Sorry all Australian readers who have had this around for some time already....why does it take so long for Australian magazines to appear on NZ shelves? Anyway, how much am I loving just looking at this cover?!
The apartment belongs to an Australian ex pat, Kiane von Mueffling and her husband, and the building dates back to 1912 with views of the Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park. Yep, good enough already right? Through a friend, von Mueffling was introduced to Iain Halliday, of Sydney firm Burley Katon Halliday, and the rest, as they say, is (very chic) history. Lookie:
I LOVE that rug; 'celadon green and dark chocolate', not black and white my friends. '"We started with the rug as that had to frame the room" agrees von Mueffling, as she taps on the geometric pattern with her Chanel ballet flats.'
Ah hem...moving swiftly along...the rug really does set the tone for the rest of the room, and especially my favourite items, these chairs:
They have been upholstered in 'traditional iKat from Antiquarian Textiles in Uzbekistan, sourced on Ebay'. Oh-kay....the genuine article then! Teamed with the coral cushions and slipper chairs (below), I think the colours are just beautiful.
I think the Saarinen dining chairs are perfect and relax the scheme. More traditional and formal chairs would really change the vibe of the living space.
This is Burley Katon Halliday's first New York design role. If this apartment is anything to go by, I am sure we'll be seeing more. Love it!
Images all via Vogue Living (Australia) March/April 2011 Issue.