If you think a rental home can’t be full of personality or character then I invite you to see today’s blog post.
With the help of Patrick McGrath (the former head of visuals at Giorgio Armani) Real State Broker (and lover of antiques) Jared Seligman, designed this fabulous home while he was looking for a new apartment on New York’s Upper East Side.
This stylish transitional property proves that you don’t have to own a house to make it yours.
I’ve been following British brand Fermoie for a while and I must say that I love everything they do. Their fabrics are classic but playful, the colours are so chic and the patterns are just perfect!
Fermoie‘s inspiration lies in the pages of a large portfolio of paint colours that it was given to Tom Helme when he was appointed advisor on decoration to the National Trust. Passed on from Christopher Wall, then historic buildings representative, the portfolio’s sheets and scraps of paint colour had been applied by John Fowler, from whom Tom took over, and kept and collated by Christopher.
Alongside Martin Ephson, Tom is now co-founder of Fermoie. Tom continues to consult the swatches of colour and strokes of paint which provide inspiration for their own unique method of fabric printing.
“Fermoie’s aim is to capture the life, light and enjoyment of old woven extiles. We print traditionally with a light touch using pigments creating a subtle impression but with the depth of a woven fabric”, Tom Helme, Co-founder
After seeing Moda Operandi’s London Showroom I was looking forward to discovering the new one in Manhattan. I follow Lauren Santo Domingo on Pinterest (I love everything she pins!) and she has an exquisite taste, not only in fashion but also in interiors. I wasn’t surprised when I read on AD that she was in charge of this Showroom’s decoration.
The result is as chic as you would expect: beautiful de Gournay wallpaper, bronze touches, Mid-century modern, velvet, emerald and pink: feminine, romantic but by no means boring, just like Lauren.