I've admired Nick Olsen's work for a while now (most recently his feature in Trad Home). I truly believe he's becoming New-Traditional-at-its-Very-Best. It's all classic with fresh unexpected twists and I like it! I had the pleasure to briefly meet Nick at Blogfest and I can vouch that he's as charming as his designs are beautiful. But let's move on to the core of the subject at hand...
The first reason why I am utterly obsessed with this apartment (enough to publish 3 preview photos scanned from the magazine), is that only hours before setting my eyes on the wonderful library below, I was daydreaming and drawing dream house plans as I often do (yes you may call me a dork)... and I had drawn and imagined a room precisely like this one, as being immediately beyond the entrance of my dream home.
The bookcases on both sides were there, so was the round library table and the windows were replaced by french doors leading to a beautiful leafy courtyard. On the left was the living room and on the right led to the dining room. Here I was daydreaming about this perfect space and minutes later there it was, in all its glory. Only better.
And then there was the perfect bedroom with its de Gournay wallpaper, white four poster bed and yet another perfect blue headboard, the gorgeous carpet which I suspect being silk, and those custom citrine lamps. They say the devil is in the details, in this case the devil would be in those lacquered mouldings only a couple of shades lighter than the de Gournay paper. Heavenly perfection I tell you.