Artists in their Natural Habitat

Writer Douglas Coupland in his Vancouver home images via ounodesign

I for one am sick of winter. In response to the dreary grey weather we’ve been having around here I thought I would compile a collection of bright, eccentric and fun homes of a few well known individuals. What is remarkable about these spaces is how clearly they convey the creativity and vibrant personalities of their owners.

Here’s a picture of the dining room in Douglas Coupland’s house. Wouldn’t this be a fabulous place for a dinner party? There is something distinctly Canadian in the artful design of this home, and I love the open expanse of  windows and the playful touches of colour. Mousetrap anyone?

Max and Lublov Azria at home Photographs by Douglas Friedman for  Harpers Bazaar

The home of fashion designer Max Azria has everything you would expect from someone known for putting accessible glamour on the runway; an abundance of colour, modern elegance and beautiful textiles everywhere. The combination of golden ceiling and crystal chandelier is particularly stunning.

Photographs by Todd Eberle  for W magazine

Here are two photos of the skyrise apartment where Tobias Meyer, Sotheby’s Worldwide Head of Contemporary Art, and art consultant Mark Fletcher live. Fantastic contemporary art, bold graphic prints and a stunning view make this apartment truly a work of art in itself.

Photographs by Allan Grant for  Architectural Digest

When I stumbled upon these photographs of Jayne Mansfield’s Sunset Boulevard home in Architectural Digest my jaw literally dropped. Talk about eccentric luxury. I can’t imagine a more perfect habitat for the curvy sex symbol.

Photographs by Allan Grant for  Architectural Digest

Yes, that is wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling pink shag carpeting you’re looking at… in a bathroom. Between the golden heart-shaped bathtub and the pink everything else, I don’t know if I can take any more.

Hope you’ve had as much fun as I have taking a peek inside these incredible homes. If there is one thing these creative individuals have shown us, there is a lot of fun to be had when you stop playing it safe.  You don’t need to go as far as covering your home in pink shag, but why not let your imagination run away with you a little the next time you’re looking to do some re-designing of your own?

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3 Responses to Artists in their Natural Habitat

  1. Midori Tanaka says:

    Such dazzling homes! Love this Mandy!

  2. Eric says:

    That all-pink-shag bathroom makes me feel better about wanting an all
    upside-down room in my house.

  3. Pingback: Fabulous Bathroom Before and Afters | The Design Tree by Greentea Design

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