Designer Gilles Mendel, of J. Mendel, recently downsized from a glorious duplex on the Upper East Side to a one-bedroom apartment in Chelsea. While I absolutely loved his former home (as seen in Elle Décor), this 723-square-foot space packs glamour, modern finishes, and luxury into every inch. The apartment’s high-contrast palette takes its cue from the signature colors of J. Mendel shops. And with amazing views of the Hudson River and Manhattan’s High Line, it serves as the perfect urban retreat for Mendel and his partner, Kylie.
The tiny bedroom includes luxurious touches, including a cowhide headboard, linens by Frette, and a badger-fur throw by J. Mendel.
"We travel so much…Why not live in the ultimate hotel suite?" - Gilles Mendel
Images: Joshua McHugh, Architectural Digest