Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Modernist Roots

Metropolitan Home featured the home of William Stewart this month in all of its Palm Springs splendor. After my own heart, this West Palm Beach native decided after years of running his own Atlanta based design firm, he was going to move to Palm Springs and have the modernist home he had always wanted. He purchased a tract home that was built in the era of the Alexander McModernist, 1947-1965, yet the house had not retained any of the modern details he was searching for. The previous owners had renovated with a French/Moorish feel. Bill wanted to bring the house back to it's original roots, giving it a glamorous and fun interior. With no actual plans of the property, Bill asked the neighbor down the street if he could use his untouched tract home as a guide for renovations. Susan Morgan writes as John Ellis captured the look and feel of his revamped tract.The indoor/outdoor flow makes this modest sized home seem much bigger.

You had me at monkey side table.

1970's cocktail table and brass side tables by Gabriella Crespi for Christian Dior, JaDIE! Lafayette bust is from Moss.

Fornasetti drapes, tulip chairs and a friendly Francois-Xavier Lalanne hippo offset the Sputnik fixture. I have a personal Lalanne connection, more on that later.
This is the part where I start kind of hating this William Stewart guy. That vintage Paul Evans mirrored chest is phenomenal.

Shag artwork hangs in the kitchen.

In the bedroom a pair of 1970's Pierre Cardin lounge chairs are back-to-back and a blond wood console highlight the green carpet.

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