What was once a kitchen is now a superb office with skylights. Here, the bookshelves are brightened with Blue Koto veneer from UltraWood within the office of a yacht belonging to designer Joanne de Guardiola and her husband, Roberto. Other details include Sapele mahogany panels, a vellum-prime iron desk by Julian Chichester, and door handles original to the boat. Painter’s canvas is used as paneling in the workplace of designer Stefano Pilati’s Paris condo, which was renovated by architect Bruno Caron. The repetitive crisscrossing elements on the Moroccan rug and yellow chest of drawers undoubtedly make the room fascinating. Some tremendous glossy curves—architect Charles Gwathmey’s signature—distinguish his St. Barts house office and its sucupira-wood desk, designed by Kang Chang and fabricated on the island. The swivel chairs are by Hans Wegner from DK Vogue, and the ceiling fan is by Boffi.
Antiques and heirlooms—together with artwork gifted “from my parents and grandparents, which is all the time particular to be able to move down,” says Nina—complement the marble hearth, which is authentic to the house. The chairs are antique, and the 1940s bar cart sees common use during predinner drinks. A custom-made bed upholstered in a Holly Hunt leather-based is flanked by sconces from Bourgeois Bohème in the master suite of this Los Angeles house adorned by Trip Haenisch. The 18th-century Belgian commode at right and the zinc-high oak desk are both from Lucca Antiques. A nineteenth-century Spanish sunburst mirror hangs in the main bedroom of a Virginia residence designed … Read More