Monthly Archives: March 2014


Posted March 25, 2014. Filed in Classic Chic, Michele Bönan, Understated Luxury

Luxury hotel collection J. K. Place has introduced a third boutique-style hotel to its existing venues in Florence and Capri with the recently opened J. K. Place Roma. For the design and decoration of their latest property in the Eternal City they once again turned to Michele Bonan to cast his sybaritic take on elegant […]

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Posted March 23, 2014. Filed in Chahan Minassian, Classic Chic, Classical Moderne

Featured in the February-March issue of French AD is a breathtakingly atmospheric pied-à-terre designed by architect and interior designer Chahan Minassian. So seldom are his projects featured in trade magazines that I may have actually let out a slight gasp discovering his latest. As glamour goes this is my kind of hedonism, with rooms bathed in an […]

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Posted March 22, 2014. Filed in Classic Elegance, Emilio Terry, Picasso, Riviera Style

There are few things that settle in my memory and linger there, much like Proust’s madeleine, than does this image of a foyer in an 18th-century Palladian-style villa in the south of France known as Château de Clavary. Less grand than a château, de Clavary is reminiscent of the work of the 18th-century neo-classical architect Claude […]

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