Staying true to his signature style, Nick Olsen injects color and glamour into every corner of this one-bedroom apartment. It's the perfect marriage of whimsy and sophistication, including hand-painted cabana stripes in the living room and a high-gloss entry that's so shiny you can see yourself. The bedroom, in navy, lavender, red, and turquoise, is my absolute fave. It's manglam tempered by the perfect dose of ladylike softness.
"I couldn't live without color" - Nick Olsen
Images: House Beautiful
Speaking of enchantment... Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli channeled the ethereal beauty of pre-Raphaelite imagery in Valentino's Fall Couture collection. Absolutely magical.
Images: Vogue, (last image) Now Fashion
Welcome to Hazz.
Meaning "enchantment" in Ottoman Turkish, Hazz is the absolutely exquisite Istanbul home of Asli Tunca and Carl Vercauteren. There's so much to love about this palatial beauty. Marble, oak, and Byzantine-era stone set the stage for antiques, custom pieces, and modern portraiture. Seven thousand square feet of eclectic luxury hidden in the heart of Istanbul. And the best part: you can stay here! Hazz recently opened as a B&B for weary-but-in-the-know travellers. It's a definite addition to my "must-stay" list.
"Only people who want to find it will find it." - Asli Tunca
Gorgeous interiors, idyllic gardens, and the perfect locale, Hazz undoubtedly lives up to its name. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and stay awhile.
Images: AD France and WSJ
It's true. I really do. Especially, when interiors perfectly balance the old and new, like the Madrid apartment of Miguel García de Valcárcel. The pine herringbone floors are undoubtedly my favorite thing. They are a key element of Miguel's design, unifying the space after tearing down its walls. The result is a harmonious, sunlit home oozing modern masculine glamour.
Images: Nuevo Estilo