Fabulous Room Friday 05.29.15

vicente wolf

I often say that design, and essentially, one’s personal style, is all about the mix. The way in which you mix antique and modern, masculine and feminine, the precious with the utilitarian, colors, textures, and so on– this is what defines your visual DNA. It is also what brings a room to life and make it interesting. When things are one dimensional and are the same style and from the same period, you end up with a look that might be pretty, but will look flat as if it came out of a catalog.

One of my favorite “masters of the mix” is Vicente Wolf who is known for the effortless way in which he curates spaces. This particular home in Palm Beach features an open area which serves as a living room and dining room, creating a need for defined spaces, easy flow, and visual cohesion. I love that Vicente opted for a high contrast palette of black, white, grey, and saddle leather, with mixed metals thrown in for good measure. The room is chic and is a great example of mixing antique items with modern ones. A beautiful, neoclassical marble console, Mies van der Rohe Brno chairs, a bone inlaid table, a striking black and white abstract by Richard Serra, and Serge Mouille lamps work in complete unity. While each individual item is special on its own, one doesn’t overpower the next, which is the mark of a perfectly edited space.

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{Images by Bjorn Wallander for Architectural Digest}

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  1. Paloma, Vicente is genius at design, and the first image would make a fabulous foyer! Adore the entire room!

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  2. This room is one of all time faves. I’m noticing (and loving!) the use of a modernized track lighting system in rooms today. It’s a nice change from a sea of can lights!