This week we're featuring the homes of the main cast of Bravo's Top Design reality show. First up is the Palm Beach, Florida home of Jonathan Adler, a renowned interior designer, furniture designer, potter, and one of the judges on the show.
We've always loved Jonathan's work--sort of pop art meets Palm Beach preppy. He describes his approach as "Happy Chic" and we agree!
Fortunately for us, Jonathan's oceanfront apartment was featured in the November issue of Elle Decor last year, allowing us to see how he and his partner Simon Doonan (writer & creative director for Barney's)actually live. Their living room below was featured on the cover:
While we loved it--especially the Warren Platner chair in the rear corner--we actually liked this seating area in the other part of the living room even better:
No offense Jonathan, but we bet these chairs are a bit more comfy than those Pedro Friedeberg "Hand" chairs in the living room!
What else makes this place so fab? How about Simon's writing desk (designed by Adler!) above and its Atlantic Ocean view? Or the dining room below?
We still can't get over how this place is bursting with color, even though all the walls are painted white. We also love that although they were working with only 1600 square feet, they managed to make their home feel large and airy.
The only room that we're still on the fence about is the master bedroom:
We love the individual elements, particularly that vintage mirrored four-poster bed and the suzani fabric bed covering. They're both to-die-for!
But we don't think this room completely works. For one thing, the bed floats in the middle of the space. This is a layout that is extremely difficult to get right, and we don't think they did. We would think it's hard to feel grounded with the random items behind what is presumably the head of the bed.
Then again, who knows? Maybe there IS no head and they can just sleep any which way they want!
We think we have our first contender for our Celebrity Home of the Week!
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