us without a green thumb).

Rockrose Development said...

This is exactly how we would have pictured Michael Kors' West Village apartment. This is uber chic and simple, as well as very open and spacious. Some more color accents would have surely made the space pop even more.

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