Friday, March 25, 2011

At home: Michael Bargo


I realized an entire week had gone by without a house tour so I thought I'd feature an old favourite. Designer Michael Bargo's New York apartment featured in Domino a few years ago still remains a constant source of inspiration to me. Light and airy but full of interesting character with artfully arranged pieces and framed art throughout.



This really is living large in a small space, although this little studio is limited on floor space, it seems so light and airy. Rather than push the bed off into a corner of the room, he's made it an inviting focal point.




One of my all-time favourite dining nooks maximizes a little corner with faux built in dining banquette. The gallery wall above is simply done with smaller images and crisp matting in a variety of different frames.



In smaller spaces, artfully arranged little vignettes of everyday objects goes such a long way. Simple trays to form cohesive groups and little personal details like a framed piece of art or potted plant make the space feel organized and luxurious.



Some good inspiration for Spring cleaning this weekend!


{Photos: Douglas Friedman for Domino magazine, seen at mimi + meg}



12 comments:

Lily said...

What an amazing small space. Love the dining area. I miss Domino :(

xxLily
goldandgray.blogspot.com

Edwina@FASHION+ART said...

Everything is so well-appointed. All except the bed in the middle of the room! I can appreciate embracing your challenge but geez...

Dancing Branflake said...

I love the simplicity. It allows the natural light to really take center stage.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Chic without trying too hard- really lovely.

Sarah Klassen said...

Ahh, this place is just lovely. So fresh, really, and I enjoy the details throughout. Proof that small can be just as chic :)

Thank you for the RT today on my giveaway, by the way—I love that the pieces are locally produced, their charity foundation and the quality of everything.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend, Sharalee, xoxo

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

oo i admire this kind of discipline. looks very refined but not too starchy. just right.

Ann said...

What a lovely home...
love the white on white paint
and the banquette looks inviting enough even with the minimal space it occupies ♥

Anonymous said...

what kind of person has a portrait of Lenin in their bedroom?

Anya adores said...

I love the tiny dining corner - it's just fab.
Lovely blog you have, just found you and I am glad I did - following you - hope you come see me sometime - maybe you'll like mine too.)
A xx
http://anyaadores.blogspot.com

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

One of my favorite Domino apartments! That dining space is the absolute best. :)

The Vintique Object said...

I am always so interested to see how people design and live in small spaces -- especially studios. My favorite is the banquette.
Camille

Shop Sweet Things with Jeanne said...

I love how he organizes his kitchen. I've always lived in small apartments and space is always a challenge... this is a great inspiration piece.

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