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Something Old, Something New



Ever since I first saw glimpses of photographer Victor Skrebneski's house in those Seventies and Eighties-era Estée Lauder ads (Skrebneski often used his Chicago home as a backdrop for the stylish ad campaign), I became intrigued by its pitch-perfect blend of minimalist architecture and formal, traditional furniture, a mix you still don't often see in America. Decorated with the assistance of interior designer Bruce Gregga (Gregga was once Skrebneski's assistant and, incidentally, happens to be one of the featured designers in my new book), the photographer's home is a Victorian-era coach house. But based on its interiors, you would never know it. Stripped of anything ornamental, the home's interior architecture is very modern and spare. Travertine floors, a concrete entry hall and staircase (see above), and glossy ceilings are as far removed from the Victorian style as they could possibly be.
But ensconced among the home's sleek walls is Skrebneski's carefully selected collection of twentieth-century art and eighteenth-century French antiques. In fact, the living room is almost entirely furnished with eighteenth-century pieces, including a Gobelins tapestry, a coromandel commode, Louis XVI gueridon, and a Louis XV giltwood sofa. Also prominent is modern art by Man Ray, the Giacomettis, Max Ernst, and Oskar Schlemmer. It's the best of both worlds--and the best of two centuries--together in one room.

Elsewhere in the house, there are not one, but two sitting rooms that,...
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Duplicate-Duplex / TOUCH Architect

11-11-2018 19:36 - ( architecture )


Big Green Egg Europe / Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik

House-Workshop for an Artist / Planmaestro Arquitectos

The requirement was a building that would accommodate an artist?s studio and residential space for occasional use as a weekend house. The 1.500 sqm site is located in Peñalolén, a suburban district with low construction density, and neighbors some...
27-08-2017 19:32 - ( architecture )
Big Green Egg Europe / Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik

Brad Ascalon Reimagines Seating for Public Spaces

A unique seating system for airports and lobbies that offers power and USB outlets and space between each seat to rest a drink.
30-01-2017 19:05 - ( general decoration )
Big Green Egg Europe / Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik

Inspired By #60: Richard Avedon

"My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph." - Richard Avedon The post Inspired By #60: Richard Avedon appeared first on Vicki Archer.
28-08-2016 19:01 - ( general decoration )
Big Green Egg Europe / Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik

DIY-ify: Homemade Secret Santa Gift Ideas

Trend: Homemade Secret Santa Gift Ideas It’s time for all of those fun holiday parties and that means it’s probably time for Secret Santa gift exchanges. Skip the store bought present and make your gift unique and craft something for your...
18-12-2015 19:19 - ( general decoration )
Big Green Egg Europe / Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik

A Connecticut Home With a Black-and-White Spin

Buying a home can be an exciting but terrifying process. The ups, the downs, the
24-02-2015 00:05 - ( interior decoration )


Big Green Egg Europe / Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik

P.E.A.D. IS NOT DEAD

Vases made out of an experimental design process that creates a colorful, unique look.
04-09-2014 23:32 - ( general decoration )
Big Green Egg Europe / Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik

WOODi Clothes Drying Rack

Save energy, and your clothes, by hanging them up to dry on this simple wooden drying rack.
11-02-2014 20:37 - ( general decoration )
Big Green Egg Europe / Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik

Stone Facades: 7 Slate Covered Homes

Slate is a mineral product, completely inert and ecological, with a simple and efficient production process. It is one of the most versatile natural products, adapting to any project as a coating material, from roof to floor and...
10-12-2018 19:36 - ( architecture )
Big Green Egg Europe / Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik

Villa Wennerström / Max Holst Arkitektkontor

This house was designed for a private client in 2014 and completed 2016. It is situated in a rural area east of Stockholm and the site has a dynamic topography with visible granite rocks, view over a beautiful landscape and magnificent trees of a...
19-11-2018 19:40 - ( architecture )
Big Green Egg Europe / Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik

Garage Hall House / Tsukagoshi Miyashita Sekkei

This house is located in a residential area in Tokyo and designed for a married couple with 2 children and their 2 cars.
16-11-2018 19:43 - ( architecture )


Big Green Egg Europe / Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik

MVRDV's First US Project Breaks Ground in New York City

Dutch practice MVRDV has broken ground on Radio Tower & Hotel, a 21,800-square-meter mixed-use high rise located in the Washington Heights area in northern Manhattan. The 22-storey building is MVRDV?s first major project in the United States and...
15-11-2018 19:41 - ( architecture )
Big Green Egg Europe / Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik

HACHI Serviced Apartment / Octane architect & design

HACHI, the modern serviced apartment for monthly rental, located in business areas of Ladprao, Bangkok, and surrounded by very crowded urban housings, office buildings and conventional apartments. This serviced apartment composes of luxury rental...
31-07-2018 19:41 - ( architecture )
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