You may have already seen this house in part or in full. I know I had. Naturally, when I landed in LA, the first thing I did (after clearing customs and all) was to run to the nearest mag shop for the latest American shelter mags. Jackie Astier's apartment caught my eye beyond any other.
As a stylist for bands such as Pearl Jam and the Spice Girls, Astier definitely has the eye. Even more surprising is that she scoured most of her furniture on eBay.
The living room is by far my favorite room of the house. From the mix of creams, plums, rusts and brass in the furniture to the different textures, this room really is complete. The ceiling was sprayed with automotive paint to give it that lacquered effect. A lacquered ceiling really is my new favorite thing.
The artwork is tasteful and subdued and the rooms seem to blend into one another. In this case the dark wooden bookcase and the brass sputnik chandelier in the hall reminisce of what's in the adjacent room.
Talk about texture! Grasscloth wallpaper is one of my favorite things. Mix it with a subtle ikat pattern, lots of brass and antiqued mirror accents, fur and velvet and you've got yourself a room with a distinctively rock-n-roll glam flavor. The cocktail tables are from Karl Springer.
This is the only situation in which you will hear me say that this overused "winter trees" wallpaper looks good. I'm usually not a fan. In this case, it works, and blends in rather than standing out.
First, let me say that the dusty pink grasscloth mixed with the sheer mustard blinds are truly a brilliant mix. The glamorous purple velvet headboard and the great pendant lamp complement the space perfectly and the Amir Khamneipur cocktail table and rug finish off the whole look.
Needless to say this entire apartment was thought through in the littlest details. While not everyone would be able to live in such a dramatic space, there is much to learn about textures and colors in these images.