Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Doug Meyer Does It Again

Design guru Doug Meyer's house was featured in Metropolitan Home's Design 100 spotlighting the best designers, homes, architects, housewares, etc. It is a really good issue, pick it up when you have the chance. So anyway, I thought Meyer's house was bright and cheery and I am having a major Debbie Downer day and could really use some cheer right about now. And Maison21, the answer is yes, you can get out the pom poms and do a whole go-fight-win scenario which I would highly appreciate. Back to Meyer, his Miami abode is the quintessential of cute. The 1941 block-and-stucco on a corner lot features an art deco carved stone fireplace, poured terrazzo floors and original brass inlays. The sitting room above hosts a 1962 Marilyn silk screen by Andy Warhol and a Wendell Castle Molar chair, which happens to foreshadow part of why I am Debbie Downer today, weird?!? Photos by Mark Roskams.

The living room is made up of zebrawood paneling, a custom Plexiglas screen and a silver ball chain curtain. The Sandalwood Stripe rug is from the Doug & Gene (brother) Meyer collection for NIBA Rugs. Vintage Florence Knoll sofa, 1955 Martin Eisler chairs surround the Sedgewick coffee table, another Meyer's brothers design.

The man of the hour. He's kind of cute, reminds me a bit of Simon Doonan.

A 1960's cabinet was laquered by Doug in bright orange. Did I mention that Doug also paints and sculpts? One of his sculptures sits on top.

The round dining room was one of the selling points of the house. Doug also lacquered the 1960's chairs above to punctuate the Saarinen Tulip table. The roung rug underneath, Tears of Athena, was a one-off design by the Meyer's brothers for a past show house. The cactus planter divides the living room from the dining room.

A view of the exterior from the back yard gives a glimpse of a glistening pool.

The money shot. I really need a pool like this.

The headboard in the bedroom is upholstered in motorcycle-seat leather. Interesting watch caddy, no?

The other side of the bedroom features a collage wall Doug spent months collecting images to comprise. An Italian 1960's lighted wall sculpture anchors the blue Chinese Chippendale chairs.

Great pad Doug, thanks!

3 comments:

Amy said...

That collage wall is amazing, heck - the whole house is!!!

The Townhouselady said...

It's almost overwhelming to me. I want to go in and shop it like a gallery picking and choosing the items I want. Of which there are quite a few.

suzannemarques said...

your blog is incredible & you're an angeleno! hooray! :)