With temperatures soaring on the East Coast — driving people inside and towards the Frosé — it seems like a good time to question our own interiors. Here are some gems, including an update of a Frank Gehry-designed house in Los Angeles and a 19th-century estate in France.
Someone Who Inspired Us
In the 1970s, Frank Gehry designed this 3,600 square-foot home in Los Angeles for Taiwanese artist James Jean, who recently asked Dan Brunn Architecture to renovate it. “I took inspiration from current and past Gehry,” Dan Brunn told Dezeen. “The stair form with its undulating geometry pays homage to works we know Gehry by, such as the Guggenheim or Disney Concert Hall.”
Add It to Your Wishlist
These wood chairs and stools by Barcelona-based furniture company AOO are at the top of our summer wishlist. Favorites include the Salvador and Blanes styles, which seem well-suited for drinking espresso at a sidewalk cafe in Paris — or your own home. It’s no surprise that Hermès selected these chairs for a dinner to celebrate its collaboration with the artist Luna Paiva.
Check It Out
For his second solo exhibition, Speak, America, at Ameringer McEnery Yohe in New York City, Israeli artist Guy Yanai took inspiration from Vladimir Nabokov’s autobiography, and merged his past with the present. For “Fox Hill Road,” a bright oil on linen painting, for example, he reimagined his childhood home with multiple images pulled from Google Street View. The exhibition is on view through August 18.
Know Your Stuff
We love everything about how two Parisian creatives updated their 19th-century countryside home in Courances, France. We’re particularly fond of the “Wilder Mann” portrait by Charles Fréger hung above the Pierre Paulin Canapé sofa. Want to learn how to start and curate an art collection for your home? Tze Chun, founder of Uprise Art, offers her best advice here.
This one-of-a-kind 30-foot-wide single-family home was created in 2004 by architect Philippe Baumann. Its design encompasses an original 1899 carriage house. Additional articulated steel frames were introduced to construct new upper floors. By using natural materials such as Heart of Pine wide-plank floors and cedar ceilings, as well as multiple dramatic skylights, the aesthetic is at once spacious and contemporary as well as warm and gracious. Traditional elements such as the original brick and timber walls, extra wide staircases, and exposed black steel beams all recall the property’s earlier historical incarnations.
77 Prospect Place in Park Slope is represented by Paul Gavriani and Vincent Falcone.