Thursday, January 15, 2015

Vervoort in the Big Apple

Happy new year to all.  Now that the holiday decor is all tucked away, now that all the cookies have been eaten, and now that the second batch of paperwhites is starting to bud in my dining room, spring feels in the air for me.  The sun takes on a new angle at this time of year, and, in spite of our snow and cold temperatures, I can almost hear daffodils starting to move in the soil.  So, to finish my Axel Vervoordt posts for now (new posts may reappear on my blog anytime I discover more of his work), lets finish with his design atop the Greenwich Hotel in Tribeca, a hotel partly owned by Robert DiNiro.  It is so beautiful in Vervoordt's wabi kind of way.

The Greenwich Hotel.

The drawing room.

Detail of drawing room.

Another detail from drawing room.

The living room.

Living room detail.

The dining area.

Leading to bedroom area.  I love the stone floor and white oak floor juxtaposition here, but then I love it all.

Master bedroom.

Detail of master bedroom mantel.


Fireplace in bathroom - how luxurious.

Entering a guest bedroom from bath.

Guest bedroom.  

Detail of guest bedroom.

Same bedroom, different perspective.

Second guest room.

Detail from second guest room.

Lower level terrace.  Note the metal lighting which mimic autumn gourds.

Upper level terrace.  Much of the stonework in these terraces actually were once part of the New York City landscape.

The images here appeared in Vanity Fair magazine.  The article ended this way:

        The inspiring talent of Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt is on display inside this 6,800
           penthouse atop the Greenwich Hotel -- owned by Robert Di Niro, Ira Drukier and other
           partners -- in New York City.  Vervoordt's earthy palette of earthy tones, refined taste,
           and flair for for assembling a melange of antiques and art make the recently opened suite 
          one of the most desirable properties in town.  Problem is: you'll never want to check out.

That's exactly how I feel about ending my Vervoordt posts.  I don't want to leave and never tire of his "earthy tones and refined taste", but I  must move on to other styles for my five fantasy houses. Before I leave Wabi though, I encourage you to check the Greenwich Hotel website.  There, you can view videos of the men involved, the process itself and more views of  the rooms.  I tried to download it here but without success.

So till next time, when I plan on talking about my industrial side...

Stay warm, my friends,