Friday, June 8

Global décor for a Park Avenue apartment

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Sometimes, browsing through magazines, I come across a house which matches my idea of a dream home. And it makes me happy and sad at the same time. Happy because I now have a picture to match to my thoughts and loads of ideas to inspire me when I eventually have a house of my own. And sad I do not know when that will be. So for now lets just drool over this beautiful home in Park Avenue, New York designed by Daniel Sachs.

It is the house of a globe trotter, someone who has travelled the world and fallen deeply in love with all things beautifully hand crafted. We see tribal textiles, Indian furniture, oriental pottery, Italian antiques and Turkish rugs.And everything is tastefully brought together with contemporary art.  

Robert Kime's octagonal ottoman is covered in a custom Suzani and he Ghiordes Turkish rug is from the 19th century. 

The entry hallway is a taster for the visitor as it neatly sums up what awaits them in the house. It shows off antiques from four countries — an Italian mirror, an Indian painting, a Flemish table, and a Swedish chandelier. A John Robshaw dhurrie completes the look.

Francesco Clemente's dramatic watercolors dominate the dining room

John Robshaw's pressed silver Indian chairs in the dining room.
A Satsuma porcelain baluster urn is tucked under an onyx-topped console in the dining room

In the living room, a Donald Baechler flower painting hangs over a comfortable armchair

The turquoise billiard cloth, Indian-inspired headboards and bed frames by John Robshaw and the antique map wallpaper in the boys' room are reminiscent of the colonial era hunting lodges in the Indian jungles. 

Sachs has drawn inspiration from Kashmiri Boathouses or Shikara's for the girls bedroom. A very feminine look with the curtains and the fabric-covered desk in Les Indiennes' Duchesse. The slipper chair is a Sachs L' indore design and is covered in Shikara by Nicholas Herbert

Canopied in billowing 18th-century Syrian embroidery, the master bedroom's handmade Indian silver bed is the apartment's grandest flourish. Its headboard is upholstered in Peter Dunham's Udaipur.

All images via House Beautiful

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