Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ace of Spades

I've mentioned before that I've been going through my old tear sheets and one of the folders contained numerous magazine articles that featured Kate and Andy Spade's apartment. In my opinion, it's one of those timeless homes that will probably look as good in 30 years as it does after three which is a testament to the chic taste of it's owners as well as their interior designer, Steven Sclaroff. Maybe also because they retained the beautiful pre-war details that a lot of other people might have ripped out. The fabulous art collection doesn't hurt either! It would be interesting to see if they've made any changes since it was last photographed. If you are curious as to what this creative couple has been up to since they left Kate Spade the company, they were just profiled in New York magazine. I hope the next interview is accompanied by more photos! Enjoy!





















Photos by Tina Barney, Jason Frank Rothenberg, Noe DeWitt and Eric Morin

30 comments:

red ticking said...

i agree... fabulous and timeless.. xx

La Maison Fou said...

Well, I am in love! Heather, that zebra wallpaper I must have! Love it!
Also the hexagonal wall, so different and nice alternative to the box.

L.

the NEO-traditionalist said...

Read the article last week and LOVED it---they are such an amazing, creative couple and their apartment is my all time favorite. No really, ALL TIME. Thanks for posting Heather! XO

Chic Coles said...

What a beautiful apartment. It is timeless. Thank you.

the carolyn said...

Somewhere out there are photos of the Spades' country house. I swear I saw them . . . maybe 5 years ago? If you ever find them, please share!

Ryan Hines said...

I love that apartment so much that I can barely breathe.

That zebra wallpaper is Scalamandre I believe and the red version was used in the movie The Royal Tenenbaums if I remember correctly. :D

Gregory Piccini said...

This is great! I love the bedroom with the yellow headboard (the wallpaper, sisal rug and image of the gentleman are perfect!). And I learned that her husbands name is Andy. For the longest time I just assumed it was Jack.

KSK said...

Great post, that b/w striped shower curtain has been on my inspiration board for months! I'm going to attempt to sew a replica for my house.

Simply Luxurious said...

Love it! You're absolutely right - timeless. From the crown molding, green leather chair, green bedroom, green bathroom - all it of it, gorgeous.

Karena said...

Their NY digs are fabulous, I am amazed at their art collection!!

Karena

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

wow. Stunning!

Meander said...

That Kelly Green and Black bathroom is SO her and SO divine! Thanks for sharing!!!

harrydog said...

neo-ggggggggorgeous!!! love them!!! xx
truly inspiring!!!

Karen said...

Maybe the best I've ever seen. Truly divine.

Bailey said...

Hotness. Really good, I agree it will age well. Also quite enjoy all of the stripeyness.
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Shlomo Greenwald said...

Okay. I have this issue at home (thank G-d or Id wish I did really badly after seeing it now) and I love the John Baldessari paintings and the yellow velvet chair. In a 2004 House & Garden, there's Kate in the Domestic Bliss column and she's at a hotel surrounded by books and tea and it's just a great image. You don't have that do you? I think the chair's in that one too.

AlwaysMe said...

Thanks for sharing both the NY magazine article and the pictures. Both were inspiring. Love the use of color, the timeless decor. So glad they didn't alter the kitchen or any of the mouldings. Loved the signature kelly green and the mirrored floor lamp.

Bill said...

Wow! What a home...thanks for sharing!

Lacquered Life said...

I think nowadays, fewer ppl are eliminating pre-war details in their apartments, however, I was recently viewing an apartment in the 70s on Lex and a "makeover" had been done in the seventies--and they had even dropped the ceiling! A catastrophe!

jones said...

The art work, the colors, the furniture--perfect and definitely ageless. Thanks for featuring this great work of art.

west by south said...

Thanks so much for posting...I remember the spread of their flat in Town and Country I believe...and always wished I had saved that one...not sure why I didn't as it is pretty perfect in a very imperfect way! THANK YOU...loved the post!

Casey said...

I think I saved their spread in T&C! It's a shame they sold their company though.

AlwaysMe said...

I know I've already left a comment, but I have to tell you that I've already been back to this post 3x and have been thinking about it all morning!

honey living said...

so beautiful! so much to look at and adore here.

the.neo.lifestyle said...

I always loved that apartment since the moment I saw it, what a style.

david

doug said...

completely timeless, I agree. this is good, good stuff

lush bella said...

oh! every single room is perfect! love, love, love all the art and how it's arranged from room to room. esp love the Gerhard Richter and the yellow velvet chair. i love it all!

casey at loft and cottage said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing. Their use of art is amazing.

simply seleta said...

Bravo, bravo! I'm such a huge fan of Kate Spade in so many senses. She just oozes style. Loved this post!!!

Peculiar Whimsy said...

I knew she did a stationery line based on the zebra wallpaper from Gino's but I didn't realize she had the wallpaper created. I am so jealous!!

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